Golden Boy, 8 x 22 mins, MediaWorks TV for Three, up to $841,532. Small-town girl Mitch moves back home to run the family dairy in the shadow of her All-Black brother, Tama.

I DATE Rejects, 10 x 12 mins, Whitiora Productions for TVNZ OnDemand, up to $416,500. After being rejected from an exclusive dating agency, Pania and her friends form their own dating site.

Mean Mums, 8 x 24 mins, South Pacific Pictures for Three, up to $840,000. Single mum Jess navigates a competitive, passive-aggressive group of mothers at an upper-class primary school.

New Zealand Today, 8 x 22 mins, MediaWorks TV for Three, up to $524,195. Comedian Guy Williams travels across New Zealand presenting faux news shows for and about the locals.

That’s The Story 2019, 52 x 60 mins, Loudmouth Productions for HEIHEI, up to $70,200. A collection of original New Zealand children stories for 5 – 12 year olds.

The Basement, 10 x 10 mins, Great Southern Television for TVNZ OnDemand, up to $407,050. Sam and her best friend Will travel to Sam’s childhood home to uncover the dark truth behind her mother’s death.

The Brokenwood Mysteries 6, 4 x 90 mins, South Pacific Pictures for Prime, up to $2,998,000. The Brokenwood crew are back for a sixth season, solving more murder-mysteries in their seemingly quiet country town.

Suzy & Friends 2019, 53 x 45 mins, Treehut for Rhema Broadcasting Group and others, up to $136,000. Kiwi kids share and hear their own stories and songs made for them by other Kiwis.


Aotearoa’s Lost Sporting Legends, 8 x 8 mins, Hex Work T/A The Spinoff for The Spinoff, up to $149,717. Celebrating the lives and achievements of NZ sportspeople whose names you never normally hear.

By The Balls, 1 x 90 mins, Rogue Productions for TVNZ 1, up to $971,485. A docu-drama telling the story of the 1987 All Blacks win at the inaugural Rugby World Cup.

Christmas 2018, 2 x 732 mins, Christian Broadcasting Association for Newstalk ZB, up to $35,988. 29 hours of feature programmes, interviews, pre-produced vignettes, music, and celebrity guests.

Grand Designs NZ 5, 6 x 44 mins, Imagination Television for Three, up to $240,000. Creative Kiwis take on the challenge of building their own unique and inspirational homes.

Honey Wars, 8 x 22 mins, Greenstone TV for Prime, up to $399,991. Follow a Māori whānau in Kaitaia, who are leading the charge on producing high-quality Manuka honey with their all-Māori business.

I Am…2, 6 x 44 mins, Screentime NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $800,245. Six New Zealanders share their emotional accounts of their unique experiences, recounting what it means to them to be different.

Litany of Lies, 10 x 45 mins, Media Construction Group for Watch Me, up to $179,995. 40 Years on from the Mt Erebus disaster, broadcaster Garry McAlpine explores the things we still don’t know about NZ’s worst disaster.

Living With The Boss, 8 x 44 mins, ASC Media for TVNZ 1, up to $319,353. Employees invite their boss to live under their roof in a bid to improve conditions for the whole workforce.

Loading Docs: Power, 8 x 5 mins, Notable Pictures for Loading, up to $168,767. Loading Docs provides a springboard for the creation of short documentary stories as well fostering new creative talent.

Namaste NZ 2 , 10 x 26 mins, Top Shelf Productions for APNA TV, up to $310,000. A weekly show covering the lives, stories and events of importance to the Indian community in NZ.

On The Rag, 8 x 20 mins, Hex Work T/A The Spinoff for The Spinoff, up to $ 190,001. An online variety shows that tackles life, media and current affairs from the New Zealand woman’s perspective.

Origins, 3 x 44 mins, Greenstone TV & Scottie Douglas Productions for TVNZ 1, up to $1,336,267. A documentary series unearthing the definitive story of the origins of Māori hosted by Professor Scotty Morrison.

The Cannabis Coast, 8 x 23 mins, Te Amokura Productions for Prime, up to $194,935. Exploring how Hikurangi Enterprises have entered the emerging billion dollar hemp industry as a means to create jobs for their community.

The Nutters Club, 49 x 90 mins, The Key To Life Charitable Trust for Newstalk ZB, up to $80,830. A mental health awareness show that works to demystify stigma.

Toa Hunter Gatherer 3, 8 x 26 mins, Hi Mama for Māori Television, up to $316,288. A hunting series that utilises Māori techniques as a cultural and sustainable way to source kai.

