Marae Investigates

shane_taurimaFirst it was Alastair Thompson’s conflict of interest with Scoop and Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party and now TVNZ have had a resignation of their own their General Manager of Maori and Pacific Programmes, Shane Taurima, was outed by TV3’s Patrick Gower as having used the state broadcasters resources for the Labour Party.  It must be election year.

3 News can reveal state broadcaster TVNZ is being used as a campaign base by Labour Party activists.

They’ve even held a meeting in TVNZ’s Maori and Pacific Unit aimed at fundraising for Labour.

The unit’s manager, Shane Taurima, has held ambitions to become a Labour MP and his staff have been arranging Labour Party business, using TVNZ facilities like email.

Mr Taurima has resigned following the revelation. Continue reading »

Marae Investigates launches its new season with an exclusive interview with controversial Maori activist Tame Iti.

He’s been painted as a terrorist and vilified through a four and a half year court process, but now Tame Iti will speak openly for the first time since the end of the Urewera Trial.

Interviewed by experienced political reporter Ngahuia Wade, Tame Iti gives rare insights into how the trial has affected his life, his regrets and his concerns for his community.

Marae Investigates launches Sunday 25th March, 10am.

10:00am Sunday, March 25 on TV One

Marae Investigates returns for 2012 in a landmark season, joining only a select group of New Zealand programming that can boast a 20 year history.

The programme began in 1992, and was the only dedicated Maori current affairs show at that time. 20 years later, Marae Investigates is still providing a Maori perspective on the issues that affect all New Zealanders, and Executive Producer Paora Maxwell says this outlook on current affairs is now more important than ever.

“If you look at the big issues facing New Zealand; asset sales, water rights, mineral exploitation and welfare reform, Maori will play a key role, and Marae Investigates will continue to be there to inform New Zealanders.”

Hosted by Scotty Morrison, Marae Investigates will air live on Sunday mornings with a newly designed set and a familiar format of stories and studio interviews. Commentator Willie Jackson will also be contributing to the show with a new segment providing a lively look at weekly events.

TVNZ’s MARAE INVESTIGATES is holding a celebration of Maori achievement with a special awards programme – Maori of the Year 2011.

The one-hour special will air LIVE in February on the eve of Waitangi Day 2012.

Individuals and organisations can nominate people they believe are deserving of recognition and a panel of judges will select the award winners.

Nominations can be made in the following categories and the only criteria is that those nominated must have excelled for themselves and/or for their whanau, hapu and iwi and thus enhanced the mana of Maori generally.

•             Reo/Tikanga
•             Community Service
•             Treaty Issues
•             Sport
•             Business
•             Arts
•             Science/Technology/Innovation
•             Health
•             Education

Nominations will close on Sunday 8th of January.  Click here for information and to complete your nomination form.

Celebrate the joy of Christmas with one hour of music and festive greetings including King Tuheitia’s first ever televised Christmas message.

Against the backdrop of the stunning Holy Sepulchre Church in Auckland a talented line up of Maori singers performs a variety of traditional and modern Christmas songs. So turn on the Christmas lights and sing along as you open your presents on Christmas morning.

Marae Investigates producer, Raewyn Rasch says: “While the show is quite a departure from her programme’s normal current affairs it’s a perfect fit for Christmas Day.

“It’s a gift to our viewers really and at the end of a very hard year it’s great to be able to produce something so gloriously uplifting,” says Ms Rasch.

Music:

Maisey Rika & Seth Hapu, O Holy Night, Silent Night. Turanga Merito, Do You Hear What I Hear; All I want for Christmas. Chris Powley, When a Child is Born, Feliz Navidad. Leon Wharekuru, White Christmas, The Christmas Song. Thomas Stowers, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Please Come Home For Christmas. Diva, This Christmas, Christmas Baby Please Come Home The Auckland Anglican Maori Club, Pukeko in a Ponga Tree; Maori Christmas Carols

 

Greetings:

King Tuheitia Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae Israel Dagg – All Black Anne Thorp – chef Tiki Taane – singer Te Reo Irirangi o Waatea (Kingi Taurua & Dayle Husband) – broadcasters John Tamihere & Willie Jackson – broadcasters Auckland Central Maori Police Hinewehi Mohi- entertainer Lisa Carrington (Sprint kayaking) Maisey Rika – Singer Seth Haapu – Singer Majic Paora & Robbie Paora – singers Ria Hall – singer Jason Wynyard – World Champion woodchopper Kevin Locke – Rugby League Trent Takurua (BMX champ) Georgina Te Heuheu – politician Shane Jones- Politician Dr Pita Sharples – politician

It’s only four months since Hone Harawira won the mandate of Te Tai Tokerau under the Mana Party’s banner but can he win it again in next month’s General Election?

