July 24, 2018
More Moa to unleash factual facts
Anika Moa's Unleashed programme on TVNZ 1 has secured a second season with New Zealand On Air granting it up to $585,000 from its factual public media projects for screen fund.
That will be enough for 20 12-minute programmes, making the singer and comedian one of the big winners from the latest round of the fund.
The largest grant was up to $1.4 million for Funny As, a four part history of New Zealand comedy.
The award-winning team behind The Valley, the investigation into an SAS operation in Afghanistan, will be funded for five 45 minute Circuit Breaker investigative reports to run on the Stuff website and Māori Television.
Host Pio Terei will take Māori Television viewers Off the Grid in a new factual series traversing New Zealand to find people who chose to live self-sufficiently, including those who see the alternative lifestyle as an extension of their Māoritanga.
Māori Television will also screen Holding Court, six episodes about NBA star Steven Adams' basketball camps to mentor rangatahi throughout New Zealand.
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