Issue date: 
Thursday, 14 January 2021

The Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund (Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund) was established by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) in order to support the New Zealand production sector recovery and regeneration from COVID-19.

The purpose of Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund is to support the profuction of high-quality productions that tell New Zealand stories for global audiences.

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) along with Irirangi Te Motu New Zealand On Air (NZOA) and Te Māngai Pāho (TMP) is seeking Expressions of Interest from candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as the Independent Chair of the Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund Funding Panel.

Particular skills/competencies sought

In addition to an understanding of the screen industry, we are also seeking those who bring one or more of the following:

  • Strong governence exeperience - and experience as a Chair would be an advantage
  • Experience in Crown connected funding panels
  • Financial analysis
  • Skills and experience in overseeing the deliberations of a funding panel
  • A committment to Te Tiriti and diversity along with an appreciation of Māori cultural aspirations

The selection panel for the Independent Chair will include a representative from each of the three authorised bodies and a senior representative from Manatū Taonga.

The Agencies value diversity and do not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital or dialbility status.

Committment required

The NZFC, NZOA and TMP, collectively referred to in this document as 'The Agencies'  - have worked together to set up Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund.

Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund has a total of up to NZ$50 million to be allocated over two financial years, 2020/21 and 2021/22.

The NZFC is responsible for administering the fund and has, in consultation with the production sector and in partnership with NZOA and TMP, developed protocols for management of the Fund.

Funding decisions will be made by a panel of seven made up of two appointees from the Boards of each Agency and an Independent Chair.

The first meeting of the Panel is likely to be held in March 2021 and the final meeting will take place prior to 30 June 2022.


February 2021 to July 2022


To apply for this position, please complete the attached application form and email it to along with a covering letter and CV.

Please email with any queries.

Background checks will be undertaken for shortlisted applicants. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.


Applicant location: National

Role: Independent Chair

Closes: 27 January 2021

Renumeration: $390- $600 per day (as required)

Contact number: 04 382 7693


Last updated: 
Thursday, 14 January 2021