A note from the CE


We are living through extraordinary times (again)! I want to acknowledge the challenges all our sectors are facing currently and especially the screen creatives and crew, music sector people, media partners and indeed our own staff, slogging through this latest lockdown in Tāmaki Makaurau. We all have our fingers crossed for positive alert level changes next week.

In the meantime though, we are here to keep funding flowing and do everything we can to ensure the sectors we fund are able to bounce back. It was great to see further initiatives announced this week for the creative and events sectors that have been hit so hard by the latest lockdown. We are pleased that we will continue to have funds available via the Ministry for Culture and Heritage until June next year to aid productions impacted by COVID Alert level changes, under the Screen Production Relief Fund. We are currently working through the best process for allocating these limited, contestable funds and will give further advice shortly, but in the meantime please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

In our latest funding round it was exciting to see a broad range of content delivering targeted audience outcomes through a range of digital and linear platforms. Our flexible funding model is well-positioned to find audiences wherever they may be engaging with content. One audience that we are currently focused on is children/youth. We have long been contending with the complexities of meeting the needs of younger New Zealanders as they have gravitated away from traditional platforms. We are underway with planning a new strategic direction for children and youth that will be socialised with the sector in due course.

Our second funding round of Te Puna Whakatongarewa (Public Interest Journalism Fund) received a total of 63 applications seeking close to $47m for over 300 journalist roles. We allocated $18m in this round for 110 journalist roles, delivering important local, regional and national journalism to audiences across the country. Once again we are hugely grateful to the independent team of experienced external assessors from the industry who help us to make these decisions.

We are being asked quite frequently for guidance on the issue of vaccinations - specifically should there be a policy requiring vaccination against COVID-19 among staff, contractors on funded work. Our position at this time is that we encourage vaccination. It's the only clear path to being able to resume normal life, open borders etc. On the matter of enforcement however we look to the Government for guidance. At the moment there is a live debate weighing up the rights of individuals to decide their own health care, and the obligation on businesses to provide a safe workplace. We have updated our COVID-19 page on our website today with a bit more on this.

Finally, I want to acknowledge the recent resignation of our Head of Corporate Services Clare Helm. Clare has made a huge contribution to NZ On Air over six years, including standing in as CE prior to my appointment. She has been a steady hand at the helm (sorry!), a huge support to me as a new CE to the agency and a valued member of our leadership team. We wish her well with her new adventures, which will definitely involve time out in the beautiful bush walks of Aotearoa..

Ngā mihi nui


NZ Media Fund update

Our September round was focused on production applications intended to reflect and/or appeal to targeted audiences. It is the round where most of our funding for children’s content for HEIHEI and other platforms is committed.

In total we received 164 Scripted, Factual and Industry Development Fund (IDF) applications seeking nearly $62m. We are pleased to support the funding of 66 Scripted, Factual and IDF applications for up to $37.7m.

We also received 63 applications to the second round of the Public Interest Journalism Fund, asking for more than $46m for 311 roles. A panel including independent industry assessors recommended support for 25 applications for funding of $17.7m that will support 110 roles.

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.

Sione's Wedding


Our newest drama and comedy commissions will see a wide variety of communities and their stories reflected on screens.

From a new Sione's Wedding teen prequel series to the return of local favourites such as One Lane Bridge, Kura, Ahikāroa and The Citizen's Handbook, there's a little something for everyone in our latest Scripted funding round.

Read more in our media release here.

Jehan Casinader

Jehan Casinader, host of the new series Passengers


The many different faces of Aotearoa are represented in a host of new Factual content to be commissioned from our latest funding round.

The content traverses engaging topics such as early arrivals to our shores of pan-ethnic communities, raising tamariki, the digital divide, debunking conspiracy theories, kapa haka and intercultural marriages.

Read more in our media release here.

Cat and Kiwi


Aotearoa’s youngest viewers are in for a treat with $13.3m worth of new content to stimulate and entertain across a range of digital platforms, games and television.

