Withdrawal of advertising from RadioLive

8 November 2013

State, through its media buying agency, announced today that it has withdrawn its advertising from RadioLive following comments by talkback hosts Willie Jackson and John Tamihere of a clearly offensive nature.

State’s marketing and communication manager Emma Luxford said

"While we support freedom of speech we also see it as important to ensure the State brand is not associated with, and does not condone, the views expressed. We will review our advertising position with the station over time."