Hutt Community Radio Trust

Submitted by James Scott on Sun, 8/03/2020 - 20:43

Expressions of interest are sought from people in the Hutt Valley Community for the role of Trustee in the Hutt Community Radio and Audio Archives Trust.  This is a charitable trust (CC54983) established in 2005 with the following purposes:

(a) To establish and promote a community broadcasting station providing community, educational, historical, archival and access programmes

(b) To provide access to broadcasting facilities for community groups, educational institutions, organisations, agencies and individuals

(c) To provide alternative programmes of a nature not normally available from commercial broadcasting outlets

(d) To encourage and give priority to women, children, disabled, ethnic, minority and Special Interest community groups in obtaining access to broadcasting facilities to communicate their views and interests more effectively to the community at large and to their own interest groups

(e) To provide training in the use of broadcasting and archiving facilities

(f) To provide display facilities for Community historic and artistic purposes and to provide performance space for Artistic and broadcasting purposes

We are seeking additional trustees with a range of backgrounds and experience, which does not need to include radio or communications media.  Ideally, a trustee will be involved in a leadership role in their community and have the ability to provide a link between their community and Hutt Radio.

The Trust has previously operated a community radio station (Hutt Radio) broadcasting from a studio in Naenae from 2010, which ceased operation in 2016.  A new community station is now being established to fulfil the objectives of the trust deed.  This will be operated by a wholly owned subsidiary company so that the Trust can focus on community engagement.

Interested people are invited to send a brief CV along with contact details via email to trustees@huttradio.co.nz or by post to “The Trustees, Hutt Community Radio Trust, PO Box 31-523, Lower Hutt 5040”.