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Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable funding for the production of Māori language and Māori culture content for broadcast on free to air television channels and distribution via online platforms.

Having the content we fund available on multiple channels will improve the chances of that content finding a wide audience. Te Māngai Pāho has clear policies around language planning, channel preferences and accessibility; all applicants for funding should understand those policies.
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To view all funding round dates for Television Programmes for 2018-19 please follow the link below. To apply, please ensure you have enrolled as a registered provider through Te Pūahatanga. A link is available at our website.

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Latest Funding Results

Ahikāroa Series 2 (Script Development)
Kura Productions Ltd

Te Nūtube
Arataua Ltd - Māori Television - Tamariki - 2018

The Hui - Kaupeka Whā
Great Southern Film and Television - TV3 - Current Affairs - 2018

Marae 2019
Pango Productions Ltd. - TVNZ - Current Affairs - 2018

Pūkana 2019
Cinco Cine Film Productions Ltd - Māori Television - Entertainment - 2018

The Ring Inz 3
Enter The Dragon Ltd - Māori Television - Drama - 2018

Marae DIY
Screentime New Zealand Limited - Māori Television - Lifestyle - 2018

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Deferral Notice of Statement of Intent 2019-2024

01 May 2019 | 10:52

Te Māngai Pāho currently has a Statement of Intent which runs from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2021. The Crown Entities Act 2004 requires a new Statement of Intent (SOI) to be prepared at least every three years, except in particular circumstances. On 23 April 2019, the Minister for Māori Development approved an extension for Te Māngai Pāho to 2020 for the preparation of the next SOI, which would otherwise have been due for publication in 2019. Under section 139B of the Crown Entities Act 2004, the Minister is able to grant an extension of up to one year if:   The entity is likely to have sig...

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What We Have Funded