A note from the CE
With just over a week until we close the office for the year it’s time to take stock of 2021. I hope you are all looking forward to a well-earned rest, and time with friends and whānau. I think we can all acknowledge it has been a tough year (another one!) especially for our Tāmaki Makaurau folk.
The impacts of COVID-19 have been felt throughout the sectors we support, and in many adjacent sectors, such that none of us have gone unscathed in some way. But as vaccination thresholds draw nearer there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
Reflecting on this year I want to firstly acknowledge the mahi of our entire staff team and Board. We’ve had staff who’ve joined us during lockdown who haven’t even met others in the team in person yet or seen inside the offices. We’ve had extra funds to administer (Public Interest Journalism, Music, Te Puna Kairangi with the NZFC and Te Māngai Pāho, Screen Sector Relief funding) and ongoing involvement with big, hard conversations about the future of public media. It has been disappointing to not be able to go ahead with many of the in-person events we would normally gather at this time of year. We are particularly sad to not be able to host our usual stakeholder function in Auckland at this time – it’s always such a great opportunity to catch up.
Every one of us is driven by the desire to serve the sector, and through the sector, the audiences of Aotearoa. It is a huge privilege to see the outcome of your work, and the impacts it has on so many New Zealanders. As the saying goes, pressure creates diamonds. It was really exciting to see the project INSiDE, funded last year during lockdown out of our Rapid Response RFP, scoop an International Emmy for Best short-form series. Seeing both Rūrangi and Creamerie get picked up by international streamer Hulu gave us another reason to celebrate local storytelling shining on the global stage. Congratulations to all the teams!
It’s also exciting to see our music investments (increased over the past two years with new COVID-19-related funds) paying dividends, with NZ music on commercial radio greater than 20% and at times headed for 25%. This is an incredibly good result and demonstrates that there is so much talent bubbling away in Aotearoa and just waiting for the moment in the spotlight.
I want to welcome to the team our new Head of Corporate Services Sharon Kerry, who joins us from the Climate Change Commission. Sharon has big shoes (or should I say tramping boots) to fill, replacing Clare Helm who is off enjoying the New Zealand countryside. Sharon has hit the ground running. I also sadly acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and former Board member Ross McRobie. Ross was a much-respected member of the NZ On Air whānau, bringing extensive knowledge of the radio market, and strong governance skills to the role, as well as his warmth and humour.
2022 beckons, with new opportunities and challenges. So for now, please take care of each other, stay safe, wear a mask, use your COVID-19 tracer app, get vaccinated – let’s chuck everything at it so that 2022 can be a year when we all get to spend time together, meet face to face, attend gigs, and generally get life in NZ back to, or better than, the way it used to be.
Important Christmas closing dates
A reminder that our offices will be closed from 5pm Friday 17 December 2021 to 8am Monday 10 January 2022 while we all have a breather and find some sun.
Our last payments for 2021 will be made on Thursday 16 December. All paperwork must be received by 12am Sunday 12 December. Our first payments for 2022 will be on Thursday 13 January.
Screen Production Recovery Fund dates
With NZ On Air offices closing for the year on 17 December, the last day for submitting funding applications to the Screen Production Recovery Fund for processing prior to the Christmas break is 5pm, Friday 10 December.
Any applications for additional funding relating to COVID-19 received after this date will be processed in the New Year when the office re-opens on 10 January.
NZ On Air is a fully-vaxxed workforce. We expect visitors to our offices in Wellington and Auckland to also be fully-vaxxed.
For funded screen projects we remind you of the excellent work being done by Screensafe to provide guidance on safely operating during COVID-19. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates.
For our music sector people, please stay up to date here.
NZ Media Fund update
Our December round was our third funding round of the financial year, and was focused on projects intended for general audiences.
In total we received 86 Scripted, Factual and Industry Development Fund (IDF) applications seeking just over $48m. We are pleased to support the funding of 34 Scripted, Factual and IDF applications for up to $13.4m.
