Derek Tinia Fox, New Zealand broadcaster, commentator, publisher, journalist and Māori Party candidate in several elections
Released Date: March 19, 2015 Derek Tinia Fox is a New Zealand broadcaster, commentator, publisher, journalist and Māori Party candidate in several elections. He was the Mayor of Wairoa from 1995 to 2001.
Born in Auckland, he grew up 45 km east of Wairoa on the Mahia Peninsula. He is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou descent. He worked for Television New Zealand to 1986, where he fronted Koha a Māori current affairs programme, and produced Te Karere a Māori news programme from 1983. He then launched Mana magazine and Rotorua-based Mana Māori News. He also became the chair of the Māori Broadcasters Association, which was later renamed Ngā Aho Whakaari.
A former Chairman of the board of Māori TV, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said he was the pre-eminent Māori broadcaster of his generation.
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