As we wind down after a frenetic finish to the year we can take stock on what has again been a year of ongoing change. I want to thank all of our wonderful content creators and broadcast partners for continuing to show New Zealanders the value of local content.

It's hard to believe we are already on the downhill slope towards Christmas. We are already wrapping some projects, planning our December Board meeting in Auckland, and a thank you function for stakeholders. Invitations coming soon.

We’re very proud of the quality of our television documentaries right now. Four funded feature documentaries are getting premiere screenings at the International Film Festival and no fewer than five of the Loading Docs have been accepted into the festival.

We continue to focus hard on strategy issues and performance improvement. We need to ensure that our funding strategies are fit for purpose in a fast changing world. Our strategies are informed by research and thorough evaluation of the marketplace.

A note from the CEO