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Whiringa-ā-nuku / October 2016
Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, kei aku whakatamarahi ki te rangi, nei ra te mihi a Whakaata Māori e pari atu nei ki a koutou katoa. Tēnā koutou huri noa te motu, tēnā koutou katoa.
Ka tangi rā ki a koutou kua whetūngia. Uhia mai ra koutou i te korowai o te maioha. Moe mai ra i te tangi aroha o te hunga ora. Okioki ki te uma o tō tātou kaihanga. Haere, haere, haere.
Hoki mai rā ki ā tātou te hunga ora, e takatū nei, e aro atu ana, e mahi nei i ngā mahi. E noho iti ana matou ki ngā rangatira, koutou te iwi pāpāho e noho pūmau ana ki ngā mahi i raro i ngā tinihaerere o ngā kaupapa, o tēnei wā, o tērā wā, o ngā wā e tae.
Kia u, kia maia, kia mataara! Tēnā koutou katoa.

 
Ngā Aho Whakaari Hui-a-tau and Gala Ball 2016

What an incredible two days – Ngā mihi nui ki a NAW, in particular Christina and Hineani for pulling together a two-day conference AND an inaugural awards AND a ball!
It was a wonderful celebration of twenty years since the establishment of NAW, and a fantastic opportunity to catch up with our committed creative colleagues.

Award Winners:
Taika Waititi: Super Hero Award for taking Māori film to the universe and beyond.
Fred Renata: Inspirational creativity on screen.
Briar Grace-Smith:  Tenacity and strength in bringing Māori stories to the screen.
Kim Webby, Christina Milligan and Roger Grant: Contribution to peace and aroha with their film Price of Peace.
Cinco Cine:  Contribution to capacity building and bringing in new talent
Dick Reade: Treaty partnership award for his unerring support and discerning ears.
Derek Fox: Contribution to te reo Māori and the development of the Māori screen industry.
POROPOROAKI FOR JOHN & MIHI TO LARRY

Tukua te wairua kia rere ki ngā taumata hei ārahi i ā tātou mahi,
Me tā tātou whai i ngā tikanga a rātou mā,
Kia mau ki ita, kia kore ai e ngaro,
Kia pupuri,
Kia whakamaua,
Kia tina! Hui e, Tāiki e.
 
Whakaata Māori would like to acknowledge John Bishara who has resigned after 13 years of service to the industry as the chief executive of Te Māngai Pāho.
We’d also like to congratulate Larry Parr on his appointment to the CEO role.
As Māori Language Strategy stakeholders our respective organisations are charged with the promotion of Māori language and culture and we’re looking forward to working closely with Larry and Te Mātāwai in the future.
 
Unuhia ki te uru tapu nui,
Kia wātea, kia māmā te ngākau, te tinana, te wairua i te ara takatā,
Koia rā e Rongo, whakairia ake ki runga,
Kia tina! Hui e, Tāiki e.

 
TMP ROUND THREE – MARCH 2017 RFPs

Funding decisions for the second TMP round were announced on 14 October - Māori Television is now seeking two-page pitches for:

 A PRIME-TIME FACTUAL SERIES with a broad appeal. We envisage the series will be 8-10 half-hour episodes in either receptive or second language and be ready to broadcast and go online before September 2017.
 
A PRIME-TIME FEMALE-SKEWED LIFESTYLE SERIES targeting our loyal and lapsed female audiences aged 25-54 years. We envisage the series will be approximately 10 x half-hour episodes in either receptive or second language and be ready to broadcast and go online before September 2017.
 
For further enquiries please contact one of the commissioning team. All two-page pitches must be delivered via email to: proposals@maoritelevision.com no later than:
 
5pm, Friday 18 November 2016

Pitches must include the two-page pitch coversheet which is available on the Māori Television website: http://www.maoritelevision.com/about/producers/producer-resource-guide.
Please ensure you have a name and contact email address on both pages of your proposal.
If you do not receive an email confirmation that your two page pitch has been received, you will not be considered for assessment.
If you have any questions around proposal submissions please contact Lulu Mokaraka, Programming Co-ordinator at Lulu.Mokaraka@maoritelevision.com


Please consider Māori Television’s standard terms (below) before submitting your tono and factor in time to table any take you’d like to negotiate on well before the BC is granted.
New Zealand on Air UPDATE

New Zealand on Air has released the feedback draft of its proposed new funding strategy - to take affect from July 2017. Chief Executive, Jane Wrightson, says it is undoubtedly the biggest change to the way NZOA operates since its inception.
A copy of the feedback draft is available on their website:
http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/document-library/draft-nz-on-air-funding-strategy-for-feedback-sept-2016/ 
Submissions on the proposed new strategy close on the  18th November 2016.
In the meantime, NZOA has signaled it has expended almost 80% of its pūtea for the financial year and that it is more than likely that the total television budget will be spent following the December round. Whether the planned television funding rounds of March and May 2017 should take place will be decided at the NZOA Board meeting in December.

