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The Digital Media Trust

NZ On Screen is governed by the Digital Media Trust, an independent charitable trust.

The Trust comprises four independent Trustees and up to three appointed by NZ On Air. They provide direction and advice, and oversee the work of NZ On Screen and our sister site AudioCulture.

Our Trustees are:

  • Sarah Bacon (Chair), (Director, Black Bear Limited)
  • Tracey Bridges (Director Portchester Consulting)
  • Allanah Kalafatelis (Head of Communications, NZ On Air)
  • Julia Parnell (Producer/Director, Notable Pictures)
  • Damian Vaughan (Consultant), and
  • David Wright (Consultant)

To get in touch with the Digital Media Trust, contact Stephanie Hopkins, Executive Director at [email protected].


NZ On Screen is non-commercial and supported by funding from NZ On Air. We are very grateful for NZ On Air’s support since inception in 2007.

Past funding allocations

(NZ On Screen and AudioCulture):

  • 2023: $1,800,000
  • 2022: $1,698,511
  • 2021: $1,399,500
  • 2020: $1,399,102
  • 2019: $1,193,000
  • 2018: $1,192,972
  • 2017: $1,209,406
  • 2016: $1,257,365
  • 2015: $1,406,061
  • 2014: $1,130,000 

(NZ On Screen):

  • 2013: $998,580
  • 2012: $999,578
  • 2011: $999,680
  • 2010: $997,380
  • 2009: $999,800
  • 2008: $1,200,000
  • 2007: $1,200,000


Delivering on NZ On Air’s digital strategy

More audiences served by funded local content. Funded content has a longer life.

NZ On Screen provides free access to local content going back over 80 years. Much of this content would have been otherwise inaccessible to the public past its original broadcast or distribution date.

More people can access local content when and where they wish to.

Our audiences can choose to view titles or read about NZ television, film, music, and the people who made it, online anytime.

We increase access by "going where the audiences are" on Facebook, Twitter, media websites, radio and television. You can find us at Facebook and Twitter.