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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 >>

More Seasons Of Aotearoa’s Favourite Tamariki Shows Are On Their Way To HEIHEI

Friday, 7 May 2021, 9:06 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has funded almost $2m worth of Aotearoa’s most-loved children’s shows in the latest funding round, including news, creepy crawlies and a quirky local series that’s gone global. The winner of New Zealand’s Best Children’s show at the ... More >>

NZ On Air Amplifies Aotearoa’s Young Voices, On Both Sides Of The Camera

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 10:47 am | NZ On Air

  NZ On Air has greenlit 11 innovative new youth projects to be distributed through a variety of online platforms used by young audiences. Up to $2.4m has been invested in content that will focus on youth voices, perspectives and issues in Aotearoa. ... More >>

Access Radio Hits 40 – And Launches A Book

Friday, 30 April 2021, 5:51 am | NZ On Air

Dr Brian Pauling, Min. Faafoi and Dr Bronwyn Beatty Access media throughout Aotearoa are celebrating a milestone - turning 40 and launching a book about their history. The grassroots network of 12 NZ On Air-funded community access radio stations has ... More >>

NZ On Air Appoints Head Of Journalism

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 11:49 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has announced the appointment of experienced journalist Raewyn Rasch (Ngāi Tahu) as Head of Journalism, to lead the delivery of the new $55m Public Interest Journalism fund. The Head of Journalism role has been newly created to add specialist ... More >>

Three Pillar Approach To Funding For At Risk Public Interest Journalism

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 12:01 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has agreed to create three funding streams to address at risk public interest journalism, following sector consultation. In February the Minister of Broadcasting and Media, Hon Kris Faafoi announced Cabinet had agreed to a $55m allocation to provide ... More >>

Independent Chair Of Te Puna Kairangi /The Premium Production Fund Announced

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 10:44 am | NZ On Air

A veteran of the New Zealand screen industry has been appointed the independent Chair of Te Puna Kairangi (The Premium Production Fund). Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Irirangi Te Motu /NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho ... More >>

Six Pan-Asian Led Creative Teams To Bring Their Stories To Screens Across The Motu

Monday, 8 March 2021, 1:15 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has invested $1.7m in six documentary projects that speak to the diversity of experiences of Pan-Asian peoples in Aotearoa. The projects were chosen following a call out for high-quality Factual content with a focus on Pan-Asian led creative ... More >>

The Best Medicine – Three Local Comedy Productions Set To Bring Laughter To Aotearoa Audiences

Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:04 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has backed one new feature film and two returning comedy projects to bring more crack-up content to the nation in 2021. Up to $1.2m has been invested in three productions, showcasing the best and brightest of Aotearoa’s comedic talent to ... More >>

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 >>