July 26, 2016
Nation’s story to be told in taonga
A six-part series featuring historian Dame Anne Salmond explaining New Zealand's history and culture through the stories behind key taonga has taken the largest chink of funding in the latest round from New Zealand On Air.
Greenstone TV has secured just over $1.1 million to make Artefact, which will screen on Maori TV.
A million dollars goes to Warner Brothers New Zealand to make The Naked Choir, a reality series tracking a range of groups training under a leading New Zealand conductor and choral master.
Rogue Productions gets $640,000 to make 10 episodes of a new half hour weekly talk show on Maori Television, All Talk With Anika Moa.
Pani and Pani will continue their quest to find the ultimate Polynesian warrior with a second season of Game of Bros on Maori Television, and there's $92,000 in the pot for Ngarara, a one-off documentary on addiction and recovery.
TV3's The Hui will get extra funding from the Platinum Fund to extend the current series by five episodes, and Maori Television gets $77,000 to cover next year's Anzac dawn service in Auckland.
NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson says the latest decisions will widen the diversity of programmes for local viewers.
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