NZ On Air has greenlit 13 new series, eight returning favourites and seven new online games.

Read more in our media release here.

PIJ Infographic

Public Interest Journalism

Public Interest Journalism has received an $18m boost with the announcement of funding for an additional 110 journalists across Aotearoa with a specific mandate to produce stories that keep New Zealanders informed and engaged, and support a healthy democracy.

The funding is the result of the second competitive funding round via NZ On Air’s $55m Public Interest Journalism Fund. The fund was announced in February to address a deficit in public interest journalism, a key pillar in a healthy democracy.

Combined with the first funding round, $29m has now been committed to a mix of journalism roles, defined journalism Projects, and Industry Development initiatives.

Read more in our media release here.

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Current round

December is the third round of the financial year with a focus on projects intended for general audiences. Please note that current affairs projects that previously came to this round should be submitted to the third round of the Public Interest Journalism Fund (PIJF).

Factual, Scripted and Development applications will be accepted as follows, but available funding is constrained:

  • Factual – Applications for the Premier Stories, Many Perspectives and Fresh Opportunities streams of the Factual Roadmap will be considered.
    • Approximately $4m has been allocated for content intended for general audiences.
  • Scripted – Applications for the Premier and Newer Storytellers streams of our Scripted Roadmap will be considered.
    • Approximately $12.5m has been allocated for content intended for general audiences. This round is open to Drama, Scripted and Unscripted (e.g. comedy/panel show) content genres.
  • Development – 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 and read the full round information document for more details.

Important dates

9 September 2021, 4pm - Funding round opens.

7 October 2021, 4pm - Application deadline. Round closes.

1 December 2021 - Decisions confirmed, applicants notified the following day. This date may be extended at NZ On Air’s sole discretion.

Music update

The latest COVID-19 restrictions continue to severely impact the music sector; especially live music, but also causing issues with access to recording studios and content creation particularly in Tāmaki Makaurau.

This is a very stressful time and we assure you our music staff are here to help if there are any delays to funded content, changes in release dates and plans etc.

Since the end of July we have completed seven separate music funding rounds with a total of 168 music grants allocated across New Music Single, New Music Project, New Music Kids, New Music Pasifika and New Music Development.

For the remainder of 2021 we have further rounds for New Music Single, New Music Project, New Music Development, Waiata Takitahi (with Te Māngai Pāho) and Music Features. More information on all our music funding opportunities can be found here.

Pacific Music Awards

Industry Awards Season

This is the time of year where the music industry is preparing for annual awards events, but obviously there is uncertainty surrounding many of these due to the ongoing COVID-19 Alert level restrictions.

We support a wide range of sector events including the Waiata Māori Awards, Pacific Music Awards, APRA Silver Scroll and the Aotearoa Music Awards. We wish the organisers and artist nominees for all these events the very best in what is a very challenging and uncertain environment.

Waiata anthems

Waiata Anthems week

The recent Waiata Anthems week saw a great response from industry and media with a huge range of waiata te reo Māori being released and greatly enjoyed by local audiences via radio and streaming services.

This was a cross-industry initiative which resulted in an incredible response from audiences with several waiata achieving great chart positions this month.

We would like to thank all the artists and media platforms who were so enthusiastic and supportive of this kaupapa. More details and playlist links for Waiata Anthems can be found here.

Waiata Takitahi

Waiata Takitahi funding round

Heads up - here's a great opportunity for artists inspired to write and record in te reo Māori or incorporate more te reo Māori into their music!

We have teamed up with Te Māngai Pāho for another Waiata Takitahi funding round which will open in mid-October and close on Thursday 11 November, check out all the details here.

Industry award nominations


MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Rūrangi and Creamerie; two incredible local productions nominated for the 2021 MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards!

Rūrangi is one of three finalists in the LGBTQIA+ / Scripted category, while Creamerie has been nominated in the Race and Ethnicity - Scripted category.

Creamerie is available to stream in full on TVNZ OnDemand here.


