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.
We fund Public radio, Access radio, some Pacific stations and spoken radio programmes for multiple platforms. We spend almost $36million a year on adding diversity to the airwaves.
In 2017 we are transitioning to a new single strategy and platform neutral fund, the NZ Media Fund.
In the December funding round we approved three projects for diverse audiences.
We have two types of funding arrangements for radio.
These funding arrangements will be run through the new Platforms stream as part of the single NZ Media Fund from 1 July 2017.
Please note: All proposals submitted to NZ On Air are covered by the Official Information Act and may be released.
NZ On Air will adopt a new single strategy and single media fund from July 1 2017, after receiving overwhelming support for the new approach from stakeholders.
Against a backdrop of rapid media change and a flood of international content NZ On Air’s report to Parliament on its achievements in the 2015/16 year shows ongoing commitment to getting local content to New Zealand audiences.