Ngā mihi o te wā!
Tēnā rā tātou i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā, i runga anō i ngā moemoeā i tukuna mai e rātou, ngā mate tuatini. Mātahetahe ana a hane i te matihere, komaingo noa ki ngā kura kua riro i te tau kua pahure tata nei. Waiho rātou ki a rātou, tukuna rā kia okioki, kāti! Me huri ki a tātou e mahi pūtohe ana, e whakarīrā ana kia pūioio te reo i roto i ngā mahi pāpāho, tēnā rā tātou me ngā mihi manahau o te wā kirihimete! Mauriora.
Seasons Greetings to you all. We at Te Māngai Pāho hope you have had a successful year and wish you all the best for 2017. Te Ture mō te Reo Māori 2016 and the changing broadcasting landscape will mean that we will all need to be prepared for new challenges in 2017 and we look forward to navigating those waters with you.
The RFP for the final Television Funding Round in this financial year has been posted. The deadline for proposals is 10th February 2017. PLEASE NOTE that Te Māngai Pāho has very specific programming targets for this round. CLICK HERE to read the RFP.
The Te Māngai Pāho Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2016 is now available online. http://www.tmp.govt.nz/accountability-documents
A significant observation for the financial year includes a total of one million hours in Māori language broadcasting recorded in radio and television since TMP's first year of operation (1993/94), and also highlights the broadcasting sectors overall contribution to Māori language revitalisation.
During the month of December we bid farewell to Dr Piri Sciascia ONZM, who held the position of board member and Chair for Te Māngai Pāho from 2010 and welcomed the new Chair appointment of Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena. The Minister also appointed current member Brian Morris as Deputy Chair, a role formalised by Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016.
Te Māngai Pāho also welcomed new Board member Kim Ngarimu (Te Aitanga ā Mate, Ngāti Porou) during the month of December.
Auckland based company, Faultline Films Limited is on the lookout for whānau who are currently in the process of moving from the city to the provinces, to take part in a new television series. Selected participants for the show will have their households packed and moved for free.
If you are interested in being a part of the production please email Amanda Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0274941422.
The weekend’s upcoming episode of Waka Huia on Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 10.00am (TV One) as directed by Mana Epiha, features Te Wharetatao King.
A journey through the mind of a seer, Te Wharetatao (Ngā Hau e Whā) reveals a link to the spirit world that’s always open.
Ka haere tahi tātou ki a Te Wharetatao King, he matakite nō ngā hau e whā, i a ia ka kōrero mai mō te tatau ki te ao wairua e tuwhera mai nei i te ao, i te pō.
Te Wharetatao King - WAKA HUIA, Rātapu 18 Hakihea 2016, 10am TVNZ 1
The Māori Language Awards were held in New Plymouth, Taranaki last month on the 11th of November.
The Supreme award went to Air New Zealand which also won the business award for their decade long programme of integrating te reo Māori and Māori values into their workplace and interactions with customers.
Our congratulations to Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Other winners included:
Broadcasting | Radio New Zealand
Digital and Innovation | Kiwi Digital Ltd
Central Government | NZQA
Local Government | South Waikato District Council
Māori Language Week | Māori Television
Business | Air New Zealand
Special Commendation | Stacey Morrison
On the 17th of November the Vodafone NZ Music Awards were held at Auckland’s Vector Arena.
The Awards were covered live on TV3 with a television audience of over 500,000 viewers. The programme was the number one rating across all channels, as well as winning the 25 to 54 and 18 to 49 demographics. In addition, coverage in the New Zealand Herald went out to a readership of 312,000.
Singer songwriter, Bic Runga of Ngāti Kahungunu was acknowledged for more than 20 years contribution to NZ music and received the New Zealand Legacy Award.
Musician, Rob Ruha won the award for the Best Māori Album which was sponsored by Te Māngai Pāho.
After some controversy last year over the broadcaster choosing an ad break over the Māori award, Recorded Music NZ under CEO Damian Vaughan, had put in a lot of effort to ensure that Māori language and culture were given a high profile at the event this year and that the broadcast issue did not arise again. In receiving his award Rob Ruha delivered much of his speech in Te Reo Māori.
We congratulate all nominated artists and Tui award recipients.
The New Media Funding Round for Web Series closed today. There was very high interest in the round and we look forward to the assessment process.