Book Giveaway - Māori Television: The First Ten Years

16 May 2017


This month we are giving away a copy of Māori Television: The First Ten Years, by Jo Smith. To enter the draw, please email your name and address to Alumni Relations Manager Melanie Barr at The winner will be notified on 9 June, 2017.

Māori Television was set up in 2004 to protect and promote te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori (Māori language and cultural practices.), to inform, educate, and entertain a broad viewing audience, and thus to "enrich New Zealand society, culture, and heritage". Over the following decade, it had a major impact on the New Zealand media landscape.

Based on kõrero with key stakeholders – staff, the board, other media, academics, politicians, funders, and viewers – Māori Television examines the complex dynamics underpinning state-funded Māori media. The book offers five frameworks to help understand the Māori media organisation, and its activities, in a wider non-Māori context.


Jo Smith (Waitaha, Kati Māmoe, and Kāi Tahu) is a senior lecturer in English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University. She has contributed chapters to several books and articles to a range of journals, including Arena, Continuum, Transnational Cinemas, Settler Colonial Studies, and AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.