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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…

New Zealand Implements Screen Sector Health and Safety Protocols

2020 May 08

The New Zealand Screen industry’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Standard and Protocols were endorsed on 7 May by New Zealand Government agency WorkSafe, laying the way clear for local production to r…

New Safeguards Launch Today On Free-to-air Television

2020 May 01

From today, Kiwi TV viewers will notice a change to the safeguards on their screens. The Broadcasting Standards Authority and free-to-air broadcasters have made important changes to timebands and1…

Michael Bennett 2020 Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award Recipient

2020 Apr 29

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce writer/director Michael Bennett is this year’s recipient of Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence award grant of1$50,00…

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…

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-…

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…

$700,000 Funding Boost For Creatives In Lockdown Brings Fresh Content To NZ Audiences

2020 Apr 14

Nine creative teams have been given the green light to create fresh new content to entertain New Zealand audiences, at a time when the local production sector has come to a grinding halt. On 1 Apr…

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