This week sees the launch of two new television channels dedicated to broadcasting educational programmes for school students during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The first is Home Learning Papa Kāinga TV, which will provide English-language content for early learners, primary and secondary students up to Year 10. The second is Māori Television, which will broadcast te reo Māori content for students, as well as content targeted for Pacific and other communities.
Both Papa Kāinga TV and Māori Television start their educational programming this Wednesday April 15, which is officially the start of term two. Papa Kāinga TV will initially run for one month, with the option of extending, depending on what happens with the lockdown.
Both channels are available free-to-air. Papa Kāinga TV will be available on TVNZ2+1 or Sky Channel 502 between 9am and 3pm every weekday, and also on TVNZOnDemand. Māori Television is available on Freeview Channel 5, Sky Channel 82 and On Demand.