Minister must explain Maori TV interference
Posted 24th Jun 2015
Filed under: Broadcasting
Te Ururoa Flavell must explain why he told Maori TV staff all complaints about the CEO must come to him – months before he became the Minister responsible for the broadcaster, Labour’s Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran says.

“Sources have told me that Mr Flavell rebuked staff for signing a petition against Paora Maxwell’s appointment and insisted all complaints about the CEO must be made through him, in a speech made in May 2014 welcoming Mr Maxwell to the organisation.
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Black Caps backs South Dunedin flood recovery
Posted 17th Jun 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
People dealing with the aftermath of the Dunedin floods will be supported by the boost from Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum and coach Mike Hesson who have put their weight behind the Dunedin Flood Appeal in a video released this afternoon, Clare Curran, Labour Dunedin South MP says.



“It is brilliant that South Dunedin’s favourite son has shown his support for those affected by the floods. Brendon has never forgotten where he came from, and recording this video is a real shot in the arm for those picking up the pieces from the floods.
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Māori TV editorial interference scandal deepens
Posted 17th Jun 2015
Filed under: Broadcasting
The Maori Development Minister has misled a select committee and appears to have broken the law through editorial interference in Māori Television, Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

Labour has released emails between Te Ururoa Flavell’s press secretary and Maori television that show the Minister's press secretary tried to alter the format of a proposed Native Affairs debate on Whanau Ora and attempted to dissuade Māori Television from inviting NZ First to appear on the show.
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Urgent plea for donations to support Dunedin after floods
Posted 11th Jun 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran is urging people to get behind a plea that has gone out today for donations to help uninsured residents who lost their homes and possessions in last week’s floods.

“The worst affected suburbs are some of New Zealand’s most densely populated and disadvantaged areas. The elderly, people with disabilities and families with young children on low incomes are disproportionately affected by the extreme flood event.
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Labour calls for assurances on Maori TV editorial independence
Posted 9th Jun 2015
Filed under: Broadcasting
The Minister of Maori Affairs must seek immediate assurances from the Chair and CEO of Maori Television that editorial independence at Maori TV has not been compromised, says Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran.



“The shock resignation of prominent and respected reporter Mihingarangi Forbes last week from Maori TV’s Native Affair’s programme has exposed further rifts within the publicly funded broadcaster.
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