“Mr Mather has made an immense contribution to the success of Māori Television,” said Maori Televiison chairperson Georgina te Heuheu.
“He took a fledgling broadcaster and developed it into a fully grown organisation now occupying its own unique space in our national television landscape, and working hard to earn the respect of a wide audience.” Continue reading »
The new-look website reaffirms Maori Television’s position as the leading Maori media organisation as it continues to adapt to meet the expectations of its viewers on-air and online.
With over a thousand episodes available, viewers will be able to discover and ‘catch up’ on their favourite programmes from both the Maori Television and Te Reo channels. Continue reading »
Considering the number of Maori who are emigrating west, this will give them a great opportunity to connect with news from home.
From Sunday 3 March, New Zealanders living in Australia will be able to watch TE KAEA, Maori Television’s flagship news programme every Sunday at 6pm on National Indigenous Television (NITV).
NITV, part of the SBS family of channels in Australia, launched free-to-air in December 2012, attracting over 2.7 million viewers in their first month. They are already broadcasting popular Maori Television programmes HUNTING AOTEAROA and TANGAROA WITH PIO. Continue reading »
Every year around this time, the two champion teams from the NRL and UK Super League take to the field to determine the ultimate champion. This will be the fourth time the Melbourne Storm have headed to the Northern Hemisphere for the match and the will be the third time they’ve faced the Leeds Rhinos who are making their sixth appearance.
Last time the teams met, the Storm won 18-10 while the previous match saw Leeds win 11-4.
Leeds have won the UK Super League title for 5 of the last 6 years but have only managed to win the World Club Challenge twice in that time. They have a 3 from 5 record in total.
Rugby league’s World Club Challenge will screen LIVE on Maori Television at 9.00am on Saturday, February 23. Continue reading »
This will allow rugby fans to enjoy coverage of the final on Maori Television at the same time allowing Olympics fans to enjoy the unprecedented coverage of London 2012 free-to-air on Prime.
Maori Television will screen delayed coverage of Saturday’s Super 15 Final between the Chiefs and the Sharks, kicking off at 9.00pm. The agreement will also allow Maori Television to screen uninterrupted delayed coverage of two NRL matches over the coming two weekends. Live coverage will continue as usual on Sky Sport. Continue reading »
On Friday 27 July, viewers of TV3 News will be treated to Rahia Timutimu presenting a bilingual weather bulletin whilst Mike Hall will present the weather for Maori Television’s daily news programme, Te Kaea.
The two presenters will have the opportunity to rehearse their routines only twice before going live. Continue reading »
In a move that is supported by key stakeholder partners, the following changes will occur to the daily programming schedule on Māori Television:
· 10.00am to 3.00pm – Māori language tuition programming.
· 3.00pm to 11.30pm – Regular Māori Television programming. Continue reading »
For the seventh year running, Maori Television will devote its entire 25 April broadcast schedule to commemorating ANZAC Day.
ANZAC Day 2012 focuses on D Company in the 28th Maori Battalion, which covers Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Wairarapa, Taranaki and the South Island.
Starting at 5.45am on Wednesday 25 April at the Auckland War Memorial Dawn Service, coverage runs through until 12.30am the next morning with a range of live interviews, documentaries, movies and archival footage to screen throughout the day.
The channel will provide comprehensive live coverage from three locations, including two in the D Company region.
Maori Television’s Carol Hirschfeld and Julian Wilcox co-host from Auckland, Annabelle Lee-Harris and TV personality Sarah Bradley will report from Christchurch while Maori Television’s Matai Smith will present from Te Aute College in the Hawke’s Bay. Continue reading »
Maori Television today announced that award-winning journalist Mihingarangi Forbes will join the channel early this year as a producer for its daily news programme, TE KAEA.
Forbes recently resigned from her position as a reporter for TV3’s flagship current affairs programme, Campbell Live, where in 2008 she won a Qantas Award for ‘best reporter for daily current affairs’.
Before this, Forbes produced stories for TVNZ’s 20/20 programme and won a Qantas Award for ‘The Lillybing Story’ with journalist Amanda Millar.
Maori Television General Manager of News and Current Affairs Te Anga Nathan says he is delighted Forbes will join the channel.
“Mihingarangi brings with her a wealth of news and current affairs reporting experience and has a reputation for breaking stories. We’re delighted to have her producing our daily news bulletin TE KAEA and being part of our team,” says Mr Nathan.
“TE KAEA is keen to replicate the feats of our current affairs show, NATIVE AFFAIRS, which won an AFTA for best overall current affairs programme in 2011. TE KAEA viewers can expect a new look and approach in the months to come as we strive to continue our solid coverage of news reporting.”
With seventeen years’ experience in the television industry, Forbes has worked as a journalist and producer for TV3 and TVNZ, where she began her career with Te Karere. Highlights of her career include securing an exclusive interview with drug-accused Sharon Armstrong from inside an Argentinian prison, and a controversial interview with former EMA boss, Alasdair Thompson, which forced him to resign his position
Forbes says it was a tough decision to leave reporting after seven years in daily current affairs.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working at TV3 but the opportunity to join a team like Maori Television, which is focused on cementing its place as the leading Maori news provider, excites me and I want to be a part of that.”
Forbes will be joined by former Maori Television Press Gallery Reporter Tina Wickliffe, who will head the Wellington News Bureau as part of changes to Maori Television’s news and current affairs department.
Forbes replaces former TE KAEA producer Taiha Molyneux, who has taken on a new role to develop Maori Television’s online news presence.
Meanwhile, Forbes will also be reunited with former TV3 producer Carol Hirschfeld, who joined Maori Television in 2009 as Head of Programming and was last year promoted to General Manager of Production.
Last night, Mils Muliaina became the second All Black to play 100 tests. 1.8 million people tuned in to watch the All Blacks beat Argentina 33 to 10 in an exciting match but when it came to the presentation, none of the networks aired it, instead, running their own commentary, dissecting the game.
Outrage has erupted online with many fans angry and disappointed at the broadcasters disrespect to one of New Zealand rugby’s champions. On the All Blacks official site, fans were fuming over the decision to ignore the presentation. And, of course, a Facebook page has been started.
Sky Television has responded saying the broadcaster had other obligations which forced them to cut away from the speech.
Head of corporate communications, Kirsty Way, said:
”Unfortunately we had other filming obligations as part of our host broadcast obligations for post-match interviews,” she said this morning.
”We were not able to show Mils’ speech at that time. The post-match interviews were to take place at the same time and that’s what we were set up to do.”