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About NHNZ Worldwide

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NHNZ WORLDWIDE is an Emmy award-winning documentary production company with 30-plus years’ experience in the international television market. From 111 episodes of human triumph in I SURVIVED for A&E to the cinematic wonder of MYSTERIOUS PLANET for the launch of Discovery+, NHNZ Worldwide has proven itself across multiple unscripted and documentary genres.


Last year, a majority shareholding in the company was acquired by Dame Julie Christie DNZM,  a multi-award-winning creator and producer of unscripted formats in 30 world markets.  Co-owner Blue Ant Media remains a key partner in the business.


Today NHNZ Worldwide is focused on forward-thinking and innovative programs for the global market.  From our origins as a  world-leading blue-chip natural history content producer, the company has grown to embrace multiple non-fiction genres, and produce blockbusters for top franchises such as SharkFest, Shark Week and Megastructures.  The third season of the visually-stunning Our Big Blue Backyard is currently in production along with a ground-breaking climate change series, more amazing shark-focused content and our first children’s animation series, Panda & Kiwi. 


NHNZ Worldwide began in Dunedin, New Zealand, but has built a strong team of global production partners, a development team in the USA, and new opportunities in Asia.  Recently, we have been involved in projects for Discovery, TLC, HGTV, PBS, Curiosity Stream, NatGeoWild, Arté and National Geographic.

Recognized in the REALSCREEN Global 100 list of the world's most innovative and respected non-scripted production companies, NHNZ Worldwide is also globally renowned for its archive library and has recently expanded into branded content.

Environmental Sustainability Policy Statement


NHNZ Worldwide is a company that is committed to creating world-class content in ways that are kind to the planet. NHNZ Worldwide commits to the following policy statements:

  • To comply with all relevant legislation

  • To promote a strong culture of sustainability across all employees and contractors and to ensure that sustainability is visible inside and outside the company

  • To calculate the carbon footprint at the start of each production and to create a Green Production Plan to minimize environmental impact in the field.

  • To work with suppliers and other third parties to ensure appropriate standards of environmental management are achieved.

  • To continually improve our environmental performance and awareness

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