Entries by Tui

Celebrating Women

Womens’ roles in New Zealand society have come a long way. We were the first to give women the vote, we’ve had three female prime ministers and finally the Black Ferns have gotten professional contracts. However, in many industries women do not receive equal pay (including the Black Ferns). There are few women sitting in […]

Taking Action

On Wednesday evening, together with Ngā Aho Whakaari and the New Zealand Writers Guild, we had a two-hour workshop with Debbi Tohill, Executive Director of RPE (Rape Prevention Education) on Sexual Harassment and Disclosure. This session had been run recently by Women In Film & Television but we felt it worthwhile to support another, considering […]

Correcting the Imbalance

Ten years of business-focused government policy is now seeing a correction taking place in the New Zealand labour market. Health and education have been the focus of recent labour matters, but thanks primarily to Radio New Zealand, the independent contractor market is now in the spotlight. RNZ has put considerable effort into bringing into the […]

Carving Out a Public Broadcasting Audience

New Zealand On Air’s Where Are the Audiences? 2018 Report makes for interesting reading. If you haven’t already seen it, the key findings for the screen industry are: Weekly audiences for traditional broadcast media are stable, and continue to deliver the biggest audiences. – But the gap to online video and SVOD is closing. The […]

Movin’ and Shakin’

The New Zealand International Film Festival is upon us again. And there’s an even bigger selection of New Zealand films on offer, both feature-length and short, than I’ve encountered before—18 offerings, four of which are made up of programmes of short films. This is a fantastic selection—a high number from DEGNZ member directors and editors. […]