21 Feb 2013

TVNZ hires new manager for Maori and Pacific programmes

7:19 pm on 21 February 2013

Television New Zealand has appointed a new general manager to head its Maori and Pacific programmes.

Shane Taurima of Rongomaiwahine descent has been hired for the position and has worked for the state broadcaster for more than 12 years in a number of roles most recently as the Q + A presenter and executive producer of Te Karere.

TVNZ's head of news and current affairs Ross Dagan says Mr Taurima brings with him a wealth of content experience and he has a deep cultural understanding and intimate knowledge of the issues that impact on Maori and Pasifika communities.