Children & young people

Magazine-style content for children and young people


Children and young people are priority audiences for NZ On Air. Public media funding ensures there is a range of content available for young New Zealanders that reflects and connects them.

Magazine-style television shows and online content increasingly have strong social media presence which allows young people to engage and be more interactive with the content.


The Adam and Eve Show

February 2017

The Adam and Eve Show

We aim to provide programming for local kids at every age and stage. This programmes delivers relevant content for tweens and teens every weekday.


We have three special goals for children’s content:

  • Funded NZ content will inspire children and champion creativity and engagement
  • Strong partnerships will extend audience reach and improve output
  • NZ children will know where to find freely available NZ content

These goals will influence our investment decisions.

In June 2017, we announced a collaboration with TVNZ to provide a new online home for children's content. The project will target 5-9 year olds. NZ On Air has committed $1.5m in funding in the first year (2017/18) to the site which will be managed by TVNZ.

The site will include content funded through the usual contestable funding rounds, and some selected international content.

The first funding round for children this year is September. The deadline is 10 August.

Please read more about the project in the Media Release  and below in the Charter of Principles.

A Q & A about the project for children's content producers is here.


Digital · Music · Radio · Television · NZ on Air · 30th March 2015

Children's Media Use Study 2015

TV is still the dominant screen in New Zealand children's lives, but tablets and smartphones are now in daily use and Youtube has become one of their main sources of content.

Apply for funding

All funding applications are made through our online application system, Eric.

Please be aware that all your applications are covered by the Official Information Act - read more here.