Te Reo On Air

BBC notes the launch of NZ’s first nationwide Maori language TV station. The inaugural broadcast comes 13 years after the Supreme Court ruled that the government was legally bound (by the Treaty of Waitangi) to protect its native tongue. Programs include daily news and weather reporting with a Maori perspective, subtitled dramas, and traditional cooking shows. “The launch of Maori television is yet another milestone for us and our language,” said academic Huirangi Waikerepuru.


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RIP Pioneering Neuroscientist Matthew During

RIP Pioneering Neuroscientist Matthew During

New Zealand-born Matthew During was a pioneering neuroscientist who devoted his life to developing gene therapy for human applications. During, who died in Darien, Connecticut on January 26th, 2023, aged…