Maori Television is the flagship for the Maori Language as well as broadcasting Maori culture in general.
On 1st December 2013, is the cross over to the digital spectrum where the Maori Language will continue to be broadcast unimpeded carrying also our stories to the public in Aotearoa.
A bill is currently in parliament to transfer the management of the digital spectrum from the Crown to Te Putahi Paoho the arm to the Maori Television Service College.
Dr Pita Sharples is happy the bill has passed its first reading on its path through parliament duly monitored by the Maori Party.
He waka uta reo te Pouaka Whakaata Maori me kaua e wareware i te ahurea o te iwi Maori whanui kia rewa mo ake tonu atu. Hoi ano a te tuatahi o tenei marama Hakihea kei te whakawhiti atu ki te iarere hou ki te digital spectrum kia whakapaho tonu i te reo Maori me nga purakau o tatau ki Aotearoa whanui. Kei roto i te paremata tetahi pire kia whakawhiti atu te whakahaeretanga o te digital spectrum i Te Karauna ki Te Putahi Paoho tera taha Kareti o Ratonga Pouaka Whakaata Maori. Kei te hari koa a Takuta Pita Sharples kua hipa te pire i tana panui tuatahi i tana huarahi i te paremata kia ea tera e whai ana i Te Pati Maori.