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Huge shifts in the ways children access media – new research from NZ On Air and BSA

2020 Jul 02

New Zealand’s children are increasingly consuming stories, songs and games on international media and platforms, missing out on local content and potentially impacting on their sense of identity1a…

Turning up the volume of Pasifika music in Aotearoa

2020 Jun 12

24 Pasifika music artists have won funding to record new music, including tracks in Pacific languages, thanks to a record investment from NZ On Air.  NZ On Air has just had its second ever New Music…

New Zealand Documentaries Selected for Cannes Docs

2020 Jun 11

Four New Zealand documentaries will participate in this years Cannes Docs line-up. Running June 22 – 26 as part of the Marché du Film Online, Cannes Docs showcases curated selections of1docs-in…

New Zealand Film Commission Awards $1.2 Million to New Zealand Screen Businesses

2020 Jun 03

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) announced today that over $1.2million has been awarded to 33 companies, through its business and slate development schemes BOOST, BOOST UP and He Ara. Making…

Production Resumes on NZ Feature Film Poppy

2020 Jun 02

New Zealand feature film Poppy resumed production on Friday 29 May after responding to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown announcement on March 23. At the time, the film was three hours into the fi…

Vale Bill Gavin

2020 May 29

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) joins the New Zealand and international film community in sadly acknowledging the passing of Bill Gavin. Our thoughts are with his close family and friends and…

Funding boost is music to the ears of musicians and fans

2020 May 29

As NZ Music Month edges to a close New Zealand’s musicians have reason to celebrate with government funding to NZ On Air for supporting local music creation to more than double for the next two1ye…

Lights! Camera! Action! NZ On Air productions return to set under new health and safety measures

2020 May 26

NZ On Air: Lights! Camera! Action! NZ On Air productions return to set under new health and safety measures The local screen production sector is kicking back into action this week, with newly1iss…

NZ On Air welcomes budget boost on behalf of vital public media services

2020 May 14

Vital public media platforms have been thrown a timely lifeline by today’s Budget 2020 announcement of a funding boost.  NZ On Air is delighted to learn it will receive $6.25m more each year1ove…

NZ’s home for children’s media content is on the move

2020 May 12

HEIHEI, the safe, ad-free home for children’s media content is moving its shows to TVNZ OnDemand from next week.   Funded by NZ On Air and operated by TVNZ, HEIHEI was launched in May 2018 to p…

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