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1960 - 1970

Emergence of Māori language advocacy groups - Te Reo Māori Society and Ngā Tamatoa.

1973

Presentation of Māori language petition to Parliament by Ngā Tamatoa.

1980

Television New Zealand screen 'Koha'- a 30 minute Māori magazine programme.

1986

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Reo Māori Claim (WAI 11). The Tribunal...

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1987

Māori Language Act and establishment of the Māori Language Commission.

1988

Crown amends Broadcasting Act 1976 to restructure New Zealand broadcasting and c...

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1989

Broadcasting Act.

1991

May: High Court decision declines to grant relief in respect of radio assets but...

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1992

Application to the Court of Appeal by New Zealand Māori Council and Nga Kaiwhaka...

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1994

Appeal to the Privy Council dismissed but the Privy Council judgement stresses t...

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1996

A joint Māori/Crown working party on Māori television is established. Report pre...

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1997

Aotearoa Māori Television Network ceases to operate.

National Māori Organisat...

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1999

Te Reo Māori Television Trust [Te Awhiorangi] presents business case to Minister...

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2000

Cabinet agrees that the establishment of a Māori television channel is a governm...

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2001

Prime Minister and the Minister of Māori Affairs direct officials to consider MB...

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2002

Māori television service to 'go to air' in June 2002.