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Te karere

This programme from January 2009 celebrates 25 years of Te karere. As the clip explains, Te karere began as a four-minute daily news programme in te reo Māori (the Māori language). Later extended to 15 minutes, it became a daily half-hour bulletin in 2009. This clip features some of those who pioneered Te karere, including founder and first presenter Derek Fox, editor Moari Stafford, and Whai Ngata, a former reporter. Fox points out that initially the programme had little internal support. The celebration was slightly delayed, as Te karere had begun in 1983.

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Trisha Dunleavy, 'Television - Māori television', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Trisha Dunleavy, published 22 Oct 2014