Māori Television: Response to Media Speculation
May 19, 2014
Response to Media Speculation
Television’s General Manager for News and Current Affairs
will not be standing in the upcoming General Elections.
clarify his position Julian Wilcox has made an unequivocal
statement to Maori Television that he is not seeking
political office for any political party in the forthcoming
elections and remains committed to his job as GM of News &
Current Affairs at Māori Television.
CEO, Paora Maxwell, said, "MTS accepts Mr Wilcox's written
statement and we will continue to value our editorial
independence in providing impartial and independent news
coverage of significant regional and national stories from a
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On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus
If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point.
By ‘some quarters’, I mean (a) RadioLive host Sean Plunket who called Catton a “traitor” and (b) Prime Minister John Key who dismissed her views as being those of a typical Green Party supporter, which is apparently almost as bad.
In context, Catton seemed to be talking about the mixed feelings she felt after what she had created suddenly becoming a kind of public property claimed by the entire country and its leaders. That must feel weird at any time, in any place. Catton evidently finds it particularly alienating when the government of the day has shown little interest in the arts beyond their promotional/economic value. More>>