Unique insight into Matriachs lives and loves

A unique insight into the profound thoughts and contemporary lives of six remarkable kuia – all aged around 90 – is revealed in Maori Television’s groundbreaking new show NGA RIPO premiering on Wednesday November 28 at 8.00 PM. Tauranga-based Dreamfish Productions travelled to Hastings, Mahia Peninsula, Whangarei, Kaikohe, Rotorua, Wanganui and Matakana Island to observe [ 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 ]

Plunket and TVNZ to work together on new TV series

Iconic New Zealand early childhood organisation Plunket will be a feature on TVNZ’s new digital channel TVNZ 6, which launched on Sunday. The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society and TVNZ have agreed to make programmes that will screen later in the year to try and make New Zealand a safer place for children. Plunket and [ Read More ]

TVNZ 6 starts broadcasting on Freeview

TVNZ 6, New Zealand’s first advertising-free public service television channel, started broadcasting at 10am Sunday on Freeview. TVNZ 6 will feature between 50 percent and 70 percent local content, with no advertising. TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis said that having a channel free from advertising-driven ratings pressures makes it possible to give the channel a more [ Read More ]

TVNZ to go HDTV before the Beijing Olympics

TVNZ will bring New Zealanders the Beijing Olympics in High Definition TV on TV ONE. TVNZ will introduce High Definition TV on the Freeview Digital Terrestrial platform (DTT), which is timed to go live during the first half of next year. TVNZ will invest in the technology infrastructure to introduce both TV ONE and TV2 [ 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 ]

The Life and Art of JC Sturm Documentary

James Baxter and JC Sturm A visual biography of an acclaimed M?ori woman writer – BROKEN JOURNEY: THE LIFE AND ART OF JC STURM – will screen for the first time in M?ori Television’s New Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday October 17 at 8.30 PM. Jacqueline Cecelia Sturm (Taranaki, Whakatohea), now aged 80, [ 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 ]