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Paakiwaha - The News Bearer - Radio Waatea

A new Maori Current Affairs Show has begun on Auckland Maori Radio Station - Radio Waatea 603 am

Paakiwaha - The News Bearer

Funded by New Zealand On Air it is the ONLY in-depth Maori Current Affairs Show currently on New Zealand radio

The show is hosted by former Alliance MP Willie Jackson and produced by award winning producer Claudette Hauiti ( Producer of 'Gang Girls, and Rugby Wives )

Jackson says " the show is a great opportunity to present current affairs from a Maori perspective in 'English' . Something sadly missing in New Zealand print and media at the moment."

The show runs from 10am to 12pm every Monday and is syndicated through the Maori radio network

Guests to date have been:

ACT Leader Richard Prebble, Wi Huata, Merepeka Raukawa - Taite, Arthur Anae, Hone Harawira, Georgina Te Heu Heu and Ella Henry,

Regular contributors include:

Duncan Garner - Politics , Rawiri Paratene - Arts and Sports Broadcaster Bailey Mackie


Radio Waatea 603am Auckland 10 am to 12 pm

Repeated on Wellington's Maori station Te Upoko o Te Ika, 4 - 6pm on 1161AM

For further enquiries;

Willie Jackson 025 356799 or

Claudette Hauiti 021 896 163

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