Tahu Potiki steps down from Māori TV Board

By Te Kāea

Māori Television Board member and Deputy Chair Tahu Potiki has stepped down from the Board to focus on matters close to home, including spending more time with his family. 

He says, “I have really enjoyed my time on the Board of Māori TV," said Mr Potiki.  It has been a privilege to be part of a vehicle that is growing the use of our reo and tikanga throughout Aotearoa."

His contribution to Māori Television since joining the Board in 2006 has been acknowledged by Māori TV Chair Georgina Te Heuheu and Te Pūtahi Pāoho Chair Willie Jackson. 

Georgina Te Heuheu says “Mr Potiki has made a significant contribution to Māori broadcasting over the years and particularly in helping Māori TV cement its place in television broadcasting."

"Tahu's steadfast commitment to the kaupapa of revitalising the Māori language and culture through broadcasting has been greatly appreciated, as has his clear and insightful thinking on all matters coming before the Board.”

Mr Potiki says he leaves feeling confident the Broadcaster is heading in the right direction.