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.

Get your project funded

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

Funding rounds & dates

Content Development
Open now

23 September, 5PM


21 October

General Audiences
Open now

26 August, 5PM


6 September

News & Current Affairs
Open now

15 August, 5PM


16 September

Latest funding results

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STOLEN LANDS - Betrayal of a Chief

Ten Canaries

Digital • RNZ • Web Series • 2021



J & A Productions Limited

Digital • NZ Herald • 2021



Aorewa Creative

Digital • Instagram • 2021


Taiororua Takeover

Blackout Media NZ

Digital • Tiktok • 2021


Kaupapa Anthems

Creative Nātives

Digital • Facebook • Content • 2021


The River

Pito Productions Limited

Digital • Māori Television • 2021


Nanakia 2

Hikoi NZ

Television • Māori Television • 2021


#Proud to be Māori / Tū Māori ki te ao

Te Amokura Productions

Digital • Māori Television • 2021