October 17, 2018
Digital wave forces broadcasting review
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta has asked her ministry to review policy around Māori broadcasting.
She says the aim is to future proof Māori broadcasting for the digital age.
Māori Television has received some funding to upgrade equipment, but Māori radio stations have struggled to produce digital content under existing budgets.
Te Puni Kōkiri will consider options on the funding, delivery, retention and access to te reo and tikanga Māori programming content, and alignment to public broadcasting.
The work will feed into next year’s planned review of the 2016 Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016.
Ms Mahuta says the Māori broadcasting sector primarily exists to contribute to the promotion and retention of te reo and tikanga Māori.
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