The announcement of a new online home for children aged 5 to 9 years is a significant development for children’s access to local content that proudly reflects where they are from. The NZ Children’s Screen Trust (Kidsonscreen) has been a strong advocate for a home for children’s content so that our youngest citizens can
NZCST put together a submission in response to the May 2015 NZ on Air Children’s Content Funding Discussion paper. The Content Discussion document is a well-considered overview of the current funding environment for children and the surrounding issues. 1. There is widespread agreement that the speed of change in content delivery is unprecedented and increasing.
NZ On Air have released a discussion paper on Children’s Content Funding. Kidsonscreen encourages interested parents and caregivers to look at it and see what possibilities are ahead and to make a submission on what you think the future is for New Zealand children’s screen content. Chair Janette Howe was invited to contribute to the drafting of this
Radio NZ Interview on Children’s Media Use – Janette Howe Kidsonscreen Chair
NZCST trustee Dr Ruth Zanker talks about the importance of our kids seeing themselves and their stories on screen.
Ruth Zanker moderated a session on kids` content with an interesting mix of panelists, the ABC`s soon-departing head of kids` content, Tim Brooke-Hunt; writer Briar Grace-Smith; former children`s commissioner Ian Hassall; and producer Yvonne Mackay. Zanker, Hassall and Mackay are all trustees of the New Zealand`s Childrens Screen Trust, which “seeks to enrich the lives
Listen to our chair Janette Howe on Media Watch After a week of launch events, Janette Howe, Chair of the NZ Children’s Screen Trust talks to Colin Peacock about the Trust behind the media coverage.
In your country you can make great programs, you have made dramas that make it to the highest level of quality television worldwide. The skills are there, the creativity is there – it’s all there. You just have to find a way to give it back to your children. – Maya Goetz, Nine to Noon
In the NZ Herald NZCST Trustee John Harris asks why we have so few Kiwi dramas on TV for children, and so little money for production. The United States has produced and immortalised a huge number of “heroes”: Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Revere, Geronimo, Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull, Luke Skywalker, Hannah Montana, Calamity Jane,
Our ‘kids on the news’ team did a fantastic job today reporting from One News! If you missed it click the image below to watch Kees de Groot, 10, and Aqsa Kothiwala, 10, present a television news item by Jamie Norris, also 10.