Dry Creek, 6 x 44 mins to Great Southern Television for Three, up to $6,652,204. Based in post-earthquake Kaikōura, this drama explores a friendship that goes sour when a surrogacy deal goes wrong.

The Bishop, 6 x 45 mins Warner Bros. Int. Television Production NZ for TVNZ 2, up to $5,551,956. A charismatic young pastor forms an unlikely alliance with a queer podcaster to challenge his father’s mega-church, with explosive results.

Raised by Refugees 2, 6 x 22 mins, Kevin & Co for Prime, up to $1,371,655. When a 14-year-old Pax is presented with the alcohol-fuelled adventures high school has to offer, he is confronted with a choice; dive into the adventure, or stay firm in his Bahá’í beliefs.

7 Days 2023, 20 x 44 mins, Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ for Three, up to $1,097,926. NZ’s top-rated comedy 7 Days will be back on Three, pitting top comedians against the week’s news and each other.

Guy Montgomery’s Guy-Mont Spelling Bee, 8 x 44 mins, Kevin & Co for Three, up to $400,000. This original panel comedy series will put NZ comedians through their paces as they attempt to be crowned best speller in front of a live audience.



Scott Base Rebuild – Building the Future on Ice, 4 x 44 mins, Imagination Television for TVNZ 1, up to $1,972,128. A documentary series following the design and build of Scott Base’s ground-breaking new future-proofed ice hub in Antarctica, a world first construction project.

The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes, 4 x 44 mins, Great Southern Television for TVNZ 1, up to $539,943. An uplifting, heartwarming social experiment that follows the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a group of 12 volunteers experiencing dementia who will come together to run a restaurant.

Haututū Hunters, 6 x 26 mins, Hi Mama for Whakaata Māori, up to $350,344. Each week four haututū (mischievous) mates get together to regain lost knowledge once held by their tīpuna.

Unravelling Anxiety, 10 x 6 mins, Digital Alchemist for NZ Herald, up to $255,950. Unravelling Anxiety will look at how people from different cultural backgrounds experience anxiety here in Aotearoa.

Topp Class, 1 x 72 mins, Diva Productions for Prime and RNZ, up to $245,478. The cream of Aotearoa’s musical and comedy talent pay tribute to the Topp Twins in a live concert at Auckland’s Civic Theatre, for the 40th anniversary of these much-loved Kiwi icons.

Whatuwera! with Janaye Henry, 6 x 7 mins, Hex Work for The Spinoff, up to $235,827. Comedian Janaye Henry hosts a smart, unpredictable and fast-paced chat show about important issues affecting young people in Aotearoa today.

Alien Weaponry – The Film, 1 x 90 mins, The Down Low Concept for Whakaata Māori, up to $36,000. A documentary showcasing a group of young Māori musicians and their rise to fame, along with the struggles that come from success at a young age.

The Good Sex Project, 8 x 45 mins podcasts, Popsock Media for Stuff, up to $144,783. Podcast series hosted by Melody Thomas, creator of the award-winning podcast BANG!, about sex and love, and guidance on how to navigate them.

The Canvas, 8 x 45 mins podcasts, Tama & George Records for Rova, up to $105,877. Biographical sports podcast that gets under the guards of some of Aotearoa’s most colourful fighters, their networks and their communities, to deliver tales of triumph and tragedy.


Match Fit 3, 6 x 44 mins, Pango Productions for Three, up to $1,639,287. A much-loved series returns to further explore the realities facing men's health in Aotearoa.

Designing Dreams 2, 6 x 44 mins, Imagination Television for Prime, up to $767,392. Top architects select the homes they believe are Aotearoa’s most exceptional and, during the journey, discover their vision for our housing future.

Hyundai Country Calendar 2023, 40 x 23 mins, Television New Zealand for TVNZ 1, up to $636,630. People portraits of New Zealanders who make their living from the land or sea, focused on their work, physical surroundings, whānau and community.

