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New chair of NZ Film Commission appointed

2016 Jun 22

Former Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast has been appointed Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “Mayor of the capital from 2001…

Adams to Mexico for Digital Economy Forum

2016 Jun 20

New Zealand’s focus on digital infrastructure will be front and centre at an international forum to discuss the growth of the digital economy. Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams will…

Poi E to Open New Zealand International Film Festival

2016 Jun 20

It's a song turned into a movie and the world premiere of Poi E: The Story of Our Song will open the NZ International Film Festival on July 14 in Auckland. The documentary about the Pātea Māori Clu…

NZ On Air’s music funding scheme changes

2016 Jun 09

NZ On Air’s support for new music is changing to recognise the fast changing nature of audience behaviour, and to better connect audiences with local music. For the last five years NZ On Air has1sup…

Appointments to Radio New Zealand Board

2016 Jun 03

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced two reappointments to the Board of Radio New Zealand (RNZ).  Nelson-based former journalist Richard Griffin has been reappointed as Chair of Radio New1…

New report on diversity in screen production

2016 May 23

A report just released by NZ On Air shows gender and ethnicity gaps in some key roles in the television and digital media production sectors. NZ On Air is launching an annual report on the gender and1…

Mark Jennings to Join OMSA Complaints Committee

2016 May 20

Mark Jennings, the former Head of News and Current Affairs at MediaWorks, is to join the Complaints Committee of the Online Media Standards Authority (“OMSA”). OMSA’s Complaints Committee is an1…

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Takes Top Spot at the Box Office

2016 May 16

Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople has cemented its place in the record books overtaking the 2010 Kiwi classic BOY (which Waititi also directed) to become the largest grossing local film at t…

New programmes to feed the appetite for serious topics on TV and online

2016 May 13

There’s plenty to stimulate brain cells and discussion in the new line up of programmes funded by NZ On Air in the last round of the financial year. A new science-based one-hour programme for Prime1…

New drama series on flamboyant lawyer’s life

2016 May 13

In the last funding round of the financial year a new five-part drama series based on the life and career of the late high profile criminal lawyer Mike Bungay has been supported by NZ On Air. Made for…

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