Post by Kiwi Frontline on Aug 5, 2020 1:32:46 GMT 12
BROWN VOICES MATTER - BUT NOT TO TVNZ
he Board of Television New Zealand and its senior management determined last week that the Māori Party would not be able to participate in any of the political debates being broadcast on the state-owned TV channel.
Māori Party Co Leader John Tamihere said: “We note that the TVNZ Board must comply with its shareholder owner direction which is ‘too reflect Māori perspectives.
“This must apply to a general election and the participation of a Māori voice is essential and backed by the contest in Māori seats which have ebbed and flowed since MMP was introduced in 1996......