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Waguthii sent Nzoa on her knees with a flurry of punches 23 seconds in the third of scheduled eight-round bout.
"Nzoa came with threats but I believed in myself having trained well.
Independent producers are critical of what they call a closed funding process between TVNZ and NZOA. TVNZ had several times denied that it was working on a soap.
For example, representation of diversity features in the NZOA stipulations, and was also part of the short-lived TVNZ Charter; as such, this constitutes a significant element in the development of a multicultural articulation of New Zealand's national identity (Kothari et al., 2004).
This criticism notwithstanding, I suggest that a place for representative programming remains in the form of educational, informative or entertainment material, with mechanisms such as NZOA still performing a useful function in the local mediascape.
As a result, NZOA funding fell, with government coin now accounting for 43% of NZOA's total budget of about NZ$85.3 million ($45 million).
The government's neglect has produced not only a cultural crisis but a sense of outrage among organizations like NZOA, the Screen Producers and Directors Assn.
NZOA chairman David Beatson expressed concern at this low level and at the lack of diversity in applications for funding, which some execs believe is the result of TV being a purely market-driven business.
In a review issued in February, NZOA warned that its funding must be increased if it is to sustain the level of local content - and meet increased demands for funding.
Also chipping in coin are NZOA, the New Zealand Film Commission and TV3.
However, SPP managing director John Barnett was crestfallen when his plan to do 26-episode children's series "Rangers" was nixed by TVNZ, although he had 66% of the financing from overseas and coin from NZOA.
One magazine has dubbed her the country's "cultural commissar." She left the NZOA in 1995 to become a media director at advertising agency Saatchi before taking up her current role five months ago.