TUESDAY 17TH MAY 2016 5.00PM – 7.00PM


This Health & Safety workshop is brought to you by Māori Television, Te Māngai Pāho and Ngā Aho Whakaari in association with Screensafe NZ and Minter Ellison. The focus will be on the unique demands of working on Māori productions. Health & Safety workshops have been held throughout Aotearoa. But this workshop is specifically aimed at Māori in the screen industry. Legally, everyone must comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. However, the incentives for striving for high health and safety standards go beyond the legal obligations – morally and economically poor health and safety can have serious ramifications in the screen sector. The screen sector is unique in that all of us bring our own experience and skills to a workplace (a company structure) that may only exist for a short period of time. This is quite different to companies that are formed with the intention to exist for many years. Under the new Act, this has implications that are discussed further in Section 4. Furthermore,we are passionate individuals with a strong work ethic and desire to create great productions. We also want to come home safe each day (or night) after work and need to take health and safety seriously. Obstacles can stand in the way of good health and safety, from the pressure of production or deadlines, to financial constraints and the complexity of the screen sector and production process. A safe environment and positive safety culture is both beneficial for the health and safety of each of us and also makes for a better production

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Happy Birthday Ngā Aho Whakaari. 20-years-old.

7th -8th October Ngā Aho Whakaari biennial Conference at AUT. AND the inaugural Māori Media Gala Ball.

We are in planning for our 20th year with exciting guests representing the best of the world’s screen industry, promoting Māori works and supporting workers across the spectrum. In the pipeline are the pitching competition, ‘hands-on’ technical workshops,master classes introducing new technology, ‘must-know-information’ sessions as well as great films. Plus Ngā Aho Whakaari are introducing the glittering Māori Media Ball with awards to recognise the great and the best in the Māori screen industry. More soon……

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Standby your phones!

Maria Kuiti and Hanelle Harris (pictured)are updating our Membership lists – your contacts and details. And we are making it easier to pay with AP’s.

The Automatic Payment means your membership activates immediately and will continue to be valid until you choose to cancel.

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NZ screen industry revenue grows 2% in 2015

The NZ screen industry revenue grows 2% in 2015 as Auckland increases dominance while Wellington falters.

By Sophie Boot April 13 (BusinessDesk)

The New Zealand screen industry’s revenue grew 2 percent in 2015, with Auckland dominating production and post-production and commercial revenue improving. Total revenue for the sector was $3.22 billion in 2015, up from $3.16 billion a year earlier, according to Statistics New Zealand. The screen industry includes feature films, production, television broadcasting, distribution and movie screenings. The production and post-production sector improved 9 percent to $1.57 billion in 2015, while film exhibition rose 7 percent to $172 million. Revenue for television broadcasting and film and video distribution was kept confidential, but the two sectors combined were worth $1.48 billion in 2015, down from $1.56 billion in 2014. The vast majority of that was generated in Auckland, with about $2 million from the South Island. Auckland continued to dominate on a regional basis, bringing in $2.5 billion, or 78 percent, of total revenue. Its revenue share has improved steadily from 70 percent in 2012, eating away at revenue in Wellington. The capital’s revenue fell 15 percent to $602 million in 2015, giving it 19 percent of the market. In 2012, it brought in $889 million in revenue, or 27 percent of the national total. Production and post-production growth was driven from Auckland, up 39 percent to $902 million, giving New Zealand’s biggest city 58 percent of that market. Television programmes accounted for nearly half of that, with 84 percent of television programmes produced in Auckland. The city attracted 83 percent of government funding, 67 percent of private funding and 72 percent of international funding last year. Wellington was hit by a 55 percent fall in feature film production and post-production revenue, which dropped to $289 million, with overall production revenue improved by an enormous increase in revenue from commercials and non-broadcast media. Those numbers were kept confidential, but the formats combined grew to $247 million in 2015, from $13 million in 2014. Nationwide commercial revenue more than tripled to $545 million, which the statistics agency said was driven by increases in commercial-derived revenue from businesses involved in contracting activity. Just 1 percent of revenue came from the rest of the North Island, and 3 percent from the South Island, with those proportions the same since 2012. (BusinessDesk) Content Sourced from (


Kanohi ki te Kanohi with Larry Parr TMP Television Manager Larry Parr met with Ngā Aho Whakaari members on Thursday 28th April at the Long Room, Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland to discuss the issues affecting Māori television production from · Health and Safety to Channel Preference Guidelines, the Māori Language Bill Te Mātāwai, Joint MTS/TMP contract; (could be extended to other broadcasters as well). He went over the hours and dollars for 2016/17 funding year; Digital Funding dollars and genres, MTS access to Te Pūahatanga and a workshop for Māori Language Planning. It was a chance for Māori in the industry to have the funder, the broadcaster and the production community to discuss what’s happening in the same room.