Diverse content for diverse audiences


Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable, ngā tūāpapa rerekē funding for producers and creators to create a diverse range of Māori content. Mixed-platform is our way of describing the wide variety of kaupapa we fund across linear television, online and digital platforms, web series, and apps. Previously described as ‘diverse content’, all mixed-platform initiatives support Māori language and culture outcomes.


This also means we fund based on language content, rather than platform: we call this ‘platform agnostic’. Our two language categories are receptive and fluent. Te Māngai Pāho platform agnostic shift allows for increased focus on impact measurement. We work with platforms and creators to refine and enhance our collective ability to plan for, deliver, and measure language impacts.

Because the online landscape is changing so rapidly, Te Māngai Pāho regularly reviews audience habits, and adjusts priorities accordingly. Potential kaitono should familiarise themselves with our latest Content Strategy before applying.

Explore examples of our funded content here.

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Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable, mixed-platform pūtea for producers and creators to create a diverse range of Māori content.

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A Place Called Te Awamutu

Manaia M Limited

Digital • RNZ • 2022


Hahana HQ3

Blackout Media NZ

Digital • Instagram • 2022


Barber Shop Sessions

Tai Huri Films Limited

Digital • RNZ • 2022


Alien Weaponry - The Film

The Down Low Concept Limited

Digital • 2022


Waka to Worlds

HiMama Limited

Digital • Facebook • Documentary • 2022


Ka Pō Ka Ao (Rob Ruha with the APO - Matariki Concert)

Tipukura Ltd

Digital • RNZ • 2022


National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka 2022

August & Waititi Ltd trading as Kokko Media

Digital • Whakaata Māori • Kapa Haka • 2022


Hunting Aotearoa Series 17

Hikoi NZ

Television • TVNZ Duke • 2022