Story: Ngā tuakiri hōu – new Māori identities

News protest

A long succession of protests and other actions led to the establishment of Māori Television and a national network of Māori radio stations. Earlier, the predominantly English-language TV One had broadcast a Māori-language TV news programme, Te Karere. In 1995 the channel announced it was suspending broadcasts of Te Karere. The station's own six o'clock news broadcast was then disrupted when a group of protesters led by Ken Mair broke into the studio just before airtime. Watch a TV One news clip of this dramatic incident.

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā tuakiri hōu – new Māori identities - Cultural revival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Rawiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017