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Te Tii marae want media to pay $10k for broadcasting rights

The taniwha placating business must be soft.

Waitangi’s Te Tii marae is attempting to sell exclusive broadcasting rights to media for $10,000 to cover this year’s Waitangi day celebrations.

The secretary of Waitangi Marae Mauri Komiti Tana Apiata says the tradition of media companies gifting a koha to the Marae has been scrapped, and replaced with a ‘coverage fee’.

It is believed Newshub was first approached, but Tana Apiata said the deal would be opened up to other broadcasters if Newshub declined.

1 NEWS and Newshub are refusing to pay for exclusive rights.

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