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

 


Minister congratulates Māori Television on 10th anniversary

Minister congratulates Māori Television on 10 years of service

In ten years Māori Television has developed into a quality broadcaster that reflects and responds to a wide range of communities throughout Aotearoa, said Minister of Māori Affairs Hon Dr Pita Sharples.

The Minister congratulated Māori Television on the tenth anniversary of its first broadcast.

Māori Affairs Minister Hon Dr Pita Sharples said “Māori Television was born from the understanding by reo Māori advocates that television was an essential tool for the retention and revitalisation of te reo Māori.”

“On Sunday 28 March 2004 when it opened with a karakia and dawn ceremony it was a tribute to those who had pushed for change over many decades.”
“Today’s milestone is well worth celebrating. I am proud of what Māori television has achieved in those ten years. New Zealand is a better place for the thoughtful, inspiring, and entertaining programmes the channels show,” said Dr Sharples.

“It has never been just a channel for Māori. Instead it has offered all New Zealanders a window into our World. Through music, sport, kapa haka, and cooking, we have shared our language, our perspective, our whanaungatanga and our sense of humour.”

“Māori Television is a true community broadcaster, and on behalf of the community it serves, I wish to thank all those who have worked hard to ensure it provides us with the quality we deserve,” Dr Sharples said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Kim Regime

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the US had a very clear objective and eventually offered a quid pro quo of the removal of some of its own missiles from Turkey. This time, there’s no clarity about what the US is seeking, or offering.

It hasn’t helped that the US and the global media consistently agree on calling North Korea and its leadership “crazy” and “irrational” and urging it to “come to its senses”. When you treat your opponent as being beyond reason, it gets hard to comprehend what their strategy is, let alone work out the terms of a viable compromise. More>>

 

Recovery: Economic Impact Of Kaikōura Quake Revealed

The report details the impact on small businesses and tourism caused by disruptions to transport infrastructure and the economic impacts... The impact on New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the first 18 months following the earthquake has been estimated at $450-$500 million. More>>

ALSO:

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Need For Action On Seclusion And Restraint

Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says that while the report makes for sobering reading, the focus should now be on how the recommendations can be used to reduce the occurrence of seclusion and restraint in New Zealand and, in circumstances where it is necessary, to improve practices. More>>

ALSO:

CORRECTIONS (March 2017):

SCHOOL SECLUSION ROOMS (2016):

$11bn Capital Spend, New Debt Target: Steven Joyce On Budget Priorities

First, delivering better public services for a growing country – providing all New Zealanders with the opportunity to lead successful independent lives... And finally, we remain committed to reducing the tax burden and in particular the impact of marginal tax rates on lower and middle income earners, when we have the room to do so. More>>

ALSO:

JustSpeak Report: Bail Changes To Blame For New Billion Dollar Prison

In 2013 criminal justice spending was falling and the Government was mulling over what to spend the money on. 3 years later there are 10,000 people in prison and a new billion dollar prison is announced. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news