Maori TV archiving underway

Posted Wednesday 24 Feb 2010

The New Zealand Film Archive has begun a major new initiative as part of its relationship with Te Mangai Paho, the M�ori broadcasting funding agency.  Since signing an archiving agreement in 2008, more than 2,000 hours of Te Mangai Paho-funded M�ori Television programmes have been captured and preserved by the Film Archive's kaikohikohi (collection co-ordinator)  and kairangahau (te reo M�ori cataloguer). Around 1,600 key programmes from the first four years of broadcasts by M�ori Television are now being digitised by the Film Archive at their Newmarket studios.