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Te Purapura 242

He Mihi

Hei tīmatanga kōrero, e tika ana kia poroporoaki atu ki ō tātou mate tuatini o te wā. Koutou te tira huia kaimanawa kua wehe i te ao kikokiko nei, haere e oki. Āpiti hono, tātai hono, ko te akaaka o te whenua ki a tātou te hunga ora. Tēnā tātou katoa!

Tēnā tātou ngā kaihoe o te waka o te reo Rangatira, o Te Mātāwai e tapotu nei ki te moana. Mā tātou anō hoki e tō ai, kia koke whakamua ki tahora nui ātea, engari kia ōrite te hoe mai o tō tātou waka kei pariparingia te tai ka mōnenehu te pītau whakarei.

It's been some time since the last issue of Te Purapura appeared. No excuses, we should really have done better. However, as many of you will be aware, we have had some changes at Te Māngai Pāho recently. On 31st August we said farewell to John Bishara, our CEO of nearly 12 years. John has been appointed CEO of Lake Taupō Forest Trust and moved home. Television Manager, Larry Parr, has been appointed Kaihautū of Te Māngai Pāho.

Te Ture Mō Te Reo Māori 2016 passed into law back in April, the members of Te Mātāwai have been appointed and held their first meetings; Te Waihoroi Shortland is the interim Chair and Mereana Selby the interim Deputy Chair. Te Māngai Pāho and other members of Te Maihi Karauna look forward to working with Te Mātāwai and Te Maihi Māori to improve the collective impact of our various Māori language initiatives.

Many of you will also have seen that NZ On Air has embarked on a consultation process to generate a revised funding strategy. Technological developments and the convergence of the distribution platforms for media have created the need for change. Te Māngai Pāho is facing the same pressing need to review its funding strategies to make them fit for today's broadcasting/media landscape. The challenge for Te Māngai Pāho is a little more complicated because any new funding approach we propose needs to place te reo Māori at the forefront of our thinking. It is appropriate therefore that our new strategy is developed in consultation with other Crown Māori language agencies and Te Mātāwai. It is fortunate that we will be able to draw on the NZ On Air experience to help us with this task. Developing this new funding strategy will be a priority for Te Māngai Pāho in the coming months.

It is likely that a new approach to funding will also have some impact on the future personnel needs of Te Māngai Pāho and for that reason we are not going to seek an immediate replacement for our Television Manager. The Television Team, Lynne and Caytion, will continue to look after all Television and New Media matters. We are re-allocating one or two other work streams amongst existing staff to ensure that there is a regular flow of news and information in the weeks and months ahead. Ruth Katene will take on responsibility for the website and newsletter. If you want us to feature your programme on our website or in a newsletter please contact Ruth.

The next twelve months promise to be an exciting and challenging time for Te Māngai Pāho and all its stakeholders as we develop strategies that both enable us to navigate the rapidly changing new media landscape and improve the effectiveness of our language revitalisation initiatives.

Ko te reo te take!

Kōkako Language Recognition Wins Supreme Award

Kōkako, was named Supreme Winner in the “Interactive Applications” category and awarded a Purple Pin in the Designers’ Institute of New Zealand NZ Best Design Awards held in Auckland on 14 October 2016.  

This is a great acknowledgement for the work completed by Wellington based graphic design company Salted Herring who was contracted by Dragonfly Data Science to build Kōkako’s user interface.   

Kōkako is a clever piece of software technology which has been developed to recognise spoken or sung Māori content on the radio airwaves and provides data on how much te reo Māori is being broadcast. 


Webseries RFP

Te Māngai Pāho have a proposed budget of up to $1.5 million in funds to support the development and production of new innovative Māori Language content for online delivery. This initiative provides an opportunity content creators to demonstate innovative story-telling capability in either factual or scripted domains. While we understand there may be emerging platforms and aggregators prepared to support new content, a key outcome will be a demonstrated ability to reach significant audiences. As a consequence an effective marketing strategy, an ability to generate publicity and meaningful support from an established online platform will all be important components of the assessment process. The RFP for the Webseries funding round is online and closes at 5.00pm on Friday 16 December, 2016. CLICK HERE to view the RFP.

Ngā Tohu Reo Māori 2016

The Māori Language Awards 2016 will be held in New Plymouth on Friday 11th November. Finalists are:

Te Reo Māori Central Government Champion

  • Ministry of Justice
  • NZ Qualifications Authority
  • Callaghan Innovation

Te Reo Māori Broadcasting Champion

  • Stacey Morrison
  • Radio NZ

Te Reo Māori Community Champion

  • Commision for Financial Capability
  • Kaumātua Class Tirau
  • Tuwharetoa FM

Te Reo Māori English Education Champion

  • NZ Qualifications Authority
  • Ngāi Tauira
  • Raewyn Harrison

Te Reo Māori Business Champion

  • Whitebait Restaurant
  • CORE Education
  • Air New Zealand

Te Reo Māori Young Champion

  • Taini Drummond
  • Aaron Koopu
  • Ngāi Tauira

Te Reo Māori Media Champion

  • Stacey Morrison
  • Radio NZ
  • Commission for Financial Capability

Te Reo Māori Digital/Innovation Champion

  • Commission for Financial Capability
  • Kiwa Digital Ltd
  • Callaghan Innovation

