Thoughts on news consumption and well-being: April 3, 2020
Thoughts on news consumption and well-being: April 3, 2020Thoughts on news consumption and well-being: April 3, 2020
Te Kuru Dewes is from Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Rangitihi. He is a multi-media journalist and regional reporter for Te Ao Māori news at Whakaata Māori. Te Kuru lives in Tūranga nui a Kiwa, Gisborne, with his partner Nikau Hindin, an artist. Nikau returned from Hawai’i before the level 4 rāhui was in place but after the measures from the government were in place instructing those returning from overseas to go immediately into isolation. So they have been in isolation for about two weeks now. Te Kuru has been communicating over instagram and other social media platforms the core information about everything going on with Covid19 in Aotearoa right now. Lillian had been following it and what she found useful was the breakdown of all the news going on elsewhere. This can be dangerous of course when there is misinformation circling out there too. But, as a journalist, Te Kuru understands that. He’s trying to do it so people have an effective and consistent source of info. Lillian spoke to Te Kuru and asked why he’s been doing this.