Media

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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Coronavirus update 6 - 19 March 2020

Earlier today we let you know that our technical experts are testing critical systems, making sure they can be accessed and trying to mitigate lag as much as possible. This testing has been successful so we will move to the next phase of testing.

What is the next phase of testing?

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Māori Television asks staff to self isolate

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Māori Television has decided to err on the side of caution and has requested all staff who returned from international travel over the weekend to self-isolate for 14 days.

"Our staff are well and showing no symptoms of the virus but the health and safety of our kaimahi and the people they engage with is our number one priority," says the Tāhuhu Rangapū (CEO) of Māori Television, Shane Taurima.

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Coronavirus update 4 - 16 March 2020

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Māori Television has decided to err on the side of caution and extended the enforcement of the precautionary 14-day self-quarantine to ALL kaimahi who have returned from overseas since Saturday March 14th. This includes travel from Australia and the Pacific Islands.

We have made this preventative decision to first and foremost take care of the health and wellbeing of our kaimahi and to help limit the pressure being faced by our community and public health services.

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Coronavirus update 3 - 15 March 2020

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Māori Television has decided to err on the side of caution and extended the enforcement of the precautionary 14-day self-quarantine to ALL kaimahi who have returned from overseas since Saturday March 14th. This includes travel from Australia and the Pacific Islands.

We have made this preventative decision to first and foremost take care of the health and wellbeing of our kaimahi and to help limit the pressure being faced by our community and public health services.

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Coronavirus update 2 - 5 March 2020

Kia ora koutou,

Following on from our last update, on 13th Feb, this is an update to advise how we are monitoring the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what precautionary measures we are putting in place to ensure the ongoing wellbeing and safety of our people.

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