An all-new new mockumentary, RADIO KUKA, goes to air on Maori Television on Friday, November 7, taking viewers behind the scenes of the inappropriately named Māori radio station Triple K AM. The half hour comedy pilot kicks off as an arm wrestle for control of the station erupts between Triple K AM owner Marire Kuka and the former CEO, Orlando Stewart. Kuka and Stewart are at loggerheads after a guest spot from Pio Terei sees interest in the station spike and advertisers get on board. Realising he’s still “technically” the owner of the station Orlando…
Māori Television is pleased to announce that SONGS FROM THE INSIDE will be launched on Monday at the world's biggest television market, MIPCOM 2014, in Cannes through BBC Worldwide. Produced by Awa Films, SONGS FROM THE INSIDE is a critically-acclaimed series that premiered on Māori Television, stunning audiences and redefining reality television. It follows famous musicians as they rehabilitate prisoners by teaching them how to express their story through song.
Māori Television Chief Executive Paora Maxwell has today confirmed a proposal to restructure the organisation as a fit-for-purpose Māori language multi-platform broadcaster.
" The current structure is based on a traditional broadcasting model that does not sit well in the digital environment we now find ourselves in," said Mr Maxwell. "In realigning Māori Television to more effectively operate within the fast changing digital environment we ensure greater priority for te reo Māori me ngā tikanga as the driver of all activities."
In the year 2000, four children were welcomed into four families who shared their dreams, fears and hopes for their babies in WHĀNAU, a special documentary project that set out to get a glimpse of what it means to be Māori in the new millennium.