NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho co-fund

The total funding is split approx. 50/50 between Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air.

End of the Valley, 6 x 26 mins, Miro Productions for Whakaata Māori, up to $2,359,987. A fluent new drama series that navigates land claim negotiations and the struggle between loyalty and survival. The series will follow protagonist, Kaea Williams, as he unravels the secrets of Ngāti Kiokio and the death of a father he never knew.

The Casketeers: Life and Death Around the World, 6 x 44 mins, Great Southern Television for TVNZ 1, up to $1,537,537. This series will follow Kaiora and Francis Tipene as they discover the deeply held traditions and rituals of death and dying from different cultures around the world.

Relentless, 9 x 22 mins, Fire Fire for TVNZ+, up to $1,000,668. An all-access docuseries that follows 10 hopefuls as they compete for a place on the City Kickboxing team.

The Drawing Board S2, 8 x 25 mins, Faultline Films for Whakaata Māori, up to $669,521. A series showcasing Māori-led and Māori-designed architectural projects across the motu – fronted by Derek Kawiti (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou), Professor of Architecture at Victoria University.

Motuhaketanga , 2 x 52 mins, Black Iris for Whakaata Māori, up to $539,660. A two-part documentary special that will follow three wāhine Māori as they prepare to leave prison, the challenges they face and their pathway to creating their own motuhaketanga or self-determination.

Why Apu?, 6 x 20 mins, Te Amokura Productions for online platforms, up to $515,729.Why Apu? will look into the environmental disasters currently facing Te Tairāwhiti and the fight for the future of the environment and for future generations.

Public Interest Journalism


Digital News Sub-Editor, 95bfm, up to $36,956.An additional year of funding for the Digital News Sub-Editor, who creates news content for 95bfm’s website and social media channels. The role increases the reach of the station’s news to its student audience and undertakes training for volunteer student journalists.

One Digital Content Creator and one Producer, Te reo o Ngati Kahungunu, up to $204,176. An additional year of funding for Te reo o Ngati Kahungunu’s two targeted roles. The Digital Content Producer makes sure that the station’s news is accessible to its digital audience and the Producer facilitates regular high-quality news interviews.

One Audience Engagement Expert and one Hamilton Reporter, Indian Newslink, up to $199,650. An additional year of funding for two roles. The Audience Engagement Expert connects the outlet’s news with its digital audiences and the Hamilton Reporter produces stories about youth issues, poverty, culture, family violence and education.

One Te Reo Māori Translator and two Marlborough Reporters, Stuff, up to $249,260. A further 12 months funding for three roles. The Te Reo Māori Translator normalises the use of te reo and caters to reo Māori-speaking audiences by providing daily translations of news stories. Both Marlborough Reporters deliver important local news stories for and about the Marlborough region.

Four Roles, Pacific Media Network, up to $430,849. An additional year of funding for a Political Reporter, a Current Affairs Producer, a Digital Editor/Camera operator and a Sub-Editor to produce high-quality multimedia news stories for and by the Pasifika community.

Video News Journalist, Te reo Irirangi o Maniapoto, up to $85,000. Te reo Irirangi o Maniapoto is receiving funding to retain its Video News Journalist for another year. The role produces news stories that are relevant to local iwi and the wider Māori population, for the station’s Te reo Kahika news service.

Farmers Weekly Digital Editor, AgriHQ, up to $89,981. A further 12 months funding to AgriHQ for its Digital Editor, who creates and circulates digital content from the company’s flagship agricultural publication, Farmer’s Weekly, which serves to grow the quality and reach of agricultural news.

Kaupapa Māori Editor, NZME, up to $123,600. NZME is receiving a 12-month funding extension for its Kaupapa Māori Editor. The role not only produces news stories from a te ao Māori lens but provides leadership and Kaupapa training across NZME’s newsrooms.

Three Court Reporter roles, Allied Press, up to $266,951. A continued year of funding for three court reporting roles which produce local justice coverage from the Family Court, Youth Court, Employment Relations Authority and other tribunals, for Allied Press’ South Island outlets.

Four News Roles, E-Tangata, up to $350,496. Funding to retain four news roles for an additional year. These include a Senior Writer/Editor – Pacific News, a Senior Writer/Editor – Māori News, an Editor/Mentor and a Digital Marketing Manager. All roles contribute to the production of high-quality current affairs and news stories for Māori and Pasifika audiences while strengthening E-Tangata’s newsroom.

One Te ao Māori Editor and one Sub-Editor, Metro, up to $51,066. A further 12 months funding for Metro’s te ao Māori Editor to continue developing Māori writers and providing a te ao Māori perspective across news stories, and a Sub-Editor to ensure a high standard of accuracy and fact-checking for Metro’s content.