A Living Hell: Apartment Disasters Series 2, 3 x 44 mins, E2 Productions for Prime, up to $524,401. John Gray and Roger Levie uncover more horror stories about defective apartments around NZ and meet the unfortunate owners who suffer the emotional and financial impact.

Down for Love 2, 5 x 44 mins, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 2, up to $481,129. A factual observational series that introduces audiences to the unique personalities and aspirations of people with an intellectual disability.

Frank 5, 22 x 7 mins, Frank Film for Frank Film, up to $451,420. A docuseries with stories of national significance from the South, home to one in four New Zealanders, Frank is a mix of current affairs, character-driven stories and histories.

NZ Hip Hop Stand Up 3, 7 x 9’, The Downlow Concept for RNZ and The Coconet.TV, up to $358,081. A series that looks at key songs from over the 30-year history of hip hop in Aotearoa, with each episode focused on one song, the artists behind the songs and the impact each had in Aotearoa.

Breaking Silence 3, 8 x 12 mins, Magnetic Pictures for TP+ and Whakaata Māori, up to $334,894. A compelling eight-part sequel series that exposes the impacts of COVID-19 on domestic abuse in New Zealand.

Untold Pacific History 2, 3 x 23 mins + 3 x 30 mins podcasts, Tikilounge Productions for RNZ and Coconet.TV, up to $307,843. Untold Pacific History explores little known aspects of NZ's history in the region, and the extraordinary stories that resulted from these interactions with Pacific 'realm nations' that impact Pacific lives today.

No Place Like Home 2, 6 x 10 mins, Trajectory Media for Stuff, up to $304,116. A second season which follows the resettlement journey of six individuals or families who move to Aotearoa to escape political turmoil in their home countries over the coming year.

K’ Road Chronicles 3, 8 x 12 mins, Magnetic Pictures for Stuff and Whakaata Māori, up to $288,981. An informative, captivating and surprising series providing an important voice for our homeless and marginalised citizens.

The Side Eye 4, 10 x 6 mins, Hex Work Limited for The Spinoff, up to $86,100. Monthly online animated non-fiction comic series that explores some of NZ’s trickiest conversations in an accessible, easy-to-follow and easy-to-share way, by award-winning artist Toby Morris.

Public Interest Journalism

Industry Development funding

Allied Press, Industry Development Fund Cadet Scheme, up to $516,000. A one year cadet scheme to train, mentor and support up-to five new journalists addressing skills and recruitment gaps that are especially acute in regional and local news organisations.

Indo Kiwi United Trust, Training for Existing Journalists (Professional development), up to $35,300. Training and professional development for the staff of NZ Punjabi News.

North & South Media, Trainee/cadet journalist, up to $68,200 for 1 year. To recruit, mentor and train a cadet journalist interested in a career as a long-form journalism practitioner, building on the training currently offered by The Next Page, a NZ On Air funded programme.

Projects Funding

Mediaworks, Tova O’Brien Special, up to $50,000 (funding approved Out Of Time). 1 x 20’ radio interview, news extracts, podcast, 1 x 40’ documentary, 3 x 3’ videos, 3 x 1000 word features.

Allied Press, The South Today, up to $695,000. To deliver local video news content to local communities in collaboration with the Allied Press daily and regional community newspaper network across the South Island.

Apna Networks, Mental Health, up to $101,897. A podcast series to empower migrant ethnic communities to appropriately respond to mental health issues.

Cinco Cine Film Productions, T2t Teina 2 Tuākana, up to $800,000. A pilot development and content creation programme between Cinco Cine, 15 NZ schools, Whakaata Māori and the Pacific Media Network introducing tamariki and rangatahi to journalism as a viable career.

Metro Media Group, Uneasy Money: How We Pay for Art, up to $39,380. A series of four long-form feature articles about how the arts get funded, and what the different methods of funding mean for the production and reception of art in Aotearoa.

