Vegas, 6 x 44 mins, Greenstone TV for TVNZ 2, up to $5,680,000 + Platform contribution relief of $336,000* An action thriller following a young, untested leader who wants to free his people from the curse of methamphetamine, but finds he can’t do it on his own.
One Lane Bridge 2, 5 x 44 mins, Great Southern Television for TVNZ 1, up to $5,443,121 + Platform contribution relief of $300,000*. Detective Ariki Davis is exposed to the seductive power of corruption as a cataclysmic chain of events unleashes fierce rivalries in picturesque Queenstown.
The Panthers, 6 x 44 mins, Four Knights Film for TVNZ 1, up to $5,500,000 + Platform contribution relief of $336,000*. A dramatisation of the founding of the Polynesian Panthers during Robert Muldoon’s rise to power. The Auckland street-gang turned political revolutionaries fought against the racial discrimination sweeping New Zealand in the mid 70’s.
Match Fit, 4 x 44 mins, Pango Productions for Three, up to $1,072,490 + Platform contribution relief of $198,000*. A documentary series that uses the vehicle of rugby to explore some of the biggest issues for Aotearoa’s male population.
Project Brave, 3 x 44 mins, Storymaker for Prime, up to $877,300 + Platform contribution relief of $72,000*. A docudrama that explores New Zealand's resilience in a world of escalating future threats.
A Question Of Justice, 4 x 45 mins, Red Sky Film & Television for Prime, up to $840,970 + platform contribution relief of $96,000*. A team of seven investigators take a case study approach to examining four major justice issues within New Zealand.
Designing Dreams, 6 x 44 mins, Imagination Television for Prime, up to $750,284 + Platform contribution relief of $96,000*. Top architects visit New Zealand's most exceptional homes and discuss the future for New Zealand housing
Black Magic, 1 x 65 mins, Rogue Productions for TVNZ 1, up to $422,580 + Platform contribution relief of $78,000*. The story of the humble heroes who took New Zealand to the world stage with the biggest homecoming parade the country has ever seen.
Scribe – The Return of the Crusader, 8 x 12 mins, TheDownlowconcept for TVNZ OnDemand, up to $464,312 + Platform contribution relief of $41,272*. Fame, money, drugs, domestic abuse, mental illness, prison, rehab. Scribe has been through it all. Now he's clean, working on a comeback album and ready to stand up.
Waitangi General, 7 x 26 mins, Black Iris for Māori Television, up to $374,850. A documentary series about life in the Chatham Islands’, told through the lens of the local general store.
The Gangs…12 Years Later, 2 x 45 mins, SunPix for Three, up to $311,832 + Platform contribution relief of $88,000*. An examination of how much the gang landscape has changed since 2008, when journalist Pam Corkery investigated local gangs and their impact on New Zealand society.
The Collective, 8 x 10 mins, Boxed Media for RNZ, up to $264,274. A docuseries following the triumphs and the hardships of five rangatahi as they work toward the performance of a lifetime.
Lease On Life, 1 x 44 mins, Occasional Productions for Prime, up to $232,880 + Platform contribution relief of $12,500*. The story of David Downs whose terminal cancer was cured by immunotherapy, and who is now helping others struggling with the disease.
The Single Object, 5 x 7 mins, Hexwork Productions for The Spinoff, up to $187,833. A series that tells stories about New Zealand culture, through examining the everyday objects that surround us.
A Living Hell: Apartment Disasters, 1 x 44 mins, E2 Productions for Prime, up to $179,133 + Platform contribution relief of $16,000*. This investigation lifts the lid on one of New Zealand's worst building disasters, the shocking state of our apartment blocks.
Legacy, 1 x 52 mins, Brave Star Media for Māori Television, up to $153,000. An intimate, observational and at times humorous toe-tapping portrait of the band KATCHAFIRE.
Loko, 5 x 12 mins, Useful Media for NZ Herald, up to $142,469 + Platform contribution relief of $6,420*. The rise and fall and subsequent redemption of NZ Hip Hop artist KD Lok, aka Matty Paparoa.
One For the Boys: Modern Day Masculinity in Aotearoa, 5 x 15 mins, Re: for Re:, up to $133,143 + Platform contribution relief of $60,768*. A frank, accessible, non-judgmental look into what it means to be a man in modern day Aotearoa.
When A City Rises – The People’s Story, 1 x 66 mins, Frank Film for TVNZ 1, up to $67,580 + Platform contribution relief of $66,000*. A follow up to When A City Falls, this documentary will mark the 10th anniversary of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Once A Panther, 6 x 50 mins, Stuff for Stuff, up to $22,522 + Platform contribution relief of $89,230*. The true stories of the six Polynesian men who established the Polynesian Panther Party in 1970s New Zealand.
David Lomas Investigates 2, 12 x 44 mins, Warner Bros. TV Production NZ for Three, up to $1,100,818 + Platform contribution relief of $198,000*. Journalist David Lomas travels the country to solve diverse and complex New Zealand mysteries, reuniting people and discovering lost family heritage.