Rural Content Editor, Ashburton Guardian, up to $85,000. A one-year continuation of the Ashburton Guardian’s Rural Content Editor, who creates and delivers news content focused on agri-business and rural issues across the Canterbury region.

Kaupapa Māori Reporter, Gisborne Herald, up to $77,464. A further year of funding to retain the Kaupapa Māori Reporter. The role has revitalised and normalised te ao Māori reporting in a region with a large Māori population and is helping the Gisborne Herald to build its cultural capabilities.

Auckland Council Reporter, Local Matters, up to $84,579. An additional 12 months funding for an Auckland Council Reporter to continue reporting on significant Auckland Council issues for nine community news outlets, including Local Matters, Gulf News Waiheke, The Howick & Pakuranga Times, The Botany & Ormiston Times, the Pohutukawa Coast Times, Mahurangi Matters, Hibiscus Matters, The Devonport Flagstaff and the Rangitoto Observer.

Māori Affairs Reporter, Newshub, up to $145,810. A one-year extension for Newshub’s Māori Affairs Reporter who ensures that te tirohanga Māori (a Māori lens) is placed on coverage of significant mainstream stories while providing direction and input on decisions made in the wider newsroom.

Sub-Editor, Newsroom, up to $94,395. A further 12 months funding for Newroom’s Sub-Editor, who edits content from the platform’s journalists, freelance writers, and contributors, as well as providing production services and quality control across all Newsroom articles.

Māori Political Reporter, The Spinoff, up to $61, 050. A 12-month extension for The Spinoff’s Māori Political Reporter who provides coverage on Māori politics and current affairs for the platform’s audiences. This role is part-time.

Sub-Editor, The Spinoff, up to $105,450. A 12-month extension for The Spinoff’s Sub-Editor who edits copy, proofreads news items, fact-checks pieces, writes compelling headlines and assesses risk and liabilities before content is published.

One full-time News Reporter and one part-time News Reporter, Valley Profile, up to $89,300. An additional year of funding for two news roles which provide high-quality local reporting for the Hauraki Plains, Paeroa, Thames and Thames Coast, and the Coromandel Peninsula regions. Both roles produce content for the Valley Profile and the Coromandel App.

Two part-time Local Accountability Reporters, BayBuzz, up to $88,800. An additional 12 months of funding to BayBuzz to retain two part-time Local Accountability Reporters who cover local issues of consequence, including the regional economy, healthcare, agribusiness and council decision-making in the Hawke’s Bay area.

Senior Editorial Role, Crux, up to $126,250. A further year of funding for Crux’s Senior Editorial Role which provides newsroom mentoring as well as in-depth news coverage for topics impacting the Wānaka, Cromwell,and Queenstown regions.

Industry Development Funding

Disability: Industry Development Training, Attitude Pictures, up to $7,600. Additional multimedia training for Attitude Pictures’ journalism cadet. This upskilling will enable the cadet, who lives with a disability, to strengthen his capability to produce digital journalism.

Chinese Journalism Cadetship Programme Extension, Go Global, up to $141,280. An extension of the existing cadetship programme which will see two more Chinese-background cadets trained in the production of digital journalism.

Data Aotearoa, NZ Geographic, up to $98,824. A four-day wānanga to develop 18 data journalists across senior and emerging levels to improve the quality of data journalism and the diversity of data journalists in this increasingly relevant field. Hosted in conjunction with the Science Media Centre.

Emergency Resilience relief

Gisborne Herald, up to $12,324

Hawkes Bay App, up to $21,429

Te Reo Irirangi o Ngāti Kahungunu/ Radio Kahungunu, up to $29,663

Te Reo Irirangi o Ngāti Porou/Radio Ngāti Porou, up to $30,000

BayBuzz, up to $19,500


Cyclone Response, 4 x 6 mins, Monsoon Pictures International for NZ Herald, up to $138,140

Maranga Rise Up Aotearoa, 1 x 420 mins, Whakaata Māori for Whakaata Māori, up to $250,00


Miles From Nowhere (Additional), 6 x 22 mins, Gibson Group for Prime, up to $95,000

Ka Whawhai Tonu – Struggle Without End (Additional), 1 x 90 mins, Akeake for Māori Television, up to $51,000

Friends Like Her (Additional), 6 x 44 mins, Great Southern Television for Three, up to $431,958

Untitled Robert Sarkies Project (Additional), 1 x 100 mins, Pop Film for Three, up to $200,000