2021 International Emmy Awards

And another massive congratulations to the cast and crew of Inside, which has been nominated for Best Short-Form Series at the 2021 International Emmy Awards!

A reminder you can watch the whole Inside series free on Prime's catch up service here.

Staff update

We've recently reviewed our organisation structure to ensure we are appropriately resourced in order to be responsive to the sectors we serve.

A key change as a result of this review has been to the Funding Team. There are two Associate Head of Funding roles reporting in to Head of Funding Amie Mills.

Anna Currie, back from parental leave, has taken up the role of Associate Head of Funding- People. In this role Anna will lead the funding assessor team and be a key point of contact for stakeholders.

Glenn Usmar has taken up the role of Associate Head of Funding - Systems. In this role Glenn will lead the processes and operational management of the funding rounds.

Meet the team


Meet Gabriel, our Journalism Manager for the Public Interest Journalism Fund.

Gabriel is part of a very exclusive group of NZ On Air newbies who all had the pleasure of joining our team during level four lockdown.

She didn't let that stop her though! Gabriel has been straight into the mahi as Journalism Manager - assessing applications, guiding successful applicants through the funding process, and spending lots of quality time with her calculator to report on where the money's going.

When she's not in lockdown Gabriel loves to travel, especially to the Tutukaka coast in summer.

Learn more about Gabriel, her role at NZ On Air, and what local content she's been loving recently on our Meet The Team page.

Funding details


One Lane Bridge 3, 5 x 44 mins, Great Southern Television for TVNZ 1, up to $5,945,400. A third season of the local crime drama with a dark, supernatural twist.

Duckrockers, 8 x 22 mins, South Pacific Pictures for TVNZ 2, up to $4,318,250. A coming of age comedy series pitched as the teen prequel to Sione's Wedding.

Kura 3, 6 x 22 mins, Plus6Four Entertainment for TVNZ OnDemand, up to $990,000. Billy-John returns for a third season of Kura, which sees him discover life ‘on the other side of the tracks’ when he falls for a wealthy local girl.

Inky Pinky Ponky, 5 x 12 mins, Tikilounge Productions for Māori Television, up to $605,000. An affirmative story of gender and sexual identity which has already won the hearts of Pasifika high school students as a stage show.

Kāinga, 1 x 80 mins, Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions for RNZ.co.nz, up to $550,000. Kāinga celebrates the experiences of eight different Pan-Asian women as they navigate what it means to become ‘at home’ in Aotearoa.

Ahikāroa 5, 20 x 26 mins, Kura Productions for Māori Television On Demand, up to $476,506. Ahikāroa is a realistic urban Māori drama for rangatahi - gritty, funny, and sexy.

The Citizen’s Handbook 2, 6 x 10 mins, Kevin & Content for RNZ.co.nz, up to $257,039. After teaching the youth of Aotearoa how the country works and came to be, Robbie returns to teach them everything they need to know to change it.

Someday Stories 2022, 6 x 10 mins, Connected Media Trust for Stuff.co.nz, up to $250,000. A series of short sustainability films by emerging New Zealand film-makers that push the envelope and look to the future.



Passengers, 4 x 44 mins, Warner Bros Int. TV Production NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $697,158. A landmark series celebrating early Pacific, Chinese, Indian and Pan-Asian immigration through the stories of the first passengers.

Kids Don’t Come With A Manual, 6 x 25 mins, Faultline Films for Māori Television, up to $476,080. From general parenting advice to tackling specific struggles, Neuroscientist Nathan Mikaere-Wallis tackles the challenges facing whānau today.

Cool As Ice – Beijing Paralympic Winter Games 2022, 1 x 23 mins + live coverage of Games, TVNZ + Attitude Pictures for Duke, up to $394,957. Full coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games, preceded by a documentary on our new Winter Paralympians and an update on two veteran Paralympians.

The Road To Te Matatini, 6 x 12 mins, Pango Productions for TVNZ OnDemand, up to $373,949. Follow TJ Perenara as he visits six different kapa haka poised to perform at the 2022 Te Matatini festival.

