Tēnā tātou e ngā iwi e aro mai ana ki tēnei whakaputanga o te pānui nei o Te Purapura. Hei tuatahi me mihi rā ki te maruru o ō tātou mate tuatini kua ngaro i te kanohi tangata i ngā marama o te tau. E kore rā ngā mahara e makere noa mō rātou kua haere i te ara takitini, i te ara takimano, i te ara ki Te Hono i-wairua. Moe mai, whakaoti atu rā.
Ko ngā mihi matakuikui o te wā e rere whānui ki ngā tōpito o te motu, i runga i te whakaaro kua tata pau te tau, kua tata eke anō ki te wā o te kirihimete. E harikoa ana mātou i te tutukitanga o ngā whāinga o te tau nei, engari e mōhiotia ana he maha ngā panonitanga i tō tātou taiao pāpāho, ā, he maha hoki ngā wero kei mua i te aroaro mo te whakarauoratanga me te tairanga ake i tō tātou reo. Kāre rawa e taea e te kotahi te reo e whakaora. Mā tātou tēnei kaupapa nui e whakaara ake hei painga mō te katoa nā reira, e tātou mā kia anga whakamua, kia nanao koroī, kia kaha te karawhiu.
Ko te reo te take!
Kia ora tātou
Ngā mihi kau atu ana i roto i ngā tini āhuatanga o tēnei wā. Ko te tūmanako ka piki tonu ai te ora ki rungā i a koutou i tēnei nā wā whakatā, otirā, i te tau hou hoki. Mauriora!
It’s been an interesting year for us all. I want to thank all of you who have helped us as we try to fashion a new strategy for Māori broadcasting. It has been a challenging time and we really appreciate the time many of you have taken to support this work. The great thing is that we have all, generally, been able to park self-interest and focus on what is best for te reo Māori. Nā te mea, ‘ko te reo te take!’
At its meeting on 14 December the Board of Te Māngai Pāho endorsed the draft strategy that the sector has developed. That strategy will now be incorporated in a consultation document and widely distributed amongst all stakeholders for final feedback before we take on the challenge of incorporating the new strategy in our planning documents for the next financial year.
Elsewhere in this newsletter you will find links to both the draft strategy document and the consultation document.
We encourage you all to carefully consider the draft strategy document and to provide us with your feedback. The more feedback we receive the greater the chance that the final strategy will accurately reflect the needs and aspirations of the sector. Once again, thank you all for your various contributions to our efforts.
In addition to He Ara Whakamua there have been other highlights over the year. The opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues at Te Mātāwai, Whakaata Māori, Te Taura Whiri and Te Puni Kōkiri on a number of initiatives has been both pleasing and I believe fruitful. Te Matatini got the year off to a great start; MOANA reo Māori was a hit; the impact of Te Wiki o te reo Māori grew significantly; our commitment to develop a common data pathway will help us all navigate the future.
Trust you all have an opportunity to relax, spend time with whānau and recharge the batteries for what looms as an exciting and challenging new year.
Kia tau te mauri!
You can access the draft strategy and consultation paper on our website by clicking the link: https://www.tmp.govt.nz/consultation-documents
We welcome and encourage all comments and feedback on the documents provided. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Request for Proposals (RFP) document for round three funding for television programming is available on the Te Māngai Pāho website. The closing date for the round will be Friday 9th February 2018.
Lynne Parr (Acting Television Manager) will be available to respond to your queries when Te Māngai Pāho re-opens on 15 January 2018.
You can find the RFP TV Programmes on our website at the following link: https://www.tmp.govt.nz/download-documents
A Request for Proposals (RFP) document is now available for iwi radio training services.
If you wish to access the RFP please click the following link to head to our website: https://www.tmp.govt.nz/download-documents
Ahikāroa is an edgy new rangatahi drama recently launched by Māori Television. It’s produced by Quinton Hita and the talented team at Kura Productions with support from Te Māngai Pāho. If you haven’t caught up with it yet you definitely should.
