International award-winning Māori broadcaster Mihingarangi Forbes (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Paoa) is to join Radio New Zealand as Specialist Correspondent, Māori Affairs.
Mihi Forbes is the former host of the current affairs programme Native Affairs on Māori Television. She has more than 20 years experience in the television industry working as a journalist and producer for TV3 and TVNZ. For six years she worked as a reporter at TV3's Campbell Live.
Announcing the appointment this afternoon, Radio New Zealand Head of Content Carol Hirschfeld said "Mihingarangi is a skilled investigative reporter with a highly-regarded track record. She will significantly strengthen Radio New Zealand's reportage on Māori issues and signal the organisation's commitment in this area".