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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 >>

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 >>