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New challenging, thoughtful, and cultural TV programmes

2016 Dec 09

New Zealand audiences can look forward to a host of insightful new factual programmes coming to television screens. In election year, specialist current affairs shows Q + A, The Nation and The Hui1wil…

Appointments to NZ Film Commission Board

2016 Dec 02

Two new members have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. Pania Tyson-Nathan and Tom Greally will replace outgoing1B…

NZ On Air steers a calm course against tide of international content

2016 Nov 30

Against a backdrop of rapid media change and a flood of international content NZ On Air’s report to Parliament on its achievements in the 2015/16 year shows ongoing commitment to getting local conte…

Chief Censor publishes research about sexual violence in media

2016 Nov 30

Teenagers think that inaccurate depictions or misrepresentations of sexual violence in entertainment media are potentially harmful. Harms identified included normalisation, perpetuation of harmful1ste…

First reading for election broadcasting changes

2016 Nov 03

The Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill, recently introduced to the House by Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams, has today received its first1reading. T…

Abby Foote appointed to TVNZ Board

2016 Nov 01

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the appointment of Abby Foote to the Board of Television New Zealand (TVNZ). “Ms Foote is a Christchurch-based professional director with a1backg…

Changes to modernise election broadcasting

2016 Oct 20

Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says a planned refresh of the outdated format of election broadcasts will modernise them in time for the 2017 General Election. Ms Adams announced today tha…

Our diverse communities celebrated on screen

2016 Oct 04

NZ On Air has committed $9.35m in funding in its latest decisions for special interest television programmes, many of them offering insights to and appreciation of our multi-ethnic culture. A second1s…

More comedy comes out of the shadows

2016 Sep 30

Two new comedy series will bring more uniquely kiwi laughs to TV screens in 2017. Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their …

Minister welcomes new media sector fund

2016 Sep 23

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has welcomed NZ On Air’s response to the changing needs of the sector with the NZ Media Fund. “NZ On Air is responding to the rapidly shifting media sector and1toda…

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