Maori TV showcases more NZ Short Films

Maori Television continues to showcase critically-acclaimed New Zealand short films and filmmakers in the weekly slot, ITI POUNAMU, every Monday at 9.30 PM. Filmmakers Ainsley Gardiner and Tearepa Kahi are hosting the series which features short films every week followed by a critique from the presenters and interviews with filmmakers or industry professionals. Films previously [ Read More ]

Call for Entries for Maori & Indigenous Film Festival

The organisers of the 3rd Wairoa Maori & Indigenous Film Festival are proud to announce the dates of next year’s festival, and to open Call for Entries for Maori film-makers in Aotearoa and indigenous film-makers around the world. In 2008, the festival will return to the Matariki Queen’s Birthday Weekend, with the event occuring from [ Read More ]

Maori Television Response to TVNZ Maori Strategy

Maori Television has questioned the intent of TVNZ’s plan, announced yesterday, to significantly increase its Maori programming content. Maori Television Chief Executive Jim Mather has described the state broadcaster’s newly developed Maori strategy as a threat to Maori Television’s future and to its funding base. Mr Mather said TVNZ had taken a competitive approach to [ Read More ]

New Series of Marae DIY launched

Marae DIY Team A new series of of Marae DIY has started on Maori Television playing Wednesdays, at 8.30pm. There are some truly magic moments in this series that promise to be a worthwhile watch. Look out for some of firsts – the first South Island DIY, the first three (not four) day DIY and [ Read More ]

A local legend features on Maori TV

Maori Television unveils a striking and pivotal portrait of the life of one of New Zealand’s musical crusaders, Tigilau Ness, with the screening of FROM STREET TO SKY in the Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday August 22 at 8.00 PM. The one-hour film is a personal account of four decades of protest and [ Read More ]

Maori Television to launch second channel

Maori Television has announced that it is to launch a second channel in 2008. Maori Television Chief Executive Jim Mather announced Thursday 27th July that the new channel would broadcast in 100 per cent te reo Maori, initially during the prime time hours of 7.30 PM to 10.30 PM. It would transmit via the Freeview [ Read More ]

New Music TV Show – Bassline to be produced

Te Awanui Reeder A new Maori Television show showcasing the cream of New Zealand music will stage a series of gigs between August and November this year. BASSLINE – to be produced by Auckland-based Revolution Productions – will film the live performances and interviews with the artists as well as interesting and straight-to-the-point field stories. [ Read More ]

Eating Pork n Puha with Chopsticks Documentary on Maori TV

The story of New Zealand’s unique Maori-Chinese community through the experiences of one Auckland family is the subject of a new documentary, EATING PORK‘N’PUHA WITH CHOPSTICKS, screening on Maori Television for the first time. The hour-long film – headlining the New Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday August 1 at 8.30 PM – is [ Read More ]

Maori TV nets NZ Breakers basketball home games

Maori Television has secured the live free-to-air broadcast rights to all 15 home games of the Harvey Norman NZ Breakers as they take on the might of the Australian National Basketball League in the 2007-2008 season. In a deal announced on Maori sports entertainment show CODE tonight (June 21), the channel will broadcast the Breakers’ [ Read More ]

Matariki Special on Maori TV

Maori Television is celebrating the indigenous New Year with a two-part special, MATARIKI MA WHITU, screening on Monday June 18 at 9.30 PM and Wednesday June 20 at 10.00 PM. Presenter Te Kauhoe Wano (Te Atiawa) will lead a studio-based discussion about Matariki – a cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades or the [ Read More ]