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Presenting the finalists for the 2018 Matariki Awards 

Announcing the latest celebration of Māori excellence in Aotearoa

Now in its third year, Māori Television’s Matariki Awards are back in 2018 with an impressive line-up of finalists recognised for their outstanding contribution to Māori achievement over the past year.

Twenty four finalists across eight categories will be honoured at this year’s ceremony, which is taking place at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Saturday 14 July and will be broadcast live on Māori Television.

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New appointment warmly received by Māori Television board

Iwi business leader Jamie Tuuta (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Te Ati Awa and Taranaki Tuturu) has today been announced as the new Chairman of the Māori Television Board.

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Māori Television Board welcomes new director

Chairman of the Māori Television Board Hon Dame Georgina te Heuheu welcomes the appointment of Māori language consultant and broadcaster Kingi Kiriona (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Apa) to the board.

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Māori Television invites nominations for the third annual Matariki Awards

E ngā iwi o te motu, tēnā rā koutou katoa.

Māori Television invites nominations for the third annual Matariki Awards to be held at the Auckland Museum on Saturday 14 July 2018.

The Matariki Awards recognise and celebrate Māori achievement across a range of disciplines – and is an opportunity to acknowledge and honour those individuals and organisations whose passion, innovation and dedication is making a difference to our communities and our country.

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MĀORI TELEVISION TO BROADCAST WWE® PROGRAMMING ON FREE-TO-AIR TV FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW ZEALAND

AUCKLAND, New Zealand and STAMFORD, Conn., February 15, 2018 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Māori Television, New Zealand’s indigenous broadcaster, today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship programs Raw® and SmackDown® on free-to-air TV in English and te reo Māori for the first time in New Zealand.

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Māori Television becomes New Zealand's free to air home for FIBA basketball

MIES, Switzerland/AUCKLAND, New Zealand - FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, on Tuesday announced it has signed a five-year agreement with Māori Television for the period 2017-2021.

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Keith Ikin appointed as Chief Executive

The Māori Television Board has announced the appointment of Keith Ikin (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura, Ngāpuhi, Whanganui) as Chief Executive today.

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Māori Television's Language Learning Programs are Relocating to our Te Reo Channel

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. 

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