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We provide $16 million of direct funding to Whakaata Māori (Māori Television Service) every year.

Whakaata Māori is New Zealand’s indigenous broadcaster, providing a wide range of local and international programmes for audiences across the country and online.

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Their founding legislation, Māori Television Service Act 2003, ensures the organisation’s commitment and statutory obligation to:

  • be a high quality, cost effective television provider which informs, educates and entertains;
  • broadcast mainly in the Māori language; and
  • consider the needs of children participating in immersion education and anyone else learning Māori.

Find out more about Whakaata Māori