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'Kea Kids News' will feature school-age children presenting news

A news programme presented by primary school-age children has received NZ On Air funding for a series on TVNZ's HeiHei platform.

Kea Kids News will see seven minute audio-visual bulletins produced twice per week and shown on Heihei.

The bulletins will feature age-appropriate articles and will be presented in a way which kids understand.

The idea was formed by Luke Nola and Friends, who also created Let's Get Inventin' and Nanogirl & The Imaginauts.

"Kea Kids News empowers all tamariki to learn and share through the power of their own creativity," Mr Nola said.

"Through their voice we make news relevant to 7 to 10 year olds."

The children will be mentored by Stuff journalists.

The logo for Kea Kids News - a news show presented by primary school-age children on HeiHei
The logo for Kea Kids News - a news show presented by primary school-age children on HeiHei. Source: Supplied