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Triangle Television gets a bouquet for diversity

Triangle Television gets a bouquet for diversity Triangle Television has received a second accolade by the Human Rights Commission, this time for providing 10 years of quality community television broadcasting.

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres says the commission likes to recognise a wide variety of achievement and contributions to diversity in New Zealand.

Triangle Television’s acknowledgement says that since going to air in 1998 Triangle has succeeded in delivering on its original vision of serving the community with diverse, locally focused programming. It is now broadcast on both Sky and Freeview as the Stratos channel.

“What better way to celebrate their tenth anniversary than to encourage their diverse audience to help establish a forest of thousands of pohutukawa trees on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf,” the commission commentary reads.

“People are able to support the project with a donation of $50 – the cost of buying, planting and maintaining a pohutukawa tree. This is a long-term community project involving children and adults in support of the Motutapu Restoration Trust and will be a lasting testimony to benefit many for generations to come.”

Jim Blackman, the founder and chief executive of Triangle and now its nationwide sister network Stratos, is thrilled with being acknowledged by the commission for the second time.

“It shows that we reach the diversity of people that make up New Zealand’s population – something that other channels do not always achieve to the same depth despite the fact they are funded to do so,” he says.


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