NZ On Air is seeking proposals to create a news service for children. This project is a pilot being funded out of the $4m in additional funding provided to NZ On Air in 2018/19 as a one-off, and $1m has been set aside for it. Applications close on 17 January 2019. The funding body is also looking for new Scripted projects from Pacific and Asian content makers. It's aiming for 2‐4 series that will extend the range of Pacific and Asian storytelling available to New Zealand audiences, and has dedicated $1.5m to this initiative, with $750k allocated per Pacific and Asian strand. The deadline for these applications is TBC but will be in the first quarter of 2019.

 

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