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Media support package delivers industry request for assistance

2020 Apr 23

$21.1 million to completely cut transmission fees for 6 months $16.5 million to cut by 80% contribution for NZ On Air screen content in 2020/21 $1.3 million for government departments to pur…

A welcome hand up for local content

2020 Apr 23

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 sharp1…

Favourite kids shows renewed to keep tamariki entertained and engaged

2020 Apr 22

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 News1…

New Zealanders encouraged to gather as virtual communities for Anzac Day

2020 Apr 22

For the first time since Anzac services began in 1916, New Zealanders won’t be gathering at public services and war memorials nationwide on Saturday to mark this significant day of remembrance. …

Aotearoa’s lockdown anthem at 1.7 million views and counting

2020 Apr 22

A week after its launch, catchy pop waiata Stay - Tūtahi has amassed more than 1.7 million views, with its message for Aotearoa to “stay home, save lives.”  Produced by Loop and written by A…

#StandAt Dawn ANZAC Commemorative Service

2020 Apr 21

ANZAC Day is one of New Zealand’s most important national events. This year, for the first time, services across New Zealand have been cancelled but Kiwis can still pay their respects at dawn from…

Fresh opportunities and stories in latest funding for local production sector

2020 Apr 21

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 sector1post-…

NZ Music Month 2020 Encourages Kiwis To Support Aotearoa’s Music Industry

2020 Apr 20

NZ Music Month kicks off on Friday, May 1st and the theme for this year is simple: Support local. Stream local. Follow local. Buy local. This May marks the twentieth NZ Music Month, and while a bi…

Enduring Anzac spirit lives on through virtual commemorations

2020 Apr 17

The New Zealand Defence Force and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) is encouraging everyone to take part in a unique Dawn Service this Anzac Day – standing together1…

Keeping Up With The Times: New Safeguards For Free-to-air Television

2020 Apr 17

Changes to timebands and classifications are coming to free-to-air (FTA) television on 1 May 2020. A new campaign is launching today to tell viewers, especially parents and caregivers, what they n…

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