Te Māngai Pāho - Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency


Te Māngai Pāho was established in 1993 under the Broadcasting Amendment Act giving life to the acknowledgement of successive governments that te reo Māori is a taonga (treasure) warranting its active protection and support. Consistent with this, our statutory role is to: promote Māori language and Māori culture by allocating available funds, on such terms and conditions, as Te Māngai Pāho thinks fit, for broadcasting and the production of programmes to be broadcast [s.53(B)].

We are, first and foremost, a Māori language sector agency in terms of why we fund and secondly a broadcasting sector agency in terms of where and which industry we fund.

Our statutory obligations are primarily met by funding te reo Māori and tikanga Māori programmes and music for television and radio broadcast. To ensure that our actual broadcast outcomes are achieved, we currently:

•     fund 21 iwi radio stations to deliver eight hours of Māori language content each day;
•     allocate funding directly to the Māori Television Service for the production of in-house programmes and the acquisitions of local and overseas programmes of interest to Māori audiences;
•     manage a contestable pool of funding for the production of independently made Māori language programmes commissioned for television and radio, including music CDs and special broadcast events.

Te Māngai Pāho
Level 8
Eagle Technology House
135 Victoria Street
Wellington 6011
Aotearoa - New Zealand

Tel +64 4 915 0700
Fax +64 4 915 0701

General enquiries: webconnect@tmp.govt.nz