Our funding is targeted at mainstream content that will appeal to all New Zealanders, including Māori.
We undertake an ancillary and complementary role to separate Māori Broadcasting funding agency Te Māngai Pāho, co-venturing on projects which meet our shared objectives.
Because of the significant public funding available for Māori content provided through Māori Television and Te Māngai Pāho, we allocate funding for Māori programmes as a relatively modest proportion, given our other statutory requirements.
What we fund
Artefact on Māori Television
Artefact is an exciting 6 part series presented by Dame Professor Anne Salmond that takes viewers on adventures through time with a focus on artefacts and taonga at the heart of gripping and often surprising historical dramas.
Each of the 6 one hour episodes has a distinct theme and has a hero artefact the show begins and ends with, some are in world famous collections, others are in small local museums or are cared for by whānau.
We funded Artefact in for $1,150,277.
You can check out a range of recent local documentaries we've funded over on our Watch and Listen - Documentary page.
POI360 is a multi-layered interactive documentary.
It is the digital home for indigenous stories of the Poi.
Through documentary, how-to videos, a 360 performance recording and much more, POI360 brings together a collection of stories and perspectives on the art of Poi.
We funded POI360 in 2015 for $175,000. You can watch and interact with POI360 here.
Check out a range of recent local documentaries we've funded over on our Watch and Listen - Documentary page.