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Transmission fee waiver

We funded the costs of transmission fees payable to Kordia TV/FM, RNZ AM and for iwi radio stations. This initiative immediately reduced a significant operating cost for a range of organisations across the sector.

123 applicants received a total of $19.82 million.

Transmission fee waiver recipients

Access Community Radio Auckland (Planet FM)

Access Radio Taranaki

Al Jazeera

Allied Press

APNA Networks (Radio APNA)

APNA Television

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Arrow FM

Auckland Radio Trust (BBC World Service)

Base FM

Big River FM

Brian FM

Campus Radio BFM

Canterbury Communications Trust

Central Lakes Media (Radio Wanaka)

Central Media Group

Chinese Voice Broadcasting

Choice TV

Cruise FM

Firstlight Charitable Trust

Great Lake Taupo Radio

Humm FM

Kapiti's Beach FM

Kia Ora FM

Lets Play Live Media

Mainland Television

Māori Television

Media Asia Pacific


Monarch Broadcasting

National Pacific Radio Trust

Niu FM

Noise Productions

North Canterbury Radio Trust

NZ Racing Board

NZC Media


Otago Access Radio

Otago University Students Assn

Perryscope Productions

Pulzar FM

Racing Industry Transition Agency

Radio Bay of Plenty

Radio Central

Radio Coromandel

Radio Kidnappers

Radio New Zealand

Radio Ngati Porou

Radio Samoa

Radio Tarana

Rhema Media

Samoa Multimedia Group

Seventh-Day Adventist Church (NZ)

Sky Network Television

South Ruapehu FM

Southland Community Broadcasters

Station Media

Taranaki FM

Tasman Broadcasting Trust (Fresh FM)

Te Irirangi o Te Hiku o Te Ika (Te Hiku Media)

Te Korimako o Taranaki

Te Reo Irirangi o Ngāti Hine (Ngāti Hine FM)

Te Reo Irirangi o Ngāti Raukawa (Raukawa FM)

Te Reo Irirangi o Pare Hauraki (Nga Iwi FM)

Te Reo Irirangi o Tainui (Radio Tainui)

Te Reo Irirangi o Te Manuka Tutahi (Tumeke FM)

Te Reo Irirangi o Whanganui (AWA FM)

Te Reo o Ngati Kahungunu (Radio Kahungunu)

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (TahuFM)

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

Te Upoko o Te Ika (1161 AM)

Te Whare Awhina O Te Iwi Community Trust (Tautoko Radio)

Television New Zealand

Telstra Broadcast Services

Top TV

Tuwharetoa FM


Uma Broadcasting (Radio Waatea)

Waikato Community Broadcasting (Free FM)

Wellington 105.3 FM

Wellington Access Radio

Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust (The Bridge 91.7FM)

World TV

Note: Some of these organisations may have been eligible for relief from more than one source.

New Zealand on Air platform contribution

We worked with New Zealand On Air Irirangi Te Motu to decrease the cost for broadcasters on their platform contribution by 80% .

Funding summary: $16.5 million was allocated to the Platform Contribution initiative.

NZ On Air initiative recipients +

July 2020

MediaWorks Limited / TV3

NZME / NZ Herald

Sky Network Television Limited t/a Prime

Stuff Limited

TVNZ / TV1, TV2, On demand and RE

September 2020

Mana Trust / e-Tangata

Mediaworks TV

NZME. Radio

Four and Five Films

Sky Network TV (Prime)



December 2020


Mediaworks / Three

TVNZ / TVNZ 1 and TVNZ 2

Newsroom NZ


Māori TV.

Government news subscriptions

We funded advance news subscriptions or memberships for 32 government departments and four departmental agencies in 2020/21.

Funding summary: 9 applicants received a total of $1.55 million.

 Subscriptions initiative recipients

Content Limited t/a BusinessDesk

Doban Media Limited Trans Tasman

Fourth Estate Holdings (2012) Limited t/a National Business Review

Front Page Limited /

Hex Work Limited / The Spinoff

Kowhai Media Limited, t/a New Zealand Geographic

Newsroom NZ Limited

Select Committee News Limited 

Scoop Publishing Limited / Scoop Media

Government advertising

We made advance payments to local media businesses for advertising space placed by core government organisations. The initiative was designed to ease cashflow for media organisations in 2020/2021.

