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Native Affairs

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Mondays, 8.30pm. Live on air & Live web stream. Repeats, Wednesdays, 10.30pm (R).

Māori Television's flagship current affairs show, Native Affairs, is presented by award-winning journalist Mihingarangi Forbes (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Paoa).

The show's accolades include former presenter, Julian Wilcox, winning top honours at the 2012 New Zealand Television Awards for Best News or Current Affairs Presenter, and Best Presenter: Te Reo Māori for his live funeral coverage of the Venerable Dr Hone Kaa last April.

Winner of the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards (AFTA) for Best Current Affairs Series, they were also a 2010 finalist for the CBA-Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Programme at the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s annual awards in Johannesburg.

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Native Affairs

NZ has one of the highest incidents of child driveway death and injury in the world and Māori and Pacific Island children are most at risk. Ruwani Perera reports. Native spoke to Unicef's Communications Specialist Alice Clements about Cyclone Pam, and NZ sent 3 planes carrying aid to Vanuatu. We spoke to the Red Cross Pacific advisor Shane La'ulu. Over confidence in the water has been making waves in Mahia. Talking politics with Maiki Sherman, Te Kāea political editor, Scott Campbell, Media consultant and Dr Ella Henry, Māori development lecturer.

Native Affairs

Mihingarangi Forbes and the award-winning current affairs team investigate regional and national stories from a Māori perspective, as well as international indigenous news. (PREMIERE)

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