New Series of International Documentaries on Maori TV

Maori Television’s International Documentary slot, Pakipumeka o te Ao, screens every Tuesday at 8.30 PM. It features critically-acclaimed and award-winning works from celebrated filmmakers from throughout the world, highlighting unique and contemporary themes with a focus on people and popular culture. Upcoming documentaries include: CLOTH OF THE GODS – Tuesday March 18 at 8.30 PM: [ Read More ]

Code sports TV programme launches new version this season

Fans of Maori Television’s award-winning sports entertainment show HYUNDAI CODE will witness the launch of a new and improved ‘Mean, Maori, Mean’ version in the season premiere on Thursday February 28 at 8.30 PM (repeats Sunday March 2 at 4.00 PM). Voted Best Sports Programme at last year’s Air New Zealand Screen Awards, HYUNDAI CODE [ Read More ]

BBC TV leader to address indigenous television conference

The first Head of Service of BBC Scotland’s new Gaelic Digital Service joins an international line-up of featured guest speakers at the inaugural World Indigenous Television Service – WITBC ’08 – to be hosted by Maori Television in Auckland, New Zealand, next month (March). Margaret Mary Murray became the Head of Gaelic, BBC Scotland, in [ Read More ]

New Maori Language TV channel to launch in March 2008

March 2008 will be a milestone for M?ori Television in more ways than one. As well as hosting the first ever World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference, New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster will launch a new channel entirely in the M?ori language at the conference gala dinner on Friday March 28, 2008. The event will also [ Read More ]

Maori TV puts emphasis on Waitangi Day coverage

New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, will present a 12-hour broadcast dedicated to New Zealand’s national day, Waitangi Day, on Wednesday February 6 2008. KOTAHI TE RA: WAITANGI 2008 – beginning at 9.00 AM and ending at 9.00 PM – will include reports from key Waitangi Day events at home and abroad as well [ Read More ]

Maori Carving Commissioned for Waitangi Day

New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, has commissioned a major carving project on the billboard site of its Auckland headquarters in the lead-up to the channel’s special Waitangi Day programming on Wednesday February 6 2008. Maori artist Blaine Te Rito (Kahungunu, Ngapuhi, Ngati Waiora) and British woodcarver Mike Davies – both acknowledged experts in [ Read More ]

Maori gardening programme set for return to screen

KIWI MAARA, New Zealand’s only tri lingual television show, is set to make a return to Maori Television, Sunday February 3 at 5.30 PM with something new, something old, something borrowed and something true! KIWI MAARA is the season sensitive sustainable gardening guide, with everything from eco friendly ideas, a plant of the week, Maori [ Read More ]

International Indigenous Broadcast Award Announced

New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, is launching a Lifetime Achievement Award for Indigenous Television Broadcasting – Te Rerenga Tahi. The award will be presented at the gala dinner of the inaugural World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference to be held in Auckland from March 26-28 2008. Media accreditation has now opened for the three-day [ Read More ]

Maori TV to host Irish President

New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, will host Irish President Mary McAleese and husband Dr Martin McAleese on Saturday November 3. The meeting at the channel’s Newmarket, Auckland, studios will focus on the experiences of both countries to support and revitalise their indigenous languages. Ireland has a strong record of supporting the retention of [ Read More ]

New Zealand Environmental TV Programme set to launch

Maori Television’s inside look at environmental issues from a uniquely Maori perspective – KAITIAKI – premieres on Saturday December 15 at 7.00 PM. The half-hour weekly programme produced by Auckland-based Kiwa Media highlights the ways in which whanau, hapu and iwi are working as active kaitiaki (guardians) of the environment. Each episode looks at a [ Read More ]