7 Jul 2016

MTS Council

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 7 July 2016

Members of Maori Television's Elders' Council feel sidelined and left out by the station's senior executives. A member of the Council, Huata Holmes says the group used to meet the executives to discuss important issues, including language and identity, but he hasn't been contacted for two years. Another member of the kaunihera kaumatua told RNZ he was approched by two members of the executive to meet earlier this year. He says he was concerned it was just him at the meeting and questioned why they weren't meeting with the entire council. He said it felt secretive and has concerns about the future of the elders council at Maori TV.