29 May 2019

Advisory panel chosen for Māori media sector review

12:02 pm on 29 May 2019

Former Māori broadcasters have been appointed to an advisory panel for the Māori Media Sector review.

Julian Wilcox

Julian Wilcox will be among those on the new advisory panel. Photo: SUPPLIED

The first phase of the review was released earlier this month, and highlighted the funding disparities Māori media face compared to other mainstream organisations.

The new advisory panel will include Julian Wilcox, Quinton Hita, Lynell Huria and Cherie Tirikatene Le Cheminant.

It will be chaired by Graham Pryor.

Te Puni Kōkiri chief executive Michelle Hippolite said the panel would provide strategic oversight on high-level options for the future of the Māori media sector.

"The panel is made up of high calibre people each bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise in te reo Māori revitalisation, media and broadcasting, governance, management, finance, intellectual property rights, digital innovation and future focused thinking," she said.

"Māori media is a major contributor to the normalisation of te reo Māori and Māori culture and for telling stories from a Māori perspective. It is a vital platform for creating greater awareness, support and understanding of the Māori language and culture. I look forward to working with the panel on this review."

The final review is expected to be released by the end of the year.