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Who has received Public Interest Journalism Fund money?

Fifth Round recipients    
Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika 1 x 12-month season for video news series $460,000
Aotearoa Media Collective A new Māori current affairs project $452,198
The Big Idea A 26 video series covering topical art news and investigations $181,800
Great Southern Television Ltd Production of 6 current affairs stories for series 2 of The Hui: Summer Edition  $187,114
Business Desk A project to investigate agencies' involvement in healthcare spending across NZ, through a series of 50-70 articles. $85,255
Metro Media Group Limited A series of feature articles that look at commercial properties development in Tamaki Makaurau $30,460
Indo Kiwi United Trust Weekly series of 48 videos for Punjabi and Sikh audiences $169,440
Kiwi Kids News A 12-month project producing 2 weekly news articles written in te reo Māori, with English translation $46,706
Mediaworks Tova O'Brien Special, which includes an interview with Volodymyr Zelensky $50,000
Te Korimako o Taranaki A 9-month training programme for 5 Māori journalists $395,000
Attitude Pictures Continued training and coaching for disabled interns $142,520
Global HQ 2 x 12-month mentorships for tertiary students $25,000
Go Global Ltd 2 x 12-month training programmes for Chinese cadets $137,280
Inland App Company A 12 month journalism programme in Central Otago for high school students $7,800
The Spinoff A 10-month initiative to train journalism editors $201,036
Hawke's Bay App 1 x Editor/Presenter and 1 x Video Journalist for 2 years $388,700
Consumer NZ Incorporated 1 x Reporter for one year, to focus on economically marginalised groups $85,600
Migrant News 1 x Reporter for one year, to focus on migrant audiences $55,854
Radio Ngāti Porou Charitable Trust 1 x Digital Content Designer and 1 x Digital Producer for one year $128,784
Inland App Company 1 x Local Democracy Journalist for 2 years  $101,400
Warner Bros Discovery NZ 1 x Pasifika Affairs Correspondent for 2 years $248,240
Indian Newslink 1 x Digital Graphic Designer and 1 x Audience Engagement Expert for one year  $186,992
The National Pacific Radio Trust 1 x Chief of Staff and 1 x a Newsreader for one year $207,461
Metro Media Group Ltd 1 x Part-time Sub-Editor for one year $20,316


Fourth Round recipients    
Allied Press Training for five new journalists $516,000
Indo Kiwi United Trust Professional development for existing journalists at NZ Punjabi News $35,300
North & South Media Limited 1 x trainee/cadet journalist for up to one year $68,200
Allied Press To deliver local video news content to local communities $695,000
Apna Networks Ltd A podcast series to empower migrant ethnic communities to appropriately respond to mental health issues $101,897
Cinco Cine Film Productions Ltd A pilot development and content creation programme introducing tamariki and rangatahi to journalism as a viable career $800,000
Metro Media Group Limited 4 x long-form articles about how the arts get funded $39,380
The Spinoff A team of writers and contributors to cover the 2022 local body elections $160,187
Very Nice Productions Ltd Regional video news for Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Whanganui with accompanying articles $604,520
Te Reo o Ngāti Kahungunu Inc 2 x roles to utilise current radio content and make it available for online distribution $214,245
BayBuzz 2 x roles to deepen coverage of agribiz-environment, healthcare delivery and public body accountability $88,800
Indian Newslink 2 x roles to report on issues related to youth South Asian communities $362,520
Newsroom NZ Ltd 1 x video content creator $159,340
Crux 1 x junior/intermediate role to support public interest journalism in the Southern Lakes and Central Otago districts $139,520
Te Reo Irirangi o Maniapoto 2 x roles to support Te Reo Kahika news service to share tribal news using bilingual local narratives $160,000


