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Topic # 81965 20-Apr-2011 20:13
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Yes, I know, old news, but I want to hear other peoples thoughts on this. 

Personally, it make me sad. As a little kid, everyone wanted to go to Avalon and be on What Now. I was only in the studio audience once but it was one of the highlights of my years as a little kid. I found the place fascinating.

I think TVNZ have made a bad decision selling up there. If I had it my way, TVNZ 7 & TVNZ U would be run out of there instead of using the cramped Victoria St studios. If they still owned the tower block, Radio NZ would be in there as well. Avalon has so much potential, it's just the people running it can't see it.

It's and end of an era. 

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  Reply # 461084 20-Apr-2011 21:17
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Victoria St studios cool

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  Reply # 461093 20-Apr-2011 21:48
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Its old, they don't need it. TVNZ are expected to return a profit and having some old building in the Hutt may not be privy to that. Maybe office space?







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  Reply # 461147 20-Apr-2011 23:42
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Yes, the building may be old, but the studios themselves are state of the art. TVNZ will be losing an important asset. If they want to grow, they can't continue to cram everything into Victoria St. They lease office space in Hobson St as well don't they?

Radio NZ are in an older building on the Terrace and I could see some benefits with them merging with TVNZ and sharing Avalon. One of those benefits being cost saving.

I think Avalon is cooler than Victoria St. Just go and visit Studio 8 at Avalon and you'll see why.

I don't think TVNZ should be required to return a profit but break even.

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