 
NEW PREMISES
Following an extensive evaluation process, Māori Television has selected a South Auckland site as the location for its new headquarters.
Chair of the Māori Television Board, Georgina Te Heuheu, says it is the biggest decision to date that Māori Television has had to make from an operational point of view.
“We believe this decision best supports Māori Television to realise its vision of revitalising te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.  We have a unique spirit of commitment shared by all kaimahi to ensure that we – as guardians of this taonga – fulfil the dreams and aspirations of those who were at the forefront of the establishment of Māori Television,” she said.
Buildings at 433 and 441 East Tāmaki Road will be refurbished. Transmission of news and current affairs shows from the new site is planned from around June 2017.
 
LOADING DOCS is excited to be once again seeking proposals from New Zealand filmmakers for creative and original 3-minute documentary shorts to be made and distributed in 2017.
 
The theme of DIVERSITY will unite the 2017 collection of documentaries.  It’s a theme that touches many aspects of life, from politics, identity, science, religion and the environment.

Diversity can be cause for celebration, support innovation and enhance creativity. Diversity can also be challenging, complex and confronting.
 
We hope to have a range of filmmakers who are as diverse as the range of stories they will tell, reflecting the diversity of New Zealand’s filmmaking talent. In particular we are seeking proposals that speak to Māori and Pasifika and/or Asian points of view. There is also provision for a documentary fully in te reo Māori to complete the collection.

Since launching in 2014, LOADING DOCS has established itself as a leading platform for the distribution of high quality short documentary boasting 1.8 million views for the 29 documentaries created to date. 
 
Request for proposals will be online at www.loadingdocs.net from the 20th October 2016.
Deadline for proposals is the 21st November 2016.

For more information contact:
Nia Phipps - Producer/Project Manager
nia@loadingdocs.net Ph. 021 1577 075
 
Loading Docs is funded by NZ On Air
and made with the support of The Film Commission and Te Māngai Pāho.

 
Ngā Pari Kārangaranga Series 8 2017 RFP
 
Māori Television is seeking full proposals for Ngā Pari Kārangaranga 2017. Proposals that have a prime-time, broad appeal will be prioritised and must be either 5 or 10 half-hour episodes, ready to broadcast and go online from May 2017. Budget is $5k per episode.
 

About NPK 2017
Ngā Pari Kārangaranga is by iwi, for iwi and about iwi, featuring the diversity of tribal groups within their respective landscapes. Previous series have canvassed custodians of tribal knowledge throughout the country, and proved to be a precious collective resource for a better understanding of te ao Māori. This series, we are looking for more contemporary aspects to commemorate iwi stories. This could include iwi initiatives, festivals and celebrations, and kaupapa that highlight the various tribal dialects and vernaculars of te ao Māori. Treatments that create an intimacy with kaupapa and talent, a relaxed and conversational feel interspersed with natural actualities is preferred. Single –cam field, non-studio based is ideal. An opportunity to highlight great orators, storytellers as well as emerging leaders of te reo should be noted.
 
For further enquiries please contact Eruera.Morgan@maoritelevision.com. All proposals must be delivered via email to: proposals@maoritelevision.com no later than:
 5pm, Friday 11th November 2016

Pitches must include the MTS coversheet which is available on the Māori Television website: http://www.maoritelevision.com/about/producers/producer-resource-guide.
Please ensure you have a name and contact email address on both pages of your proposal.
If you do not receive an email confirmation that your two page pitch has been received, you will not be considered for assessment.
If you have any questions around proposal submissions please contact Lulu Mokaraka, Programming Coordinator at Lulu.Mokaraka@maoritelevision.com  
Please consider Māori Television’s standard terms before submitting your tono and factor in time to table any take you’d like to negotiate on well before the BC is granted.

 
Noho ora mai rā i roto i ngā tauwhirotanga o te waahingaro.
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