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Major events ranging from the terrorist murders in Christchurch to the apology forthe dawn raids in Auckland, have highlighted how race and racism have been woven through our society.    

The media has been reporting on these issues but has also had to look at its own attitudes and practices. How is the media changing? 

Carmen Parahi led the research into the reporting practices of the Stuff group’s newspapers over many years, research which led to the subsequent public apology, policy changes to hiring and the spacegiven to Māori stories.

Mava Moayyed has spent the past seven years working in newsrooms across Aotearoa and abroad includingCNBC, RNZ and TVNZ, with her investigative work recognised early in her career with a Canon Media Award and Emerging Journalist award.

Morgan Godfery Te Pahipoto (Ngāti Awa),Lalomanu (Samoa) often tackles race issues in his commentaries on radio, TV and in print, writing for TheGuardian, The Spinoff and Metro among others while holding a senior lecturer post at the University of Otago.


Please note that due to speaker commitments there have been changes to the panel line-up as previously advertised in the Festival programme.

 Unfortunately we have received news  yesterday that Morgan Godfery is suddenly unable to join us for tomorrow’s Aspiring Conversations session due to Covid.

The session will continue with Carmen Parahi and Mava Moayyed as planned.

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Wānaka Festival of Colour
Sunday 2 April
60 minutes
$20 (Students $10)
Pacific Crystal Palace
General Admission

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Milford Asset Management