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Whakaari He Rā Whakamaumaharatanga – Whakaari Anniversary

1 December 2020

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Whakaari He Rā Whakamaumaharatanga – Whakaari Anniversary

One year on from the 2019 Whakaari eruption, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa with support from Māori Television will remember the lives lost and acknowledge the efforts of many during the tragedy.

Special iwi commemorations will be held on December 9 in Whakatāne at Te Mānuka Tutahi Marae and will observe the exact moment of the eruption at 2.11pm on 9 December 2019.

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Tāmaki Makaurau close out Whakatau 2020 Series Sunday, October 11

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9 October 2020

TĀMAKI MAKAURAU DEBATE CLOSES OUT WHAKATAU 2020 SERIES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

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Whakatau 2020: Election Debates - Te Reo Māori Only Cross-party Debate Tuesday 6 October 2020

Māori Television will televise New Zealand’s only te reo Māori cross-party debate this Tuesday 6 October 7pm as part of its Whakatau 2020 election debates.

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Whakatau 2020 Māori Election Coverage Schedule

The first of eight debates sees Te Tai Hauāuru candidates lead out WHAKATAU 2020, Māori Television’s election coverage commencing on Monday 28 September at 7pm.

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2020 Matariki Awards event postponed

Following the Government’s announcement that Tāmaki Makaurau will shortly return to Alert Level 3, and the remainder of Aotearoa to Alert Level 2, the decision has been made to cancel the kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) component of Ngā Whetū o Matariki - Matariki Awards scheduled for this weekend.

“In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement, we have made the decision to cancel this weekend’s Matariki Awards,” says Shane Taurima, Tāhūhū Rangapū of Māori Television.

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Pasifika TV and Māori Television Partner to Launch New Pacific Contribution Hub

Pasifika TV and Māori Television announce the launch of a new Pacific Contribution Hub (PacHub), set to bridge the sharing of news, sport and entertainment content between Aotearoa, New Zealand and the Pacific.

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2020 Matariki Awards Finalists Announced

Marewa ake Matariki, te kāhui whetū o te tau! Matariki rises to mark the year.

The finalists in the Ngā Whetū o Matariki - Matariki Awards were announced today, across nine categories ranging from Business and Innovation, Arts and Entertainment to Te Reo and Tikanga.

The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise outstanding Māori achievement and celebrate the best of us – ngā toa o ngā toa.

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Māori Television welcomes consultation on Te Ao Pāpāho Ki Tua - Māori Media Sector - Shift Options

Māori Television welcomes consultation on the Māori Media Sector – Shift Options Discussion Document announced by Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development today.

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