TVNZ Taurima report due to be released

  • 11/05/2014

TVNZ's report into Shane Taurima and allegations of political bias is set to be released.

Mr Taurima, a senior presenter and manager of the network's Maori and Pacific unit, resigned in February after reports meetings were held in offices at TVNZ to organise funding for the Labour Party.

In the aftermath of Mr Taurima's resignation, TVNZ launched an investigation into staff use of its resources to support political party activities, as well as allegations of political bias and conflicts of interest.

TVNZ will release the full report this afternoon.

Mr Taurima has previously denied that his political affiliations have had any influence on editorial decisions made during more than 12 years at TVNZ.

He unsuccessfully sought Labour's nomination for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti seat after Parekura Horomia died in April last year.

He's put himself forward for selection as Labour's candidate in the Tamaki Makaurau seat at this year's election.

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source: newshub archive