Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Public Apology From Julian Wilcox

1 October 2005

Public Apology From Julian Wilcox

Broadcaster Julian Wilcox has tendered an apology to Maori Television and to the public for his actions surrounding a media story that brought disrepute to Maori Television.

Mr Wilcox was dismissed by Maori Television last week after Mr Wilcox contributed to providing information to other media, which led to negative stories being broadcast and published. It is accepted that he was not the originator of the leaked email; however Mr Wilcox accepts the seriousness of his actions.

Mr Wilcox made the following statement:

“I wish to offer my sincere apologies to the board, management and staff of Maori Television for my actions. I also offer my sincere apologies to the channel’s viewers and other supporters of Maori Television.

“I take full responsibility for the impact my actions have had on the kaupapa and people of Maori Television. I sincerely regret this.”

Mr Wilcox also said: “This issue was never about tikanga Maori. It was and has always been an employment related matter.

“I wish to thank those people who have supported me through this matter; however, I accept that I made mistakes and my actions were inappropriate, and I apologise for this.

“To work at Maori Television is a privilege, and I have been given another opportunity to work at this station. Maori Television is a taonga and I acknowledge the kaumatua who fought for thirty years for its development. I have a deep personal commitment to te reo Maori and I support the efforts and commitment of the board, management and staff to ensure the survival and revitalisation of te reo Maori.”

Maori Television Chief Executive Jim Mather said the issue had been a very sad one for everyone associated with Maori Television and also for Mr Wilcox’s whanau. He respected the maturity that Mr Wilcox has displayed in accepting responsibility for his actions, and said the taonga which is Maori Television was greater than any individual, regardless of their seniority or standing within the organisation.

Mr Mather said mediation with Mr Wilcox had been completed. Given the expression of deep remorse from Mr Wilcox and his full commitment to the kaupapa of Maori Television, Mr Wilcox will commence employment with Maori Television in January 2006.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Trade Agreements: TPP Minus US Starting To Gain Ground

The Japanese government is picking up the pace on reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment deal, with talks scheduled next month among the 11 countries left in the pact after the withdrawal by the US after the election of president Donald Trump. More>>

ALSO:

PACER:

Prices Up 2.2%: Annual Inflation Highest In Over Five Years

"Rising petrol prices along with the annual rise in cigarette and tobacco tax lifted inflation," prices senior manager Jason Attewell said. "Petrol prices in New Zealand are closely linked to global oil prices, and cigarettes and tobacco taxes rise in the March quarter each year". More>>

ALSO:

Undertaxed? NZ Income Tax Rate Second Lowest Among Developed Nations

New Zealand workers pay the second smallest portion of their income to the government among developed nations and less than half the average ratio of their Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development peers. More>>

ALSO:

Cyclone Cook: Round Up Of This Week’s Weather

One of the significant impacts this week was flooding due to excessive rainfall amounts. Rainfall amounts topped out at 350mm over the past 60 hours in parts of northwest Nelson, with 200mm+ measurements recorded about Coromandel Peninsula, and between 150-200mm in the Kaimai Ranges. Rainfall amounts of between 30-50mm were commonplace elsewhere. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier: Batten Down The Hatches For Cyclone Cook

Although fast-moving, Cyclone Cook will be destructive and MetService Expert Meteorologists have issued Severe Wind Warnings for the whole of the North Island apart from Northland... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news