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

 


Maori Television Takes on Media Matters

Maori Television Takes on Media Matters

What makes the New Zealand media tick? Who decides which stories get covered, which ones don’t and how the subjects are treated?

Maori Television’s new current affairs show, MEDIA TAKE (formerly Media3) will answer these questions and a lot more every Tuesday after 10pm from July 1 and repeated on Thursdays at 10.30pm.

Actor and broadcaster Toi Iti, known for his irreverent but penetrating satire, joins Russell Brown to lift the lid and spill the beans on the people who pull the strings of public opinion.

Brown says in one sense MEDIA TAKE (take means issue in te reo) continues the job the series has done for the past seven years – but it won’t be business as usual.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to create something fresh together with our new partners and colleagues at Maori Television,” he says.

“Making this sort of show is new territory for everyone and I expect that our bi-cultural identity will continue to take shape as we make it.

“It’s an election year, which means rich pickings for a show like ours – especially given the pivotal nature of the Maori electorates.

“We’ll look at the way politics is framed and who’s engaged and who isn’t, and I expect we’ll do a bit of fact-checking, too.”

Iti says: “For most of New Zealand history Maori have largely been on the wrong end of the media lens”.

“I relish any opportunity to poke a stick at the often distorted view we are served-up."

Maori Television general manager of programming Haunui Royal welcomes the opportunity to provide a Maori view of the media in New Zealand.

“We think the bi-cultural vision will bring new strength to a show that has already proved successful with viewers.”

Looking at the media landscape through bi-cultural binoculars… That’s MEDIA TAKE, a weekly “take” on take which affect us all.

MEDIA TAKE is produced by Top Shelf Productions and will screen on Maori Television on Tuesdays after the Festival Documentary and on Thursdays at 10.30pm with the support of NZ On Air.

Episode one starts at 10.25pm on July 1.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news