I Am…3, 6 x 44 mins, Screentime NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $770,236 + Platform contribution relief of $288,000*. Six New Zealanders share their emotional first-hand accounts of what it means to be different.
Country Calendar 2021, 40 x 23 mins, TVNZ for TVNZ 1, up to $573,537 + Platform contribution relief of $472,648* A documentary series that profiles New Zealanders who make their living from the land or sea.
NZ Wars: The Stories of Waikato, 1 x 45 mins, Great Southern Television for RNZ, up to $484,922. The next chapter in the award-winning NZ Wars documentary series.
Patrick Gower On….2 (additional eps), 2 x 44 mins, Ruckus Media for Three, up to $447,124 + Platform contribution relief of $58,000*. These additional episodes will look at the climate crisis and New Zealand's binge drinking culture.
Circuit 2, 2 x 30 mins, Stuff for Stuff, up to $214,000 + Platform contribution relief of $188,760* Investigative documentaries that promise to probe, analyse and uncover an issue of vital importance to New Zealand Society.
New Zealand Music Awards 2020, 1 x 88 mins + 1 x 88 mins, Mediaworks TV for Three and The Edge, up to $213,860 + Platform contribution relief of $31,520*. Coverage from Spark Arena and packed with loads of your favourite artists, this is a night to celebrate Aotearoa’s local music successes.
Matangireia 2, 16 x 45 mins + 16 x 27 mins, Aotearoa Media Collective for RNZ and Māori Television, up to $198,000. A second series of conversations that explore the political legacies of former Māori MPs.
Frank – Changing South 3, 22 x 5 mins, Frank Film for Frank Film, up to $340,891
Haukainga 2020/21, 80 x 3 mins + 344 x 10, Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika (Inc), up to $200,000
Local Focus 2020/21, 320 x 3 mins, Very Nice Productions Ltd for NZ Herald, up to $420,800
Southern Lens 2, 22 x 4 mins, Southern Community Media Trust for Crux, up to $199,780
The South Today 2020/21, 960 x 1 min, Allied Press for Allied Press, up to $400,000
APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2020, APRA, up to $30,000
New Zealand Music Awards 2019, Recordedmusic.co.nz, up to $250,000.
NZ Television Awards 2020, J & A Productions, up to $150,000
Show Me Shorts 2020, Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust, up to $3,000.
The NZ Music Producer Series 2020, Greg Haver, up to $10,000.
Emerging Storytellers (Scripted), Pan-Asian Screen Collective, up to $39,450
Share The Knowledge, Firefly Films, up to $10,000
New Music Project
Alae, Commotion, up to $22,640
Chaii, Delete, up to $24,000
Georgia Lines, Commotion, up to $40,000
High Hoops, Success Ain't Limited (T/A Worldpeace.FYI), up to $40,000
Kings, NicNak Media/Archangel Entertainment, up to $39,120
Louis Baker, Aston Road, up to $32,000
One Love All-Stars, 1979 Management Ltd, up to $40,000
Shihad, Warner Music NZ, up to $40,000
Thomston, Goldie Management, up to $40,000
Additional funding details for 2020/21 year*:
TV Captioning and Audio Description, Media Access Charitable Trust (Able), up to $2,000,000
National Pacific Radio Trust Operational Funding (NPRT), National Pacific Radio Trust, up to $560,000
National Pacific Radio Trust Capital Funding(NPRT), National Pacific Radio Trust, up to $330,000
Samoa Capital Radio Capital Funding, Siufofoga O Le Laumua Trust, up to $69,907
Student Radio Network (SRN), funding amount TBC
Access Radio Taranaki, Access Radio Taranaki Trust, up to $40,000
Arrow FM, Access Radio Wairarapa Charitable Trust, up to $27,000
Coast Access Radio, Coast Access Radio Trust, up to $25,000
Free FM, Waikato Community Broadcasting, up to $35,000
Fresh FM, Tasman Broadcasting Trust, up to $27,000
Manawatu People's Radio, Manawatu Access Radio Charitable Trust, up to $30,000
Otago Access Radio, Hills Radio Trust, up to $35,000
Plains FM, The Canterbury Communications Trust, up to $35,000
Planet FM 104.6, Access Community Radio Auckland, up to $46,000
Radio Kidnappers, Radio Kidnappers Charitable Trust, up to $30,000
Radio Southland, Southland Community Broadcasters Charitable Trust, up to $30,000
Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM, Wellington Access Broadcasting Society, up to $45,000
*the balance of the $6.25m funding for platforms for Year 1 remains in a contestable capital fund available to the existing platforms for infrastructure/capital upgrades
The May 2020 Budget allocated NZ On Air an additional $6.25m over four years ($25m) for sustaining crucial public media platforms. This was in response to a cost pressures budget bid that was submitted last year.