Māori Television will again be giving viewers a chance to follow all the tournament highs and lows with the digital livestream coverage of the 2017 Schick Championships Secondary Schools Nationals, due to hit screens on the 2nd to the 7th of October.
Māori Television has something for all levels of te reo Māori this Māori Language Week 2017 and is proud to launch proceedings with an exclusive live streamed concert from some of NZ’s most loved performers. Hosted by Matai Smith, the hour long celebration features the first live performance of Nau Mai Rā, Dave Dobbyn’s te reo retake of his unofficial NZ anthem ‘Welcome Home’ which released this morning. Maimoa Music, stars of Voices Of Our Future and co performers on this special single release also premiere their brand new track and perform their top 10 chart hits. The live stream is available to view on Sunday 10 September from 7.30pm through www.maoritelevision.com.
Former league star, Howie Tamati, is defying Labour’s charge on Māori voters. Māori Television’s exclusive polling of the Māori seats reveals that Tamati has snatched the lead in his western electorate of Te Tai Hauāuru for the Māori Party.
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.
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.
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.
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.