Waiata Reo Māori has been allocated an annual putea of $1,000,000 in 2021-22.

What gets funded

Funding is available for the recording and promotion (including aligned video assets) of waiata containing more than 50% Te Reo Māori, that are original and have not been released before.

Eligible costs: Matanga Reo/Te Reo Consultant, studio time, studio engineer, music producer, music director, session musicians, mixing, mastering, video asset creation, publicist, campaign services. Other reasonable costs may be considered.

The funding round dates below are indicative only.


Open Fri 18 Feb 2022, 

Deadline 5PM Fri 11 Mar 2022

Oro Hapai

Open: Wed 30 Mar 2022, 5PM

Deadline: Fri 8 Apr 2022

Open: Fri 15 Apr 2022, 5PM

Deadline: Fri 13 May 2022

Contact info:

04 915 0700




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