New science TV series ‘Project Matauranga’ premiers on Maori TV

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A new science television series ‘Project Matauranga’  will be due to start on Maori Television this month. Growing ginseng in a pine forest is just one of the many Maori innovations to featured in the series. Project Matauranga, which will be presented by Victoria University lecturer Ocean Mercier, is a 13-part series premiering next Tuesday, [ Read More ]

New local wine series will premier on Food TV this month

Thirsty Work is a new show that will uncover some of the unique personalities behind New Zealand’s successful and innovative Wine and Beverage Industry.  The show will be presented by local wine guru and writer Yvonne Lorkin,  The 7 episode series (which debuts on Food TV on Wednesdays from August 15th, 9.30pm) soaks up New [ Read More ]

Maori Television Launches a Month of Kiwi Films

Press Release:  Maori TV Four New Zealand films are set to screen on Maori Television for the first time this month. THE INSATIABLE MOON, I’M NOT HARRY JENSON, AFTER THE WATERFALL and HOOK, LINE AND SINKER will make the leap to the small screen starting August 12.  These films have all been independently produced ranging [ Read More ]

NZ winner of 'Make My Movie' Richard Falkner premiers at Film Fest

How to Meet Girls From a Distance, a low-budget New Zealand film written in two weeks had its Auckland debut last Sunday night at the New Zealand Film Festival.   It took  17 days to film  in a new initiative by groups including the New Zealand Herald The short film was created by a Wellington team of [ Read More ]

NZ film-makers to compete at Melbourne International Film Festival

This year will see the largest contingency yet of New Zealand filmmakers take advantage of Melbourne’s close proximity in order to show their films, compete, pitch ideas, attend world-class training seminars and network on the international stage. The New Zealand Film Commission congratulates all those NZFC supported and independent filmmakers taking part. “Melbourne presents an [ Read More ]

Wellington film maker wins award at NZ International Film Festival

Wellington film maker Sam Kelly has won the inaugural New Zealand International Film Festival best short film competition. His film, Lambs, which is set in the Porirua suburb of Cannons Creek, was awarded the $5000 Madman entertainment jury prize. Announcing the prize at Auckland’s Civic Theatre last night, juror and Madman Entertainment representative Michael Eldred [ Read More ]

TV One’s Sunday night local line-up

TV ONE’S Huge Sunday Night Local Line-Up TV One has announced a new Sunday night programme line-up for September that showcases the best of New Zealand content. Two of the hottest new shows will run back to back during primetime, making Sunday night a night of must watch TV. The much anticipated new entertainment event [ Read More ]

Freeview TV launches new channel Choice TV

Freeview has a new TV channel available called Choice TV. If you’ve flicked over to channel 12 on Freeview in recent weeks, you’ll have discovered Choice TV, a new lifestyle and entertainment channel.  To find out what shows are screening check  out  the latest guide on  ChoiceTV and also watch it on Demand. Lee Suckling [ Read More ]

DNTV2 Otago's first television station celebrates it's 50 years

DNTV2 Otago’s first television station will celebrate it’s 50 year anniversary this week. The first magical night of television in Otago, half a century ago, has had an enduring and powerful legacy. Bruce Munro talks to those who did the seemingly impossible then and those who are continuing to make it happen today. Staff at [ Read More ]

New Zealand Film and Television Awards

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 9:34 am Press Release: Screen Directors Guild This press release discusses the  concerns over the New Zealand’s Screen Directors Guild (SDGNZ) regarding misinformation about the Film and Television Awards. In 2005, as a service to the screen industry, the SDGNZ decided to run the film and television awards after several years [ Read More ]