Manalagi, 6 x 24 mins, Tairawhiti TV for TP+, up to $353,695. Manalagi celebrates the stories of Pacific Rainbow champions in New Zealand.

The Heart Of The Matter, 8 x 22 mins, APNA Television for APNA Television, up to $347,568. A series looking at inter-cultural marriages within NZ’s migrant communities.

Why Am I Gay?, 1 x 44 mins, Ponsonby Productions for TVNZ 1, up to $234,138. Dr Angelo Tedoldi, a neuroscientist and proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, investigates the science of homosexuality.

Dusky Maiden, 1 x 60 mins, Tikilounge Productions for TheCoconet.TV, up to $212,121. This series will explore the impact of the colonial gaze on images of Pacific women through the ages.

Dark Harvest, 1 x 44 mins, Kindred Films for TVNZ 1, up to $204,786. One South Auckland town confronts its “secret” racist past in this one-off documentary.

ConspiraSeries, 6 x 7 mins, Tomorrow Rain for RNZ.co.nz, up to $197,990. Tongue-in-cheek investigations into the why, how and ‘what the heck’ of some of New Zealand's most outrageous conspiracies.

Dating While Asian, 5 x 6 mins, Re: for Re:, up to $188,620. A series about Asian New Zealanders sharing their dating and sex diaries.

Fair Game? Pacific Rugby Against The World, 8 x 30 mins, Bird Of Paradise Productions for RNZ.co.nz, up to $168,073. An in-depth investigation into the perception Pacific rugby is being held back from reaching its true potential.

Akanuanua, 5 x 8 mins, Tikilounge Productions for TheCoconet.TV, up to $154,000. The journey of five Pasifika Rainbow fuata who discuss their challenges of being Pasifika and LGBTQI+.

Disconnected – Living In The Digital Divide, 6 x 8 mins, Umbrella Media for Stuff.co.nz, up to $143,575. Exploring the impacts and looking for solutions for the one-third of Pacific Peoples who are living without digital tools and access.

What’s The Disabili-Tea?, 6 x 5 mins, Attitude Pictures for Attitude Live, up to $138,902. ‘What’s the Tea?’ is a term used in queer culture, meaning ‘What’s the truth?’; this series will explore the truth of living with a disability and being queer.


Attitude 2022, 30 x 23 mins, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 1, up to $1,880,374. Attitude highlights how ordinary Kiwis respond to adversity and empowers people by sharing their stories.

Fresh 2022, 35 x 23 mins, Tikilounge Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $1,807,990. Aotearoa’s flagship Pasifika rangatahi TV show is back to bring more brown youth diversity to our screens.

Rural Delivery 2022, 10 x 23 mins, Showdown Productions for TVNZ 1, up to $161,642. Showcasing the people who are living and working in the primary sector, leading the way with innovation and technology.

The Nutters Club 2022, 48 x 90 mins, The Key To Life Charitable Trust for NewstalkZB, up to $81,680. The Nutters Club is a radio show that deals with all the tough stuff that historically many in society have preferred to keep in the closet.

Real Life With John Cowan 2022, 48 x 22 mins, Christian Broadcasting Association for NewstalkZB, up to $39,033. A weekly nationwide chat show, featuring a different high-profile guest every week.

Christmas 2021, 18 x 51 mins, Christian Broadcasting Association for NewstalkZB, up to $36,099. 18 hours of creative, award-winning Christmas Eve and Christmas Day radio programming.

Easter 2022, 12 x 54 mins, Christian Broadcasting Association for NewstalkZB, up to $31,549. A mix of thoughtful Easter-focused commentary, interviews, talk back, creative production and guests, sprinkled with music-stabs and vox-pops.

Ake Ake Ake (Additional), 3 x 52 mins, Scottie Douglas Productions for Māori Television, up to $26,000.