Third Round recipients    
Allied Press 1 x Partnership Editor role $145,650
Campus Radio 95bFM 1 x Sub-Editor $32,916
Discovery NZ 1 x Newshub Cultural Partnership Navigator $130,500
GlobalHQ 1 x Digital Editor $105,000
Kowhai Media Ltd 1 x Kaiwhakatiki Hourua $55,020
Mana Trust 1 x Editor/Mentor and 1 x Digital Marketing Manager $165,000
Newsroom NZ 1 x Sub Editor $91,679
NZME 1 x Kaupapa Editor and 1 x Audio Innovation role $200,280
Radio One 91FM 1 x Digital Content Edit $20,000
RNZ 1 x Kurawhakaue Partnership Editor Role $108,000
Stuff 1 x te reo Māori Translator $103,000
Te Po 1 x Kawea Te Rongo Kaiwhakahaere $68,250
The Spinoff 1 x Sub Editor role $105,450
The Pantograph Punch 1 x Business Development role and 1 x Social Media Specialist (3 months) $95,040
Tikilounge Productions 1 x Pasifika Youth Digital News Editor $75,000
Allied Press 6 x long-form articles and staff training programmes $61,725
BusinessDesk Charity Sector Investigation minimum 30 stories $154,020
Discovery NZ Newshub Nation 2022, 41 x 50 mins and a podcast series  $978,175
Great Southern Television The Hui, 40 x 28 mins shows and 40 x 28 mins podcasts Māori current affairs $737,036
Kakalu Media Online project for Kakalu o Tonga $9,817
Kowhai Media, A Voice for Tangaroa 4 x 3000-word written features, 6 x 400-1,500 word stories about the ocean $146,745
Luke Nola & Friends 80 x 4 mins videos for digital platforms and 80 x 2 mins videos for social media  $653,773
Mahi Tahi Media 50 x 4 mins videos $264,386
Māori Television Journalism training wānanga  $189,200
Muster Vibrant Rural Communities Women’s perspectives on social and cultural issues, 9 x 3000 words, 72 x 600-1,500-word stories, 6 x 3 mins videos  $292,692
Newsroom NZ Newsroom Investigates 2022, 60 mins video investigative affairs $336,358
Newsroom NZ Climate Change Interview Series, 10 x 12 mins video interviews $40,000
North & South Media Exploring Aotearoa’s Chinese Communities, 4-6 features totaling 20,000 words $25,000
NZME, Whenua: Is it yours? Interactive database and map, 4 x 1,500-3,000-word features $80,500
Stuff Stuff Circuit 2022 a minimum of 90 mins of video, investigative current affairs $324,000
SunPix Tagata Pasifika  51 x 23 mins and 2 x 90 mins Pasifika news $1,919,913
Te Parerē National Māori Students Magazine 32 digital issues focused on Māori youth current affairs $28,240
The Spinoff, The Quarter Million 2 x 4,000 – 5,000-word feature and Instagram titles $152,304
TVNZ, Kids Kōrero 30 x 5 mins linear videos, 30 x 2 mins explainer videos, and 30 x 5 mins podcasts $517,364
TVNZ, Q + A with Jack Tame 2022 40 x 59 mins episodes, plus a two-hour special of current affairs, $842,200
NZME for two years to support newsgathering $940,188
Stuff for two years of its Marlborough newsgathering. $731,300


Second round recipients    
Stuff  20 x roles  $2,789,240
RNZ 20 x Local reporting roles $3,554,000
NZME 15 x roles  $2,995,702
Maori Television 7 x roles  $1,593,000
School Road Publishing  1 x role for Woman magazine $189,660
SunPix 2 x roles for TP+ $273,600
Local Matters 1 x role for Local Matters $150,148
Crux Publishing 1 x role for Crux   $151,200
The Spinoff 2 x roles for The Spinoff $427,800
Ashburton Guardian  1 x role for the Ashburton Guardian $150,000
Central App 1 x role for Central App $31,200
North & South 1 x role for North & South Media $230,000
Newsroom 4 x roles for Newsroom and shared role $528,316
Allied Press 4 x roles for Otago Daily Times and other Allied Press $711,797
Valley Media 1 x role for The Valley Profile $127,096
The Gisborne Herald 1 x role for The Gisborne Herald $183,240
Metro Media Group 1 x part-time role for Metro Magazine $47,600
Mana Trust 4 x roles for E-Tangata $650,000
Kiwi Media Publishing 4 x roles for The Indian Weekender


