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.
To celebrate Children’s Day, NZ on Screen has dug out some treasures from the archives! Do these bring back any memories? Terry and the Gunnrunners | Episode 1 | 1985 Strangers | Episode 1 | 1989 Sea Urchins | Episode 3 | 1983 Steel Riders | Episode 1 | 1987
Kiwi kids bombarded with overseas television programmes watch more United States-made content than their American counterparts. And rather than moving away from such programmes, exposure to American children’s shows is increasing, says a visiting academic. The statistics have led to a call for a publicly funded, free-to-air children’s channel, as well as warnings of “far reaching
Anna Home has had a long and distinguished career in children’s television starting in 1964. She worked as a researcher, then Director, Producer and Executive Producer, latterly specialising in Children’s Drama. She started ‘Grange Hill’, the controversial school series which had a 25-year run. She was Head of Children’s Television at the BBC for over