Te Reo (TV channel)

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Te Reo
Te Reo TV logo.png
Te Reo logo
Launched 28 March 2008
Owned by New Zealand Government
Te Putahi Paoho
Picture format 576i 16:9
Country New Zealand
Language Māori
Website http://www.tereo.tv/
DVB 64-QAM on band IV
DVB QPSK on 1925 @ 12456 MHz

Te Reo (Māori: "the language") is a New Zealand TV station broadcasting programmes exclusively in the Māori language (Te Reo Māori) with no advertising or subtitles. It also broadcasts special tribal programming and offers particular focus on new programming for the fluent audience.

The channel initially broadcast for three hours a day, seven days a week, during the prime time hours of 8.00 PM to 11.00 PM from Friday 28 March on Freeview Satellite. It was later added for Sky/Vodafone subscribers.[1]

At present, the channel broadcasts, on average, from 4:20pm to 11:00pm.


  • WHARE TAPERE – Studio-based show – fronted by kapa haka enthusiast Tamati Waaka – that explores the dynamics of kapa haka through discussion with special guests. Learn and appreciate the stories behind the moves, the songs and the people.
  • TE TĒPU – Current affairs show where prominent kaumātua as well as the country's best practitioners of Te Reo Māori share their views on local, national and international issues with presenter Waihoroi Shortland.
  • TE PĀTAKA KŌRERO – Haare Williams presents this inspirational history series that uses sound and visual archival material to bring the past back to the present. Kaumātua and well-known Māori reflect on significant milestones in time.
  • TE PAE HIHIRI – Māori Television's leading bilingual sports commentator Te Arahi Maipi presents this studio-based sports show that reviews and previews all the action from the major sporting events.
  • KARAWHIUA – A war of wit and cunning! Tihini Grant presents this game show that combines tikanga Māori and traditional techniques with contemporary practices.
  • RUAHINE – Studio interviews with well-known Māori women who speak about their tikanga from their own tribal perspective.


  1. ^ Maori Television (9 March 2008). "Maori Television launches second channel". Maori Television. 

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