We also received 82 applications to the third round of the Public Interest Journalism Fund, asking for more than $29m - $5.4m for targeted roles, and $23.7m for projects. A panel including independent industry assessors recommended 35 applications for funding of up to $9.2m that will support 18 roles and 20 projects.
The full details of all funding decisions are at the end of this newsletter. You can also use the funding decisions search on our website.
Local audiences can expect lots of light relief heading to their screens, with new and returning comedies featuring strongly in the latest Scripted funding round.
The funded slate from this round includes exciting new Scripted comedies like Double Parked, Not Even and Homebound 3.0 , as well as returning audience favourites such as Educators and The Comedy Gala.
Read more in our Scripted media release here.
The new crop of Factual content includes a documentary about pregnancy as experienced by a trans man, an in-depth look at how adult entertainment material is made in New Zealand and a series focusing on how Te Ao Māori shapes the unique way Māori think, experience, and see the world.
Read more in our Factual media release here.
Public Interest Journalism
Audience-focused content that meets the needs of tamariki and rangatahi, rural women and regional New Zealand is among a range of projects successful in the third round of Public Interest Journalism funding.
Also successful in this round are returning investigative journalism and current affairs series that continue to inform and engage the public about important issues.
Read more in our Public Interest Journalism media release here.
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April 2022 round information
April is the last round of the current financial year and with the majority of our pūtea already committed, this round is limited to the following specific initiatives:
- Factual – only applications to the NZ On Air / Te Māngai Pāho Co-Fund are being considered in this round. Guidelines for the request for proposals can be seen here.
- Scripted – only applications to the NZ On Air / Te Māngai Pāho Co-Fund are being considered in this round. Guidelines for the request for proposals can be seen here. The focus for scripted applications are for projects that meet the Newer Storytellers stream of our Scripted Roadmap.
A total of up to $6m will be available for the co-fund but both agencies reserve the right to allocate a greater or lesser amount of funding depending on the applications received.
Te Puna Kairangi / Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund (TPK)
To support a wider range of Scripted outcomes, funding is also potentially available for Te Puna Kairangi / Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund (TPK) projects that have submitted to the final round of this fund and are seeking ‘top up’ funding from NZ On Air.
- Up to $2m is available for projects that are strongly assessed by the TPK panel, and which meet NZ On Air’s usual funding requirements. The funding available from NZ On Air for each TPK project is up to a maximum of $999,000.
- Applicants do not need to submit a separate application to NZ On Air to apply for this funding, you should indicate your intention to seek this funding in the finance plan of your application via the TPK portal.
- If you have any questions about this, please contact Amie Mills to set up a time to speak to NZ On Air and NZ Film Commission staff about your intentions.
Both Content (applications that have co-investment from a supporting platform and Diverse Development) and Industry development applications will be considered. Please see the Development Roadmap.
- Diverse Development applications will be considered in this round, but it is likely that only a single application can be funded out of the remaining annual budget.
- Factual development applications will only be accepted for projects that require significant research. There is limited pūtea remaining in the factual development budget and we encourage applications to have co-funding attached from a supporting platform.
- Further information on Industry Development and Cultural Sector Capability Funding can be seen in paragraphs E and F in the full round information document.
Industry Development Fund
To this round we are accepting applications to all three strands of our Industry Development Fund: Professional Development, National Conferences and National Awards.
If you have a new IDF initiative, please discuss this with firstname.lastname@example.org before applying. Please see our Development Roadmap for more information
Important dates: Scripted, Factual, Development and Industry Development
13 January 2022 - Funding round opens.
10 February 2022, 4pm - Application deadline. Round closes.
13 April 2022 - Decisions confirmed, applicants notified the following day. This date may be extended at NZ On Air’s sole discretion.
The decisions for applications to the NZ On Air / Te Māngai Pāho Co-Fund will be announced on 15 April.
You can read the full April round information document below.
Important dates: Public Interest Journalism Fund
Round 4Thursday 31st March - PIJF round opens
Thursday 28th April 4pm - Application deadline. Round closes
Decisions for applications ≤ $1m: Applicants informed Wednesday 15th June
Decisions for applications > : Announced Monday 11th July.