Funding summary:  31 applicants recieved a total of $4.83 million.

Advertising initiative recipients +

Advertising initiative beneficiaries

Adrenalin Publishing Limited

Allied Press Limited

A Mark Publishing NZ Limited t/a Academy Group

Ashburton Guardian Company Limited

Asian Communications Media House Limited (Part of World TV Limited)

Bay of Plenty Business Publications Limited

BCI New Zealand Pty Limited

Central Media Group NZ Limited

Frenz Limited t/a TWR Media

Hayley Media Limited

iStart Limited

Kids New Zealand Limited

Kowhai Media Limited, t/a New Zealand Geographic

Learn About NZ Limited t/a Tots to Teens

McHugh Media Limited

McLaren Brown Publishing Limited

Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited

National Media Limited t/a Wairarapa Times-Age

NZC Media Group Limited

NZME Limited

OHBABY Limited

Phantom Billstickers

Review Publishing Co Limited

Rural News Group Limited

Scoop Publishing Limited / Scoop Media

SM Publications Limited

Stuff Limited

Television New Zealand Limited

The Intermedia Group Limited New Zealand

Trade Media Limited t/a Drinksbiz

Trans Tasman Media NZ Limited

Publications grant

We targeted $4 million for magazines and community newspapers that did not receive significant relief from the media support package.

Funding summary: 335 publications received over $12,000.

