Whakaata Māori

Ko te reo te hā, te mauri o te Māoritanga
The Māori language is the cornerstone of Māori culture

New Zealand’s national indigenous media organisation, Whakaata Māori (formerly known as Māori Television), promotes, revitalises and normalises the Māori language by taking a digital-first, audience-led approach in the delivery of educational, entertaining and engaging programming.

The Māori language is a taonga (treasure) at the very heart of Māori culture and identity and for that reason alone, it must be preserved and fostered. It provides a platform for Māori cultural development and supports a unique New Zealand identity within a global society.