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.

Frequently Asked Questions.


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Media Releases


Māori Media Sector Shift Terms of Reference and Cabinet Paper.



Timeline (indicative only)

January – February 2019
  • Online survey, submissions and kanohi-ki-te-kanohi engagement.
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.
May 2019
  • Post - Cabinet Minister releases report findings to the public.
July 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, May 2019 [PDF, 196KB]

Māori Media – Sector Shift: Frequently Asked Questions, Feb 2019 [PDF, 196KB]

Cabinet Papers

Cabinet Paper and attachments - Overview of the current state, May 2019 [PDF, 5MB]

Cabinet Minute - Overview of the current state, May 2019 [PDF, 3MB]

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

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

Media Releases

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