NZ On Air / Te Māngai Pāho co-fund

27 April 2022

National Treasures 2, 4 x 44 mins, Pango Productions for TVNZ 1 and TVNZ OnDemand, up to $1,218,856. National Treasures 2 will discover more stories from New Zealand’s collective history through objects, keepsakes and taonga from the past 100 years.

Get The Name Right, 6 x 22 mins, Pango Productions for ThreeNow and Three, up to $693,374. This series follows comedian Joe Daymond as he travels across the motu, illuminating the good, the bad and the ugly behind place names in Aotearoa, and settling a few debates along the way.

Hua Parakore, 8 x 26 mins, Storybox for Māori Television, up to $614,594. This documentary will visit whānau on the whenua to learn about how and why our current industrialised food system is broken, and the role Māori food and soil sovereignty has in creating meaningful solutions to the climate crisis.

Casketeers 6, 8 x 23 mins, Great Southern Television for TVNZ 1, up to $598,903. The trials and tribulations of Aotearoa’s most beloved funeral directors will be documented in season six of Casketeers.

1.5 Degrees – A Global Warning, 8 x 25 mins, Faultline Films for Māori Television, up to $588,276. This series highlights the diverse ways rangatahi are challenging power relationships and political interests to promote climate-resilient futures.

Auraki, 8 x 26 mins, Black Iris for Māori Television, up to $587,122. Auraki will tell the intimate stories of people connecting with their Māori whakapapa and whenua.

Impossible: Stan Walker, 1 x 44 mins, Kura Productions for TVNZ 2 and TVNZ OnDemand, up to $367,746. A one-off special that will see acclaimed artist Stan Walker weave kōrero and waiata in front of a small live studio audience, as he reflects on pivotal moments in his life in honour and celebration of Matariki.

Kia ora, Good Evening, 1 x 44 mins, Great Southern Television for Three, up to $231,879. A one-off documentary that will capture newsreader Mike McRoberts’ journey to reclaim what was lost to his whānau a generation ago: te reo Māori.

Haka Life Te Matatini 2023, 10 x 10 mins, Mako Media for (platform TBC), up to $408,218. An observational web series that will take a behind scenes look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the defending Te Matatini champions, Ngā Tūmanako as they go for back-to-back wins at the 2023 event.

No Limits, 6 x 10 mins, Fire Fire for RNZ platforms and Fire Fire’s social media platform FlameNZ, up to $195,000. This high-octane adventure sports series will delve into the psyche of fearless Māori athletes who just want to do one thing – go fast.

Imposter, 5 x 10 mins, Fire Fire for RNZ platforms and Fire Fire’s social media platform FlameNZ, up to $175,000. A mini-documentary series examining how Māori artists deal with imposter syndrome.

The All Goods Race, 8 x 10 mins, Westpark for RNZ TAHI, up to $151,936. Aotearoa social media stars Torrell Tafa and Terewai Kopua face off in a race across the North Island where each is only allowed to rely on the kindness of their fellow Kiwis to get to the other side.

***The above funding figures are the total committed - split 50/50 between Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air.


Taskmaster NZ 3, 10 x 44 mins, Kevin & Co for TVNZ 2, up to $886,574.

Fresh Fairytales (additional), 5 x 12 mins, Tikilounge Productions for HEIHEI, up to $31,225

Kāinga (additional), 1 x 80, Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions for RNZ, up to $177,450


95BFM 2021/22, Campus Radio BFM, up to $10,652

RDU98.5FM 2021/22, RDU 98.5FM, up to $9,055


New Music Development - up to $6,000

Adam Hogan

Allister Meffan (AJM)

Charlotte Yates

Chequered Pattern$

Chris and Sarena Close

Chris Chetland and Rei

Clarissa Chai

Dan Sharp

Dave Johnston

Emily Wheatcroft-Snape

Harry Charles

Huia Hamon

Jack Laven (33 Below)

Jazmine Mary Music

Julia Deans

Levi Patel

Nathan Judd

Tami Neilson

Thom O'Connor

Tim Heeringa (Wulfie)