While it's been a very busy year for local music, it's also been full of disruptions, particularly since August when the Delta outbreak first began in Aotearoa.
As we head towards the summer break there are a number of events still facing uncertainty and we wish all artists and live music workers all the best for as much live music action as possible this summer.
2021 Music funding
In 2021 across our six main music funding types (New Music Single, New Music Project, Waiata Takitahi, New Music Pasifika, New Music Development, New Music Kids) we received and considered 1,362 funding applications. In total we invested in 410 songs and projects with strong broadcast and online potential for connecting with local audiences.
Head of Music David Ridler has worked with NZ On Air three separate times since 2002. In his opinion the volume and quality of local music has never been greater.
“It’s actually overwhelming the amount of good local music there is at the moment which is shown by the huge number of really strong applications we continue to receive, alongside the huge surge of new songs we receive for consideration for our monthly NewTracks new music releases compilation. There is too much good music for the available funds we have for investment, or spaces on our NewTracks compilation. I’ve never seen the local release schedule this busy. It’s remarkable.”
The usual music awards season from September through November has been impacted heavily by COVID-restrictions, but we are pleased to confirm that several events will be taking place in online/broadcast versions over the next two weeks.
This weekend both the Pacific Music Awards and the Student Radio Network Awards will take place in separate events on Saturday 11 December from 7pm. The Pacific Music Awards will be screened by Tagata Pasifika on TP+. You can lock into the Student Radio Network Awards from 7pm the same evening via each of the five SRN stations – bFM, Radio Control, Radio Active, RDU and Radio One, or via live stream.
We are also pleased to confirm that this year’s Aotearoa Music Awards will be broadcast on TVNZ 2 from 8.30pm on Friday 17 December and then available on TVNZ OnDemand, along with a special feature on the Artisan Awards also hosted on TVNZ OnDemand.
These include Aotearoa All Day, Te Reo Māori, Throwbacks, Wahine o Aotearoa and plenty more. Just search nzonairmusic on Spotify or the playlist name on Apple Music and reach for the volume!
NZ On Air Music will again have a variety of funding round options in 2022 starting with the first New Music Single funding round for the year closing on Thursday 20 January 2022.
The full year of deadlines and application results dates are available here.
Meet the team
Meet Fairooz Samy, our Journalism Funding Advisor / Kaitohutohu Pūtea Rīpoatatanga for the Public Interest Journalism Fund.
Day-to-day Fairooz's mahi sees her liaise with journalists, producers, and platforms before and after the application process, read and assess proposals, and generally spend too much time looking at excel sheets.
When she's not juggling the many moving parts of the Public Interest Journalism Fund, you can find Fairooz living her best cottagecore life near any body of water or animal paddock.
Learn more about Fairooz, her role at NZ On Air, and what local content she's been loving recently on our Meet The Team page.
Rūrangi 2, 5 x 22 mins, Autonomouse for Prime and Māori Television, up to $1,725,000. A transgender activist returns to a remote, politically divided dairy community in the hope of reconnecting with his father.
Double Parked, 8 x 22 mins, Kevin and Co for Three, up to $1,400,970. A comedy about a young lesbian couple who both end up pregnant following a ‘botched’ home insemination.
Homebound 3.0, 8 x 22 mins, Kevin and Co for Three, up to $1,380,153. A struggling 30-something unpublished writer is forced to move back home and deal with the disappointment of his Chinese parents.
Not Even, 6 x 23 mins, Miss Conception Films for Prime and Māori Television, up to $1,130,770. Five young friends and flatmates grapple with what it means to be Māori in the 2020s.
Educators 3, 6 x 22 mins, South Pacific Pictures for TVNZ OnDemand and TVNZ 2, up to $1,010,847. A third season of improvised comedy set in a secondary school among a dysfunctional and childish group of teachers.