The Spinoff, Local Elections 2022, up to $160,187. A dedicated team of writers and contributors to cover the elections throughout the motu.

Very Nice Productions, Local Focus 2022-23, up to $604,520. Regional video news for Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and Whanganui, with accompanying articles.

Targeted Roles Funding

Te Reo o Ngāti Kahungunu Inc, Ara mai he tētē kura, up to $214,245 for two roles over oneyear. To utilise current radio content and transform it ready for online distribution, so that content is more readily available and accessible to reach a wider audience.

Content Roles Funding

BayBuzz, Hawke’s Bay Local Accountability Reporting, up to $88,800 for two part-time roles over one year. To deepen coverage in three key areas; agribiz-environment, healthcare delivery and public body accountability.

Indian Newslink, Content Producing Roles, up to $362,520 for two roles over two years. To report on issues related to youth in South Asian communities including education, language, culture, heritage, community relations, family violence, suicide prevention, child poverty and the Treaty of Waitangi.

Newsroom NZ, Video Content Creator, up to $159,340 for one role over two years. A video content creator to work alongside Newsroom’s journalists to visualise public interest stories so they are seen by a wider and more diverse audience.

Crux, Junior/Intermediate Role, up to $139,520 for one role over 2 years. To support provision of strong, public interest journalism in the Southern Lakes and Central Otago districts.

Te Reo Irirangi o Maniapoto, Te Reo Kahika (MFM), up to $160,000 for two roles over 1 year. To support Te Reo Kahika, news service for Rereahu-Maniapoto, sharing tribal news using bilingual local narratives through a range of established on-air and online platforms.


Samoa Capital Radio, 2022/23 Siufofoga O Le Laumua Trust, up to $240,000

The National Pacific Radio Trust 2022/23, National Pacific Radio Trust, up to $4,935,000

NZ On Screen and Audioculture 2022/23, Digital Media Trust, up to $1,698,511

HEIHEI Games 2022/23, Gamefroot, up to $161,470

Rdu 98.5FM Capital 2022/23, Rdu 98.5FM, up to $11,849

Coast Access Radio Capital 2022/23, Coast Access Radio Trust, up to $14,726

Access Radio Taranaki 2022/23, Access Radio Taranaki Trust, up to $290,000

Arrow FM 2022/23, Access Radio Wairarapa Charitable Trust, up to $240,000

Coast Access Radio 2022/23, Coast Access Radio Trust, up to $235,000

Free FM 2022/23, Waikato Community Broadcasting, up to $342,600

Fresh FM 2022/23, Tasman Broadcasting Trust, up to $275,000

Manawatu People's Radio 2022/23, Manawatu Access Radio Charitable Trust, up to $280,000

Otago Access Radio 2022/23, Hills Radio Trust, up to $285,000

Plains FM 2022/23, The Canterbury Communications Trust, up to $339,000

Planet FM 2022/23, Access Community Radio Auckland, up to $350,000

Radio Kidnappers 2022/23, Radio Kidnappers Charitable Trust, up to $290,000

Radio Southland 2022/23, Southland Community Broadcasters Charitable Trust, up to $277,500

Wellington Access Radio 2022/23, Wellington Access Broadcasting Society, up to $345,000

Voxpops 2022/23, Kinga Voxpop, up to $22,800 Project 2022/23, Waikato Community Broadcasting, up to $122,232

CAMA Coordinator 2022/23, Community Access Media Alliance (CAMA), up to $70,000

RNZ 2022/2023, Radio New Zealand, up to $42,606,000

95bFM 2022/23, Campus Radio BFM, up to $320,000

Radio Active 2022/23, Radio Active FM, up to $280,000

Radio Control 99.4FM 2022/23, Massey University Students Association, up to $180,000

Radio One 91FM 2022/23, Radio One 91 FM, up to $210,000

Rdu98.5FM 2022/23, Rdu 98.5FM, up to $280,000

TV Captioning & Audio Description 2022/23, Media Access Charitable Trust (Able), up to $4,900,000

