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Ministers' Releases

Budget 2014: Better access to NZ’s TV heritage

2014 May 21

The TVNZ archive, including over 500,000 hours of original New Zealand television, is set to become much more accessible, Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne1s…

Film and television co-production agreement signed with Denmark

2014 May 20

A film and television co-production agreement signed overnight between New Zealand and Denmark will provide exciting opportunities for collaboration between both countries’ screen industries,1Mini…

Broadcasting appointments announced

2014 Apr 30

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has today announced new appointments and reappointments to the Boards of Television New Zealand Ltd (TVNZ) and Radio New Zealand Ltd (RNZ). Julia Raue is being1app…

Criteria finalised for NZ Screen Production Grant

2014 Apr 01

The Government has released the criteria for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) that comes into effect from today. The NZSPG combines the Large Budget Screen Production Grant and1Scre…

Increasing opportunities to watch Kiwi content

2014 Mar 18

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the NZ On Air Local Content Report released today, showing that Kiwi content makes up more than a third of free-to-view TV schedules. “New1Zealander…

Sochi 2014 Paralympics to stream live in NZ

2014 Feb 12

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed an announcement that Attitude Pictures has been awarded the online broadcast rights for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Attitude Pictures i…

NZ On Air appointments

2013 Dec 18

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today announced the appointment of Donna Grant to the board of New Zealand On Air. Ms Grant is currently national director of the National Institute of Performing1…

Incentive changes for a sustainable NZ screen industry

2013 Dec 16

The Government today announced changes to the structure and level of support for overseas and New Zealand film and television productions to ensure the further development of New Zealand’s1scree…

Three Avatar films to be made in New Zealand

2013 Dec 16

The Government today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Lightstorm Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation that will see the next three Avatar films made1i…

Foss to progress TV talks in China

2013 Dec 08

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss will visit Beijing next week to progress a China-NZ television co-production agreement. Mr Foss will be hosted by Minister of the State General Administration1f…

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