Māori Media Sector Shift

Beyond the now – Te Ao Pāpāho ki Tua

The Māori Media Sector Shift will explore how we can support the way radio, television and online te reo and Māori content programmes will be delivered in the future. The policy review is an opportunity to take a big picture view of the Māori Media Sector and its potential to support the revitalisation of te reo Māori and greater awareness and understanding of Māori stories. It will focus on the Māori Media Sector as a whole and will not assess the performance of individual entities or organisations.

Have your say on our online survey.


Give us your submission written, video or voice - your choice.


Frequently Asked Questions.


Like our Facebook page for updates.


Media Releases.


Māori Media Sector Shift Terms of Reference and Cabinet Paper.



Have your say on how te reo and Māori content programmes will be delivered in the future. Online survey and Submissions are open now until 28 February 2019.

Choose one of the following three ways to make a Submission:

  1. Survey:

    Fill in the online survey. Questions are in te reo Māori or in English.

  2. Email:

    You can send a written submission to: maorimedia@tpk.govt.nz.

  3. Uploading an audio or video file:

    If you would like to provide an audio or video submission please click on the following link:


    Please note the following:

    • Submissions must be no longer than 3 minutes in length;
    • Submissions can be provided in any of the following formats:
      • AUDIO: mp3, m4a, wav
      • VIDEO: mp4, mov, avi, wmv, mpg
    • Submissions must be saved in the following file format (NameDatesub) e.g AMunro280119sub or TPK280119sub.

Timeline (indicative only)

January – February 2019
  • Online survey, submissions and kanohi-ki-te-kanohi engagement take place.
  • Independent Advisory Panel appointed.
March 2019
  • Current state of the Media Report to Minister for Māori Development.
April 2019
  • Minister for Māori Development to update Cabinet on current state of the Māori Media Sector.
  • Post - Cabinet Minister releases report findings to the public.
Late May 2019
  • Minister to update Cabinet on high level options for the future state of the Māori Media Sector.

Frequently Asked Questions

Māori Media – Sector Shift: Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 196KB]

Terms of Reference and Cabinet Paper

Māori Media – Sector Shift: Terms of Reference, 2018 [PDF, 237KB]

Cabinet Paper – Review of the Māori Broadcasting Sector, 2018 [PDF, 228KB]

Media Releases

Media Release - Future focused review of Māori Media Sector

Media Release - Calling for Submissions [PDF, 68KB]

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