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

 


Maori Television Service Good For The Country

5 September 2002

Maori Television Service Good For The Country


Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said the Maori Television Service will be an important vehicle for innovative and creative indigenous television, promoting Maori language and Maori perspectives on this nation’s life and culture.

"Maori television will play an important role in lifting social and cultural development through promoting our own perspectives. Given the young nature of our population, this is important.

"The vision for Maori Television Service is to bring together Maori, their ideas, and broadcasting technology in a way that has never been seen in this country. It is a major plank of the Maori development programme and a major component in building an inclusive and vibrant nation.

"I have no doubt it will prove its own worth. While the establishment of a long-term quality indigenous television service is a complex matter, we are up to the task.

"MTS is charged with the task of creating a service that is quite different to what is already available in New Zealand.

"This service, like other indigenous television services around the world, seeks to achieve a wide and varied set of expectations and be of value to its indigenous population and the population as a whole.

There are several keys steps that must be completed before Maori television can go to air, those are:
- Confirmation of platform – there has been progress on an appropriate transmission platform for the service.
- Leasing of premises – MTS has completed an assessment of its studio requirements and office accommodation. Final decisions on premises are expected shortly.
- Recruitment of a chief executive and senior management team – a review of the specifications for these positions has been completed.

"Other steps that need to be made are confirmation of new directors, one is a government appointment and two are appointments by the Electoral College, the passing of legislation and programming for the service.

"Papers released today showed the level of detailed discussions on MTS. This, added to the earlier releases of detailed information should provide insight in the development of the MTS.

"What it quite clearly demonstrates is that we are very serious about getting this service established for the long term.

"My hope is that over time all New Zealanders will come to embrace and value the service’s contribution to our national identity," Parekura Horomia said.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#SaveCampbellLive : Mediaworks Delivered 104,000 Petition Signatures At TV3's Newton HQ
#PonyTailGate #TailGate Full Coverage

Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures

Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.

The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: Is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915. More>>

MORE IN WEREWOLF:

ALSO:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news