Māori Television Service Act 2003
A review of the Māori Television Service Act 2003 was completed in April 2009. The report on the review was presented to the House of Representatives on 7 May 2009.
Terms of Reference for the review were established by the responsible Ministers (Minister of Māori Affairs and Minister of Finance) in April 2008. These were confirmed in consultation with Te Pūtahi Paoho (Māori Electoral College).
An independent panel was selected to do the review by the former Ministers also in consultation with Te Pūtahi Paoho.
The review considered the Act, not the Māori Television Service. Operational activities of the Māori Television Service including any decisions about programme content or timing and other editorial matters were not part of the review.
The specific topics that the review covered are described in the Terms of Reference. Generally, these were:
The panel produced a discussion paper to give background about the review. It also contained some questions that they were interested to learn responses to.
On 18 October 2010, Cabinet confirmed the Government’s response to the Review of the Māori Television Service Act 2003. In total, the independent review panel made 31 recommendations. Of those, Government and Te Pūtahi Paoho accepted 11 recommendations, accepted in part 7 recommendations, did not accept 9 recommendations, and decided that further consideration was needed for 4 recommendations. Te Puni Kōkiri has since completed consultation hui with iwi and Māori broadcasting interests about these and the proposed legislative changes. Public submissions will be called for once the bill is referred to the appropriate Select Committee. Public submissions are now being invited on the Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Amendment Bill. Submissions are due by 2 May 2013.
If you have any questions about the completed Review email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: 26/03/2013
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