June 30, 2016
Concern for kaimahi from new board member
Maori Television’s newest board member will bring an industry perspective to the table.
Since starting at Television New Zealand in 1988 Whetu Fala has produced, directed and edited hundreds of hours of television, including drama, documentaries, reality series and short films.
She’s also appeared on the other side of the camera and on stage.
She says Maori television has created an opportunity where Maori talent can thrive and present their own world view, and she wants to keep up the support for all the people behind the scenes.
"So it’s just like marae, when the paepae and the front is working well you know very well that in the back that kitchen is going hard out on getting those kumara ready and all the kai ready for the people. Whakaata Maori is still very much like that," she says.
Whetu Fala says she’s also aware of Maori Television’s need to shift to a multi-platform approach, given that 80 percent of rangatahi now use their phones as their main as their main source of communication.
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