27 Mar 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 March 2014

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 27 March 2014

Ngati Rangiwewehi iwi member, Paora Maxwell, is Maori Television's new chief executive, and isn't fazed about past concerns held by staff, who urged the channel's board not to appoint him; An international petition has been launched to save the country's only Maori Centre of Research Excellence; The Maori Broadcasting funding agency is breaking new ground and says it's taking a risk by financially supporting an initiative for Maori programmes to be created, but only for online viewers; The New South Wales Maori Wardens says engaging with Maori youth in Sydney, to keep them out of trouble, is one of its top priorities.