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Te Ao - Māori News launch

Launching on Monday 25 February, a new day in Māori daily news begins in Aotearoa with Te Ao - Māori News, the new daily news programme.

With a fresh new look and feel, reporter Wikitoria Day, a sister of Māori Television's very first presenter Ngarimu Daniels will be the new face of Māori Television's daily news programme.

Longstanding news presenters Piripi Taylor and Heta Gardiner will spearhead local news, community and special events coverage around the motu including at Te Matatini this week in Wellington.

“Te Ao literally means the world and it reinforces Māori Television’s vision that we are the gateway to the Māori World, Te Kūaha ki te Ao Māori,“ says Acting Chief Executive Shane Taurima.

Last year, Māori Television announced plans to build a digital-first Māori media hub.