NZOA and Te Māngai Pāho co-fund bilingual factual projects

Posted Tuesday 25 May 2021

NZOA and Te Māngai Pāho co-fund bilingual factual projects

We're pleased to see WIFT NZ members among the projects which have been selected for funding from NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho.

NZOA and TMP joined forces to fund $4m worth of entertaining factual Māori language content for broad Aotearoa audiences.

Here are our members and a bit about their projects.

Nicole Hoey, of Aotearoa Media Collective, executive producer for Hato Tīpene – A Legacy Reborn.
In 2022 one of Aotearoa’s oldest and most prestigious schools Hato Tīpene (South Auckland's St Stephens College) is due to re-open its doors to students after a 22-year-hiatus. Hato Tīpene – A Legacy Reborn will document the restoration and re-opening of St Stephens, as well as explore the school’s significant history and impact.

Annabelle Lee-Mather of Te Imurangi, executive producer for a new six-part series He Waka Eke Noa which will document the mammoth task of building a waka taua and examine the evolution of cultural identity in contemporary Aotearoa.

Megan Douglas of Scottie Douglas Productions producer of Origins 2, which will follow Scotty Morrison as he uncovers the latest research around scientific, cultural, and spiritual connections to his whakapapa from around the Pacific and beyond.

Amanda Jones of Faultline Films producer of The Drawing Board for Māori Television and NZ Herald. This programme will examine modern Māori architecture, from ambitious multi-million-dollar projects to award-winning residential designs, to prefabricated housing initiatives.