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New Zealand Women Directors in the Spotlight at 2019 Berlinale

2019 Jan 17

A record number of New Zealand women directors are among the filmmakers to have films selected for the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. In total there are ten New Zealand films in official selection with …

Two New Zealand Films to Premiere at SXSW

2019 Jan 17

Two New Zealand films have been announced to screen at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March.  The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps will have its world1premie…

Public media journalism boosted with new government funding

2018 Dec 05

Nine widely diverse journalism projects have now been selected to receive funding support through the new $6 million Joint Innovation Fund, a collaborative approach by NZ On Air and RNZ to1commissio…

Media group renews focus on collaboration, Māori and Pacific People

2018 Nov 01

The Ministerial Advisory Group on Public Media’s terms of reference have been updated and two new appointments made, the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Kris Faafoi1…

New funding opportunity for Pasifika and Asian NZ filmmakers announced

2018 Oct 29

Pasifika and Asian filmmakers have an exciting new opportunity to develop stories that reflect their diverse communities and voices on screen, with a new funding initiative announced today by the…

$15m investment in children’s media aims to strengthen identity

2018 Oct 10

$15m is being invested in new local children’s content to create a huge range of fun, engaging, content that reinforces identity. NZ On Air has made several significant funding decisions to1p…

Collaborative approach to public media funding

2018 Aug 30

A Memorandum of Understanding signed between NZ On Air and Radio New Zealand (RNZ) will pilot an innovative collaborative approach to commissioning public media content for New Zealand1audiences. …

Where Are The Audiences? NZ On Air 2018 Survey

2018 Aug 01

The way New Zealanders consume media continues to change, although the pace of change is slowing, and traditional broadcast media still leads the pack, just. The latest Where Are The1Audiences? …

BSA launches public consultation on free-to-air television timebands and classifications review

2018 Aug 01

New Zealanders are being urged to have their say about whether changes should be made to free-to-air television timebands and classification labels that have been used for decades to protect1free-to…

NZ On Air invests $9m for 24 new factual projects

2018 Jul 23

From a hotly contested application pool of 55 projects, NZ On Air has selected 24 vastly varied factual public media projects for screens, amounting to more than 7,600 minutes of content. “These…

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