Showcase

These are just some of the great TV programmes we have funded.

Jono And Ben

February 2017

Jono And Ben

Jono and Ben take nothing in life too seriously. Funded since 2012, Jono and Ben on Three at 7:30pm on Thursdays, is a great way to end your evening on a laugh.

7 Days

February 2017

7 Days

Making funny TV is serious work. NZ On Air has been funding the hilarity on 7 Days since 2009.

Fresh

May 2016

Fresh

A magazine-programme for youth, featuring talented local Māori and Pacific Islanders in our community.

Country Calendar

March 2017

Country Calendar

Giving rural people their own voice and urban viewers a genuine insight into rural life.

Attitude

April 2017

Attitude

An inspiring weekly special interest programme for and about New Zealanders living with disabilities.

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.

The Brokenwood Mysteries

October 2016

The Brokenwood Mysteries

Four two-hour murder mysteries set in small town New Zealand will entertain you while giving the grey matter a work-out. 

Terry Teo

July 2016

Terry Teo

Terry is on a mission to avenge his father’s murder in this witty action drama which makes for great family viewing.

Dirty Laundry

September 2016

Dirty Laundry

When the mother of a 'typical' middle class New Zealand family is arrested for money laundering her family are left scrambling to pick up the pieces.

University Challenge

October 2016

University Challenge

It's time to turn back the clock - University Challenge is back! The original New Zealand adaptation of University Challenge screened on New Zealand television for 14 years, airing from 1976 to 1989.

Filthy Rich

March 2016

Filthy Rich

Filthy Rich is what happens when an incredibly wealthy family finds out it has three cuckoos from the wrong side of the tracks in its golden nest. Who will ultimately rise to the top of the Truebridge Empire?

Hillary

August 2016

Hillary

Hillary is the first drama production to explore the inspiring life of Sir Edmund Hillary beyond mountain climbing.

Westside

June 2016

Westside

From the award-winning creators of Outrageous Fortune, Westside is a drama series that will take the West family's large and loyal fan-base on a journey back to where it all began.

Anzac Day Commemoration

April 2017

Anzac Day Commemoration

Our Arts, Culture and Performance funding allows important national events to be seen on television by all New Zealanders.

Arranged

March 2016

Arranged

Meet the kiwis putting faith in their families to find their partner in the tradition of arranged marriage.

The Barefoot Bandits

February 2016

The Barefoot Bandits

Get the family together and tune into The Barefoot Bandits to see where the adventures of Tane, Fridge and Riley will lead them next!

The Cul De Sac

March 2016

The Cul De Sac

Waking to find there are no adults and no technology, this brand new teen drama series follows Rose and her friends as they tackle a dystopian world.

Decades In Colour

April 2016

Decades In Colour

A nostalgic kiwi journey back to the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

Beneath New Zealand

March 2016

Beneath New Zealand

Beneath New Zealand provides a unique look at how the forces above and below New Zealand formed this land.

Little Monstar

October 2015

Little Monstar

A pre-school animation series that provides our youngest viewers with opportunities to be socially and emotionally involved in the issues they face every day.

The Palace

November 2015

The Palace

Follow top dancers from Parris Goebel’s Auckland-based dance studio, The Palace, as they take on their dreams and prepare for the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in San Diego.

The Moe Show

September 2015

The Moe Show

A pre-school puppet series that allows the youngest New Zealanders to hear our languages and accents and see our people and places on television.

The DNA Detectives

October 2015

The DNA Detectives

Let The DNA Detectives take you on a scientific journey around the globe as they unravel the genetic history of well-known New Zealanders.

Step Dave

November 2015

Step Dave

Step Dave is a significant drama investment by NZ On Air. Its creator tells us why it’s important to have local drama on NZ television. 

Topp Country

October 2015

Topp Country

The inimitable Topp Twins take us on a uniquely Kiwi culinary journey, seeking out the real people behind our food.

Songs From The Inside

November 2015

Songs From The Inside

A third series of the ground-breaking documentary programme that seeks to rehabilitate prisoners through song.

Making New Zealand

October 2014

Making New Zealand

The fascinating stories behind the the infrastructure of New Zealand- the building of a nation

The Trouble With Murder

October 2015

The Trouble With Murder

A three part Platinum Fund series exploring the emotionally explosive subject of sentencing of murderers in New Zealand.

Dreams Lie Deeper

November 2014

Dreams Lie Deeper

Dave Dobbyn embarks on a journey to create a song in memory of the 29 miners who tragically lost their lives at Pike River.

Able

October 2015

Able

New Zealand's television captioning and audio description service for hearing and vision-impaired audiences. Making television accessible for all.

Consent: The Louise Nicholas story

October 2014

Consent: The Louise Nicholas story

Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story is a feature-length drama detailing Louise Nicholas’ fight for justice, following her allegations of sexual assault by policemen.

Agent Anna

June 2014

Agent Anna

Audiences loved her in season one. Now Agent Anna, and the team at Eden Realty, are back for a second series.

Coverband

October 2014

Coverband

Coverband is a new comedy series about that awful place between musical success and failure.

Keeping It Pure

April 2017

Keeping It Pure

A fascinating and beautiful investigative documentary series about New Zealand's natural environment and how we are looking after it.

Operation Hero

July 2014

Operation Hero

An action-adventure entertainment series where New Zealand kids tackle challenges inspired by the achievements of real-life Kiwi heroes.

Field Punishment No.1

April 2014

Field Punishment No.1

The war heroes we never heard about.

The Secret Lives of Dancers

October 2014

The Secret Lives of Dancers

Want to know what happens after the curtain goes down? The Secret Lives Of Dancers gives a peek into the lives of dancers in the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Nigel Latta In Antarctica

March 2015

Nigel Latta In Antarctica

Nigel Latta is a psychologist, author and television presenter who has graced New Zealand screens since 2008. In this documentary series, he takes us to Scott Base in Antarctica to experience life on the ice.

The Art of the Architect

March 2014

The Art of the Architect

Our Arts, Culture funding puts a diverse and innovative range of creative New Zealanders on television; this programme celebrates our architects.

Short Poppies

March 2014

Short Poppies

A mockumentary series created by Flight of the Concords star Rhys Darby. We fund local Comedy and Drama that offers a fresh and funny take on New Zealand life.

Hope And Wire

February 2014

Hope And Wire

Award-winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston brings us a Platinum Fund drama series set in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes, telling a universal story of family, hope and triumph against the odds.

Christchurch From The Streets

October 2014

Christchurch From The Streets

A 13 episode documentary series focusing on the stories of the people and communities at the heart of the post-quake rebuild.

The Festival

May 2014

The Festival

A colourful series giving viewers a peek inside New Zealand’s diverse ethnic communities through their most important festivals.

Pakipūmeka Aotearoa

February 2014

Pakipūmeka Aotearoa

Extending the range and diversity of quality documentary programming that opens a window into the Māori world.

The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison

October 2013

The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison

Follow six months in the life of one of New Zealand’s most iconic actors, as he works to get his career and his life back on track.