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


Willie Jackson On Maori TV

Maori TV In Maori And English, Now Catalyst For Maori Broadcasting Strategy

Mana Motuhake leader and Alliance MP, Willie Jackson congratulates his colleagues today for the launch of the Maori Television plan.

"Mana Motuhake and the Alliance are very pleased that our policy for Maori TV to include English language programs has been taken on board in this legislation.

"My main goal for Maori TV was to make sure it wouldn't exclude the 92% of the Maori population who don't speak Te Reo fluently.

"Having Maori programmes in English is just as important as producing programs in Te Reo.

"This policy shift now has to be taken on board by all organisations working on Maori broadcasting. Te Mangai Paho in particular must urgently address its current policy of funding programs only in Te Reo Maori.

"Under the new structure the government will retain its obligations to Maori TV in a Crown Owned Company, but the government will remain at arms length allowing Maori their independence over the business of running Maori TV.

"The aim of Maori broadcasting must provide an avenue for Maori to tell our stories, take pride in our heroes and provide role models for our children. It also must give all New Zealanders the opportunity to become familiar with things Maori.

"The release of the Maori TV plan should be seen as a new beginning for Maori broadcasting and must be the catalyst for an overall Maori broadcasting strategy," said Willie Jackson today.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote. We also acknowledge the men who supported the cause and voted for the Bill to pass.

“Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.

“Aotearoa New Zealand has a female Prime Minister, we have women in cabinet. And I’m here as Acting Minister because the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter is on maternity leave. New Zealand is a good place to be a woman!” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan

The politics of the deployment extension have degenerated into a slanging match about whether the previous National government was right or wrong to make the initial commitment to Iraq – and whether the extension is a responsible thing given our joint training role in Iraq with Australia, or is hypocritical in the light of prior statements made by a previous Labour leader... More>>


Commissioner To Be Appointed: Govt To Dismiss Board Of Whitireia And WelTec

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes. More>>


Open Government Action Plan: Government To Proactively Release Cabinet Papers

The Cabinet papers will be released no later than 30 business days after a Cabinet decision. This process will be in place for Cabinet papers lodged from 1 January 2019... More>>


NZ Initiative: Evidence Of "Huge" Government Waste

It is not so much that spending is being literally wasted. Rather the best performing countries are achieving much better outcomes relative to their spending. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Ardern Pep Talk

The intolerance being shown as the coalition process unfolds in New Zealand betrays our depressing appetite for a tidily totalitarian style of government where everyone is expected to march in lockstep. More>>


Last Two: All Charter Schools To Join State System

The decisions on Tūranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne and Waatea School in Auckland mean that all 12 charter schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools have now been approved. More>>





InfoPages News Channels