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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Taiwanese TV Head to address indigenous broadcasters

The president and chief executive of the Public Television Service (PTS) of Taiwan, Yuan-hui Hu, will join an esteemed line-up of featured guest speakers at the first ever gathering of indigenous television leaders from throughout the world. Online registrations are now open for the inaugural World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference to be hosted by Maori [ Read More ]

TVNZ ondemand to carry Chinese TV programmes

New Zealand’s television public broadcaster TVNZ has signed an agreement with World TV to screen Chinese language programmes on TVNZ ondemand. TVNZ Chief Executive Rick Ellis says the agreement will see TVNZ ondemand screen up to 4 hours a day of programmes in the Mandarin dialect from CTV 8, a free-to-air channel which currently broadcasts [ Read More ]

New Head of Factual Programming at South Pacific Pictures

South Pacific Pictures has appointed Nicola van der Meijden as Head of Factual Programming. Nicola has extensive production experience in live television broadcasts as well as factual and entertainment programming. Most recently she worked as a Producer for TVNZ’s Production Unit. Nicola has previously worked with South Pacific Pictures as Producer for NZ Idol series [ Read More ]

Maori TV's inside look at Policing.

Maori Television’s inside look at policing from a uniquely Maori perspective – KAITIAKI O TE MAUNGARONGO (GUARDIANS OF THE PEACE) – returns with fresh faces and even more refreshing attitudes on Monday October 29 at 8.00 PM. With the focus on a group of central North Island Maori police officers, the 13-part series follows the [ Read More ]

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 ]

TVNZ Digital Broadcasts go Widescreen

TVNZ will “go widescreen” on all digital services from 22 September 2007. This means television programmes that are made in widescreen will be broadcast by TVNZ in the 16:9 widescreen format on the satellite versions of TV ONE and TV2, as well as on TVNZ Sports Extra and the soon-to-be launched TVNZ6 and TVNZ7, available [ Read More ]

Outrageous Fortune Dominated NZ Screen Awards

Outrageous Fortune How the West’s won! Outrageous Fortune dominated the Air New Zealand Screen Awards last night taking out six awards. bro’Town reminded us it’s ‘Morningside 4 Life’ with top honours for UKTV Best Comedy and newcomer ‘Run’ is our Rialto Channel Best Short Film. The winners of the Air New Zealand Screen Awards, the [ Read More ]