Two Sketches, 8 x 25 mins, Hex Work T/A The Spinoff for The Spinoff, up to $105,816. Cartoonist Toby Morris presents a unique conversation in which he and an interviewee both draw a picture and talk.

Wildlife Rescue, 5 x 45 mins, NHNZ for Choice TV, up to $495,000. A Natural History NZ series about Aotearoa’s wildlife and the people who safeguard our native species through rescue, rehabilitation and research.

Current Affairs

Q + A 2019, 40 x 45 mins, TVNZ for TVNZ 1, up to $846,000. A current affairs program focusing on the stories of the day with an emphasis on the economy and people.

Newsroom Investigates, 6 x 10 mins, Newsroom NZ for Newsroom NZ, up to $198,051. An investigative series led by New Zealand’s ground-breaking journalist Melanie Reid.

Newshub Nation 2019, 41 x 56 mins, MediaWorks TV for Three, up to $916,905. A political current affairs programme that offers long-form interviews and in-depth investigative stories into issues that affect all New Zealanders.

The Hui 2019 – Kaupeka Whā, 40 x 28 mins, Great Southern Television for Three, up to $543,988. A Māori current affairs series for all New Zealanders.

Paakiwaha 2019, 48 x 120 mins, UMA Broadcasting for Radio Waatea, up to $75,000. A current affairs program that provides a Māori worldview that gives voice to all issues affecting Māori.


ANZAC Day Wreath Laying Ceremony 2019, 1 x 60 mins, Screentime NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $98,000. Live, multi-camera coverage of the ANZAC Day Commemorative Service at the National War Memorial Park.

The New Gala, 3 x 44 mins, Augusto for TVNZ 2, up to $119,366. Showcasing the best of local and international comedy talent featured in the annual Comedy Festival Gala.

Diverse Journalism

Daily Podcast, 200 x 15-20 mins podcasts, Newsroom NZ for RNZ. A daily podcast series that will analyse and interpret News and Current Affairs stories of national significance.

Te Ao Māori: I Am Māori I Am Modern, podcasts, photo essay & video, Vice NZ for RNZ. A podcast exploring the experiences of young urban Māori today

Crunch, 3 x interactive segments, Vanishing Point Studio for RNZ. An interactive series that allows users to explore issues in the gaming sector

Conversations With My Immigrant Parents, 12 x 30-40 mins podcasts & video, Julie Zhu for RNZ. First generation New Zealanders share stories with their immigrant parents.

***Budgets are yet to be finalised and will be published on the NZ On Air website in due course.

Fast Start projects

Animated History Of NZ, 14 x 15 mins, RNZ for RNZ, up to $114,000. A semi-animated series telling the nation’s story from pre-historic times to modern day.

Eating Fried Chicken In The Shower, 8 x 20 – 30 mins, RNZ for RNZ, up to $27,280. A comedy interview podcast on mental health and related issues.

Kids Science Podcast, 8 x 25 - 30 mins, RNZ for RNZ, up to $57,240. A multi-platform, interactive podcast answering kids' deep questions with science

Māori Disparity Project, 4 x 3 – 5 mins, RNZ for RNZ, up to $46,650. A multi-media investigation into the disparity between Māori and non-Māori in health, crime, justice and wealth.

Pasifika Mental Health, 2 x 3- 6 mins, RNZ for RNZ, up to $9,275. A multi-media investigation into issues around the high Pasifika peoples’ suicide rate.


New Music Project

Baynk, Baynk, up to $30,000

Bene, CRS Music Management, up to $30,000

Jakob, Kog Mastering, up to $30,000

Kimbra, Mind Your Music NZ, up to $30,000

The Bats, Flying Nun Records, up to $18,000

Music Features 2019

Backyard Beats, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000

Base FM, Army Of You T/A Base FM, up to $100,000

Kiwi Rock Soundcheck, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000

NZME Locals Only, NZME Radio, up to $300,000

Pulzar FM, Pulzar Broadcasting Company T/A Pulzar FM, up to $40,000

Resound, Centre For New Zealand Music Trust (SOUNZ), up to $130,000

The Most FM 2019, Taranaki FM Trust (The Most FM), up to $40,000

The Profile, Mediaworks Radio, up to $30,000

Uncover Discover, Mediaworks Radio, up to $200,000

Wired, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000

Industry Development Funding 2019

Doc Edge Workshops, Documentary NZ Trust, up to $15,000

Screen Edge Forum, Documentary NZ Trust, up to $15,000

Doc Edge Film Awards, Documentary NZ Trust, up to $10,000

Voyager Media Awards, Newspaper Publishers Association, up to $10,000