nz-on-air-logo-300The December announcements for what is coming to our screens in 2014 are coming thick and fast.  This time it’s the announcement for documentary and factual programming.

NZ On Air has invested $4.8m in high quality local documentary and factual programmes in its latest funding decisions, including three one-off documentaries for prime-time. Topics covered range from art, science and architecture, to history and health.

“We had an incredible batch of stand-out local documentary proposals this round. There is no shortage of strong, well-researched ideas for documentaries,” said NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson.

Three one-off documentaries on significant events for New Zealanders have been supported. Diamonds In The Rough, on TV One, will tell the stories of the women who lost their loved ones in the Pike River mine. Continue reading »