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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