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Rosy Prognosis for Money Doctor

The popular television series, Money Doctor, will return to New Zealand screens next year, thanks to funding assistance from NZ On Air.

NZ On Air Chief Executive, Jo Tyndall, said that NZ On Air funding contributed to the success of the first series, and that the new series was now firmly positioned to achieve further success and popular appeal.

“Money Doctor has proven itself to be a blue chip investment for NZ On Air, TV One and the people of New Zealand,” said Ms Tyndall.

“Almost all of us worry about money. This programme provides practical information that is relevant to anyone wanting to know how to make the most of his or her finances,“ she said.

Ms Tyndall said that Money Doctor’s success in its first year, meant that for the 2001 series, NZ On Air’s contribution would be reduced. This is in line with NZ On Air’s policy to help up programmes that might be commercially viable until they can stand on their own.

Money Doctor will continue to deliver useful information with some new angles. There will be more in-depth budgeting advice with individual case studies to portray a variety of situations, so that every viewer can relate to a situation personal to him or herself.

In addition to budget advice, topics such as superannuation, online banking, personal income tax, investment, beneficiary entitlements and the cost of divorce, will be covered.

NZ On Air has allocated $333,212 to Touchdown Productions to produce 13 half hour programmes of Money Doctor.

Money Doctor is expected to screen mid next year, on TV One.

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For further information:
Jo Tyndall
Chief Executive
NZ On Air
Tel: (04) 382 9524

This media release is available on the internet, at http://www.nzonair.govt.nz

Money Doctor II $333,212
13 x ½ hour programmes
Broadcaster: TV One
Producer: Touchdown Productions

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