New science TV series ‘Project Matauranga’ premiers on Maori TV

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A new science television series ‘Project Matauranga’  will be due to start on Maori Television this month. Growing ginseng in a pine forest is just one of the many Maori innovations to featured in the series. Project Matauranga, which will be presented by Victoria University lecturer Ocean Mercier, is a 13-part series premiering next Tuesday, [ Read More ]

Maori Television Launches a Month of Kiwi Films

Press Release:  Maori TV Four New Zealand films are set to screen on Maori Television for the first time this month. THE INSATIABLE MOON, I’M NOT HARRY JENSON, AFTER THE WATERFALL and HOOK, LINE AND SINKER will make the leap to the small screen starting August 12.  These films have all been independently produced ranging [ Read More ]

OPERATION 8 DOCUMENTARY TO SCREEN ONLY ON MAORI TELEVISION

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Maori Television is presenting the free-to-air exclusive premiere of the critically acclaimed New Zealand documentary  OPERATION 8 – which looks into the 2007 anti-terror raids. The documentary screens on Sunday, 30 October at 8.30pm, four years after the nationwide raids that resulted in 18 arrests and just weeks after the Government passed controversial covert surveillance [ Read More ]

Pukana Launches Teen Talent Search

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Star Search discovered Justin Timberlake, the X-Factor found Leona Lewis and the Eurovision Song Contest made Abba – now pioneering Māori language children’s programme PŪKANA wants to provide rangatahi with a similar opportunity! Following a new season launch on Māori Television in February, PŪKANA seeks five talented singers from around the country to form a [ Read More ]

Maori Television launches Pakipumeka Aotearoa documentary series

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Maori Television will be showcasing a range of New Zealand documentaries in the Pakipumeka Aotearoa series. The one-hour documentaries will air on Saturday nights at 8.30-9.30pm. This week, Saturday 20 August, meet New Zealand’s own version of Erin Brockovich in The Green Chain. Whakatane man Joe Harawira fought the powers of industry and government and won. [ Read More ]

Native Affairs celebrates Maori Language week

In celebration of Maori language week, Maori Television’s current affairs show NATIVE AFFAIRS will be presenting a show entirely in te reo, with subtitles, and on a reo theme.

Discussion on Rugby World Cup 2011 TV rights sees Maori Party issue statement

The Maori Party have issued a statement addressing the public debate surrounding Maori Television’s bid for the free to air rights for the Rugby World Cup 2011. The MP for Waiariki – Te Ururoa Flavell – says misinformation, mischief making and an appeal to racial prejudice are fuelling the debate around the Maori Television bid [ Read More ]

Maori Television looking to secure free-to-air rights for Rugby World Cup 2011.

Maori Television have recently been in the media where it has been announced they are making an agressive bid for the Maori Television looking to secure free-to-air rights for the Rugby World Cup 2011. This is the response today from them; Maori Television provides this media statement in response to a number of queries today [ Read More ]

Maori Language captioning of key TV shows

As part of TVNZ’s celebration of Māori Language Week, the broadcaster will be screening Māori Language subtitles on two of its highest rating programmes. On Wednesday, Shortland Street on TV2 will be captioned in Māori, and on Saturday night Country Calendar on TV ONE will also feature Māori captioning. In both cases, the captioning will [ Read More ]

Anzac Short films feature on Maori TV

Short film makers from the Hokianga, Auckland, Gisborne, Wanganui and Otago are the inaugural winners of Maori Television’s ANZAC short film competition screening as part of the all-day broadcast, A TATOU TAONGA: ANZAC DAY 2008, this Friday April 25 at 9.00 PM. The winners will have a unique opportunity to talk live on air about [ Read More ]