Labour’s Kelvin Davis trailed Hone Harawira by just over a thousand votes in the by-election but the Marae Investigates Digipoll showed him with a slender lead.  Can he turn the tables this time?

And the Maori Party have changed candidates for this contest, so does Waihoroi Shortland have the voter support the previous candidate did not?  

All the candidates line up for their first election debate on Marae Investigates (after Q+A) Sunday, 10am on TVOne.

TV ONE’s ground breaking Maori current affairs programme has released the results of its pre-election poll this morning during an extended edition of Marae Investigates.

The TVNZ Marae Investigates Digipoll is one the most established voter polls in NZ and often the only one to survey Maori voters in an election year. 

“This is the first poll since the formation of the Mana Party and it shows Mana’s arrival has really hit Maori Party support hardest,” says Marae Investigates Executive Producer, Raewyn Rasch.

“There is some good news for the Maori Party and that is voters accept its campaign line that being at the Cabinet table is important.  Voters have not agreed with Mana claims that the Maori party lacks energy. 

“While Mana has gained support, its party vote at 8.5% was still in fourth position behind National on 16.4%. 

“Hone Harawira told Marae Investigates he thought that was a great effort given that not all the Mana candidates have been named.  However he admitted he needs to devote more attention to his own electorate after the poll in Te Tai Tokerau showed Labour’s Kelvin Davis narrowly ahead.

 “The data shows Labour support is slightly up on the past two Digipolls.  However, Phil Goff is nowhere in the preferred Prime Minister stakes polling just over 4% – almost 30 points behind clear front runner John Key.

MARAE INVESTIGATES DIGIPOLL 2011  

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1002 respondents were interviewed between 19 August – 20 September 2011 by phone using Digipoll’s random number dialling technology. 

 

The margin of error for the full sample size is +/- 3.1%. 

 

The margin of error for the 655 respondents on the Maori role is +/- 3.8%. 

 

The sample size for each electorate was less than 100 voters – the electorate results should therefore be treated as indicative only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1. “Firstly thinking about the Party Vote which is for a political party. Which political party would you vote for?”

Are you on the Maori Electoral Roll or General Electoral Roll?

Total

 

 

 

 

 

Maori Roll

General Roll

 

 

 

 

 

Labour

35.7%

43.5%

38.4%

 

 

 

 

 

Maori Party

27.7%

11.7%

22.2%

 

 

 

 

 

National

13.2%

22.4%

16.4%

 

 

 

 

 

Mana

12.0%

1.6%

8.5%

 

 

 

 

 

Greens

5.6%

8.1%

6.5%

 

 

 

 

 

NZ First

4.1%

7.1%

5.1%

 

 

 

 

 

Act

0.0%

2.9%

1.0%

 

 

 

 

 

Progressive

 

0.6%

0.2%

 

 

 

 

 

Other (Please state)

1.7%

1.9%

1.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Now thinking about your other vote, the Electorate Vote for your Local M.P. When you choose your local M.P., which party, if any, is this candidate likely to come from?