Feature Animation Series - Lion King and Frozen Reo Māori, 1 x 118 + 1 x 102 mins, Matewa Media for Māori Television, up to $500,000. Two iconic Disney films will be reimagined and repurposed in te reo Māori, including original waiata for each film’s soundtrack.
Comedy Festival Partnership 2022, 5 x 44 min, Three for Three, up to $230,000. Four comedy events -The Comedy Gala, The Great Comedy Debate, Last Laughs and a special live episode of 7 Days - will play out across multiple nights.
Ka Whawhai Tonu - Struggle Without End, 1 x 90 mins, Hikoi NZ for Māori Television, up to $200,000. A new feature film set in the 1860's on the eve of The Battle of Ōrākau, focusing on the unlikely bond of two battle-torn teens.
The Male Gayz: Going Deep, 6 x 15 + 13 x 1 mins, Hex Work Productions for The Spinoff, up to $370,041. An in-depth look at New Zealand's adult entertainment productions, with comedians Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson.
The Spinoff Documentary Anthology, 4 x 20 mins + 4 x 15'' + 8 x 59'', Hex Work Productions for The Spinoff, up to $368,072. Four standalone films highlighting the depth and diversity of Aotearoa.
Trans & Pregnant, 1 x 44 mins, Jack Media for TVNZ 1, up to $237,573. A documentary following two men on their journey to parenthood as they navigate societal roadblocks.
ARO, 8 x 10 mins, Te Amokura for Māori Television, up to $207,552. A first-person look at how Te Ao Māori shapes the unique way Māori think, experience, and see the world .
Being Chlöe, 1 x 90 mins, Razor Films for Three, up to $199,999. A documentary exploring the political and personal life of New Zealand’s youngest MP Chlöe Swarbrick.
State Of The Union, 7 x 4 + 1 x 40 mins, Stuff for Stuff, up to $36,900. A documentary and livestream series focused on women’s rugby and the issues that slow its progress.
Down For Love (additional), 2 x 44 mins, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 2, up to $203,915.
A Question Of Justice (additional), 4 x 45 mins, Red Sky Film and Television for Prime, up to $40,025.
The Black Ferns - Wahine Toa (additional), 2 x 45 mins, Warner Bros Int. TV Production NZ for Prime, up to $13,400.
Hair Now (additional), 6 x 5 mins, A Grain Of Rice Production for The Spinoff, up to $16,377.
Amplified (additional), 6 x 8 mins, Vetiver Pictures for RNZ, up to $11,190.
Match Fit 2 (additional), 5 x 44 mins, Pango Productions for Three, up to $51,046.
Alice Snedden's Bad News 3 (additional), 6 x 13 mins, Hex Work for The Spinoff, up to $33,107.
Scratched: Aotearoa's Lost Sporting Legends 3 (additional), 6 x 11 mins, Hex Work for The Spinoff, up to $16,427.
Goodbye A.I. (additional), 10 x 8 mins, Vinewood for HEIHEI, up to $22,725.
The Hui 2021 (additional), 40 x 28 mins. Great Southern Television for Three, up to $61,320.
David Lomas Investigates 3, 12 x 44 mins, Warner Bros. International for Three, up to $1,111,384. Aotearoa's best-known investigator returns for another crack at reuniting families and solving mysteries.
Patrick Gower: On (tbc), 1 x 44 mins, Ruckus Media for Three, up to $225,325. Patrick Gower returns with another in-depth investigation.
Loading Docs: The Power Of Emotion, 8 x 10 mins, Notable Pictures for Loadingdocs.co.nz, up to $215,507. Eight short documentaries exploring the real-life impact of our emotions.
I Am…4, 6 x 44 mins, Screentime NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $781,402. Six emotional first-hand accounts of New Zealanders who are living with, or have overcome, extreme adversity.
Soul Sessions 2, 10 x 23 + 1 x 45 mins, ECG Media for TP+, up to $395,886. A journey into Aotearoa's gospel music scene, with a focus on both emerging and established Pacific musicians and artists.
ANZAC 2022, 2 x 45 mins, Screentime NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $131,606. Coverage of the annual commemorations on 25 April, 2022.