National Pacific Radio Trust 4 x roles for Pacific Media Network $275,000
Television New Zealand 2 x roles for TVNZ News, for one year $206,000
Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika 1 x role  $176,200
Very Nice Productions 1 x role for Local Focus $105,000
UMA Broadcasting 6.5 x roles for Radio Waatea $774,000
Discovery New Zealand 3 x roles for Newshub $695,560


First round recipients    
Newsroom for RNZ The Detail, 322 x 22 mins podcasts $806,135
Stuff The Whole Truth, an animated fact-checking project $591,465
UMA Broadcasting for Waateanews.com Paakiwaha A bilingual news and current affairs show $433,000
Hex Work for The Spinoff IRL doing investigative features and personal stories $335,746
Aotearoa Media Collective Aotearoa Media Collective for RNZ, Tūranga FM, Radio Waatea Party People, an audio and video series $236,930
Hex Work for The Spinoff Nē? a podcast and written series $217,325
Red Sky Film & Television for Three Inside Child Poverty 10 Years On, a review by Bryan Bruce $204,970
SunPix for TP+, E-Tangata, Māori Television, Pacific Media Network (NPRT) Ifoga, video series about Pasifika who have suffered abuse in state care $181,118
Great Southern Television for Newshub.co.nz The Hui: Summer Edition a Māori current affairs programme $178,729
BusinessDesk for BusinessDesk How Good Is Our Public Service? multimedia series   $174,092
SunPix for TP+, Pacific Media Network (NPRT), E-Tangata, Māori Television  Maisuka, a documentary about Type 2 diabetes for Moana adolescents $131,139
Kowhai Media for New Zealand Geographic Being Teen, A text and photography-based longitudinal series $98,533
Tech-day for SecurityBrief,  CFO tech N, IT Brief, bizEDGE, ChannelLife, FutureFive  Cybersecurity In Aotearoa text-based stories and interviews on security $73,152
North & South Media for North & South System Overhaul  long-form text story about fixing state care $42,500
Lifestyle Publishing for Wilderness Magazine The Living Forest A text-based series about three iwi in NZ $4,250
Very Nice Productions for NZ Herald and NZME  Local Focus a regional video news service $840,000
Allied Press for ODT.co.nz The South Today expanded service of video news for the South Island $675,000
Awa FM for Awa FM Te Awa - News made from the perspective of Whanganui Māori $498,370
Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika for Tehiku.nz Haukāinga - initiative providing news to Māori audiences in Northland  $460,000
Te Wāhanga Reo Rua, NZME for Rotorua Weekender Rotorua Weekender, weekly bilingual Te Reo Māori and English section in the Rotorua Weekender $440,000
Stuff for PlayStuff and Māori Television Forever A Foreigner multimedia series about NZ's first Asian immigrants $214,360
Crux for Crux.org.nz Deep South video series examining social and economic issues in the South Island  $189,522
Vanishing Point Studio for North & South and multiple local newspapers Fault Lines, cross-platform piece looking into the Alphine Fault $166,600
Whakatupuria Te Moana A Toi Whakatupuria, multimedia project that looks into the Provincial Growth Fund in the Eastern Bay of Plenty $97,000
Salient Magazine Te Ao Mārama A special edition of Salient produced by Māori students  $7,291
 NZME, Māori Television, Newshub and Pacific Media Network with 11 support partners Te Rito Journalism Project, a programme to train and hire 25 cadet Māori, Pasifika and diverse journalists. $2,419,253
Aotearoa Media Collective Pīpī Paopao initiative providing regional workshops to 100 iwi radio staff $361,815
Stuff Training: Multi-lens Journalism $300,800
The Spinoff Current Affairs and Culture Magazine Mentorship Programme training initiative pairing journalism cadets with a mentor $287,310
BusinessDesk Cadet Training Programme, training two speicalist business journalists  $191,000
Attitude Pictures Disability Roadshow, workshops for journalists to learn about disability rights and reporting $121,420
Kowhai Media Photo Aotearoa a workshop and a three-month mentoring programme training photojournalists $98,256
Newsroom Training to upskill Newsroom’s graduate journalists  $50,610
Tikilounge Productions Coconet Reporter Training - Training three reporter trainees $49,324


Round six recipients  Made public on Monday 5th December 2022  






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