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$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 >>

Lights! Camera! Action! NZ On Air Productions Return To Set Under New Health And Safety Measures

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 3:06 pm | NZ On Air

The local screen production sector is kicking back into action this week, with newly issued ScreenSafe guidelines ensuring the health and safety of all cast and crew. When COVID-19 hit New Zealand’s shores and the country entered lockdown (Alert ... More >>

NZ On Air Welcomes Budget Boost On Behalf Of Vital Public Media Services

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:43 pm | NZ On Air

Vital public media platforms have been thrown a timely lifeline by today’s Budget 2020 announcement of a funding boost. NZ On Air is delighted to learn it will receive $6.25m more each year over the next four years to increase the operational funding ... More >>

NZ’s Home For Children’s Media Content Is On The Move

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:33 pm | NZ On Air

HEIHEI, the safe, ad-free home for children’s media content is moving its shows to TVNZ OnDemand from next week. Funded by NZ On Air and operated by TVNZ, HEIHEI was launched in May 2018 to provide tamariki with one place to find video content, ... More >>

A Welcome Hand Up For Local Content

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 12:59 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air welcomes today’s announcement by Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon. Kris Faafoi of some immediate relief for local media platforms struggling with the sharp downturn in advertising revenue due to Covid-19. Among ... More >>

Favourite Kids Shows Renewed To Keep Tamariki Entertained And Engaged

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 11:48 am | NZ On Air

Aotearoa’s tamariki are in for a treat, with NZ On Air investing $2.7m in the renewal of seven entertaining and educational shows for kids, including the much-loved Kea Kids News. Kea Kids News 2 will continue to give a voice to curious young reporters ... More >>

Fresh Opportunities And Stories In Latest Funding For Local Production Sector

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 4:01 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air is fast-tracking into production a diverse range of new content from fresh creative teams in the latest funding round, ensuring there’s a pipeline of work for the production sector post-lockdown (and during lockdown where safely possible.) ... More >>

$700,000 Funding Boost For Creatives In Lockdown Brings Fresh Content To NZ Audiences

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 4:09 pm | NZ On Air

Nine creative teams have been given the green light to create fresh new content to entertain New Zealand audiences, at a time when the local production sector has come to a grinding halt. On 1 April NZ On Air released a ‘Rapid Response’ RFP ... More >>

New Chief Executive Appointed To NZ On Air

Monday, 9 March 2020, 11:09 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has appointed Cameron Harland to lead the public media agency. He will take up the Chief Executive reins from Tuesday 17 March. Mr Harland is an experienced leader in the screen, sports and marketing sectors. He comes to NZ On Air from a ... More >>

NZ On Air And Te Māngai Pāho Combine To Bring Māori Language Programmes To Prime Time

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 1:09 pm | NZ On Air

Six compelling new factual series are set to bring more te reo Māori into prime time, after securing over $3.6m funding through a NZ On Air / Te Māngai Pāho Māori Factual Co-Fund. Made for a variety of audiences, the stories aim to engage individuals ... More >>

NZ On Air welcomes moves to strengthen public media

Friday, 7 February 2020, 12:05 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air looks forward to working with officials on the business case for a new public media entity with the scale and agility to take on the global players, alongside NZ On Air, to deliver strong public media. More >>