Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Entries Open For 2005 Maori Media Awards

12 January 2005

Entries Open For 2005 Maori Media Awards

Organisers of the second Maori Media Awards are urging Maori radio and television broadcasters throughout the country to showcase their best work at this year's gala awards ceremony in March.

Member stations of the national federation of Maori radio stations - Te Whakaruruhau o Nga Reo Irirangi Maori o Aotearoa - as well programme providers to the Maori radio network, the Maori Television Service and mainstream television producers have until 5pm next Wednesday, January 19, to submit their entries.

Federation chairman Hone Harawira says the categories include best sports programme, best outside broadcast, best rangatahi (youth) programme, best programme in any genre, best Maori language programme, best presenter, best reo Maori television presenter (male and female), and most significant contribution to the industry. The feature award is for the 'Biggest Blooper' produced by a member station any time over the past 10 years.

The awards will be judged on factors such as listener appeal, entertainment value, audience participation, production expertise and professionalism. Maori language entries will have a high clarity of diction, appropriate dialect, correct pronunciation, strong presenter appeal and engaging programme content.

At the inaugural awards ceremony in 2004, Maori language radio programme producer Ruia Mai - part of the Mai Media group owned by Auckland tribe Ngati Whatua - won four of the eight awards including Best Outside Broadcast, Best Maori Language Programme, Best Presenter and Biggest Blooper. Minnie Westrupp from Te Reo Irirangi o Turanganui-a-Kiwa in Gisborne and Joe Te Rito from Radio Kahungunu in the Hawkes Bay placed first equal for the most significant contribution to the industry.

"Maori radio is now a part of the fabric of New Zealand society and its importance in maintaining a positive role for the Maori language is clearly acknowledged," Hone Harawira says. "The Maori Media Awards is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best of Maori radio and television broadcasting, the best people and their best work."

The awards ceremony will be held in Rotorua on March 19. Entry forms are available from (whakaruruhau/panui) and from the federation on 04 473 0117, 027 242 4067 or e-mail


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news