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Fiba Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers - Replay coming soon

Tēnā koutou. On Saturday 21 February 2021, the satellite feed of the FIBA ASIA CUP 2021 QUALIFIERS experienced a technical failure.

This was beyond our control and meant Māori Television was unable to fully deliver the Tall Black’s live to air coverage.

We share the frustration of fans and today have been working hard to bring the full feed in from Australia. We are aiming to air this as soon as possible and will certainly advise the moment we know.

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Fast, Friendly, Te Ao Māori at Your Fingertips

Instant connection to the Māori world is one swipe closer today with the launch of two new apps from Māori Television. Ko te hononga inamata ki te ao Māori kua kotahi te maretitanga i te rangi nei nā te whakarewanga o ngā taupānga hou e rua a Whakaata Māori. 

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Moana Maniapoto Wins Supreme Award for Māori Journalism

Moana Maniapoto from Māori Television’s Te Ao with Moana has been named the Supreme Award winner of the 2020 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Journalism Awards.

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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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