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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 >>

NZ Screen And Comedy Talents Receive NZ On Air Funding For New Engaging Content

Friday, 16 July 2021, 2:25 pm | NZ On Air

A new Jewish comedy series and the return of a successful Tongan drama are among a new batch of scripted content to be made for online and broadcast TV audiences with NZ On Air funding. Kid Sister is a semi-autobiographical Jewish comedy set in ... More >>

23 New And Returning Factual Projects To Hold A Mirror Up To New Zealand Society

Friday, 16 July 2021, 10:13 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has announced over $9m of funding for Factual projects that reveal powerful insights about Aotearoa’s past, present and future. Reviving a much-loved documentary strand, TVNZ 1’s Documentary New Zealand will explore contemporary stories from ... More >>

Significant Funding Injection To Boost Māori Journalism

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 2:35 pm | NZ On Air

Around 40% of the first funding round for Public Interest Journalism has gone to projects benefitting Māori journalism. Established in February with a $55m government allocation to NZ On Air, the fund aims to support at-risk public interest journalism, ... More >>

First Funding Injection For Public Interest Journalism Boosts Reporting And Training Across The Motu

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 2:33 pm | NZ On Air

Stories examining issues of importance to a wide range of communities, and programmes designed to upskill and increase the number of journalists are among projects approved in the inaugural round of the Public Interest Journalism Fund. Established in February ... More >>

NZ On Air And Te Māngai Pāho Co-fund Six Bilingual Factual Projects For Broad Aotearoa Audiences

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 2:05 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho have once again joined forces to fund $4m worth of entertaining Factual Māori language content for broad Aotearoa audiences. Three returning and three new series have been funded, ranging from popular titles such ... More >>

Aotearoa's Stories Destined For Global Screens

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 5:15 am | NZ On Air

Five successful screen projects have been selected in the first round of the $50 million Te Puna Kairangi Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund. Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund supports the Aotearoa New Zealand production sector recovery ... More >>