Te Ao Pāpāho - Media Award

Outstanding contribution to te reo Māori in media

This category celebrates journalists, broadcasters, filmmakers, media outlets and organisations that have effectively used their platforms to amplify te reo Māori. Nominees may have made a lasting impact on the accessibility and representation in the media landscape, have presented compelling campaigns and storytelling for te reo Māori, or have demonstrated an impactful shift in the way te reo Māori is incorporated in their work.


  • You can nominate a person, an organisation, or kaupapa for this award.
  • The nomination must reflect impacts made within Aotearoa.
  • Nominations will be considered from individuals and groups who consider themselves to be working within the media industry. If for example, a project overlaps Media and the Arts, it will be the nominators' decision on which category is most appropriate.