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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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SPEECH BY CHAIR OF MĀORI TELEVISION BOARD - OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW PREMISES

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.

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MĀORI TELEVISION CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW OFFICES AND LAUNCHES HIGH DEFINITION TRANSMISSION

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. 

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