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Māori Television Service
Taonga Māori Collection

At a time when “TV is tabloid and channels are ghettoising current affairs”, Māori Television will be covering and challenging New Zealand stories with Māori perspectives in a new, prime-time current affairs show ironically dubbed – NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Covering subjects such as suicide and educational achievement amongst Māori boys, the team is dishing up four field-based video segments a week and one studio-based interview or panel.."

Julian Wilcox (Ngāpuhi, Te Mahurehure, Te Arawa) - Kaikawekōrero

Ko ngā kaupapa kōrero:
A young Māori survivor of the Aramoana massacre speaks out 17 years later.
Wena Tait (Ngāi Tūhoe, Mataatua) - Kairipoata.
Adria Morgan (Taranaki) - Survivor.

Fairfax Media’s decision to publish details of the so-called terrorist’s activities by Tūhoe in the Urewera Ranges calls into question the freedom of the press against the rule of law. Studio conversation with Head of Whitireia Journalism School;
JIm Tucker - Head of Whitireia Journalism School.

Conversation in studio continues with barrister;
Kahungunu Barron-Afeaki - Barrister.

Deb Webber, “psychic” believes she may have been Māori in a former existence. She is known for fronting the Television programme Sensing Murder. She speaks to Native Affairs during her nation wide tour at Greymouth.
Marisa Balle (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahu) - Kairipoata.
Deb Webber -Psychic.

Ko te hā me te mita te oranga o Te Reo Māori. Tai Hauāuru iwi from Taranaki have a special and unique dialect, but there are fears this could be lost in a very short time. Te Reo o Taranaki group are hopeful this will not occur.
Doreen Erueti (Taranaki) - Kuia.
Lindsay McLeod (Taranaki) - Kaumatua.
Ruakere Hond (Taranaki) - Te Reo o Taranaki.
Mereana Ratana (Taranaki, Waikato) - Kuia.

Iwi and Industry coming together. Meridian Energy have formed a relationship with Te Āti Awa.
Whetu Fala (Ngārauru ki Tahi) - Kairipoata.
Sam Jackson (Te Āti Awa) - Kaumatua.
Liz Melish (Te Āti Awa) - CEO Wellington Tenths Trust.
Keith Turner - CEO Meridian Energy.
Parekura Horomia (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti) - Minister of Māori Affairs.
ray Mercer (Ngāti Ira, Ngāi Tara) - Wellington City Councilor.
Ray Watson - Deputy Chair, Meridian Board.
Hone Harawira (Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Takoto) - MP Māori Party.