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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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.
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.