We invest more than $80 million a year in local television programmes on mainstream and regional free-to-air channels. It's so that you can see more, and a wider variety of, local content.
Our funding of Public radio, Access radio, Pacific radio and spoken radio programmes for multiple platforms ensures a voice for all New Zealanders on the airwaves. Supporting Community broadcasting is an important part of our overall strategy.
Our music mission is to get more New Zealand music played on the radio, on television and online. We fund songs and videos for broadcast and we help to promote them.
A new independent survey of children has found that while TV is still the dominant screen in their lives, tablets and smartphones are now a daily part of most kids lives. Youtube is now one of their main sources of content.
A number of diverse programmes featuring Māori stories have been supported by NZ On Air, bringing more of NZ’s unique culture and heritage to TV screens.
A nostalgic journey back to New Zealand in a by-gone era captured in amateur film footage, and more beautiful and awe-inspiring journeys through our oceans are just two of the colourful new documentary projects to secure NZ On Air funding.
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