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Celebrating NZ music’s top talent

Monday, 4 August 2014, 11:33 am | NZ On Air

Celebrating NZ music’s top talent The biggest night of the year for the New Zealand music industry will be broadcast live later this year, with the funding support of NZ On Air. The Vodafone NZ Music Awards will this year screen live-to-air for two ... More >>

Topics as diverse as the country we live in – new TV docos

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:53 am | NZ On Air

New Zealand TV viewers will be treated to documentaries and factual programmes on issues as diverse as the science of forensics, New Zealand’s obesity problem, housing affordability, bogans, and our social history through DNA following the latest NZ ... More >>

Two new drama series and a returning favourite secure funds

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:54 pm | NZ On Air

Legendary safe-cracker and criminal Ted West and his wife Rita are the central characters of a new series funded for TV3 that is a prequel to Outrageous Fortune . Set in 1970’s Auckland the historical drama will take Outrageous Fortune’s large and loyal audience ... More >>

New research shows traditional media still prevail

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 12:14 pm | NZ On Air

New research commissioned by NZ On Air confirms the majority of New Zealanders are still consuming traditional broadcast media - linear television and live radio - every day. However music audiences and the young are leading the charge to digital ... More >>

Connecting documentaries with new audiences

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:00 pm | NZ On Air

A new million dollar joint initiative between the NZ Film Commission and NZ On Air aims to create diverse feature-length documentaries for both theatre and television screens. More >>

Five innovative stories chosen for first Māori webseries

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 2:18 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho have selected five innovative Māori webseries to be supported from a new joint $500,000 fund. Three series are for younger audiences; two will be made in both Te Reo and English. More >>

Joint documentary fund producing results

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 11:49 am | NZ On Air

The first documentary project supported by NZ On Air and the New Zealand Film Commission under the Joint Documentary Fund has gone into production, while funding for two more projects has just been finalised. More >>

Radio funding keeps diverse voices and music on the airwaves

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 1:14 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has confirmed funding for 2014/15 to ensure a diverse range of voices, languages and music extend choice for all New Zealanders on radio stations throughout the country. More >>

Diverse and informative local programmes get the nod

Friday, 30 May 2014, 10:05 am | NZ On Air

A lively new weekly programme for Māori youth, a look back at one of our most successful songs and its creator, and a series with three sisters who could run rings around the Kardashians have been supported by NZ On Air in the final funding round of the ... More >>

New Māori programmes bring variety to our screens

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 11:51 am | NZ On Air

New Māori programmes bring a landmark documentary and variety to our screens Both light entertainment and examination of a significant historic event will be covered in new programmes funded by NZ On Air under its Māori programming strategy, Te Rautaki ... More >>

New fund to support Māori webseries

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 9:42 am | NZ On Air

New fund to support Māori webseries 26 March 2014 An initiative just launched by NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho aims to create a way to tell stories by and for Māori outside the traditional broadcast model. The new joint fund for webseries has $500,000 ... More >>

Local content holds steady at 32% of television schedules

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 11:19 am | NZ On Air

Local content holds steady at 32% of television schedules The annual NZ On Air Local Content Report released today reveals some challenges being faced by the television sector. More >>

Health and popular music to feature in new local content

Friday, 14 March 2014, 12:40 pm | NZ On Air

A new science-based documentary series will seek answers to worrying declining health statistics for New Zealanders, asking the question Why Are We Fat? In funding decisions made by NZ On Air this week, the Razor Films production for Prime was supported. More >>

The big question answered for Nothing Trivial fans

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:37 pm | NZ On Air

The big question answered for Nothing Trivial fans and strange-but-true-drama Fans of Nothing Trivial will finally get some answers – NZ On Air has agreed to fund a two-hour tele-feature to wrap up the series, after series three ended unexpectedly ... More >>

Investment in local music paying off

Friday, 17 January 2014, 3:34 pm | NZ On Air

Latest results from the two year old NZ On Air Making Tracks music funding scheme show that local music is finding bigger audiences across a diverse range of media. More >>

New Zealanders will see 2015 Chunuk Bair service live

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 11:22 am | NZ On Air

New Zealanders will see 2015 Chunuk Bair service live NZ On Air has awarded Maori Television a contract for the live TV coverage of the historically significant Anzac Day 2015 commemorative service at Chunuk Bair in Turkey. More >>

Documentary and factual programmes galore for 2014

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 9:38 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has invested $4.8m in high quality local documentary and factual programmes in its latest funding decisions, including three one-off documentaries for prime-time. Topics covered range from art, science and architecture, to history and health. More >>

New TV dramas backed by NZ On Air

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 3:57 pm | NZ On Air

Three different production houses have won NZ On Air funding for significant new drama projects. Six telefeatures will join NZ On Air’s slate of short and longer-run series currently in production. More >>

Innovative new projects to excite and engage online audience

Friday, 13 December 2013, 3:46 pm | NZ On Air

Fresh support from NZ On Air’s Digital Media Fund will bring six innovative projects to online audiences. The latest funding round saw 61 applications to the Kickstart fund for transmedia projects and 54 applications for webseries. The applications ... More >>

Overnight Motorway Closures

Friday, 13 December 2013, 12:20 pm | NZ On Air

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 20 December. More >>



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