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 Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>