General Manager, Te Hiku Media
Peter-Lucas Kaaka Jones is an experienced broadcaster and digital content leader with tribal affiliations to Ngāti Kahu, Te Rārawa, Ngāi Takoto and Te Aupōuri. He is the General Manager of Te Hiku Media which is the tribal media hub of Te Hiku o Te Ika and the five iwi of Te Hiku, he is also Deputy Chair of Māori TV, and the Chair of Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori o Aotearoa, the national Māori radio network. Peter-Lucas has led Te Hiku Media in creating Māori language content, documenting, curating and archiving Māori language oral histories of Te Hiku o Te Ika, and piloting digital access, and most recently played a leading role in the Māori language corpus gathering for the voice recognition project ‘Kōrero Māori’. A former member of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and a treaty negotiator for Te Aupōuri, he has post-settlement governance experience.