Our strategy

This funding is for public media audio content on a variety of platforms but primarily commercial radio.

It fills an important need, bringing topics to listeners that would not otherwise be covered.
Our priorities in Spoken Content are:

  • content for children
  • content for youth
  • Māori content in English
  • spiritual content
  • and content for minority audiences including ethnic minorities.

What we fund

The Nutters Club

The Nutters Club

The Nutters Club on Newstalk ZB

An award winning radio show that helps those with mental health and addiction issues to lead meaningful lives.

The Nutters Club is a weekly nationwide radio show on Newstalk ZB hosted by entertainer Mike King and a clinical psychologist. It is helping lead an important national conversation on mental health issues.

Produced by The Key To Life Charitable Trust, the programme's mission is "to forever change the way people, feel, think, talk and behave in relation to their mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural and sexual well being; and in doing so encourage us all to take ownership of our own health and well being.”

Check out podcasts of programmes here.

The Great Big Kids Show

The Great Big Kids Show

The Great Big Kids Show on various stations

The Great Big Kids Show creates magic on the radio for young people and their families. The show is broadcast on stations throughout the country, and also has a popular website.

Hosted by the wonderfully warm Suzy Cato, the show gives kids a chance to hear themselves and kids like them telling jokes, singing songs, making sound effects; and maybe even co-hosting the show.