Scripted and Factual

Tuia 250 content

Tuia 250 Live, 1 x 180 mins, Pango Productions for TVNZ 1 & Māori Television, up to $591,195. A live broadcast of the Tuia 250 ki Tūranga Festival, presented by John Campbell and Stacey Morrison.

Waka, 6 x 12 mins, Tawera Productions for E-Tangata & NZ Herald, up to $157,600. Four master carvers build four waka of their traditional style to welcome the Tuia 250 Flotilla when they arrive at Waitangi, our nation’s birthplace.

Re: discovering Aotearoa, 8 x 8 mins video content + 8 x 35 mins podcast, TVNZ for Re: up to $78,025. A multimedia series looking at how modern relationships mirror our nation’s first meeting of cultures and what we can learn for our shared future.

After White Guilt, 7 x 6 mins, Nia Phipps for NZ Herald, up to $139,452. A web-series telling the stories of New Zealanders who are reflecting on their colonial heritage, and taking action against racism.

General Factual

Loimata – Sweet Tears, 1 x 90 mins, Anna Marbrook Productions for Māori Television, up to $180,000. The story of traditional waka builder and ocean captain Ema Siope who in the final months of her life seeks to heal her family from systemic abuse.

Children's News RFP

Kea Kids News, 86 x 7 mins, Luke Nola & Friends for HEIHEI, up to $1,000,000. A children's news program that will provide NZ tamariki with a way to understand the world around them.


You Are Us / Aroha Nui, 1 x 270 mins, Mediaworks TV for Three, up to $200,000. Live coverage of Aroha Nui, You Are Us, a concert to raise funds and bring people together following the March 15th attack.

National Remembrance Service, 1 x 90 mins, TVNZ for TVNZ 1, up to $49,052. Live coverage of the National Remembrance Service held to pay respects to the victims of the March 15th attack.

Smoke Free Rock Quest & Tangata Beats, 77 x 2 mins, Rockquest Promotions for WatchMe, up to $50,000. Meet the nation's best young musicians as they battle it out for a places in the Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Tangata Beats national finals.

The Red Carpet Attitude Awards 2019, 1 x 59 mins, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 1, up to $84,100.Coverage of the 2019 Attitude Awards which celebrate the achievements of New Zealanders living with disabilities.



Creamerie, 6 x 22 mins, Flat3 Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $1,733,889. After a viral plague has wiped out 99% of men, 3 Kiwi-Asian dairy farmers suddenly encounter a man after 8 years of abs(tin)ence.

Cousins, 1 x 100 mins, Miss Conception Films for Māori Television, up to $200,000. Connected by blood but separated by circumstances, three cousins spend a lifetime in search of each other.

Raupapa Whakaari - Development

(*Not Her Real Name), Pip Hall, Carmen J Leonard and Deborah Cope, up to $10,000.

All of Me, Daniel Musgrove, Natalie Medlock, Shoshana McCallum and Peter Salmon, up to $10,000.

Chasing Pure, Carey James Carter, Gavin Strawhan, Rachel Lang and Steven Ivan Zanoski, up to $10,000.

Dreamhunter, Roxane Gajadhar and Angela Littlejohn, up to $10,000.

Drunk Poetry, Briar Grace-Smith, Victor Roger and Desray Armstrong, up to $10,000

O, Donna Malane, Paula Boock and Carthew Neal, up to $10,000.

Rockburn, Hannah Marshall, David de Lautour, Gareth Williams and Kelly Martin, up to $10,000.

Ruatoria, Kath Akuhuta Brown, Greg McGee, Philippa Rennie and Robin Scholes, up to $10,000.

The Different Girl, Alison Maclean and Philippa Campbell, up to $10,000.

The Harder They Fall, Matthew Saville, Luke Sharpe and Gerard Johnstone, up to $10,000.


New Music - Projects

Chores, NicNak Media, up to $22,000

Church & AP, MTCO Limited, up to $22,000

Estere, Saint Lachine, up to $30,000

LA Women, Richmond Music, up to $20,520

Sons Of Zion, Sony Music Entertainment, up to $30,000

Industry Development

Industry Development 2019

NZTV Awards, J & A Productions, up to $60,000

NZ Music Month Summit, Music Managers Forum, up to $2,000

NZ Game Developers Conference, NZ Game Developers Association, up to $10,000

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

Yami Sounz Summit, Lake Wanaka Sounz Incorporated, up to $3,000

You're The Future Of Music Seminars & Workshops, MTCO Limited, up to $5,000


Platforms 2019/20

National Pacific Radio Trust, National Pacific Radio Trust, up to $3,950,000

Samoa Capital Radio, Siufofoga O Le Laumua Trust, up to $190,000

NZ On Screen and Audioculture, Digital Media Trust, up to $1,193,000

Access Radio Taranaki, Access Radio Taranaki Trust, up to $200,000

Arrow FM, Access Radio Wairarapa Charitable Trust, up to $150,000

Coast Access Radio, Coast Access Radio Trust, up to $155,000

Free FM, Waikato Community Broadcasting, up to $250,000

Fresh FM, Tasman Broadcasting Trust, up to $180,000

Manawatu People's Radio, Manawatu Access Radio Charitable Trust, up to $184,000

Otago Access Radio, Hills Radio Trust, up to $178,000

Planet FM 104.6, Access Community Radio Auckland, up to $250,000

Radio Kidnappers, Radio Kidnappers Charitable Trust, up to $200,000

Radio Southland, Southland Community Broadcasters Charitable Trust, up to $185,000

Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM, Wellington Access Broadcasting Society, up to $235,000

AIR Project, Waikato Community Broadcasting, up to $67,512

Plains FM, The Canterbury Communications Trust, up to $235,000

95BFM, Campus Radio BFM, up to $220,000

Radio Active, Radio Active FM, up to $140,000

Radio Control, Radio Control 99.4FM, up to $75,000

Radio One, Radio One 91 FM, up to $120,000

RDU 98.5FM, RDU 98.5FM, up to $140,000

TV Captioning and Audio Description, Media Access Charitable Trust (Able), up to $2,950,000