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Changes to modernise election broadcasting

2016 Oct 20

Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says a planned refresh of the outdated format of election broadcasts will modernise them in time for the 2017 General Election. Ms Adams announced today tha…

Our diverse communities celebrated on screen

2016 Oct 04

NZ On Air has committed $9.35m in funding in its latest decisions for special interest television programmes, many of them offering insights to and appreciation of our multi-ethnic culture. A second1s…

More comedy comes out of the shadows

2016 Sep 30

Two new comedy series will bring more uniquely kiwi laughs to TV screens in 2017. Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their …

Minister welcomes new media sector fund

2016 Sep 23

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has welcomed NZ On Air’s response to the changing needs of the sector with the NZ Media Fund. “NZ On Air is responding to the rapidly shifting media sector and1toda…

Canadian co-production agreement signed

2016 Sep 14

A new film co-production agreement signed between New Zealand and Canada will build on the strong screen sector relationships linking both countries, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1s…

A Flickering Truth Submitted to Oscars

2016 Sep 13

Pietra Brettkelly’s A Flickering Truth is New Zealand’s submission for the best foreign language film category of the 89th Academy Awards. Image from 'A Flickering Truth' is courtesy of the New1Z…

New Zealand Films Buoy Box Office

2016 Sep 07

New Zealand box office figures show New Zealanders are going to local films in record numbers. In the last 12 months, New Zealand films have boosted the box office at local cinemas, breaking records a…

150 Years of the Cook Strait Cable

2016 Aug 26

On 26 August 1866, New Zealand’s telecommunications took a leap into the future with the successful connection of the Cook Strait Telegraph Cable, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. “It was a…

Convergence programme moving apace

2016 Aug 22

The Government’s Convergence Work Programme is making excellent progress towards ensuring New Zealand is well-placed to take advantage of an increasingly digital media environment, says Broadcasting…

Digital Convergence Bill captures online content

2016 Aug 21

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s plans to update the Broadcasting Act to better reflect today’s converged market. “The media sector is in a period of great1ch…

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