Ahakoa e rua ngā whetū rongonui hei arahi i a tātou i te ara ki te tonga, kāore hoki he hua o aua whetū e rua ki te kore a Māhutonga motuhake. Nā reira ai, i tikina atu ai Te Kāhui o Māhutonga hei ingoa mō tēnei rōpū, me āna whakatau. Koia tonu e tohu ana i te ara tika, i te ara ki te tonga kei mua i a Whakaata Māori hei takahitanga māna, e wawatatia ai hoki ki tōna ture o Whakaata Māori 2003.
The name Te Kāhui o Māhutonga was given to the review panel by Professor Wharehuia Milroy. It is a cultural metaphor that aptly describes the nature of the work the panel is charged to carry out - under its Terms of Reference in the review of the Māori Television Service Act 2003.
Te Kāhui o Māhutonga is the cluster of stars that make up the Southern Cross. This includes the two pointer stars which give celestial alignment and which provide Māori and Polynesian navigators with the compass direction south. In context, the review panel in its 5 year review is likened to the Southern Cross providing direction and guidance in its final report to the Ministers of Māori Affairs and Finance.
Last modified: 19/12/2008
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