INDEPENDENT NEWS

Maori are tuning into Iwi radio stations

Published: Tue 29 Jul 2003 01:27 PM
Maori are tuning into Iwi radio stations.
Maori are tuning into Iwi radio in large numbers according to a survey carried out by Massey University.
Commissioned by Te Mangai Paho, the survey of almost 28-thousand Maori found that half of those living in areas covered by Maori radio are tuning in to listen on a regular basis.
Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said the findings are important because it shows that it is necessary to provide a broadcast service tailored to meet our needs and aspirations of Maori.
"It is appropriate that these results have been released during Maori language week because some of the findings show that many people regard Iwi radio as a lifeline to keeping them in touch with the Maori world," Parekura Horomia said.
Of those who listened just over half (51.38%) rated the amount of Maori language broadcast as excellent or very good, while another 32% rated the amount as okay. As well 43% thought Iwi radio was an excellent tool in helping them learn the language.
"This year's budget has allocated a further $1-million toward improving Iwi radio services over the next three years and I intend to ensure that our capacity is maintained."

Next in New Zealand politics

New Year Honours List 2018
By: New Zealand Government
National Party launches bid to save highway projects
By: New Zealand National Party
Medicinal cannabis to ease suffering
By: New Zealand Government
CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net
By: CPAG
Government mourns the passing of Jim Anderton
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party mourns passing of Jim Anderton
By: Green Party
National expresses condolences at passing of Jim Anderton
By: New Zealand National Party
NZ First expresses condolences over death of Jim Anderton
By: New Zealand First Party
CTU mourns Jim Anderton
By: New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Prime Minister congratulates Honours recipients
By: New Zealand Government
Petition launched to ensure Auckland to Whangarei route
By: New Zealand National Party
Petition launched to support East-West Link
By: New Zealand National Party
Napier to Hastings Expressway at risk
By: New Zealand National Party
Waimak MP backs petition to save motorway project
By: New Zealand National Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media