Tom Verberne

Tommy Nee

New Music Pasifika

Ezra Phoenix, Solomon Esera, up to $1,740

New Music Project

Deceptikonz, Nicnak Media, up to $8,000

Dallas Tamaira, Sunday Toast, up to $30,000

Georgia Lines, Commotion, up to $40,000

Harper Finn, Warner Music New Zealand, up to $30,000

Kiki Rockwell, Universal Music New Zealand, up to $40,000

Muroki, CRS Music Management, up to $40,000

Prins, Big Dawg Productions, up to $30,000

Zed, August Avenue, up to $40,000

New Music Single - up to $10,000

Amiria Grenell, The Ghost in You

Blake, CPU

Bridges, Pills

Capital Theatre, Delicately Poised

Cellarr, Let Go Feat. Lilly Carron

Corrella NZ, Local Stranger

Dawn Diver, Soothsayers

Die! Die! Die!, Vanish (But That's My Hometown)

Earth Tongue, Great Haunting

Fable, Easier

Freddy Reynold, Flirt Feat. Jujulipps

Goodwill, Get Angry

Hamo Dell, Little Fun Feat. Sammy Johnson

Hans., Be Grateful

Hina, Lighthouse Feat. Harry Parsons

Imugi 이무기, Spirals

Jazmine Mary, Seagull

Jordan Gavet, He Said

Judah Kelley, Apathy

Lévyne, Call You Out

Masaya, Attention

Midwave Breaks, the Others Side

Na Noise, Welcome Home

October and the Eyes, Spiral

Phodiso, Rough

Princess Chelsea, Forever Is a Charm

Prins, That's the Thing

Rodney Fisher, Keeping up Appearances Feat. Terri

Sweet Mix Kids, Gravitate Feat. Lou'ana

The Beths, A Real Thing

The Knews, Pretty Girl

The Warratahs, Silver Train

Toi, Way That We Feel Feat. Zoe Moon

Valkyrie, Yaddy Ya

Vera Ellen, Home Wrecker

Morgan Costello, Strange Love

Anderson Rocio, My World

Ant Utama, Biding My Time

Aunty Rae, Anymore

Bub, New Amsterdam

Cellarr, Gold

Chores, Indigo Feat. Rei

Corrella NZ, We On

Crystal, Expectations Suck

Dallas James, Stranger

Dartz, Earn the Thirst

Deva Mahal, I Want You (for All Time)

Dual, So Alive

Edy & Sione Toki, Call Me

Fable, Close2home

Fraser Ross, Thunderhead

Gino October & Cee Blu, Love Lost

Hanbee, Weekenders Feat. Hans.

Haz' Beats & Miloux, What You Do Feat. Diggy Dupe

Hybrid Rose, Fantasy

Ingrid and the Ministers, Boofhead

Jake Love, Better

Kaylee Bell, If I Was Shania

Kora, All We Need

Lake South, Andrew and James (Seasons)

Luca George, Ruin My Life

Mazbou Q, Now I'm Whole

Mo Etc., Underwater

Princess Chelsea, Love Is More

Proteins of Magic, Lethal

Randa, Baby Back

Rhys Rich, Freeze

Rubi Du, Back Up

Ryan Fisherman, End

Jaz Paterson, Sean Richards & Jaz Paterson Feat. Rei

Seas of Conflict, Consume

Seth Haapu, Tropical

Sophie-Maude, Take Me Away

Te Kaahu, Taupiri

Trei, Tiki Taane & Murdock, Like A Thriller

Wiri Donna, Being Alone

Womb, Oceans

Waiata Takitahi - up to $14,000

Alya Jade, Under Her Spell (Boom)

Ariana Tikao, Fly You Home

Aro, Kia Mau

Corrella NZ, Raumati

Deadforest, Get Back

Dillastrate, Tāku Aroha

Four32, Going Home

Hina, What We Sayin'

Mohi, Lovers Lane / Te Aroha Mauroa

NLC, E Noho Rā

Reiki Ruawai, Papatuanuku

Sweet Mix Kids, Stargazing / Arorangi Te Feat. Rei

Valkyrie, Bad Girl

Industry Development

NZ Television Awards 2022, J & A Productions, up to $60,000

NZ Web Fest 2022, NZ Web Fest, up to $10,000

NZ Music Month Summit 2022, Music Managers Forum, up to $5,000

Pan-Asian Capacity Building: Episode One (Additional), Pan-Asian Screen Collective, up to $9,937

Tāhuna Writers Residency, Great Southern Television, up to $20,000

WeCreate 2022, WeCreate Incorporated, up to $10,000

Going Local 2022, Independent Music NZ, up to $4,500

Niu Waves, Pacific Islands Screen Artists, up to $49,938

SRN Governance Project, Kea New Zealand, up to $18,500

Niu Waves Development, Pacific Islands Screen Artists, up to $50,000

Joseph’s Youtube (and Other) Secrets, Aotearoa Screen Publicists Collective, up to $15,000