Long x Xia, 10 x 1 mins, Mini Monster Productions, up to $50,000. A comedy series following two Chaotic Cousins™ Ruby and CJ as they hijack a live lobster from a Chinese restaurant to stick it to their family’s expectations.
n00b, 12 x 1 mins, Lusty Ace Films, up to $50,00. A comedy series that tells the tale of six Kiwi teenagers as they navigate the cringey period of adolescence...on the internet.
The Tongan Rogue General and the 13 Chambers of South Auckland, 15 x 1 mins, Tusitala Media, up to $50,000. A comedy series starring Toks Fale as a former Army General who must battle the bosses of the 13 chambers of South Auckland.
Te Pae Tata, 15 x 1 mins, Māoriland Charitable Trust, up to $49,900. A factual series profiling incredible Indigenous creatives across the planet to inspire rangatahi Māori and Pasifika to find their own creative spark.
Te Puna Kairangi - Premium Productions Fund
Far North, 6 x 45 mins, South Pacific Pictures and White Balance Pictures, up to $200,000. Half a billion dollars’ worth of meth. A broken boat with its crew starving to death. One comically inept gang. Two salt of the earth amateur detectives. This is a true story.
The Gone, 6 x 60 mins, Kingfisher Films, Blinder Films with Southern Lights Films and m3media, up to $200,000. When a young Irish couple vanishes from a small North Island town, Irish detective Theo Richter teams with Kiwi cop Diana Henare to find them. Amidst the search they have to contend with civil unrest, a duplicitous corporation, and their own personal demons.
Black Coast Vanishings, 4 x 44 mins, Augusto, up to $63, 325. A true-crime mystery series about the disappearance of six people in a small surf town that has divided the locals and given rise to fear and suspicion.
Public Interest Journalism
Roles (funded for one year)
Allied Press, 1x Partnership Editor role, up to $145,650
Campus Radio 95bFM, 1 x Sub-Editor, up to $32,916
Discovery NZ, 1 x Newshub Cultural Partnership Navigator, up to $130,500
GlobalHQ, 1 x Digital Editor, up to $105,000
Kowhai Media Ltd, 1 x Kaiwhakatiki Hourua, up to $55,020
Mana Trust, 1 x Editor/Mentor and 1 x Digital Marketing Manager, up to $165,000
Newsroom NZ, 1 x Sub Editor, up to $91,679
NZME, 1 x Kaupapa Editor and 1 x Audio Innovation role, up to $200,280
Radio One 91FM, 1 x Digital Content Editor, up to $20,000
RNZ, 1 x Kurawhakaue Partnership Editor Role, up to $108,000
Stuff, 1 x te reo Māori Translator, up to $103,000
Te Po, 1 x Kawea Te Rongo Kaiwhakahaere, up to $68,250
The Spinoff, 1 x Sub Editor role, up to $105,450
The Pantograph Punch, 1 x Business Development role and 1 x Social Media Specialist (3 months), up to $95,040
Tikilounge Productions, 1 x Pasifika Youth Digital News Editor, up to $75,000
Allied Press, Cultural Competency and Commissioning project, 6 x long-form articles and staff training programmes, for Allied Press and associated publications, up to $61,725
BusinessDesk, Charity Sector Investigation, minimum 30 stories, up to $154,020
Discovery NZ, Newshub Nation 2022, 41 x 50 mins and a podcast series of current affairs, for Three, up to $978,175
Great Southern Television and Aotearoa Media Collective, The Hui, 40 x 28 mins shows + 40 x 28 mins podcasts for Three, up to $737,036
Kakalu Media, Online project (website creation and livestream capability) for Kakalu o Tonga, up to $9,817
Kowhai Media, A Voice for Tangaroa, 4 x 3000-word written features, 6 x 400-1,500 word stories that focus on the ocean around Aotearoa, New Zealand, for NZ Geographic, up to $146,745
Luke Nola & Friends, Kea Kids News, 80 x 4 mins videos for digital platforms and 80 x 2 mins videos for social media platforms, up to $653,773
Mahi Tahi Media, Ohinga 2, 50 x 4 mins videos, up to $264,386
