Te Pou Irirangi Toa 0 Te Tau 2018 – Tumeke FM 96.9

E ngä mana, e ngä reo, e ngä karangaranga maha, tena koutou katoa.

After winning awards for Best Station Imaging, Best Programme Director, Best Current Affairs or Talkback and Best Outside Broadcast for Te Kupenga, we were very humbled to receive the supreme award Te Pou Irirangi Toa o Te Tau 2018, Iwi Radio Station of the Year for 2018.

The board, management and staff wish to acknowledge the judges, the other finalists, Te Whakaruruhau o Ngä Reo Irirangi, the Mäori Media Network Ltd and Te Mängai Paho. We would also like to thank our communities and listeners, our licence holder, Te Runanga o Ngäti Awa, our clients and sponsors and all our volunteers and supporters for their continuing endorsement. Ngä mihi mahana, ngä mihi maioha ki a koutou.

The Mäori broadcasting space remains an environment of challenge and opportunity. Advancements in technology, language priorities and audience trends requires us to seek to exceed those expectations by embracing innovation and change in the promotion of te reo me ona tikanga.