A new content partnership deal between Māori Television and NZME will see journalism and content shared across each other’s major news platforms – the New Zealand Herald and Te Ao Māori.
NZME Managing Editor Shayne Currie says: “NZME and Māori Television have a like mind when it comes to a focus on ensuring our audiences have access to the widest possible range of quality journalism.
“We hold the work of Māori Television’s journalists in incredibly high regard. To be able to publish and post more stories from a Māori news perspective on our platforms is great for New Zealand Herald audiences.”
Māori Television’s strategy, Te Huapae, focuses on three key areas: audiences, staff, and partners.
Māori Television Chief Executive, Shane Taurima, says collaborating with NZME positively impacts all three.
“The partnership with NZME not only widens the range of news content on our platforms, it brings our own stories to new audiences. I’m also excited about the learning and development opportunities both organisations will offer staff.
“Māori Television’s core remit is to support the revitalisation of te reo and tikanga Māori. We look forward to working with NZME to achieve this outcome.”
Editorial teams from the New Zealand Herald and Te Ao Maori have already started sharing stories across their platforms.