Tūāpapa-rerekē

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

Mixed-platform 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.

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.

Kaupapa Areare

$11.56mil

The receptive funding band is for content with between 30% – 70% te reo Māori language.

Kaupapa Matatau

$17.34mil

The fluent content band is for content with 70% or more te reo Māori language.

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, NZ on Air Co-Fund, General Audience, News & Current Affairs, and Innovation.

Tamariki & Rangatahi

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

Funding round dates July 2020 - June 2021
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Haoa te Rangatahi
closed
Fri 26 Mar 2021, 5PM
Fri 16 Apr 2021
Tamariki & Rangatahi
open
Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5PM
Mon 3 May 2021

NZ on Air Co-Fund

This contestable fund supports high-quality factual content made for linear television, OnDemand and online viewing. While both new and returning series are eligible, in an effort to encourage fresh content, series beyond a third season will be ineligible to apply.

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

Funding round dates July 2020 - June 2021
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air Co-Fund Round 3
closed
Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5PM
Fri 14 May 2021
Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022

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General Audiences

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
General Audience Round 1
Fri 28 May 2021, 5PM
Sun 11 Jul 2021
General Audience Round 2
Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5PM
Fri 15 Oct 2021

News & Current Affairs

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
News and Current Affairs 2022
Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5PM
Fri 10 Sep 2021

Innovation

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Innovation
Fri 6 Aug 2021, 5PM
Fri 10 Sep 2021