NZ on Air Funding announced for productions

Posted Monday 04 Dec 2023

NZ on Air Funding announced for productions

NZ on Air put forth an additional $5m for non-fiction projects, bringing the total investment to $18.7m. This decision was made after a challenging year of global challenges, environmentally, and politically.

The Head of Funding, Amie Mills shared, "We have been speaking regularly to SPADA about the challenging conditions for the industry. It felt important to us to boost production activity quickly, and non-fiction projects typically have a faster turnaround for entering production compared to scripted projects."

We congratulate all the WIFT members whose productions have been awarded financing. 


The Choir Games, 4 x 44’, Spacific Films for Sky Open and the CBC (Canada), up to $690,000

We’ve Always Been Here, 6 x 22’, Stella Maris Production for TVNZ+ and Duke, up to $611,491

Dadolescence, 6 x 22’, Ravenous for TVNZ+, up to $549,446 

Te Whatu o Poutini, 1 x 70’, Kapu Ti Productions for Whakaata Māori and Māori+, up to $483,998

Being Niuean, 1 x 45’, Tikilounge Productions for The Coconet TV, up to $229,175

1984, 6 x 35’, The Spinoff for The Spinoff, up to $153,343


Tagata Pasifika 2024, 52 x 22.5’, SunPix for TVNZ 1, Whakaata Māori, TP+ and Sky Open, up to $2,019,190

David Lomas Investigates 4, 12 x 44’, Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand for Three and ThreeNow, up to $1,629,444

Endangered Species Aotearoa 2, 6 x 44’, Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand for TVNZ1 and TVNZ+, up to $1,147,026

The Hui 9, 40 x 28’, Great Southern Television for Three, up to $788,117

Down for Love 3, 5 x 44’, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 2, up to $784,546

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes 2, 4 x 44’, Great Southern Television for TVNZ 1, up to $763,582

Kids Don’t Come With a Manual 2, 6 x 25’, Faultline Films for Whakaata Māori, Māori+ and NZ Herald, up to $589,163

Loading Docs: Attention, Te kimihanga, te hahaunga, content format tbc, Notable Pictures for, up to $215,000

ANZAC 2024, 1 x 100’, Screentime NZ for TVNZ, up to $138,294


See here to read the entire press release.