Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Language Broadcasting Developments

Chronology of Key Events


1960 -1970 Emergence of Maori language advocacy groups – Te Reo Maori Society and Nga Tamatoa.

1973 Presentation of Maori language petition to Parliament by Nga Tamatoa.

1980 Television New Zealand screen ‘Koha’ - a 30 minute Maori magazine programme.

1986 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Reo Maori Claim (WAI 11). The Tribunal finds that te reo Maori is a taonga guaranteed protection under Article II of the Treaty of Waitangi.

1987 Maori Language Act and establishment of the Maori Language Commission.

1988 Crown amends Broadcasting Act 1976 to restructure New
Zealand broadcasting and creates State Owned Enterprises.

1989 Broadcasting Act

1991 May: High Court decision declines to grant relief in respect of radio assets but adjourns claim in respect of television assets to give the Crown the opportunity to submit a scheme designed to protect te reo Maori if the assets were transferred.

July: Cabinet takes decision on Maori broadcasting and undertakings given to the High Court to, amongst a number of things, the development of special purpose Maori television.

Crown accepts that “the principles of the Treaty impose a continuing obligation on the Crown to take such active steps as are reasonable to assist in the preservation of the Maori language by the use of both radio and television broadcasting”.

The High Court accepts the Crown’s undertakings and allows the transfer of television assets.

1992 Application to the Court of Appeal by New Zealand Maori Council and Nga Kaiwhakapumau i te reo Maori appealing the transfer of television assets.

1993 Appeal to the Privy Council dismissed but the Privy Council judgement stresses the previous undertakings given by the Crown to the Courts.

Broadcasting Amendment Act establishes Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi/Te Mangai Paho.

1994 Te Mangai Paho established.

1996 A joint Maori/Crown working party on Maori television is established. Report prepared recommending substantive developments in Maori broadcasting policy (report one).

Second report of the Maori/Crown working party on Maori broadcasting.

Implementation of Maori television pilot in Auckland region – Aotearoa Maori Television Network.

1997 Aotearoa Maori Television Network ceases to operate.

National Maori Organisations report on Maori broadcasting.

Ministry of Commerce discussion document on Maori television policy released.

Government reviews Te Mangai Paho and Maori radio.

1998 Government agrees to the establishment of a Maori Television Trust. An establishment working group is set up to develop a trust deed, advise on appointments procedures including appointment of initial trustees and advise on how the operation of the trust should be funded.

Te Reo Maori Television Trust [Te Awhiorangi] established.

1999 Te Reo Maori Television Trust [Te Awhiorangi] presents business case to Ministers. Purchase agreement signed by the (then) Minister of Communications in December.

New government puts transfer of assets transfer of funds and assets for new channel on hold in order to further consider options for Maori television.

2000 Cabinet agrees that the establishment of a Maori television channel is a government priority within the Maori broadcasting policy area.

Responsibility for Maori broadcasting policy advice is transferred from the Ministry of Commerce to Te Puni Kokiri.

Minister of Maori Affairs invites a group of Maori broadcasting experts to make recommendations on Maori broadcasting. The Maori Broadcasting Advisory committee (MBAC) presents its report to the Minister of Maori Affairs in October 2000.

2001 Prime Minister and the Minister of Maori Affairs direct officials to consider MBAC report and provide further advice on options for establishing a viable Maori television service.

Discussions begin with key Maori stakeholders.

Cabinet takes decision to establish a Maori television service, which will be provided for in legislation.

2002 Maori television service to ‘go to air’ in June 2002.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election