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Te Upoko o te Ika Māori radio station, 1988

Te Upoko o te Ika Māori radio station, 1988

Jackie Tiekiwhare-Hemingsen (left) and Horiana Hakaraia of Te Upoko o te Ika prepare for a day's broadcast in August 1988. Te Upoko o te Ika, based in Wellington, was New Zealand's first iwi radio station, beginning official transmission in 1987. In 2014 there were 22 iwi radio stations including Te Upoko o te Ika.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1988/3273
Photograph by John Nicholson

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How to cite this page:

Brian Pauling, 'Radio - Māori, minority and student radio, 1960s to 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Brian Pauling, published 22 Oct 2014