Don't you mean Minister for Sky / TVNZ, as Mediaworks in a privately owned company ??
and yet you'd be moaning if the govt didn't allow the numerous radio stations and there were more than media works to defer their payment, you'd be complaining they had to shut down because the evil government didn't help them when advertising was down due to a major global downturn. let's see, if you look at the deal media works and the other radio stations have to pay interest on their delayed payments so in essence the taxpayer got more money for that deal than they would of had those stations had to close down.
I'm surprized tha the Gov didn't ask for their money back after TV3s blatant anti National news and program promotions before the last election..