August 21, 2015
Maori animation needed
Maori Television's practice of dubbing overseas cartoons has come under fire from a Waikato University academic.
Masters graduate Kristin Ross shared the top prize at the university's 2015 Te Toi O Matariki Maori Graduate Conference for her presentation on children's television content.
She says it's important how Maori are represented, and tamariki need to see that rather than be swamped by cheap global products.
Ms Ross says all animation for preschoolers on Maori Television was from overseas, which made her question whether economics was more important than authenticity.
She shared top prize with doctoral mathematical candidate Paul Brown whose talk, Thomas Bayes and the Big Bang, covered Bayesian inference and Cosmic Microwave Background radiation.
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