Whetu Fala has been appointed to the Māori Television Board.
Fala is an experienced broadcaster and is of Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki and Samoan descent.
Māori Television Board Chair, Hon Georgina te Heuheu says, “Whetu is a well-known figure in the screen and broadcasting industries in Aotearoa and overseas. She brings an impressive array of skills including experience in front of and behind the camera, and as a writer."
Appointed by Te Pūtahi Paoho, Fala will replace Cathy Dewes who joined the Board in 2007.
Acknowledging Ms Dewes tenure, Mrs te Heuheu says, "Cathy’s wealth of knowledge and understanding of Māori language revitalisation, coupled with her experience in governance and leadership roles have had a significant impact on our direction and has served the Board well."
Fala will remain on the board for a three year period with potential to renew at the end of the term.