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An Innovative Approach To Leadership Of Premium Productions For International Audiences Fund

Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:06 am | NZ On Air

The three agencies collaborating to deliver the Te PunaKairangi Premium Fund, the Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund have struck on an innovative leadership model for the Fund. Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission ... More >>

Local Music On Radio Hits Highest Peak Since Records Began

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 11:30 am | NZ On Air

  Local music broke several records for radio airplay and chart placings in 2020 – in spite of the many challenges the industry faced due to the pandemic, according to NZ On Air, the Radio Broadcasters Association and Recorded Music NZ. ... More >>

Premium, Bilingual Content Coming To More Aotearoa Screens

Monday, 22 February 2021, 9:25 am | NZ On Air

  Successful projects from the latest Te Māngai Pāho and Irirangi Te Motu/NZ On Air co-fund have been announced. A total of $4 million has been awarded to nine applicants, which will see varying levels of te reo Māori used across a ... More >>

New TVNZ Anthology Series To Explore Māori, Pasifika, And Filipino Supernatural Beings

Monday, 22 February 2021, 9:20 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho have announced funding for a new six episode anthology series set to explore supernatural stories of Māori, Pasifika, and Filipino cultures. The new scripted series will screen during prime-time on TVNZ 2, and support six ... More >>

New Funding Invests In Talent Development Of New Music Artists

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 2:39 pm | NZ On Air

A new scheme to develop the songwriting and sonics of new and emerging local music artists will invest in the future music aspirations of dozens of talented musicians. The first funding round results have just been released by NZ On Air, with 27 music ... More >>

Stories Reflecting Many Facets Of Aotearoa Funded For 2021

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 10:55 am | NZ On Air

  NZ On Air will fund hours of new, important documentary content in 2021 telling stories that reflect the many different faces of Aotearoa. In the final funding round of 2020 successful projects cover a broad range of topics from disability to ... More >>

A New Telefeature And Three New Projects For Young Audiences – Latest NZ On Air Funding

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:10 am | NZ On Air

The final NZ On Air funding round of 2020 will deliver more unique New Zealand stories to screen audiences here, and overseas. Telefeature Princess of Chaos is the story of a political scandal as told from the perspective of the ‘other woman,’ Bevan ... More >>

Support For Journalism And Current Affairs Keeps New Zealanders Informed

Monday, 7 December 2020, 2:58 pm | NZ On Air

The final NZ On Air funding round of 2020 has confirmed support for a number of returning specialist current affairs shows and important investigative journalism initiatives. The award-winning Stuff Circuit and Newsroom Investigates teams of top ... More >>

The Many Faces Of Aotearoa In Profile – More Uniquely New Zealand Stories

Monday, 5 October 2020, 3:58 pm | NZ On Air

The many faces of Aotearoa feature in new and returning factual content to achieve funding in the latest hotly contested NZ On Air funding round. Delivering in its vision of ‘connecting and reflecting Aotearoa’ the lineup of content for many ... More >>

Te Māngai Pāho And NZ On Air Co-fund Round Announcement

Monday, 5 October 2020, 9:29 am | NZ On Air

Te Māngai Pāho and Irirangi Te Motu/NZ On Air have announced a new co-fund to encourage high-quality, compelling Māori language content for distribution to a broad range of audiences. The fund seeks high-quality, scripted and factual, original ... More >>

$11.2m Of Local Games, Shows And Songs To Spark Curiosity And Creativity In Tamariki

Friday, 2 October 2020, 2:29 pm | NZ On Air

Tamariki across Aotearoa can let their imaginations run wild with the latest drop of exciting new local shows and games funded by NZ On Air. $11.2m has been allocated for six games, 15 shows and 20 songs that will be available across (games), ... More >>

Don’t Worry – There’s Plenty To Laugh About In 2021!

Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:02 am | NZ On Air

Local audiences will have plenty to cheer them up in 2021, with hours of returning and new local comedy and drama headed for our screens. A new Prime sitcom, Raised By Refugees , from comedian Pax Assadi, invites viewers into the confusing, and at ... More >>

Challenging Times For Local Media As Global Digital Offerings Lure Audiences

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 10:26 am | NZ On Air

  2020 looks to be the year traditional media audiences are overtaken by digital media audiences, according to NZ On Air’s Where Are The Audiences? 2020 research , released today. In the fourth wave of research in the Where Are The Audiences? ... More >>

Many And Varied Stories Of Aotearoa Commissioned In Latest NZ On Air Funding Round

Monday, 20 July 2020, 11:28 am | NZ On Air

Contemporary history, music, culture, architecture, and cancer are just some of the many subjects to be explored in 18 new and eight returning informative documentaries green lit in NZ On Air’s funding round this week. Important recent historical events ... More >>

$16 Million Invested In Three Local Drama Series, Firing Up The Local Production Sector

Friday, 17 July 2020, 2:15 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air will support two new drama series and one successful returning drama series, bringing powerful local stories to screens and creating up to 350 jobs on sets. The Panthers dramatises the founding of the Polynesian Panthers during Robert Muldoon’s ... More >>

More Accessible Screen Content For Hearing And Sight Impaired New Zealanders

Friday, 17 July 2020, 10:54 am | NZ On Air

Hearing impaired and sight impaired audiences will be able to enjoy significantly more of their favourite TV programmes following a major funding boost to the organisation that provides captions and audio description. NZ On Air is almost doubling the funding ... More >>

Working towards gender and ethnicity balance

Monday, 13 July 2020, 2:33 pm | NZ On Air

Women are well-represented among writers and producers in screen content, but still battling for their place as directors, and we need more Asian screen creatives in all creative roles, and more women recording artists, according to the latest NZ ... More >>

Huge Shifts In The Ways Children Access Media – New Research From NZ On Air And BSA

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:57 pm | NZ On Air

New Zealand’s children are increasingly consuming stories, songs and games on international media and platforms, missing out on local content and potentially impacting on their sense of identity and belonging. The Children’s Media Use Study 2020, ... More >>

Turning Up The Volume Of Pasifika Music In Aotearoa

Friday, 12 June 2020, 12:34 pm | NZ On Air

24 Pasifika music artists have won funding to record new music, including tracks in Pacific languages, thanks to a record investment from NZ On Air. NZ On Air has just had its second ever New Music Single focus round seeking new music from Pasifika ... More >>

Funding Boost Is Music To The Ears Of Musicians And Fans

Friday, 29 May 2020, 12:09 pm | NZ On Air

  As NZ Music Month edges to a close New Zealand’s musicians have reason to celebrate with government funding to NZ On Air for supporting local music creation to more than double for the next two years. Announced today by Prime Minister and ... More >>