November 26, 2018
Te Kaea drowned in digital wave
Māori television is axing its long running news show Te Kaea in favour of what it calls a digital first approach to news and current affairs.
Native Affairs, Kawekōrero, and Rereātea are also for the chop.
Deputy chief executive Shane Taurima says there will still be a nightly evening news broadcast, but the aim is to deliver news as it happens across both online platforms and television.
He says the new strategy is based on a Māori media hub which will provide Māori news anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Existing staff will shift from their current jobs to newly created positions as multi-media journalists.
Reporters will also be expected to be out and about in Māori communities and at all the different and important Māori occasions throughout the motu.
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