Publications grant recipients

66 Magazine

AA Directions


Active Seniors and Retirees

Aged Plus

Agribusiness News


Apparel magazine

Art New Zealand

Art Zone

Asia Pacific Infrastructure

Asia-Pacific Times

ASSET Magazine

Auto Channel magazine



Avenues Magazine

Bay Chronicle

Bay Harbour News

Bay of Plenty Business News

Bay of Plenty Business News Yearbook


Beach Hop Annual

Beacon Community News

Bike Rider Magazine

Boating New Zealand

Botany and Ormiston Times

Build & Renovate Today

Builders & Contractors

Bush Telegraph

Cambridge Edition

Cambridge News

Canterbury Bride


Central Hawkes Bay Mail

Central Leader

Central Rural Life


Chatter Community Newspaper

Chinese Eye Magazine

Cityscape Magazine

Classic Driver

Clutha Leader

Coast & Country News


Corporate Traveller



Dairy News

Deals on Wheels / Farm Trader Magazine

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing

Design and Build South


Dive Pacific, New Zealand’s Dive Magazine


East & Bays Courier

Eastern Courier



EVs and Beyond

Eye Magazine

Family Times Magazine

Feilding Herald

Fishing & Outdoors

Fishing In Godzone

Focus Magazine

For The Love of Travel

Franchise New Zealand

Franklin County News

Gay Express

Gekkan NZ

Golfer Pacific NZ


GSM Magazine

Hamilton Press

Hastings Leader

Hauraki Herald

Hawkes Bay Farming Lifestyles


Helensville News

Hey Māmā

Hey Pēpi

Hibiscus Matters


Hooked On Boars

Horowhenua Chronicle

Horowhenua Mail

Hospitality Business New Zealand


Howick and Pakuranga Times

Hutt News


Images Magazine

In Your Backyard

Indian Newslink

Industrial Safety News

Inside Tourism


Junction Magazine

JUNO Investing Magazine

Kaikoura Star

Kaipara Lifestyler

Kakalu o Tonga

Kaniva Tonga

Kapi-Mana News

Kapiti News

Kapiti Observer

Katikati Advertiser

Kia Ora India

Kiwi Flyer

Kiwi Gardener

Kiwi Gardener Quarterly

Kiwi Rider

Korea Review

Kuk Punjabi Samachar

Lakes Weekly Bulletin

Latitude Magazine

Leader Nelson

Leader Richmond

Let's Travel Magazine

Live Magazine

Lizard News

M2 Magazine

M2 Woman

Mahurangi Matters

Mairangi Bay Village

Malvern News

Manawatu Farming Lifestyles

Manawatu Guardian

Mandarin Pages

Manukau Courier

Marlborough Magazine

Marlborough Midweek

Marlborough Weekly

Matamata Chronicle


Migrant News


Motor Equipment News

Motorhomes, Caravans & Destinations

Motueka Guardian Community Newspapers

Mountain Scene

MySpace Magazine Tauranga

MySpace Waikato

Napier Courier

Nelson Magazine

Nelson Marlborough Farming

Nelson Weekly

New Farm Dairies

New Zealand Autocar

New Zealand Bay Fisher

New Zealand Classic Car magazine

New Zealand Company Vehicle

New Zealand Cycling Journal

New Zealand Doctor | Rata Aotearoa

New Zealand D-Photo magazine

New Zealand Engineering News

New Zealand Fishing News

New Zealand Food Technology News

New Zealand Golf Magazine

New Zealand Hardware Journal

New Zealand Petrolhead

New Zealand Surfing Magazine

New Zealand Weddings & Honeymoons

North Canterbury News

North Harbour News

North Shore Times

North Taranaki Midweek

Northern Farming Lifestyles

Northern News

Northern Outlook

Nor'west News

NZ Adventure Magazine

NZ Business + Management

NZ Business Traveller

NZ Dirt Track Racing Magazine

NZ Entrepreneur Magazine

NZ Fiji Times

NZ Horse & Pony

NZ Life & Leisure

NZ Lifestyle Block

NZ Logger Magazine

NZ Marketing Magazine

NZ Mountain Biker

NZ Outdoor Power Equipment

NZ Performance Car magazine

NZ Property Investor Magazine

NZ Rugby World

NZ Rugby World KIDS

NZ Ski and Snow Magazine

NZ Skier Magazine

NZ Truck & Driver

NZ Truckbody & Trailer Magazine

NZ Trucking Magazine


NZV8 magazine

Oamaru Mail


Onehunga Community News

Opotiki News

Organic NZ

Otaki Today

Our Place Magazine

Pacific Power Boat

Papakura Courier

Papamoa Post

Pegasus Post

Pharmacy Today

Piako Post

Pinoy NZ Life

Pohutukawa Coast Times


Ponsonby News

Principals Today

Professional Skipper

Property & Build

Raglan Chronicle

Rakaia News

Rangitikei District Monitor

Remix Magazine

Restaurant & Café

Rheem OffSite Magazine

River City Press

Rod & Rifle

Rodney Times

Rotorua Weekender

Rugby News

Rural Living Magazine

Rural News

RV-NZ Today Lifestyle

Saturday Express


Seasons Magazine (Life Beyond 50)


Selwyn Times

SheEO Magazine


Show Circuit Magazine



South Taranaki Star

South Waikato News

Southern Rural Life

Southern View

Southland Express

Spirit Magazine

Spoke Magazine

Starters & Strategies

Stokes Valley Times


Stratford Press




Sure Magazine

Taranaki Farming Lifestyles

Taumarunui Bulletin

Taupo & Turangi Weekender

Taupo Times

Te Awamutu Courier

Te Awamutu News

Te Puke Times

The Adventurer

The Ashburton Courier

The Beacon

The Beauty Book

The Beverage Report

The Blenheim Sun Newspaper

The Central App

The Climber

The Cut Magazine

The Devonport Flagstaff

The Eastbourne Herald

The Ellesmere Echo

The Ensign

The Fishing Paper & Hunting News

The Flyer

The Fringe

The GB Weekly

The Hobson

The Independent Herald

The Indian Weekender

The Insider's Guide to New Zealand

The Life

The Lyttelton Review

The Mangawhai Focus

The Matakana App

The News

The Rangitoto Observer

The Register

The Shed magazine

The Star (Christchurch)

The Star (Dunedin)

The Valley Profile

The Wanaka App

The Weekend Sun

The Weekly Korea

Timaru Courier

TMM — The Mortgage Magazine

Torbay Newsletter

Tots to Teens


TRENDS — Commercial Design

TRENDS Home Kitchen Bathroom

Truck Journal

Tui Motu InterIslands

Twizel Update

UNO Magazine

Upper Hutt Leader

Upstart Magazine

Valley Voice Rural

Valley Voice Rural Lifestyles

Vibrant Hutt Magazine

Waiheke Weekender

Waihi Leader

Waikato Business News

Waikato Farming Lifestyles

Waimea Weekly Newspaper

Wainuiomata News

Wairarapa Midweek

Waitomo News

Walking New Zealand

Wanaka Sun

Waterline Magazine

West Coast Farming Times

West Coast Messenger

Western Leader

Western News

Western Star Newspaper

Whanganui Midweek

Whangarei Leader


Wine NZ

World Magazine

World Of Wine

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