Mixed-platform

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

Ngā tūāpapa rerekē is our way of describing the wide variety of content 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.

The majority of Te Māngai Pāho funding is contestable, mixed-platform funding, and is available to producers and creators to create a diverse range of Māori content, such as Tamariki & Rangatahi, Innovation, NZ on Air Co-Fund, General Audience and News & Current Affairs.

Funding Calendar 2022/23

We have published our draft funding calendar for the 2022/23 financial year. We are unable to confirm the funding rounds and dates until after Budget 2022, however we hope this can provide some certainty over what we want to see in the coming year. Mēnā he pātai, please contact our Head of Content.

Funding Calendar 2022-23


Māori Wardens Documentary

Te Māngai Pāho invites RFP proposals from content creators for the production of content including a documentary to highlight and record the rich history and contribution of the Māori Wardens within Aotearoa.

Te Māngai Pāho will run a one-stage RFP process. Following assessment of initial proposals, Te Māngai Pāho together with Te Puni Kōkiri will notify the successful applicant.

Find out more here.

Timeline

22 March 2022 - RFP Published.
4:00pm, 24 March 2022 -
Information Zoom
29 March 2022 - Round opens via Te Pūahatanga.
5:00pm, 2 May 2022 - Deadline for full proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
20 May 2022 - Round One decision letters distributed.


Expressions of Interest - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Te Māngai Pāho invites content creators and platforms to contribute to the promotion of te reo Māori and the impact of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori by submitting innovative new content ideas for considertation in this funding round.

This EOI is seeking innovative new ideas to promote te reo Māori to a wide audience. The primary focus is to strengthen the engagement of wider Aotearoa and so initiatives that target a broad receptive audience will be preferred. The potential reach of the initiative will be an important selling point and those initiatives that have multi-platform support or opportunities will have an advantage.

Find out more here.


Tamariki & Rangatahi

This contestable fund seeks to support the creation of content for tamariki and rangatahi audiences that engage the target audience on multiple platforms: including but not limited to; linear television; OnDemand; and online viewing.


General Audiences

Round 1

This contestable funding opportunity will support quality factual and scripted content made for diverse and multiple digital platforms including linear television, OnDemand, online viewing as well as limited Podcast funding streamed through major platforms in this financial year. Both new and returning series are eligible to apply.

  • The assessment criteria will prioritise higher fluency content proposals.
  • Evidence of platform co-investment, marketing support relevant and specific to the idea is encourages and will also be an advantage.
  • Proposals that leverage other resources (waiata reo Māori etc.) and agencies for better promotion of the Māori outcomes will be prioritised.
  • Kaitono with platform support or an established audience will be prioritised.
    • The expectation is that each application has a primary and secondary platform for the content and that it be available for distribution on other unrelated platforms.
    • All content will also be broadcast via Whakaata Māori if Whakaata Māori is neither your primary or secondary platform after the exclusivity period has ended.
  • A limit of two proposals per production company.

Read the RFP here.

Timeline

21 April 2022 - RFP published / Applications open via Te Pūahatanga.
5pm, 13 May 2022 - Deadline for stage 1 proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
20 May 2022 - Decision letters distributed, and successful shortlist for full proposals (Stage 2) notified.
5pm, 3 June 2022 - Deadline for full proposals submitted via Te Pūahatanga.
17 June 2022 - Decision letters distributed.


Round 2

This contestable funding opportunity will support quality factual scripted content made for diverse digital platforms including linear pouaka whakaata, OnDemand and online viewing. Both new and returning series are eligible to apply, however, we encourage producers with new ideas, fresh voices, and Māori content that is currently missing from our screens to apply.

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
General Audience Round 1
closed
Fri 16 Jul 2021, 5PM
Fri 13 Aug 2021
General Audience Round 2
closed
Fri 8 Oct 2021, 5PM
Fri 15 Oct 2021
General Audience Round 1
closed
Fri 13 May 2022, 5PM
Fri 20 May 2022
Funding round dates July 2022 - June 2023

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Innovation Round

This contestable funding opportunity will tautoko innovative new content ideas made for diverse digital platforms including linear television, OnDemand, and online viewing. We encourage producers with new ideas, fresh voices, and Māori projects that is currently missing from our screens to apply.

Te Māngai Pāho does not intend to fund Apps or Platforms through this funding initiative.

More information is available in the RFP document.

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Innovation
closed
Mon 8 Nov 2021, 5PM
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Funding round dates July 2022 - June 2023

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NZ on Air Co-Fund

This contestable fund supports high-quality factual and scripted content made for diverse digital platforms including linear television and online viewing. New and returning series with proven te reo Māori outcomes are eligible and will be prioritised. However, in an effort to encourage fresh kaupapa, series beyond a third season will be deprioritised alongside newer projects.

Read the media release on the successful applicants here.

Explore examples of our co-funded content, such as National Treasures and The Walkers.


News & Current Affairs

Te Māngai Pāho seeks full proposals for the creation of both Receptive (30 - 70%) and/or Fluent (70% - 100%) te reo Māori news and current affairs projects for general audiences to distribute via established platforms, with priority given to those with broadcast support and consent.

Since its inception, Te Māngai Pāho has supported quality Māori journalism made by Māori about Māori issues, and interests. Te Māngai Pāho understands the important role it plays in creating space for our content, perspective, and language on matters deemed of local, national and international relevance and importance.

Māori journalism provides plurality of voice and addresses the potential for imbalance in our political landscape especially in respect of that demand te reo Māori and Māori perspectives are heard and considered. To ensure Māori journalistic capability within the sector, Te Māngai Pāho is committed to continuing its support for the production and distribution of Māori news and current affairs.