Māori Television, Miria Te Pounamu (on-the-job journalism training wānanga for staff) for Māori Television, up to $189,200
Muster Vibrant Rural Communities, Rural Issues: Women’s perspectives on contemporary social and cultural issues, 9 x 3000 words, 72 x 600-1,500-word stories, 6 x 3 mins videos for Shepherdess Magazine platforms, up to $292,692
Newsroom NZ, Newsroom Investigates 2022, 60 mins video investigative current affairs, up to $336,358
Newsroom NZ, Climate Change Interview Series, 10 x 12 mins video interviews focused on how New Zealand will move to a low carbon future, up to $40,000
North & South Media, Exploring Aotearoa’s Chinese Communities, 4-6 features totaling 20,000 words exploring different facets of Chinese communities in New Zealand, up to $25,000
NZME, Whenua: Is it yours?, Interactive database and map, 4 x 1,500-3,000-word features that explores how and when land became part of the Pākehā property system in Aotearoa New Zealand), up to $80,500
Stuff, Stuff Circuit 2022, a minimum of 90 mins of video, investigative current affairs, up to $324,200
SunPix, Tagata Pasifika, 51 x 23 mins and 2 x 90 mins Pasifika news and current affairs for TVNZ 1, up to $1,919,913
Te Parerē, National Māori Students Magazine, 32 digital issues focused on Māori youth current affairs, up to $28,240
The Spinoff, The Quarter Million, 2 x 4,000 – 5,000-word feature, 8-10 Instagram tiles, 4 x 1,000-word stories plus 8 – 10 Instagram tiles, 4 x 2,000-word stories plus 8-10 Instagram tiles providing a youth perspective on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, up to $152,304
TVNZ, Kids Kōrero, 30 x 5 mins linear videos, 30 x 2 mins explainer videos, and 30 x 5 mins podcasts news and current affairs for 10 –14 year olds, up to $517,364
TVNZ, Q + A with Jack Tame 2022, 40 x 59 mins episodes, plus a two-hour special of current affairs, for TVNZ, up to $842,200
NZME, up to $940,000 over two years to support its newsgathering in Rotorua, Napier, Hastings, Whanganui, Manawatū, Taupō, Horowhenua, and Kapiti.
Stuff, up to $731,300 over two years for non-incremental role funding to support its Marlborough newsgathering.
New Music Development - up to $6000
Emily C. Browning
Marlon Timotei Taare Williams
Maude Minnie Morris
Noema Te Hau
Takunda Muzondiwa and Abraham Kunin
Brown Boy Magik
Laura Lee Lovely
Noah Matariki Page
New Music Features
On the Road, Rockquest Promotions, up to $3,800
Sounz Films 2022, Centre for New Zealand Music Trust (Sounz), up to $135,000
The Most FM 2022, Taranaki FM Trust, up to $60,000
Mai FM Backyard Beats 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
Base FM 2022, Base FM, up to $80,000
Coup De Main Zine Project 2022, Coup De Main, up to $40,000
First Season 2, Hex Work, up to $99,993
Pulzar FM 2022, Pulzar FM, up to $60,000
Unsigned and Pass the Aux, Kick / IHeartRadio, up to $78,000
The Rock Kiwi Rock Soundcheck 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
Locals Only 2022, NZME Radio, up to $300,000
More FM Wired 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
On the Road 2022, Rockquest Promotions, up to $100,000
Rova New Kiwi Music Discovery Stations 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $20,600
George FM the Profile 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $30,000
Uncover Discover - The Edge Radio 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
Uncover Discover - The Edge TV 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
UTR Trash Recital Season 2, Undertheradar, up to $71,159
New Music Kids - up to $10,000
Chris Sanders, Songs and Stories for Kids
Claudia Robin Gunn, Kids Are in the Garden
Fleabite, Fleabite Fizz
Hey Duby, Think Big
Itty Bitty Beats, Imaginarium
Jackie B & the Mini Band, Davy Jones Locker
Judi Cranston, Pakipaki Clap!