Here’s a link to Ahikāroa on the Māori Television website: http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/ahikaroa and check out what the audience thinks visit Ahikāroa on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ahikaroakeepitlit/
Ahikāroa - Keep It Lit website https://www.ahikaroa.nz/
The annual report for Te Māngai Pāho is now available on our website. This report outlines our milestones and achievements for the 2016/17 financial year.
You can access the report by clicking the following link: Te Māngai Pāho Annual Report 2016/17
Views of the hit song Wairua by the music group, Maimoa have reached 3.1 million on YouTube , topping New Zealand’s highest trending YouTube videos of 2017. This is the first time ever a video in te reo Māori has topped the charts. Maimoa consists of current and former presenters of Pūkana. Nicole Hoey of Cinco Cine Film Productions Ltd formed the group and assisted in the release of their waiata singles, Maimoatia and Wairua.
Maimoa have also been involved with Cinco Cine’s Te Māngai Pāho funded residential reality series, Taking It to the Streets. Maimoa members described the significance of the song Wairua - “Wairua is about encouraging people to be positive in anything they do. As young Māori, we’re exposed to a lot of the difficulties in our young lives so what we wanted to do is share our beliefs of what is beautiful in our Māori world”.
Music group, Maimoa.
The 14th annual Māori Language Awards were attended by more than 350 people at Te Papa Museum in Wellington on 24 November.
The awards are an important way for Te Taura Whiri to acknowledge and celebrate exemplary promotional activities undertaken by various groups and organisations across the country. This year a total of 110 nominations were received, of these, 90 nominations were received for eight contestable categories, an additional 20 for the special categories; and four nominations were made for special commendations.
The award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Waikato University Professor Pou Temara. Pou is well known for his expertise in whaikōrero, for his knowledge of reo and tikanga and for his standing as the leading tohunga of his generation.
The supreme award went to Jeremy Tātere MacLeod who also won the individual Champion Award.
Special commendations were awarded to Matewa Media Charitable Trust (for their work on developing the reo version of Moana), Jack Tame of TVNZ, Stuff and Vodafone / Google.
Other winners included:
Arts Entertainment | Tūwharetoa FM: Tūwharetoa FM Quartet
Broadcasting / Media | Māui Productions for Pāia
Business | Fletcher Construction Company
Education | Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Government | Watercare Services
Individual | Jeremy Tatere MacLeod
Māori Language Week | Wackrow Williams and Davies Ltd
At the conclusion of the evening, Chief Executive of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, Ngahiwi Apanui announced the dates for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018 which are 10-16 September. The theme will be 'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori'.
Follow the link for more: http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/events-and-promotions/maori-language-awards-2017/
Havelock North was alive with the sound of music during a performance by acclaimed artists on the 2nd December. Seven top Kiwi musicians played at Black Barn Amphitheatre before a crowd of around 1200 for the inaugural Waiata Mai concert. Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Maisey Rika, Tami Neilson, Rob Ruha, Troy Kingi and Teeks came together to sing well-known hits and some Māori anthems.
Event organiser, singer Hinewehi Mohi said everyone enjoyed a dazzling summer night under the stars watching very talented artists.
"I think it was everything we hoped it would be in terms of it being a quite unifying concert. If was really quite emotional"
"It was a musical night of greatness”.
The artists were welcomed to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu with a pōwhiri before rehearsals commenced. The concert itself included more than two hours of family musical entertainment with a playlist that featured much-loved songs such as Dreams In My Head (Anika Moa), Slice of Heaven and the Maori version of Welcome Home Nau Mai Rā (Dave Dobbyn) and Holy Moses (Tami Neilson) plus renditions of well-known Māori anthems Pōkarekare Ana and Hine e Hine sung by Maisey Rika and St Joseph’s Māori Girls College. A crowd favourite on the evening, Teeks performed his new singles If Only and Never Be Apart. Troy Kingi and Rob Ruha who have recently released solo albums of their own featured in this stunning line up of Aotearoa artists. Stage artists were also joined by local kapa haka Kahurangi.
Results from the Kantar TNS Māori Audience Survey 2017 can now be accessed on the Te Māngai Pāho website at the following link: Kantar TNS Survey 2017