Industry Development Fund

APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2022, Kaitito Kaiaka APRCA AMCOS NZ, up to $35,000

Show Me Shorts 2022, Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust, up to $3,000

SRN Awards 2022, Naked Pr, up to $20,000

Aotearoa Music Awards 2022,, up to $20,000

NZ Game Developers Conference 2022, NZ Game Developers Association, up to $20,000

Māoriland Film Festival 2022, Maoriland Charitable Trust, up to $10,000

Greenlit, Greenlit, up to $35,000

Parachute Music Industry Development Initiatives, Parachute Arts Trust, up to $40,000

Waitaha Canterbury Creative Screen Incubator Programme, Te Puna Matarau, up to $20,000


New Music Project

Deva Mahal, Deva Mahal, up to $20,000

Louis Baker, Aston Road, up to $40,000

Nadia Reid, Slow Time, up to $22,000

Olivia Foa'i, Bev Adair, up to $40,000

Paige, NicNak Media, up to $40,000

Summer Thieves, Loop Media NZ, up to $40,000

Tali, Tali, up to $10,328

Vera Ellen, Flying Nun Records, up to $30,000

New Music Project - Kids - up to $10,000

Captain Festus Mcboyle, Pea-knuckle Production

Chris Lam Sam, Chris Lam Sam

Claudia Robin Gunn, Little Wild Music

Fleabite & Levity Beet, Robin Nathan

Gerry Paul, Gerry Paul

Itty Bitty Beats, Itty Bitty Beats

Loopy Tunes Preschool Music, Loopy Tunes Prechool Music

Moe & Friends, Pop-up Workshop

Mr Yipadee, Dean O'brien

Music with Michal, Michal Bush

Spinpoi, Spinpoi Limited

The Front Lawn, Kiri and Lou Limited

New Music Pasifika - up to $10,000

A.R.T, I Confess

Denzel, Like I Do

Ebeneez, The Way You Get Down

Ema Barton, Flower of Life

Ezra Phoenix, Fomo

Freddy Reynold, Silver and Green and Gold

Hvles, Just My Type Feat. Glisha

Heiressofthegame, Blessed

Jarna, Show You

Junior Soqeta, Raude

K'shore, Here We Are

La Coco, Follow Me

Loose & Colourful, In My Head

Matt Nanai, I Need Somebody

Mikey Mayz Feat. Hamo Dell, Real Love

Sammy Atoa Feat. Young Davie, Liaina I Le Ala

Sassy, Tawa Kavoro

Tone6, Close Your Eyes

Tu'amelie, Concrete Rose

Vallé, Guap

New Music Single - up to $10,000

33 below, Letting Go

Amamelia, Colourbox

Brody Leigh, Pilot

Bub, Bored

D.Matthews, Hell of a Night

Dartz, Hoons

Deepstate, Won't Let You Down

Deva Mahal, Run Me Through

Emily Fairlight, Pretty Faces

Estère, Melt

Flaxxies, Lot 61

Gramsci, Happiness

Hanbee, Strawberry

Hans, Candy Feat. Imugi 이무기

Jarna Feat. Spdrtwnbby, Birds & The Eagles

Jazmine Mary, Salt Lake Desert

Jujulipps, Saucy

Juno Is, Imitation

K M T P, 2.45 (Getting Old)

Kylie Price, Keepin On

La Felix, Hot

Mini Miller, Early Bones

Pania, Crew

Rachel Leo, in My Dreams

Recitals, Gradient

Reiki Ruawai, Working Title

Rodney Fisher & The Response, Bat S**t Crazy

Silas Futura & Fable, Ctrl S

Supreme Brother Sound, Sorry Bout It

Tom Verberne, Always Sorry

Vanessa Worm, 2 Ride

Wiri Donna, Big Pop

Womb, The Dove

Yumi Zouma, Of Me and You