Toi Time!, 20 x 29 mins, Rogue Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $1,289,314. A live action variety-style series for preschoolers featuring singing and dancing to educate and entertain through play, movement and music.

Kiri And Lou 4, 26 x 5 mins, Filmworks for Prime, up to $1,331,724. Kiri And Lou returns with more episodes teaching young viewers how to understand their feelings, through the adventures of prehistoric dinosaurs.

Suzy And Friends 2022, 53 x 45 mins, Treehut for various Access Radio Stations, up to $136,000. The much-loved Suzy Cato radio series will return with plenty of music, laughter and stories for tamariki in 2022.

The Feed, 210 x 24 mins, What Now, 42 x 58 mins, Take The Mic, 20 x 10 mins, Whitebait Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $3,248,800. The Feed will keep youngsters entertained through weekday afternoons with interactive competitions, TikTok challenges, memes, games, skits and life hacks, and a refreshed What Now returns to Sunday mornings.

Brain Busters 2022, 160 x 25 mins, Whitebait Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $2,685,500. It's so much more than a gameshow - it's the everyday quiz for kids across Aotearoa.

For HEIHEI - New

Āio: The Last Paradise Of Kiwa, 10 x 9 mins, Pukeko Pictures GP, up to $500,000. This Māori and Pasifika-inspired anime series follows a young man destined to be the most powerful warrior in the world as he is swept into a spiritual realm Āio.

One Way Out, 20 x 10 mins, Whitebait Productions, up to $498,734. A competitive reality series where problem solving and teamwork meets stunts, scares and spectacle.

Little Apocalypse, 8 x 8 mins, Tomorrow Rain, up to $500,000. A trio of tweens have their mundane summer holiday plans turned into mischief and mayhem after they befriend a poltergeist from an apocalyptic future.

My Favourite Dead Person, 8 x 8 mins, The DownLowConcept, up to $499,688. Josh Thomson sits down with kids as they share their favourite stories from local history.

Kiwi And Cat – Mānawatia A Matariki, 10 x 7 mins, Pango Productions, up to $499,500. When Kiwi and Cat spot a new constellation twinkling in the winter sky they realise that Matariki has arrived, so they set off on an adventure to learn about this special time of year.

Fresh Fairytales!, 5 x 12 mins, Tikilounge Productions, up to $496,860. A series of musical theatre performances that comically subvert classic fairy tales with a modern Polynesian twist.

The Adventure Club, 10 x 10 mins, Greenstone TV, up to $437,614. Four rangatahi across the motu sign up for the adventure of a lifetime, leaving behind urban safety nets and learning outdoor skills to follow in the footsteps of famous New Zealand explorers.

Junior Dog Handlers, 11 x 12 mins, ASC Media, up to $398,591. Profiles junior dog handlers between the ages of 12 and 17 as they train and compete in the Junior Handler of the Year Competition at the New Zealand National Dog Show in 2022.

Masters Of The Mural-Verse, 6 x 15 mins, Good Times Company, up to $378,323. Teams of young artists compete to design, pitch and create an epic mural for their community.

In The Dirt, 10 x 10 mins, Tomorrowland Television, up to $237, 923. Documenting six young dirt bike riders who practice, train and prepare to compete in the New Zealand national Motocross Championships.

The Pooh Files, 20 x 2 mins, Rude Girl Productions, up to $211,650. A series showcasing bizarre, fascinating and funny facts about animal poohs and the animals that made them.

Night Eyes, 16 x 5 mins, Mukpuddy Animation, up to $441,100. An animated comedy-horror series that follows the adventures of a small film crew (made up of animals from the New Zealand bush) who host an internet series hunting ghosts and other paranormal activity.

The Kids of Korero Lane, 8 x 2 mins, Attitude Pictures, up to $257,248. Inspired by the classic series Little Rascals but with deaf children in the lead and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) as the primary language, this series will encourage kids to embrace NZSL.

For HEIHEI - Returning

K-Pop Academy 3 – Level Up, 8 x 15 mins, 8 x 5 mins & 7 x 3 mins, Greenstone TV, up to $464,073. Kids aged 9 – 16 years old come together to learn, train and perform K-Pop routines.

