Story: Māori newspapers and magazines – ngā niupepa me ngā moheni

Derek Fox and Mana magazine

Derek Fox and Mana magazine

In this 1993 clip from news programme Te karere, Miki Apiti talks to Mana magazine editor Derek Fox about the newly founded publication, which was started for te ao Māori (the Māori world). Fox and his partners had to provide funding, hoping that readers would enjoy the magazine and subscribe. Its backers believed it should be as successful as a mainstream magazine. Fox notes that it was important to showcase positive news about Māori, which was not always highlighted in mainstream publications. In 2014 publication of Mana was taken over by Kowhai Media, which publishes New Zealand Geographic. It was relaunched with a new design, and with a supporting website and app.

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Jane McRae, 'Māori newspapers and magazines – ngā niupepa me ngā moheni - Māori magazines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42424/derek-fox-and-mana-magazine (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Jane McRae, published 22 Oct 2014