9 Mar 2021

Using te reo Māori not in breach of broadcasting standards

From Midday Report, 12:46 pm on 9 March 2021

Using te reo Māori on air is not in breach of the country's broadcasting standards. 

This comes from a recent Broadcasting Standards Authority decision following a complaint about TVNZ using te reo Māori on air, the complainant saying it discriminated against non-Māori speakers. 

The Authority's chief executive, Glen Scanlon, told Māni Dunlop it was receiving more enquiries about the use of the language in the last year.