Te Mātāwai: the most important change in te reo Māori in 25 years that you may not have heard about

Consultation hui for the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill begins tomorrow in Kaitāia. Over the next 12 days they will be coming to a town near you. These consultation hui will be part of the thinking of the Advisory Group that goes into their final report to the Minister of Māori Development. You should… Read More Te Mātāwai: the most important change in te reo Māori in 25 years that you may not have heard about

Paora Maxwell is here to neuter Māori Television

Paora Maxwell’s interview on Mediawatch (starts at 15.40) this week was a solid piece of key phrases and deflection. He doesn’t strike the listener as a person who has all that much to contribute; conflicts of interest aside, I was left wondering what he had that so swayed the board of Māori Television. However, despite his best… Read More Paora Maxwell is here to neuter Māori Television

Killing Native Affairs – iwi leaders rally with the big guns: access, money & management

It’s a busy period if you’re part of te Ao Māori with lots of important kaupapa happening. Today the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust and kōhanga reo from throughout the motu met at Turangawaewae at the request of King Tuheitia. Mana had it’s highly anticipated weekend of fighting about whether to partner with the Internet Party. Tau Henare… Read More Killing Native Affairs – iwi leaders rally with the big guns: access, money & management

Pākehā-fication of Māori Media AKA Stop with the accountability already!

I have just finished listening to Julian Wilcox, head of news and current affairs for Māori Television, being interviewed on Radio Waatea about the storm that has rumbled away in the last fortnight after Native Affairs investigated the mismanagement of funds by Te Pātaka Ōhanga directors and management (who are also, of course, the Trustees of Te Kōhanga Reo… Read More Pākehā-fication of Māori Media AKA Stop with the accountability already!