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

 


$12m boost over four years for iwi radio stations

$12m boost over four years for iwi radio stations

Iwi radio will receive an extra $12 million over the next four years to support the operational costs of the 21 stations currently funded by Te Mangai Pāho and to assess the feasibility of expanding the iwi radio network, Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says.

“Since its inception in the mid-1980s, iwi radio has played a critical role in making our reo available to whanau in their homes, in their cars, and in a range of settings,” Dr Sharples says.

“Through new technology, they connect our whanau, hapu and iwi all over the world to the news and the happenings in our home towns and in our communities.

“These radio stations have become vibrant hubs for our iwi, as they present korero about what is happening in communities, in our iwi affairs, and among our people.

“With this new investment, we can expect to see more Māori language content and more quality programming to support our whanau in their engagement with te reo.

“The additional $12 million over four years increases the Government’s total commitment to iwi radio to $13.7 million in operating funds per year.”

Budget 2014 also provides an additional $1.5 million of operating funding over four years to support Te Mangai Pāho to archive historic Māori language programming.

“Over many years, iwi radio and television producers have accumulated a wonderful library of programmes,” Dr Sharples says. “There are many interviews of kaumatua who are no longer with us, or broadcasts from major hui. These recordings are taonga, and it’s important that we protect and preserve them.”

These initiatives support Māori community development as well as Māori language revitalisation efforts.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news