Telling unique New Zealand stories

Our funding strategy focuses on quality, diverse and discoverable audio/visual content. It is public media content that reflects who we are. The Scripted stream supports drama, comedy, animation and other entertaining content requiring a planned creative approach.

Drama & Comedy

Telling our stories creatively

Children & Young People

World-class programming for the young

Māori

Insights to Māori perspectives and stories for a broad New Zealand audience

Content development

Investing in new diverse content ideas


What We Fund

Our funding strategy focuses on quality, diverse and discoverable audio/visual content. It is public media content that reflects who we are. The Factual stream supports compelling factual content that discusses and depicts our culture, our ideas and our history.

By Quality we mean:

  • Well-made funded content will reflect New Zealand in engaging and informative ways
  • Funded content will be seen to be different to similar local content made without
    public funding

By Diverse we mean:

  • New Zealanders will appreciate local content made for audiences with diverse
    interests
  • Content creators will have a range of opportunities to make different types of local
    Content

In particular, see Appendix 2 in the Funding Strategy to see our goals for diverse audiences.

By Discoverable we mean:

  • Funded content will be available and enjoyed by audiences on the platforms they use
  • Funded content will be online and free to watch or listen to at the beginning of its
    life and at regular points thereafter