In the 2013 census, 21.3 percent of the population identified themselves as being able to converse in Māori, continuing a downward trend for the language. Now, in an effort to keep the language alive for generations to come, local brands are marking Māori Language Week with some lessons.
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Industry happenings at Maori Television, Resn, Amplifi New Zealand, Carat New Zealand, Sky TV, Chemistry Interaction, Mango, The Pond, Accenture and Onfire Design.
It's been 101 years since blood was spilled at Gallipoli, but for Māori Television that blood has provided the foundation for a new campaign to show the war is a history all of Aotearoa shares, despite our own personal histories. To get people thinking about what Anzac Day means to them, Māori Television teamed up with Goodfolk to create a short-film documentary The Blood We Share.
Māori Television held its new season programme launch yesterday, which kicked off in a “traditional fashion” to the sound of a Karakia, singing and prayer. We had a kōrero with head of content Mike Rehu on what’s in store for the season, operating on a small budget, Māori Television’s response to digital disruption and the importance of Te reo Māori.
Industry happenings at TVNZ, NZME, Māori Television, Anthem, JustOne, Marsden Inch and The Instillery.
'Your guts isn't a floatation device': Nani Pupu brings sass to water safety in new Māori Television campaign
Māori Television has introduced a bit of sassiness to water safety in a new campaign that features Nani Pupu, the opinionated, bolshie and often inappropriate character that Mai FM's Brent Mio played in the YouTube clips for the 'Te Kupu o te Wiki' language programme initiated in conjunction with NZ Post for Māori Language Week this year.
The RWC semi-final was watched by 1.9 million viewers across the country, according to the official agency that monitors television ratings, AGB Nielsen. This means it took over as the number one TV event ever from the opening ceremony and All Blacks vs Tonga game, which lured 81 percent of all viewers.
Maori Television is the most watched free-to-air broadcaster for Rugby World Cup 2011 and its total cumulative audience rose to more than two million individual viewers, the largest for any broadcaster covering the tournament.