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Mystery of Ruapekapeka burial site solved

2017 Dec 15

A 171-year-old mystery, at the site of the battle of Ruapekapeka in Northland, has been solved. A tent covers the graves of the soldiers killed at Ruapekapeka in 1846 ; image courtesy of DOC. On Janu…

Report on public broadcasting received

2017 Dec 12

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has welcomed a report on the future of public broadcasting and media and thanked the group behind it for its work and commitment to…

No shortage of new quality factual stories for media audiences

2017 Dec 12

New Zealanders will have more diverse stories reflecting our own identity and interests, and more places to find them, with a raft of new factual content supported by NZ On Air. Everything from brainy…

Diverse, innovative new dramas in NZ On Air pipeline

2017 Dec 11

Deliciously twisted black comedy, a psychological thriller, murder mysteries, and a story starring a transgender lead are all in the pipeline for New Zealand television and online audiences. NZ On1Air…

Doping proceedings against multiple NZ athletes

2017 Dec 09

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) has initiated proceedings before both the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand and the New Zealand Rugby Judicial Committee after finding evidence suggesting athletes1hav…

NZIER Report Demonstrates Strong Economic Contribution of the Screen Industry

2017 Dec 06

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today released key economic highlights which reinforce the screen industry’s value to the New Zealand economy. Economic modeling undertaken by the New Zealand1…

Digital Convergence Bill put on hold

2017 Dec 06

The Government is putting the Digital Convergence Bill on hold to seek greater consensus and ensure the Bill is fit for purpose. The Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Clare1C…

‘Pulse of the Nation’ report exposes digital divide

2017 Dec 05

Communications Minister Clare Curran has released a report outlining the digital divide in New Zealand – a report the previous government sat on for several months.  “In line with our commitment1…

Busy Year for NZ On Air with New Funding Model

2017 Dec 05

A total revamp of the funding model was a major achievement for NZ On Air in 2016/17 as reported in the NZ On Air Annual Report, just tabled in Parliament. Major changes in the media landscape require…

New arts fund to give creative community a helping hand

2017 Dec 05

Dame Bronwen Holdsworth, a long-time supporter of the arts, has helped establish an Arts Fund at The Sunrise Foundation. Dame Bronwen, a musician herself, believes vibrancy and diversity of the arts1i…

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