Lifesavers 2, 10 x 10 mins, Scottie Douglas Productions, up to $350,000. Get an intimate look at the lives of a small group of dedicated junior life savers, their coaches and their families.

Young Ocean Explorers 3- Kaitiaki O Te Moana, 6 x 4 mins, 4 x 1 min, 5 x 5 mins, & 5 x 2 mins, Underwater Promotions/TA Young Ocean Explorers, up to $267,643. This series aims to teach rangatahi about the ocean and waterways, and motivate them to protect these taonga.


Eel Story, Grapefruit Games, up to $70,040. An adventure/survival game about a young tuna kuwharuwhau (longfin eel) journeying upstream through Aotearoa New Zealand avoiding predators, navigating pollution, climbing dams and foraging for food to return to family waters.

Pinball Play, Method Studios, up to $56,740. A classic pinball game that features an illustrated backdrop of an Aotearoa Forest with a variety of native birdlife.

Mystery Beats, Adrenalin, up to $55,628. A music mixing game that takes the main characters from HEIHEI’s Island of Mystery animation series and turns them into beatboxers .

Kiwi Hatch!, Tough Love Tonic, up to $50,000. A virtual pet game where the player will help hatch and raise kiwi chicks and eventually release them back into the wild.

Ocean Adventurer, RoundPenguinStudio, up to $47,925. A 2D puzzle/adventure game where the player controls a diver who cleans up plastic waste in the ocean under time and oxygen constraint.

Animal Tracks, SpookySoft Games, up to $47,800. A free-form music-making game. Players compose rhythms and melodies out of native New Zealand animal noises.

Aotearoa Explorers, GameLab T/A Gamefroot, up to $34,900. Aotearoa Explorers takes players on a journey around the Asia and Pacific regions where they will visit distant lands, meet indigenous peoples, and learn about those places and what makes them special.

Public Interest Journalism roles

All roles are funded for two years unless otherwise stated.

Stuff, 20 x Community and Pou Tiaki roles for Stuff publications, up to $2,789,240

RNZ, 20 x Local Democracy Reporting roles for 26 publications/platforms, up to $3,554,000

NZME, 15 x roles for Open Justice - Te Pātiti scheme for 11 publications, up to $2,995,702

Māori Television, 7 x roles for Māori Television, up to $1,593,000

School Road Publishing, 1 x role for Woman magazine, up to $189,660

SunPix, 2 x roles for TP+, up to $273,600

Local Matters, 1 x role for Local Matters, up to $150,148

Crux Publishing, 1 x role for Crux, up to $151,200

The Spinoff, 2 x roles for The Spinoff, up to $427,800

Ashburton Guardian, 1 x role for the Ashburton Guardian, up to $150,000

Central App, 1 x role for Central App, for one year, up to $31,200

North & South, 1 x role for North & South Media, up to $230,000

Newsroom, 4 x roles for Newsroom and 1 x shared role Newsroom and North & South, up to $528,316

Allied Press, 4 x roles for Otago Daily Times and other Allied Press properties, up to $711,797

Valley Media, 1 x role for The Valley Profile, up to $127,096

The Gisborne Herald, 1 x role for The Gisborne Herald, up to $183,240

Metro Media Group, 1 x part-time role for Metro Magazine, up to $47,600

Mana Trust, 4 x roles for E-Tangata, up to $650,000

Kiwi Media Publishing, 4 x roles for The Indian Weekender, up to $705,000

National Pacific Radio Trust, 4 x roles for Pacific Media Network, for one year, up to $275,000

Television New Zealand, 2 x roles for TVNZ News, for one year, up to $206,000

Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika, 1 x role for Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika, up to $176,200

