Aren't TVNZ 6 and TVNZ 7 already public service-style channels?

I read in one of yesterday’s papers that Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman had asked TVNZ chairman Sir John Anderson to prepare a plan to potentially separate the commercial and public broadcasting roles of the state broadcaster.

The Government is moving to set up TVNZ 7 as a public service broadcaster, leaving TV One and the other TVNZ channels to focus on making money.

Coleman yesterday confirmed his preference was to turn TVNZ 7 – and possibly TVNZ 6 – into public service-style channels.

Um. Isn’t that already the case?  TVNZ 6 and TVNZ 7 are already publicly funded, non-commercial channels aren’t they?

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