Ko Whakaata Māori – Shane Taurima | Tuia Te Ako 2022

Published: 28 November 2023

Shane Taurima emphasised the importance of collaborative solutions to draw and retain skilled personnel despite financial limitations. He commended students' dedication to entering the workforce and perceived challenges as indicators of positive advancement. He urged the expansion of media pathways despite resource limitations.

About the speaker

Shane Taurima


Shane Taurima is the Tāhuhu Rangapū, Chief Executive Officer of Whakaata Māori. Shane has been CE of Whakaata Māori (formally Māori Television) for the past 3 years and has been leading the implementation of the organisation’s inter-generational vision of “kia tōnui a ngāi Māori, Māori are thriving”. Under his leadership Whakaata Māori has launched 2x apps, grown their audience and has been a champion of ensuring Whakaata Māori plays a leading role in the revitalisation of te reo Māori.