Dr Ranginui Walker tangihanga to be live streamed on Māori Television

Media Statement
For Immediate Release

2 March 2016

Dr Ranginui Walker tangihanga to be live streamed on Māori Television

The tangihanga for the late Dr Ranginui Walker will be live streamed on www.maoritelevison.com at 10.45am today and tomorrow and also live broadcast on Māori Television on Friday.

Dr Ranginui will be escorted on to Orakei Marae at 11am today and the coverage will continue until Friday.

Māori Television Chief Executive Paora Maxwell says the decision to broadcast the tangi was made in conjunction with the Walker whānau and Orakei Marae.

“The broadcast is to honour a man who has contributed much to the Māori renaissance of te reo Māori and the understanding of Māori issues by wider Aotearoa New Zealand,” says Mr Maxwell.

“Making the last rites of a great man available to New Zealanders is important to Māori Television’s central kaupapa of valuing and embracing te reo Māori me ngā tikanga.”

Māori Television coverage details:

Wednesday 2 March
1045    Live stream starts
1730    Live stream stops

Thursday 3 March
0900    Live stream starts
2100    Live stream stops

Friday 4 March
1045    Simulcast starts (Māori Television channel and livestream online)
1330    Simulcast stops (approximate time, may be earlier)


Lana Simmons-Donaldson
Communications Manager | Tumu Whakapā
Email: lana.simmons-donaldson@maoritelevision.com

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