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The World Will Soon Be Seeing More Of New Zealand On Screen

Monday, 30 May 2022, 11:23 am | NZ On Air

Nine projects selected in Final Production Funding Round of Te Puna Kairangi. A total of nine film and television projects have been offered funding in the final round of Te Puna Kairangi – Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund, ... More >>

Information Release Regarding Funded Documentary Being Chlöe

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:15 pm | NZ On Air

In response to requests for information about the funding of the feature film documentary Being Chlöe, NZ On Air has today released documents relating to the funding decision. The information is presented as one package to provide both completeness and transparency. ... More >>

A New Head Of Music To Lead NZ On Air's Music Strategy

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 9:47 am | NZ On Air

Irirangi te Motu | NZ On Air is very pleased to announce the appointment of respected long-time music industry executive Teresa Patterson as the new Head of Music. Ms Patterson has worked in the NZ music and arts industry for more than 25 years in ... More >>

More National Treasures – NZ On Air And Te Māngai Pāho Co-fund Champions Te Reo Māori Content

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:13 am | NZ On Air

Irirangi Te Motu NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho’s fourth co-funding round has awarded 11 bilingual projects up to $5.9m to further champion the use of te reo Māori across a wide variety of platforms. Returning to TVNZ 1 for a second season, National ... More >>

NZ On Air Welcomes Strengthening Of Public Media

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 12:30 pm | NZ On Air

Today’s announcement that Cabinet has approved the establishment of a new public media entity created from TVNZ and RNZ, alongside NZ On Air, is a significant investment in public media in Aotearoa. NZ On Air welcomes the endorsement of its vital role ... More >>

Another Record Year For Local Music Airplay On New Zealand Radio In 2021

Friday, 4 March 2022, 2:30 pm | NZ On Air

Nearly one in every four songs played in 2021 on the main contemporary commercial music networks was from a New Zealand act and we’re hearing more waiata in te reo Māori. Commercial music radio stations played record levels of New Zealand music ... More >>

Richness Of Real-life Stories To Be Shared On Aotearoa Screens In 2022

Friday, 3 December 2021, 10:56 am | NZ On Air

Factual content reflecting people’s experiences in Aotearoa - from the story of a pregnant transgender man to ANZAC commemorations - will be brought to local audiences thanks to the latest Irirangi Te Motu NZ On Air funding round. The new crop of Factual ... More >>

NZ On Air Announces New Public Interest Journalism Fund Advisory Panel

Friday, 3 December 2021, 8:58 am | NZ On Air

Key representatives from New Zealand’s news media sector will provide ongoing consultation into how the Public Interest Journalism Fund (PIJF) operates in Aotearoa. Irirangi Te Motu NZ On Air has established the Te Puna Whakatongarewa Public Interest ... More >>

Lots To Laugh About In 2022 In New New Funded Content For Local Audiences

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12:37 pm | NZ On Air

  Local audiences can expect lots of light relief heading to their screens, with new and returning comedies featuring strongly in the latest Scripted content to be greenlit from NZ On Air’s final funding round of 2021. Head of Funding Amie ... More >>

Four Screen Projects Selected In The Interim Production Round Of The $50 Million Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 9:54 am | NZ On Air

A documentary series about the disappearance of six people in a small surf town and the true story of a 70-year-old diesel mechanic who cracked a drug operation are just two of four incredible projects that will share in over $11.5m of funding ... More >>

NZ On Air, Screen Australia And TikTok Announce Recipients Of Every Voice Initiative

Monday, 15 November 2021, 12:01 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air, Screen Australia and TikTok have announced the recipients of Every Voice, an initiative to support diverse and distinct creators in the creation of innovative content exclusively for audiences on TikTok. <img src="" ... More >>

Rising To The Challenge Of Creating Better Media Content For Asian New Zealanders

Friday, 5 November 2021, 11:55 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air is seeking support from media content creators and media platforms to better serve the needs of Asian New Zealanders, following new research. Independent researchers Heather Irvine and Wing Morgan conducted the ethnographic qualitative ... More >>

Asian Creatives And Women Directors Under-represented In Local Screen Projects

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 9:11 am | NZ On Air

Asian creatives and female directors continue to be under-represented in locally made screen content, according to new research by NZ On Air. <img src="" width="317" height="720"> NZ On Air surveyed 178 publicly ... More >>

Homegrown Content Rates High With Kiwi Students And Teachers

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 1:08 pm | NZ On Air

  Kiwi students like watching and learning from short, funny and homegrown audio/visual content, according to new research commissioned by NZ On Air and the Digital Media Trust.* The study, conducted by Waikato University Associate Professor ... More >>

Exploring The Many Faces Of Aotearoa – New Informative Factual Content Gets Green Light

Monday, 27 September 2021, 2:47 pm | NZ On Air

The many different faces of Aotearoa are represented in a host of new Factual content to be commissioned from the latest NZ On Air funding round. The content traverses engaging topics such as early arrivals to our shores of pan-ethnic communities, raising ... More >>

NZ On Air Invests Over $13 Million In New Content To Engage Tamariki

Friday, 24 September 2021, 2:25 pm | NZ On Air

Aotearoa’s youngest viewers are in for a treat with $13.3m worth of new content to stimulate and entertain across a range of digital platforms, games and television. NZ On Air has greenlit 13 new series, eight returning favourites and seven new online ... More >>

Drama Reflecting Different Perspectives On Aotearoa – Latest NZ On Air Funding

Friday, 24 September 2021, 10:59 am | NZ On Air

New drama and comedy commissions from the latest NZ On Air funding round will see a wide variety of communities and their stories reflected on screens. The team behind the 2006 comedy classic film Sione’s Wedding are back with a scripted comedy series ... More >>

The generational divide widens in latest NZ On Air survey

Friday, 3 September 2021, 10:30 am | NZ On Air

Young New Zealanders are continuing to lead a march away from traditional media, Netflix is still growing at pace, but TV is still the media New Zealanders spend the most time with overall in a day. More >>

NZ On Air Invests In Pan Asian Voices

Friday, 13 August 2021, 9:55 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has invested up to $715,000 in a new development and production initiative with the Pan Asian Screen Collective (PASC) aimed at increasing Pan Asian representation across key creative roles in Aotearoa’s screen industry. The unique Episode One: ... More >>

NZ On Air, Screen Australia And TikTok Nurture Emerging Voices With New Every Voice Initiative

Monday, 19 July 2021, 12:30 pm | NZ On Air

  TikTok, NZ On Air and Screen Australia have today announced the launch of Every Voice, a new initiative to support diverse and distinct creators in the creation of innovative content exclusively for TikTok. Every Voice, the first joint ... More >>