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2020 Matariki Awards event postponed

Following the Government’s announcement that Tāmaki Makaurau will shortly return to Alert Level 3, and the remainder of Aotearoa to Alert Level 2, the decision has been made to cancel the kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) component of Ngā Whetū o Matariki - Matariki Awards scheduled for this weekend.

“In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement, we have made the decision to cancel this weekend’s Matariki Awards,” says Shane Taurima, Tāhūhū Rangapū of Māori Television.

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Māori Television launches it's Whakatau 2020 Election Coverage

Māori Television is set to offer unprecedented bilingual election coverage, featuring polling of the Māori electorates, leadership debates for the seven Māori seats, Election night and post-Election special. 

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Pasifika TV and Māori Television Partner to Launch New Pacific Contribution Hub

Pasifika TV and Māori Television announce the launch of a new Pacific Contribution Hub (PacHub), set to bridge the sharing of news, sport and entertainment content between Aotearoa, New Zealand and the Pacific.

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2020 Matariki Awards Finalists Announced

Marewa ake Matariki, te kāhui whetū o te tau! Matariki rises to mark the year.

The finalists in the Ngā Whetū o Matariki - Matariki Awards were announced today, across nine categories ranging from Business and Innovation, Arts and Entertainment to Te Reo and Tikanga.

The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise outstanding Māori achievement and celebrate the best of us – ngā toa o ngā toa.

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Māori Television welcomes consultation on Te Ao Pāpāho Ki Tua - Māori Media Sector - Shift Options

Māori Television welcomes consultation on the Māori Media Sector – Shift Options Discussion Document announced by Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development today.

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Tapatahi - Digital First Strategy

Covid-19 has been and continues to be an unprecedented period for organisations and their kaimahi throughout Aotearoa and around the world. These unprecedented times have called for unprecedented measures in our response to what will undoubtedly be the most challenging and disruptive period we will ever face.

Covid-19 has forced businesses around the world to find new and more adaptive ways of working given the challenges faced. As the unprecedented situation continues to evolve, Māori Television continues to evolve and adapt with it.

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Māori Television welcomes additional funding

Māori Television welcomes the $3.5 million of additional funding announced in Budget 2020 that will further support the Māori Media Sector to deliver Māori News and Current Affairs. 

"This funding will enable Māori Television and Iwi Radio to continue to build on the important work we have been doing in recent weeks," said Shane Taurima, Tāhuhu Rangapū of Māori Television.

"We have been working closely with Iwi Radio to ensure our communities have been kept informed and up to date with news and Covid-19 related information." 

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Keeping up with the times: new safeguards for free-to-air television

Changes to timebands and classifications are coming to free-to-air (FTA) television on 1 May 2020.

A new campaign is launching today to tell viewers, especially parents and caregivers, what they need to know to be ready.

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