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 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 aswe 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.
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 everything they can 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
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
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
Mild Orange, F.E.A.R
Park Rd, Coastline
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
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