Te Māngai Pāho Board Chair, Jacqui Te Kani, CNZM, congratulates the pioneers of the Māori broadcasting industry and the present day iwi radio stations and Māori televison production community for providing over 500,000 hours of Māori language programming during the past 15 years.
Thank you for the invitation to speak with you today.
National identity is a key goal of this government. We can all take pride in our country's
unique national identity. Each of us contributes to it and therefore we are each a part of it. Download full article
Budget 2007 delivers significant new investment into Māori
broadcasting as part of the government's ongoing drive to
build and share knowledge about our people, language and
lives, Māori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said today. Download full article
New Zealand was once a country in which everyone spoke Māori and we can be again.
I say this not as a fanciful whim but as an imperative.
When we celebrate our national identity, we acknowledge and celebrate that Māori people
provide the X-factor that makes us unique in the world. Download full article
Māori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia is welcoming the launch of Māori Television's
second channel, which will ensure a continuing Māori language presence in the digital
environment and faciliate more prime time programming in te reo. Download full article
Recommendations from the fourth Hui Taumata mō Te Reo will help inform next year's review
of the government's Māori Language Strategy, Māori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said. Download full article