The future of Māori radio is up in the air says Te Whakaruruhau, the entity that represents iwi radio stations.

Iwi stations are funded till June next year but beyond that, their long-term future is uncertain.

Funding agency Te Māngai Pāho (TMP) met with Te Whakaruruhau yesterday to address their concerns.    

With dwindling audiences, TMP wants to see more collaboration in the Māori media sector.  

The meeting was held at urban Māori radio station Radio Waatea's headquarters. 

The Māngere-based station provides the iwi networks national Māori radio news, yet the station manager is also uncertain about the future for Māori radio news.