Story: Māori and television – whakaata

Tiki and the testament, 1968

The 1968 programme Tiki and the testament outlined some of the challenges faced by Māori arriving in the city. Programmes focusing on issues important to Māori, and allowing them to speak for themselves, were rare. There were few Māori presenters, and even advertisements seldom included Māori. 

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Tainui Stephens, 'Māori and television – whakaata - Early years: 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Tainui Stephens, published 22 Oct 2014