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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 2019-20 please follow the link below. To apply, please ensure you have signed up as a registered provider at tmp.govt.nz/te-puahatanga

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Latest Funding Results

Hari with The Māori Sidesteps
The Māori Sidesteps - Māori Television - Entertainment - 6 x 26 minute episodes - 2019

Rage Against the Rangatahi
Te Noni Limited - Māori Television - Entertainment - 20 x 26 minute episodes - 2019

Beyond the Fame - With Sean Wainui and Paige Fox
TANIWHA MEDIA LTD - Māori Television - Reality - 8 x 26 minute episodes - 2019

Waka Huia 2020
Scottie Douglas Productions Ltd - TVNZ - Documentary - 40 x 29 minute episodes - 2019

Wild Kai Legends Series 2
Scottie Douglas Productions Ltd - TVNZ - Entertainment - 10 x 23 minute episodes - 2019

Beyond Western Skies
Punarau Media Ltd - Māori Television - Documentary - 4 x 26 minute episodes - 2019

Kapa Haka Senior Regionals
Pango Productions Ltd - Māori Television - Entertainment - 60 x 26 minute episodes - 2019

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Māori broadcasting sector Wānanga well-received in Tāmaki Makaurau

05 June 2019 | 2:46

Over 75 Māori content producers and broadcasters across music, radio, television and digital media attended the Television and Digital Media Sector Wānanga hosted by Te Māngai Pāho in Tāmaki Makaurau yesterday. <br>“The wānanga was a chance to talk directly with Māori producers and broadcasters about the upcoming opportunities in the industry,” says Larry Parr, Kaihautū of Te Māngai Pāho.</br> <br>“With the recently released Maihi Karauna driving the revitalisation of te reo Māori across the country, we need a way to engage more directly with our stakeholders.”</br&gt...

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Statement of Performance Expectations tabled

04 June 2019 | 5:27

Te Māngai Pāho has today tabled its Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE) for the 2019/20 financial year in Parliament.   <br> The SPE is an annual document, providing detailed budget forecasts, performance measures and targets that Te Māngai Pāho intends to achieve over the coming year. The SPE is also an opportunity for Crown agencies to demonstrate the alignment of their strategies with the high-level policies set by the government of the day.</br>   <br> A PDF copy of our tabled SPE can be found by <a href="https://www.tmp.govt.nz/uploads/data_object/file/...

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Te Māngai Pāho welcomes Wellbeing Budget 2019

30 May 2019 | 4:33

Te Māngai Pāho welcomes the $14 million increase over two years in funding for content announced as part of the Wellbeing Budget 2019. The new funding will support the revitalisation of te reo Māori and the goals of the Maihi Karauna strategy through increasing multi-platform engagement with te reo Māori. “Today’s announcement allows us to purchase new and innovative media content, in collaboration with the wider Māori Media sector,” says Larry Parr, Kaihautū of Te Māngai Pāho. “This content will be delivered across a range of platforms and have a particular focus on rangatahi audiences.”...

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