New CEO nothing for Maori TV to celebrate
27 March 2014
New CEO nothing for
Maori TV to celebrate
appointment as Maori Television boss is National Party
cronyism at its worst, Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson
Kris Faafoi says.
“The appointment process has had a bad
smell about it from day one.
“Mr Maxwell’s departure
from TVNZ was shrouded in controversy, yet today he’s been
ensconced as top dog at Maori Television, largely due to the
string-pulling of Maori TV’s chairwoman and former
National Party MP Georgina te Heuheu..
“Not only that,
but the Maori Party has been critical of key figures within
the organisation and the direction of its news and current
affairs operation for some time.
“Add those together and
the words ‘independent broadcasting’ don’t really fit
into the mix.
“Maori Television celebrates its 10th year
“Unfortunately Paora Maxwell’s appointment
is nothing for public broadcasting to
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