Feb. 3, 2015, 12:34 p.m.
First Ever Online Live Video Stream of Waitangi Commemorations
To commemorate the 175th year since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Hiku Media of Kaitaia will be providing the first ever online LIVE video stream of proceedings straight from Waitangi on Thursday the 5th and Friday 6th of February.
Te Hiku Media will live video stream through their innovative online TV platform. Peter- Lucas Jones of Te Hiku Media says, “The stream will be available on most mobile devices and computers worldwide at waitangi.tv or by visiting tehiku.nz, and video announcing will be in both Māori and English.”
Te Puni Kōkiri is supporting the innovative coverage of this significant event. Staff from the two regional TV stations of Te Taitokerau (Northland), Te Hiku TV and Channel North, will work in collaboration to make this a success. Channel North will also broadcast the live stream over Freeview in the Whangarei region.
Events this year will be on a larger scale with extra navy vessels, waka and the visiting Hawaiian doubled hulled Va'a Hokule’a.
As a contribution to the historical live stream event at Waitangi, Channel North are sending two of the News team to be part of the coverage. News Producer Raewyn Barry and Technical Engineer Liam Moore will be joining a large team from Te Hiku Media.
This year the Te Hiku Media Crew will include a technical team, a Camera team and a team of video announcers, a crew of about 12 people. The Te Hiku Media teams are lead by technical expert Keoni Mahelona, Senior Digital Media Editor Junior Balei-Vuku Wilson, and Media Co-ordinator Maria Tauroa.
Thursday's coverage is likely to include official pōwhiri, discussions and Interviews Centered around Te Tii Marae and concerts by Tina Cross, The J-Geeks and Mika at the Treaty Grounds in the later afternoon.
Coverage will include live karakia at the Dawn Ceremony, Kapa Haka stage performances, Interviews with dignitaries, Radio commentary, Flag Raising ceremony and highlights of events from Wednesday through to Friday and New Zealand's own PolyFunk band Ardijah.
The confirmed program can be viewed at waitangi.tv
For more information contact Peter-Lucas Jones