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Adams to Mexico for Digital Economy Forum

2016 Jun 20

New Zealand’s focus on digital infrastructure will be front and centre at an international forum to discuss the growth of the digital economy. Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams will…

NZ On Air’s music funding scheme changes

2016 Jun 09

NZ On Air’s support for new music is changing to recognise the fast changing nature of audience behaviour, and to better connect audiences with local music. For the last five years NZ On Air has1sup…

Appointments to Radio New Zealand Board

2016 Jun 03

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced two reappointments to the Board of Radio New Zealand (RNZ).  Nelson-based former journalist Richard Griffin has been reappointed as Chair of Radio New1…

New report on diversity in screen production

2016 May 23

A report just released by NZ On Air shows gender and ethnicity gaps in some key roles in the television and digital media production sectors. NZ On Air is launching an annual report on the gender and1…

Mark Jennings to Join OMSA Complaints Committee

2016 May 20

Mark Jennings, the former Head of News and Current Affairs at MediaWorks, is to join the Complaints Committee of the Online Media Standards Authority (“OMSA”). OMSA’s Complaints Committee is an1…

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Takes Top Spot at the Box Office

2016 May 16

Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople has cemented its place in the record books overtaking the 2010 Kiwi classic BOY (which Waititi also directed) to become the largest grossing local film at t…

New programmes to feed the appetite for serious topics on TV and online

2016 May 13

There’s plenty to stimulate brain cells and discussion in the new line up of programmes funded by NZ On Air in the last round of the financial year. A new science-based one-hour programme for Prime1…

New drama series on flamboyant lawyer’s life

2016 May 13

In the last funding round of the financial year a new five-part drama series based on the life and career of the late high profile criminal lawyer Mike Bungay has been supported by NZ On Air. Made for…

NZ On Air approves $400k regional television funding application

2016 May 13

On Thursday, NZ On Air announced that CTV, Star Media’s regional television channel, will receive $400,000 of its $1.3m regional television fund. The company will receive $160,000 more than its 2014…

Appointments to TVNZ and NZ On Air

2016 Apr 29

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced appointments to the boards of two of New Zealand’s iconic media organisations, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and NZ On Air. “These appointments will…

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