Te Reo Māori Local Government Champion

  • Wayne Hastie (Operating as Metlink)
  • South Waikato District Council
  • Auckland Council Biosecurity Team (Dr Imogen Bassett)

Te Reo Māori Education - Māori Medium

  • Komene Cassidy
  • Te Mihinga Komene
  • NZ Qualifications Authority

Te Reo Māori Individual Champion

  • Carlin Shaw
  • Manuel Springford
  • Taini Drummond

Te Reo Māori Māori Language Week Champion

  • Radio NZ
  • Māori Television
  • Tuwharetoa FM

Te Reo Māori Arts & Entertainment Champion

  • Merita Waitoa-Paki & Tahu Paki
  • Patea Māori Club
  • Karam Fletcher


Vodafone Music Awards

A reminder that the Vodafone Music Awards will be held on Thursday 17th November, the Awards will be held at Vector Arena, Auckland and broadcast on TV3. "Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Album finalists are:

  • Dennis Marsh - 'Māori Singbook 2'
  • Kirsten Te Rito - 'Āiotanga'
  • Rob Ruha - 'Pūmau'

Checkout the VNZMA 2016

Office Christmas Dates

We have confirmed our office closing dates for the Christmas and New Year period as follows: 

Office Closedown:               Thursday 22nd December, 2016

Final Payments:                  Tuesday 20th December, 2016

Office Re-Open:                  Tuesday 10th January, 2017

First Payments:                   Wednesdsay 11th January 2017


Television and New Media Funding Dates

The Television and New media funding deadlines for the 2017 – 2018 financial year are as follows:

Television Funding Round Dates

Round One

Closing Deadline:                                               Friday        16 June 2017

Board Hui:                                                        Thursday    13 July 2017

Notification of Board Decisions:                           Friday        14 July 2017   

Round Two

Closing Deadline:                                               Friday         15 September 2017

Board Hui:                                                        Thursday     12 October 2017

Notification of Board Decisions:                           Friday         13 October 2017     

Round Three

Closing Deadline:                                               Friday          9 February 2018

Board Hui:                                                        Thursday      8 March 2018

Notification of Board Decisions:                           Friday          9 March 2018


New Media Funding Round Dates

The dates below for New Media Funding are indicative only. At this stage we have not been able to settle on the approach Te Māngai Pāho should take to the New Media funding opportunities in the 2017/18 Financial Year.

Round One – New Media Round One

Closing Deadline:                                                Friday         11 August 2017                                  

Board Hui:                                                         Thursday      14 September 2017   

Notification of Board Decisions:                            Friday         15 September 2017

Round Two - New Media Round Two

Closing Deadline:                                               Friday           16 February 2018   

Board Hui:                                                        Thursday       08 March 2018     

Notification of Board Decisions:                           Friday           09 March 2018

For information on our funding deadlines, guidelines on applications and RFP’s visit our website www.tmp.govt.nz

Te Reo Māori Top 20

Want to find out what Māori Music is hot? Te Reo Māori Top 20 is a regular feature of our website. You can go to the website and play any of the top 20 te reo Māori waiata. There are also links to videos for some of the waiata. CLICK HERE to play songs in Te Reo Māori Top 20.

Waatea Website Statistics

Waatea Website Statistics (April 2016 – June 2016)

Great news for the Waatea News, the numbers for the period 1 April 2016 – 30 June 2016 show a significant increase on the same period in 2015 with views up 69% (307,463 v 181,042) while their users increased by 73% (132,144 v 76,174). Ka mau te wehi Waatea!

The upward trend for Waatea’s website statistics is a result of a two-month pilot project with Yellow Pages Group Ltd that collected and analysed website user engagements.  A key part of the pilot was about raising brand awareness; finding ways to convert passive viewers into active user engagements; and creating meaningful advertising campaigns. Maintaining “live” and “up-to-date” websites is a must if stations want repeat users to their site.

Generally, the waateanews.com website statistics have more than doubled in most areas with overseas views also showing good results.

The Facebook page statistics showed an increase of “likes” from 13,500 in April of 2016 to 15,500 by the end of June 2016. 

You can also check out the podcast interview from Waatea’s Paakiwaha programme with announcer Willie Jackson and Larry Parr, our new Kaihautū of Te Māngai Pāho.

Waka Huia - Rose Te Papa

Ep 35: Rose Te Papa.
Director: Kereama Wright 
Sunday 20 November 2016, 10.00am (TV One)

He wahine wehikore, kauae pākarikari, kaingākau hoki ki a koro Harley Davidson a Rose Te Papa o Ngāi Tūhoe. Heoi, mā tōna ngākau tonu ia e ārahi i roto i āna mahi katoa. Rose Te Papa (Tuhoe) is a swashbuckling, foul mouthed, lover of the Harley Davidson - who is guided by her heart.