22 Oct 2013

Maori TV apologises to Maori Language Commission

8:10 pm on 22 October 2013

Maori Television has apologised to the Maori Language Commission, after it broadcast a report alleging financial mismanagement at the Government department.

When the story aired on Te Kaea last August, the Commission said the claims were highly damaging to its reputation and its leadership - the chief executive Glenis Philip Barbara, and its Chair Erima Henare.

The channel broadcast an apology on Friday, saying its story was incorrect.

On his last day at the helm of Maori TV, the then editor-in-chief, Jim Mather said he was sorry for any distress caused.

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori - the Maori Language Commission - has acknowledged the apology.