Story: Māori and television – whakaata

Launching Māori Television

The creation of Māori Television in April 2004 was cause for celebration – it was the result of many years of pushing, through protests, the courts, the Waitangi Tribunal and lobbying. The launch, shown here, began with a full blessing ceremony at the new Māori Television offices. 

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Tainui Stephens, 'Māori and television – whakaata - Māori Television, 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/44614/launching-maori-television (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Tainui Stephens, published 22 Oct 2014