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SPEECH BY CHAIR OF MĀORI TELEVISION BOARD - OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW PREMISES

E tautoko ana ahau i ngā mihi kua mihia. E mihi ana ki a koe e Te Minita, te kanohi o te Karauna, te hoa hautū i tēnei taonga, i Whakaata Māori. E mihi ana ki te Kīngitanga, tēnā rawa atu koutou. Rau rangatira mā, ngā iwi katoa kua tae mai ki tēnei huihuinga whakahirahira – nau mai whakatau mai.

It is a great honour to have you all here today on this auspicious occasion. Whakaata Māori was launched 13 years ago on March the 28th in Newmarket.  It marked the first phase of our development as the indigenous television broadcaster of Aotearoa.

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MĀORI TELEVISION CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW OFFICES AND LAUNCHES HIGH DEFINITION TRANSMISSION

Māori Television formally opened its new premises at 433 East Tāmaki road, south Auckland early this morning - in a ceremony attended by the Minister for Māori Development Hon Te Ururoa Flavell and other Members of Parliament, iwi, local community representatives, schools and industry partners. The day began with dawn karakia – Te Tā i te Kawa - led by local kaumātua. 

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Māori Television Board welcomes the appointment of entrepreneurial business woman Maru Nihoniho

Chair of the Māori Television Board Georgina te Heuheu welcomes the appointment of business woman Maru Nihoniho (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu) to the Māori Television Board. Ms Nihoniho is an experienced board director and is the owner, managing director and producer of the award winning company Metia Interactive in Auckland.
 
“We welcome Ms Nihoniho to the board and are excited by the entrepreneurial skills, digital expertise and business acumen that Ms Nihoniho will bring to our organisation,” says Mrs te Heuheu.

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SOMEDAY STORIES: SIX FILMS BY EMERGING YOUNG FILM-MAKERS FROM AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Six short films by emerging New Zealand film-makers go online in August and September 2017. Each film is a personal take on the theme of sustainability by its director, all of whom are in their 20s.

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MĀORI TELEVISION DELIVERS A FRESH VIEW ON THE ELECTION WITH ‘ELECTION AOTEAROA’

Energy and expertise will drive Māori Television’s ELECTION AOTEAROA coverage. Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Mark Solomon will lead an unprecedented calibre of panellists in Māori Television’s live election night broadcast.

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MĀORI TELEVISION ANSWERS NZ BASKETBALL FAN’S PRAYERS WITH EXCLUSIVE TALL BLACKS GAME LIVE STREAM.

Māori Television will be providing free-to-view streaming of all remaining Tall Blacks games from the FIBA Asia Cup 2017, live from Lebanon’s Nouhad Nawfal Stadium. This is the only free to air coverage available in New Zealand, and will screen via maoritelevision.com. 

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NATIVE AFFAIRS WEIGHS IN ON SUICIDE IN AOTEAROA

As our suicide rates continue to devastatingly rise, award winning journalist Kim Webby travels around the country and into the homes of different Kiwis to share their experiences and ways we can all help prevent suicide.

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Māori Television withdraws the series Jonah from Tonga.

Māori Television has withdrawn the series Jonah from Tonga.

Once the full Board of Māori Television became aware of the screening of the programme on Thursday evening, a decision was made then to pull the series. Chair of the Board Georgina te Heuheu says the values of Māori Television include respecting all communities.

"We are a Māori media outlet with our own standards, and a mandate to protect and promote the Māori language and culture," says Mrs te Heuheu.

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