New Music Development - up to $6,000

Abby Wolfe

Carly Gill, Lola Stoodley

Chaii, Frank Keys

Dave Baxter

Dave Khan, Reb fountain

David Atai

Devin Abrams

Eddie Johnston

Edy & Christian Tjandrawinata

Emily Wheatcroft-Snape

Josh Fountain

Josh Naley


Maree Sheehan

Mazbou Q

Noema te Hau III

Shannon Matthew Vanya Fowler, Tom lark

Tomi Banx

New Music Kids - up to $10,000

Deano Yipadee, Dusty the Digger, Yipadee Entertainments

Fun & Funner, The Same But Different, Karen O’Leary

Jackie B and the Mini Band, Spooky Hollywood, Jackie Bristow

Jeremy Redmore, Sing Along, Redmore Books

Loopytunes Preschool Music, Kowhai – Korero Mai, Loopy Tunes Preschool Music

Levity Beet, Let’s Celebrate Together!, Levity Beet (Nicholas Anton Hollis)

Marshmellow, Marshmellow Elephants, Marshmellow Music

Miss Nicky Says, Kanikani, Miss Nicky Says

Mr Roberelli, I’m On My Bicycle, Mr Roberelli

The Kars, The Kars II, Hokozoo Productions

New Music Projects

Erny Belle, Flying Nun Records, up to $30,000

Georgia Lines, Commotion, up to $40,000

Julia Deans, Julia Deans, up to $40,000

Luca George, Homespun, up to $40,000

Melodownz, Higher Ground, up to $40,000

Park Rd, Loop Media NZ, up to $30,000

Reb Fountain, Triple M Management, up to $40,000

Sachi, Higher Ground, up to $40,000

Scribe, World Music Group, up to $40,000

Shapeshifter, Shapeshifter NZ, up to $40,000

Shihad, Warner Music New Zealand, up to $40,000

Soaked Oats, The Label NZ, up to $30,000

Sons of Zion, CO2, up to $30,000

Toi, NicNak Media, up to $40,000

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, up to $40,000

New Music Single - up to $10,000

Abby Christo, Note to Self

Alisa Xayalith, Devil I Know

Blake, Breakdown Breakthrough

Carb on Carb, Grounded

Coast Arcade, Grounded

Coridian, State of Mind

Corrella, Tonight

David Dallas, All Gas

Deepstate, Now That You’re Gone

Dick Move, Wet

Ebony Lamb, Drive Me Around

Elipsa X Tali, Divine

Erny Belle, Stay Golden

Flamingo Pier, Beneath the Neon

Gin Wigmore, Someone’s Gonna Die Tonight

Guardian Singles, Pit Viper

Half Hexagon, Pit Viper

Hans, Warmer Feat. Hanbee

Jinz, Ballin’

Jolyon Petch, Million Pieces

Jordyn With a Why, Mohi, Choicevaughan, Set…Go

Judah Kelly, When I’m Not There

Juno Is, The Highway Song

Kylie Price, In The Crowd

Luca George, Blue Again

Morse Gang, Blame It on Us

Naram & Tippa Lee, Regge a Mi Girl

Park Rd, Ride

Proteins of Magic, Flesh It Out

Rizván, Tuaikaepau (Slowly But Surely)

YahYah, Sad Girl

Waiata Takitahi - up to $14,000

Chad Chambers, Kei Pohehe

Corrella, Ko Au

Geneva Alexander-Marsters, Iho

Ia, Me

Jol, Whakatata Mai Rā Ki Tō Whānau

Jordyn With a Why, Hey Love

Majic, Tāmaki Herenga Waka

Mohi, Me Pēhea Rā’

Nikau Grace, Toku Tuakiri

Stan Walker, Aotearoa Xmas

Swizl Jager, Hinaki

Te Kuru, Don’t Rush

Tini Whetū, Tū Mai Rā

YahYah, I Like You


Doc Edge Awards 2023, Documentary New Zealand Trust, up to $15,000

NZ Television Awards 2023, J & A Productions, up to $60,000

Student Radio Awards 2023, Naked PR, up to $20,000

Doc Edge Forum 2023, Documentary New Zealand Trust, up to $15,000

Māoriland Film Festival 2023, Māoriland Charitable Trust, up to $20,000

NZ Game Developers Conference 2023, NZ Game Developers Association, up to $20,000

NZ Web Fest 2023, NZ Web Fest, up to $10,000

Doc Edge Clinics 2023, Documentary New Zealand Trust, up to $10,000

Doc Edge Pitch 2023, Documentary New Zealand Trust, up to $10,000

Soundcheck Aotearoa 2023,, up to $50,000

Tahuna Screenwriter Residency 2023, Great Southern Television, up to $20,000

Yami Sounz Summit 2023, Lake Wanaka Sounz, up to $6,000