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2016 A Great Year for New Zealand Films

2016 Dec 16

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Annual Report 2015/16, tabled in parliament on Friday, emphasises what a great year it was for New Zealand films. Releasing the report, NZFC Chair Kerry Prenderg…

Blondini Gang Hit the Road

2016 Dec 16

The Blondini Gang Hit the Road As They "Take Their Bloody Cars to Invercargill" A road trip of epic proportions will take place this summer as the cast of Pork Pie hit the road in their Blondini1Min…

New stories on screen for audiences of all ages and interest

2016 Dec 13

A new children’s drama series, a family feature film, and a returning favourite series are set to bring more diverse stories to local TV screens. For children and young teens, new drama series1Wild…

Women dominate creative roles in newly funded webseries

2016 Dec 09

Women are strongly represented in key roles in NZ On Air’s latest funded webseries. Of the seven webseries selected for funding five are written and directed by women, and a sixth is a story about1w…

New challenging, thoughtful, and cultural TV programmes

2016 Dec 09

New Zealand audiences can look forward to a host of insightful new factual programmes coming to television screens. In election year, specialist current affairs shows Q + A, The Nation and The Hui1wil…

Appointments to NZ Film Commission Board

2016 Dec 02

Two new members have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. Pania Tyson-Nathan and Tom Greally will replace outgoing1B…

Chief Censor publishes research about sexual violence in media

2016 Nov 30

Teenagers think that inaccurate depictions or misrepresentations of sexual violence in entertainment media are potentially harmful. Harms identified included normalisation, perpetuation of harmful1ste…

NZ On Air steers a calm course against tide of international content

2016 Nov 30

Against a backdrop of rapid media change and a flood of international content NZ On Air’s report to Parliament on its achievements in the 2015/16 year shows ongoing commitment to getting local conte…

First reading for election broadcasting changes

2016 Nov 03

The Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill, recently introduced to the House by Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams, has today received its first1reading. T…

Abby Foote appointed to TVNZ Board

2016 Nov 01

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the appointment of Abby Foote to the Board of Television New Zealand (TVNZ). “Ms Foote is a Christchurch-based professional director with a1backg…

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