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

 


Maori Television – what’s the hold up?

Maori Television – what’s the hold up?

There appears to be some serious damage control going on in the Beehive over reports of an imminent CEO appointment at Maori Television, Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says.

“Despite a number of reports suggesting the Maori TV Board has already given the tick to Paora Maxwell – it appears the final sign-off has unexpectedly come to a grinding halt.

“It is my understanding that while a contract has landed on the desk of the State Services Commissioner, the announcement has been put on hold.

“The question is – why? Has the board’s decision hit a Beehive speed hump?

“Maori TV plays a unique and important role in our broadcasting sector and it is essential that not only do we get the right person for the role, but that there is transparency around how and why that person got the nod.

“I would hope the State Services Commissioner looks into both of these issues. The entire process has been decidedly murky so far,” Kris Faafoi said.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news