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Tini Molyneux

Journalist, Presenter, Producer [Ngāi Tūhoe]

In her 10 year tenure as Māori Affairs correspondent for One News, Tini Molyneux fronted some of the biggest news stories in New Zealand, let alone Māoridom —  including the Foreshore and seabed hīkoi, the birth of the Māori Party and the 2007 Urerewa police raids. She began her 30 year television career as a newsreader for Te Karere, and went on to present and report stories for Waka Huia and Marae

It’s time for us to treat the Māori language as something living — for too long we’ve treated it as this delicate taonga that needs to be preserved. That’s not what it’s about. Broadcaster Tini Molyneux on her hopes for te reo Māori, Radio New Zealand, 25 October 2018