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The finalists and winners in the Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Journalist of the Year Award are:
For a story on Māori Television’s Native Affairs that saw the then-New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd out himself as a recovering racist, sparking a national debate on racism.
Interview with Renee Kahukura-Isoefa
Ms Sherman won the inaugural Māori Journalist of Year award last year and is a finalist in both categories for stories she did for Newshub. Her political analysis of King Tuheitia’s backing of the Māori party is recognised in the English category, while a story that ran as part of a Māori Language Week series on the 6pm news is a finalist in the Te Reo Māori category.
Interview with Maiki Sherman
For 37 years Wena Harawira has led the way for Māori journalists. She’s worked in all aspects of the industry inspiring and encouraging others.
Interview with Wena Harawira
For coverage of the death of Dr Ranganui Walker and its impact for iwi Te Whakatōhea, aired on Te Kāea, Māori Television.
For a story uncovering the NZ Herald’s refusal to publish a memorial notice in Te Reo Māori. The story was aired on Te Kāea, Māori Television.
For a story on Māori Television’s Native Affairs programme on the gender debate around a man’s decision to have a normally female-only moko kauae against the wishes of the artist and his iwi.
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Last updated on Thursday 09 November 2017