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Film industry sources criticise TVNZ ‘devaluing’ of Māori programmes

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Film industry sources criticise TVNZ ‘devaluing’ of Māori programmes

Independent filmmakers fear a slow erosion of Māori and Pacific content at Television New Zealand has begun. Their fears have emerged after the role of commissioner for Māori and Pacific programmes was removed from a full-time commissioning role in recent restructuring by TVNZ.

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The Treaty Settlement Process: Neoliberalism with Maori characteristics

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

The transfer of wealth (in the form of Crown cash and resources) from the poorest Maori communities to wealthy tribal elites (the Iwi Leadership Group) mirrors neatly the transfer of wealth from the 99 percent to the top 1 percent of income earners that is the hallmark of neoliberalism globally.

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GUEST BLOG: Sam Gribben – Ask not what the Maori Party can do for Helen Clark

By   /  August 5, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

The Maori Party’s announcement that they won’t endorse Clark should at the very least force us to look a bit more closely at the love fest. Notwithstanding the furious reaction of #Helen4SG fans across the political and media spectrums, with accusations of stupidity, betrayal, and even treason, the Maori Party has given us all permission to have a more real conversation

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