Public interest and Māori journalism initiatives and projects funded

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

Public interest and Māori journalism initiatives and projects funded

And we were delighted to see lots of WIFT NZ members in the mix to receive funding for public interest and Māori journalism, and journalism training initiatives. We've listed you all below.

Māori journalism

Party People, for RNZ, Tūranga FM, Radio Waatea, up to $236,930.
Annabelle Lee-Mather, producer, Aotearoa Media Collective.
An audio and video series bringing scrutiny and review to politics, whilst preserving an upbeat and conversational approach to political analysis.  

Public interest journalism

Nē?, for The SpinOff, up to $217,325.
Hex Work
Nē? is a podcast and written series that will explore hot issues within te ao Māori through an informed and dynamic Māori lens. 

IRL, for The Spinoff, up to $335,746.
Hex Work

IRL will explore the real-world consequences of online life through in-depth investigative features and personal stories

Inside Child Poverty 10 Years On, for Three, up to $204,970.
Mary Durham
, producer, Red Sky Film & Television
Investigative journalist Bryan Bruce will review what has or has not been done to improve the lives of our nation’s most deprived tamariki.

The Hui: Summer Edition, for, The Hui online platforms, up to $178,729.
Great Southern Television

A summer edition of the Māori current affairs programme produced by up-and-coming Māori journalists to be broadcast during The Hui’s summer hiatus. 

Ifoga, for TP+, E-Tangata, Māori Television, Pacific Media Network (NPRT), up to $181,118.

A video series to investigate the ongoing stories of Pasifika who have suffered abuse in state care.

Maisuka, for TP+, Pacific Media Network (NPRT), E-Tangata, Māori Television up to $131,139.

A documentary investigating the tsunami of Type 2 diabetes in the Moana adolescent population and its impact.

Deep South, for up to $189,522.
Dave Gibson
, co-producer, Crux.
An investigative video series examining complex social and economic issues in the lower half of the South Island, Te Waipounamu. 

Disability Roadshow, up to $121,420.
Attitude Pictures

Workshops around the country to upskill  journalists in best practice disability rights and reporting. 

Coconet Reporter Training, up to $49,324.
Lisa Taouma
, Tikilounge Productions
Training to upskill three Coconet reporter trainees in kaupapa Pasifika journalism.