Help Available for Digital TV Switch

Friday 21 September 2012, 2:05PM
By Tasman District Council


Murchison and St Arnaud are switching to digital-only TV on 29 September 2012, with the rest of Tasman switching by 28 April 2013.

The Government has launched a targeted assistance package to help those who may need financial or technical assistance converting their current television to digital.

This package is available to those who aren’t already watching digital television and are either:

  • Aged 75 and over with a Community Services Card; or
  • Recipients of a Veterans Pension or Invalids Benefit; or
  • Former Veterans Pension and Invalids Benefit recipients who transferred to New Zealand Superannuation at age 65 or over.


Everyone in Nelson and Tasman who qualifies for the package will receive a letter from the Going Digital team by the end of October. If you fit the criteria and haven’t received a letter, contact Senior Services on Ph. 0800 552 002 (for people aged 65+) or Work and Income on Ph. 0800 559 009.