December 07, 2020
New eyes on Maori broadcast future
The Minister for Māori Development says he was unhappy with the conclusions of his predecessor’s Māori media shift review, so he’s having another go.
Willie Jackson says a seven-member expert advisory group of experienced Māori broadcasters chaired by academic Ella Henry has now started work.
He says the previous bureaucrat-led review, which proposed a one-stop-shop for Māori news based at Māori Television, was a non-starter.
"I think the conclusions really upset everyone and I think we can do better than that. In fact, I know we can. That's why we needed a new team to look at things and also come back with different and clearer recommendations on what should happen with the news service, on what should happen with funding, on what should happen with the reo, on what should happen with English broadcasting. I'm looking forward to all those recommendations," Mr Jackson says.
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