June 11, 2018
Te Pae Tawhiti looks to heaven for broadcast strategy
The chair of a new Maori media body says it's a chance to get more cohesion in the sector around the tasak of revitalising te reo Maori.
Te Pae Tawhiti includes four independent television producers, representatives from Maori radio and screen umbrella groups, Radio New Zealand, Television New Zealand, Maori Television, the NZ Film Commission and Maori broadcast funding agency Te Mangai Paho.
Bailey Mackey says in the past many of those organisations may have had conflicting objectives.
He says Te Pae Tawhiti's prime role is to give strategic advice to Te Mangai Paho, which set it up.
"It's also there to act in the wider interests of Maori in the broadcast sector so we'll look to advise New Zealand On Air, we'll look to advise the film commission and other key broadcast stakeholders so I think it's an incredible opportunity and one that I am really excited about," Mr Mackey says.
The vision of Te Pae Tawhiti is "From the heavens to the earth, Maori language is our purpose."
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