Very Nice Productions, 1 x role for Local Focus, for one year, up to $105,000

UMA Broadcasting, 6.5 x roles for Radio Waatea, for one year, up to $774,000

Discovery New Zealand, 3 x roles for Newshub, up to $695,560


New Music Project

Alayna, Nicnak Media, up to $39,984

Amila, Impact PR, up to $40,000

Clap Clap Riot, Nicnak Media, up to $30,000

Delaney Davidson, Pippa Ryan-Kidd, up to $40,000

Fazerdaze, The Label, up to $40,000

Jessb, Native Tongue, up to $30,000

Lepani, Sony Music Entertainment, up to $30,000

Lomez Brown, DRM, up to $40,000

Mara Tk, Worldpeace.FYI, up to $40,000

Reuben Fleetwood, Sony Music Entertainment, up to $40,000

Solomon Crook, The Label, up to $40,000

There's A Tuesday, Universal Music New Zealand, up to $20,000

Tiny Ruins, The Label, up to $40,000

New Music Single - up to $10,000

1814, Holiday

33 Below, 92 Ft. Fiveofive

Adam Snow, What Do You Want

Alien Weaponry, Kai Whatu

Ashy, Mirror Ft. Valle

Belladonna, Love Like This

Chelsea Jade, Best Behaviour

Christabel, Someone Else

Church & AP, Church On A Sunday

Daily J, Stay The Night

DblDbl, Lemon Drop Ft. Imugi

Edy, Brand New Ft. Sally

Estère, Bpm

Hina, Tararua

Hot Donnas, Fear Me

Isla Noon, Easy

Jack Berry, Notice

Jaz Paterson, La

Kédu Carlö, Don't Call Me On My Birthday

La Felix, If Perfect Was Real

Lips, Not Today

Luca George, Somebody New

Mermaidens, Tear It Down

Miakie, Infatuated

Mild Orange, F.E.A.R

Park Rd, Coastline

Phodiso, Look

Phoebe Rings, Lazy Universe

Sophie Gibson, Deeper Waters

The Beths, When You Know You Know

There's A Tuesday, Girl@Nite

Tobias, One Night

Tomorrow People, Give It To Me Again

Who Shot Scott, Love We'll Never Know

Wiri Donna, No Follow Through

Zoe Moon, In Person

A.R.T, Runner Up

Adeaze, Walk Into The Light Ft. Tone 6

Brothers Lørd, We Ain't Gotta Rush

Chong-Nee, Music

Denzel, Perfect

Ezra Phoenix, Storm

Foundation, Closer Ft. Israel Starr,

Jordyn With A Why, Brown Melodies

Junior Soqeta, Time Goes On

Lepani, Take Me Home

Love Is King, Darling Ea

Mel, You'll Never Know

Mo Etc., Next October

Moana Leota, Not Done Loving

Pati Umaga, Pepeve'a

Siavani, Think About It

Snare, Leai Se Paga

Three Houses Down, The Dream

TJ Taotua, Overdue

Tree, Tupulaga Samoa

Village90, Say A Word


Samoa Capital Radio 2021/22, Siufofoga O Le Laumua Trust, up to $50,000

Planet FM Studio Refit, Access Community Radio Auckland, up to $17,560

Coast Access Radio Stl Replacement, Coast Access Radio Trust, up to $8,600

95bFM Capital Funding (UPS), Campus Radio bFM, up to $5,282

RDU98.5FM Stl and Transmission Upgrades, RDU 98.5FM, up to $12,649


Doc Edge Awards 2022, The Documentary New Zealand Trust, up to $15,000

SRN Awards, Naked PR, up to $10,000

WIFT NZ Awards 2022, WIFT NZ, up to $10,000

Doc Edge Forum 2022, The Documentary New Zealand Trust, up to $15,000

Doc Edge Clinics 2022, The Documentary New Zealand Trust, up to $10,000

Doc Edge Pitch 2022, The Documentary New Zealand Trust, up to $10,000

Equaliser, Arkh (Muse Creative), up to $10,000

The Aotearoa Music Producer Series (Amps), The Aotearoa Music Producer Series, up to $20,000