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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 brief daily news programme in te reo Māori (the Māori language) only four minutes in length. It was then extended to 15 minutes and from 2009 became a daily half-hour bulletin. This clip features some of those who pioneered Te karere, such as its founder and first presenter, Derek Fox; Moari Stafford, an editor; and Whai Ngata, a former Te karere reporter. Fox points out that initially the programme had little internal support. The celebration of 25 years was a little delayed, since the programme had begun in 1983.

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Trisha Dunleavy, 'Television - Māori television', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2020)

Story by Trisha Dunleavy, published 22 Oct 2014