April 15, 2016
John Tamihere, CEO Waipareira Trust, Maori Televison Board member.
John Tamihere says charter schools allow Maori to demonstrate how they want mainstream education to change.
A bill by Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins to abolish the charter school model has been drawn from the ballot but John Tamihere says charter schools allow Maori to demonstrate how they want mainstream education to change.
And as Maori Television's newest board member he is unimpressed with a wardrobe malfunction at the channel.
On the same day Mihingarangi Forbes' new TV3 show The Hui was launched, a newspaper reported allegations from the head of news and current affairs Maramena Roderick, that the former Native Affairs presenter took $2400 in clothes when she left the show.
John Tamihere says it's not the sort of thing he wanted to hear about at his first board meeting.
He says Maori Television carries the Maori name and needs to be the ambassador for all Maori.
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