Some notes about the banning of Native Affairs from Turangawaewae

  • Tuku Morgan, as unpleasant as ever

    Tuku Morgan, as unpleasant as ever

    TUKU MORGAN teaches ’em who’s got the biggest ego, who’s the boss and who’s got the power!

  • ‘Punishing’ the journos over the Native Affairs exposé that revealed the outrageous financial goings on at TKR.
  • But what is Tuku afraid of, and what have they got to hide?
  • Morgan wanted the truth to be buried —again— sorry Tuku, not gonna happen!
  • In effect turning what should have been a routine press conference into a MUCH bigger story.
  • Resulting in EGG all over the faces of the Maori king and his goons Morgan, Whakaruru and co.
  • Damaging the reputation of the wider Tainui tribe —yet again!
  • Morgan’s credibility was lost long ago.
  • The heroic Native Affairs reporters having been made the focal point of the story come out smiling from ear to ear.
  • In the industry this is called BLOWBACK lol!

MAUI STREET: Our double reality: on being Maori and being political

WAIKATOPOLITX: Kohanga media ban vindictive & suspicious

NZ HERALD: Native Affairs ban ‘not sensible’

Dominion Post: Kohanga censorship not on

PRESS CONFERENCE: Te Kohanga Reo Trust Board chair, Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi and Tukoroirangi Morgan take questions from the media.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Te Kohanga Reo Trust Board chair, Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi and Tukoroirangi Morgan take questions from the media.

OPINION: The leaders of the kohanga reo movement gave a rare press conference over the weekend.

Unfortunately it did little to repair the organisation’s reputation for arrogance and secrecy at the top.

Most worryingly, the Kohanga Reo National Trust board barred journalists representing Maori Television’s Native Affairs programme from the event. This was apparently utu for their reports of alleged misspending by the trust’s commercial arm, Te Pataka Ohanga. More