Kath Bee, E Tū Tāngata - Stand Together
Levity Beet, Dino - Bunny - Digger - Let's Go!
Loopy Tunes Preschool Music, Let's Make Lemonade
Mr Roberelli, Tūi - It's All About You
Mr Yipadee, Yipadee Tots Hoe-down
Music With Michal, Sing With Me!
Jeremy Redmore, Sing Like a Unicorn
Tom Knowles, Atarangi: Morning Sky
Waste Free Wanda, Rule of Thumb
New Music Projects
Aldous Harding, Flying Nun Records, up to $40,000
Benee, CRS Music Management, up to $40,000
Blindspott, East West Music & Events, up to $40,000
Deceptikonz, DRM, up to $32,000
Diaz Grimm, Brave Bear Publicity (Māia), up to $40,000
Foley, NicNak Media, up to $40,000
Jackson Owens, Five AM Artists Management, up to $40,000
Janine, August Avenue, up to $40,000
Lilbubblegum, Sniffers, up to $35,000
MCK, Page One Management, up to $30,000
Riiki Reid, Warner Music NZ, up to $40,000
Sola Rosa, Rosa Recordings, up to $40,000
Theia, NicNak Media, up to $40,000
New Music Single - up to $10,000
Aidan Fine, Lola Feat. Rhys Rich
Daily J, Tides
Dallas Tamaira, Just Fine
Dartz, Learning to Drive With Dad
Dawn Diver, Not Perfect
Dbldbl, Fakey Feat. Randa
Edy & Iamtheofficial, Gameboy Feat. Jarna
Goodwill, Clinging Onto You
Graham Candy, Keep on Smiling
Guardian Singles, Manic Attraction
Jaz Paterson, Ache
Jon Lemmon, Right on Track
Kendall Elise, Honest Hand
Leaping Tiger, Gooey
Lee Mvtthews & Grafix, Underground Feat. Elipsa
Lost Tribe Aotearoa, Reflections
Lou'ana, Night Creature
Macho Macho, Blink
Mazbou Q, Go and Be Free
Mermaidens, Sour Lips
Morse Gang, Datsus
Nathan Haines, Give Thanks
Oliv, Talk With the Moon
Otosan & P Money Ft Kings, Our Worlds
Paddy Echo, Silver & Honey
Park Rd, I Got You
Rachel Leo, Last Call
Sam V, Let Me Come Thru
Skye Hine, Behind the Gun
Soft Plastics, Day Job
Sulfate, Bottle It in
Sylvee, Time for the Girls
Teeks, Oil & Water
The Beths, Your Side
The Butlers, Night & Day
Vera Ellen, It's Your Birthday
Zoe Moon, The Letter
National Pacific Radio Trust (Capital) 2021, National Pacific Radio Trust, up to $315,500
Aotearoa Music Awards 2021, Recordedmusic.co.nz, up to $75,000
Waiata Māori Music Awards 2021, Waiata Māori Awards Charitable Trust, up to $20,000
NZ Radio Awards 2022, Radio Broadcasters' Association, up to $7,500
Voyager Media Awards 2022, Newspaper Publishers' Association, up to $15,000
Taite Music Prize 2022, Independent Music NZ, up to $20,000
Big Screen Symposium 2022, Script to Screen, up to $30,000
Screensafe COVID-19 Protocol Update, Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa NZ, up to $7,500
MAP Producer Skills Training 2022, Pan-Asian Screen Collective, up to $17,880
Asian Media Use Research Webinar, Pan-Asian Screen Collective, up to $1,800
Screensafe Covid-19 Protocol Revision, Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa NZ, up to $20,000
Cultural Sector Capability Funding
48 Hours, Timpson Films, up to $25,000
CAMA Best Practice Kete, Community Access Media Alliance (CAMA), up to $10,000
Discoverability During Delta, Aotearoa Screen Publicists Collective, up to $46,000