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


Minister Reassured by Te Mangai Paho

11 February 2002 Media Statement

Minister Reassured by Te Mangai Paho

Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said today that he had been reassured of the funding and contract management processes of the Maori broadcasting funding agency Te Mangai Paho.

Minister Horomia met with the chief executive Trevor Moeke today to discuss the circumstances surrounding contracts with Astraeus Ltd, a television production company headed by Tukoroirangi Morgan.

Mr Horomia received reassurances that the application for the Hawaiiki series went through a rigorous process of consideration prior to being approved by the Board.

“Te Mangai Paho has decided to initiate an audit of the Hawaiiki project. The audit, to be conducted by Audit NZ, is in line with the contract management process of the agency.”

“I am pleased that Te Mangai Paho has taken this step because people need to have confidence in the process. It will provide further assurance that the decisionmaking process is transparent and also that key production milestones are being met,” said Mr Horomia.

The Minister also moved to correct earlier misreporting that the Hawaiiki series received 40% of Te Mangai Paho’s funding for documentary and magazine programming for 2000-01.

“The total funding allocated to documentary and magazine programming is $5.419 million in 2000-01. The Hawaiiki project received 19% of that total funding ($1.050m).”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news