21 Sep 2009

Maori TV Anzac Day coverage hailed

7:00 am on 21 September 2009

Maori Television's Anzac Day coverage is seen as changing the way many Pakeha see themselves as New Zealanders.

Auckland University media studies lecturer Sue Abel says Maori TV offers a marked contrast to conventional broadcasts of the day by focusing on a Maori perspective.

She told Waatea News that pakeha need to understand the Maori world better, for Maori to really fit in.

Ms Abel noted the Anzac Day TV audience is prepared to accept large amounts of te reo through the broadcast, even if they do not speak Maori.