The Māori All Blacks are about to deliver their special style of rugby and Māori culture to Canada and France for their two-match end of year tour. Māori Television will be bringing you all the action free of charge, kicking off this Saturday at 8.30pm.
Māori Television’s entertaining and educational language learning shows are transferring to our 100 per cent Māori language Te Reo channel and you’re invited. Jump on the waka and start your te reo journey with award winning host Pānia Papa each morning.
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.