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NZ’s Stuff teams with Maori broadcaster

Fairfax Media’s New Zealand website Stuff.co.nz has teamed with indigenous broadcaster Maori Television to bring diverse news video to a broader audience. The deal aligns with Stuff’s commitment to video content, while identifying the growing demand for diverse media. Maori Television will provide Stuff with two of its key programs, nightly news bulletin Te Kaea...

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Fairfax Media’s New Zealand website Stuff.co.nz has teamed with indigenous broadcaster Maori Television to bring diverse news video to a broader audience.

The deal aligns with Stuff’s commitment to video content, while identifying the growing demand for diverse media.

Maori Television will provide Stuff with two of its key programs, nightly news bulletin Te Kaea and current affairs program Native Affairs. This is hoped to be the first phase in a relationship which could lead to the sharing of non-news related content.

Maori Television Head of News and Current Affairs, Maramena Roderick, welcomed the opportunity for diversity.

“We value the development of this relationship which opens an unprecedented window to the Maori world. The reach of Fairfax and Stuff will ensure many more New Zealanders are well informed of the indigenous issues that impact upon and connect us all.”

Stuff has established similar deals with state broadcasters TVNZ and RNZ.

Fairfax Media’s group digital and visual editor Mark Stevens says the deal represents the commitment Stuff has to telling Kiwi stories.

“This is an exciting development for us which demonstrates our commitment to telling New Zealand stories that are relevant and of interest to Kiwis.

“Their stories are New Zealand stories, delving into a wide range of issues that affect our society,” Stevens said.

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