Stage Challenge

This year’s Stage Challenge competition will not be televised due to unresolved issues between the organisers and TV3.

The secondary schools performance competition, which was broadcast last year on FOUR, will not receive NZ on Air funding if a broadcaster is not attached.

Stage Challenge producer Helen Sjoquist said that TV3 has rejected proposals for timing suggested by Stage Challenge.

Students had proposed that the coverage be shown on the weekend so they would have more of an opportunity to watch it.

With no broadcast footage being shot, this year’s entries will not be able to be put forward for the Global Rock Challenge or the national competition. Continue reading »