blockquote>TVNZ has today announced its intention to invite independent producers to take on production of all its Maori and Pacific programmes from next year, with the exception of Te Karere.
TVNZ Chief Executive Kevin Kenrick says the move would align Maori and Pacific programmes such as Marae, Waka Huia, Fresh and Tagata Pasifika with other TVNZ commissioned local productions and create an attractive opportunity for New Zealand’s independent production community.
“We remain fully committed to reflecting New Zealand’s unique cultural identity and diversity on screen and we respect our special role under legislation to do so. The obligation is set, our commitment remains – what we want to do is to step aside from the in-house production of these programmes. Continue reading »