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

Maori Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maori Party

37.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labour

35.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mana

13.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National

5.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greens

2.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NZ First

2.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (Please state)

2.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Electorate Vote:

Maori Roll Voters only – these are indicative trends as sample per electorate is small 

TE TAI TOKERAU

Tamaki Makaurau

Tainui

Te Tai Hauauru

Waiariki

Ikaroa Rawhiti

Te Tai Tonga

 

Maori Party

22.2%

46.1%

12.9%

48.6%

59.3%

31.6%

34.5%

 

Labour

30.2%

30.4%

58.8%

40.3%

8.8%

40.5%

41.4%

 

Mana

28.6%

15.7%

17.6%

1.4%

18.7%

8.9%

3.4%

 

National

6.3%

2.9%

7.1%

6.9%

4.4%

2.5%

12.1%

 

Greens

3.2%

3.9%

 

0.0%

2.2%

2.5%

6.9%

 

NZ First

0.0%

 

3.5%

2.8%

 

10.1%

1.7%

 

Other (Please state)

9.5%

1.0%

0.0%

 

6.6%

3.8%

0.0%

 

 

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3   Do you believe the Maori party has represented Maori well?

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

55.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

34.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know/refused

10.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4   Do you support the Maori Party’s decision  to vote for the Marine and Coastal Area Bill? 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

54.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

27.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know/refused

18.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5   Do you accept the Maori Party’s position  that compromise was worthwhile to ensure they had a seat at the cabinet table

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

68.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

20.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know/refused

10.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6   Hone Harawira claims the Maori Party lacks energy and its candidates are too old. Do you agree or disagree?

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agree

35.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disagree

53.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know/refused

10.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7  Do you think Shane Jones should take over as leader of Labour Party from Phil Goff?

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

46.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

31.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know/refused

22.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8   Do you believe the traditional Maori voter support for Labour has dropped?

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

77.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

8.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know/refused

13.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9   Do you believe Hone Harawira can effectively lead the Mana party?

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

55.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

34.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know/refused

10.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10   Which Maori MP do you believe best represents the view of Maori?

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pita Sharples

22.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tariana Turia

19.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hone Harawira

11.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winston Peters

3.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Jones

3.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parekura Horomia

3.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nanaia Mahuta

3.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelvin Davis

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rahui Katene

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hekia Parata

1.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moana Mackey

0.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tau Henare

0.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgina te Heuheu

0.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metira Turei

0.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Te Ururoa Flavel

0.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

1.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know

18.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

5.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11   Of all the politicians in NZ, Who is your preferred Prime Minister?

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Key

33.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pita Sharples

7.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tariana Turia

4.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Goff

4.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hone Harawira

3.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winston Peters

3.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Jones

2.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metira Turei

2.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willy Jackson

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Te Ururoa Flavel

0.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Clark

0.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

4.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know

15.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

16.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.0%

10-11am this Sunday, 2nd October on TV ONE

What impact has the arrival of the Mana Party had on Maori voters?

That’s one of the questions raised in a new Digipoll to be released on TV ONE’s Marae Investigates this Sunday.

With the General Election eight weeks away, the results provide a fascinating insight into how support for the Maori and Labour parties has been affected by the Mana Party.

Marae Investigates also has an exclusive interview with the whanau of Maori Wallaby, Quade Cooper. 

Quade’s Brisbane based mum, Ruhia Jones gives a candid view of her son’s rise to fame and her unconditional support for him in the face of Kiwi animosity.

TV ONE will have extended live coverage of the Te Tai Tokerau by-election on Sunday morning.

Q+A will have interviews and political analysis of the result between 9-10am with Guyon Espiner, Paul Holmes and Dr Jon Johansson. 

Marae Investigates will follow with a live broadcast.  Between 10-10:30am, Scotty Morrison and Jodi Ihaka will bring a Maori perspective of the by-election in Te Tai Tokerau – the northern most Maori electorate.

TVNZ is delighted with the Court’s decision.  The court had no hesitation in agreeing that Marae Investigates’ decision to exclude Mr Alp from the debate was not based on any irrelevant or unfair criteria as he claimed.  

The decision recognises TVNZ’s constitutional right to make editorial decisions in news and current affairs without being dictated to by interested parties, and reinforces that the courts will not interfere with those decisions save in exceptional and compelling circumstances.  

Justice Priestley said that Mr Alp’s application for injunction failed at the first hurdle, and there was no serious issue to be tried.  The application should never have been brought and we will be seeking reimbursement of our costs to the fullest extent available.

The debate will be broadcast on Marae Investigates which screens after Q+A on TV ONE, 10am Sunday mornings.

Read the story here.