Enabling access to local content

Supporting a small number of digital media projects and platforms that fill a gap in the local content landscape and that meet specific audience needs.


Our most significant digital investment has been the support of NZ On Screen – the online showcase of NZ television, film and music video, and AudioCulture – the noisy library of NZ music. These two sites find gems from our audiovisual past and present them to new audiences. 

In 2013 NZ On Air supported Fresh Voices a stream of multimedia content for The Wireless, a Radio NZ website that aims to produce inspiring, insightful and entertaining stories for young New Zealanders.

In 2017 we are transitioning to a new single strategy and platform neutral fund, the NZ Media Fund. From 1 July 2017 the below projects are absorbed into the Platforms stream of the NZ Media Fund.


NZ On Screen and AudioCulture

February 2014

NZ On Screen and AudioCulture

The online showcase of NZ Television, Film and Music Video; and the noisy library of NZ music.

The Wireless

March 2014

The Wireless

Inspiring, insightful and entertaining stories for New Zealanders who have grown up in the digital age.

Funding to date, 2016-17

The Wireless: Fresh Voices 2016-17 $200,000

Sep 2016 · Radio New Zealand Ltd · Digital General

The Coconet 2017 $200,368

Sep 2016 · Tikilounge Productions · Digital General

Loading Docs: Diversity $156,767

Sep 2016 · Notable Pictures · Digital General