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Paora Maxwell

Director, Executive [Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Te Ure o Uenukukōpako, Te Arawa]

Paora Maxwell spent three years as Chief Executive of Māori Television. He began in the job in May 2014 after time heading TVNZ’s Māori and Pacific Programmes Department, and 15 years making shows for his company Te Aratai Productions. Maxwell was set to step down from Māori Television in August 2017.  

The purpose of my work is very important. I've always been a person who, you know, wanted to do things and wanted to, in some sort of idealistic way, make the world a better place. Paora Maxwell in an interview with the NZ Herald's Michele Hewitson, 17 May 2014

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Interview

Paora Maxwell: On being committed to Māori broadcasting…

Interview, 2016

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2016 Matariki Awards

2016, Presenter - Television

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Fresh - Jason Momoa and Wentworth (Series Three, Episode 16)

2013, Executive Producer - Television

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Fresh - Bloopers and Fob Outs (Series Two)

2012, Executive Producer - Television

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I Am TV - Series Five, Final Episode

2012, Executive Producer - Television

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Fresh

2011 - 13, Executive Producer - Television

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Salat se Rotuma - Passage to Rotuma

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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Fresh - First Episode

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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I Am TV - Series Four, Episode One

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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I Am TV - Series Four, Episode Two

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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Tagata Pasifika - 2011 Polynesian Blue Pacific Music Awards

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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Te Karere - Dennis Marsh interview

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Subject - Television

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Laughing Samoans at Large - First Episode

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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Tagata Pasifika - Hine Moana: A Journey Home

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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Waka Huia - Meng Foon

2008, Executive Producer - Television

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Aroha - Haka and Siva

2002, Director - Television

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Mai FM - It's Cool to Kōrero

1999, Producer - Television

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Rangatira: In the Blood / He Toto i Tuku iho - Donna Awatere Huata

1998, Producer - Television

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1998 Hero Parade

1998, Associate Producer - Television

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Radicals

1997, Director - Television

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Radio Wha Waho

1993, Director - Television

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Marae

1988 - 1992, 2008 -13, Director, Producer - Television

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3:45 LIVE!

1989 - 1990, Director - Television

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Waka Huia

2008 - 2009, Executive Producer - Television

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Tagata Pasifika

2008 -13, Executive Producer - Television

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Te Karere

2008 - 13, Executive Producer - Television