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Radio New Zealand is a Crown entity established under the Radio New Zealand Act 1995.
Radio New Zealand provides listeners with exciting and independent radio programmes in accordance with the Radio New Zealand Charter.
Radio New Zealand broadcasts over three nationwide networks; Radio New Zealand National, Radio New Zealand Concert and the AM network which relays Parliamentary proceedings. Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) is our overseas shortwave service, broadcasting to the South Pacific and beyond, while Radio New Zealand News provides comprehensive, up-to-the-minute news and current affairs information.
National and Concert are funded by New Zealand On Air.
Contact information can be found on the Contact Us page.
Public broadcasting had its beginnings in 1925 when, under a five year contract, the government granted the Radio Broadcasting Company substantial income from radio dealers' licences and 25 shillings from each receiving licence on the condition that the company expand four existing stations in the main centres to establish a national non-commercial broadcasting system, the direct forerunner of today's National Radio.
Company income was insufficient to meet demands for expansion and 1931 legislation established the government-appointed New Zealand Broadcasting Board which was also dependent on licence fee income. In 1936 the first Labour government set up the National Broadcasting Service as a government department which soon added fully commercial stations.
After the war this system became the New Zealand Broadcasting Service (NZBS) and in 1962 government department status ended with the establishment of the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC). During the next thirty years the system was changed numerous times but a public, non-commercial radio service remained as an integral part of the mix.
The 1995 Broadcasting Act established Radio New Zealand as a stand-alone, Crown-owned entity with major responsibilities being National Radio, Concert FM and Radio New Zealand International.
Broadcasting 24 hours a day, Radio New Zealand National reaches almost every New Zealander. Its programme mix includes news and current affairs, documentaries and features, drama and music. At least 33% of the music it broadcasts is New Zealand in origin.
Talk-orientated programmes make up 60% of air time. National is well known for its high profile programmes and personalities including 'Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan', 'Saturday Morning with Kim Hill' and 'Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw'.
Specialist features and documentaries produced exclusively for National focus on the interests of particular groups in the community.
Drama production includes plays and readings of New Zealand literature.
Māori programming can be heard across the schedule.
Radio New Zealand Concert is Radio New Zealand’s fine music network. Music comprises 85% of air time. Much of this is classical, with additional specialist music programmes covering jazz, contemporary and world music.
Concert actively promotes New Zealand music and composition, providing an important showcase for the best of the country’s performing artists. Its specialised production department commissions work from New Zealand musicians and composers, and initiates a wide range of music programmes. The station delivers live broadcasts of concerts and recitals both of New Zealand artists and visiting international artists.
Concert also features international programmes selected from public radio broadcasters overseas.
The AM network broadcasts all sittings of Parliament.
Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) provides vital news and information services, via its shortwave broadcasts to the South Pacific. It also provides a wide range of New Zealand programmes to listeners in the Pacific and beyond.
Radio New Zealand News are vital elements in our programming, providing impartial news and information to New Zealanders every day.
Radio New Zealand provides live-streaming of all its broadcasting services: Radio New Zealand National; Radio New Zealand Concert; Radio New Zealand International and the Parliamentary Network.
Most spoken word content is also available on-demand, with an online programme library which currently features more than 120,000 individual items.
Online broadcasting services are accessible through the Radio New Zealand website and smartphone applications designed for iPhone and Android mobile devices.
Replay Radio produces and sells copies of many interviews and programmes broadcast on National and Concert, plus selected material from other sources.
Peter Cavanagh was appointed Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of Radio New Zealand in November 2003 following a career in journalism and public service broadcasting spanning more than 30 years.
Prior to joining Radio New Zealand, Peter was Head of Television for Australia’s multicultural public service broadcaster, the SBS Corporation.
A journalist by background, he started his career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and was for a number of years the ABC’s senior political correspondent in Sydney. After leaving the ABC, he was involved in postgraduate broadcast journalism training in the United Kingdom before returning to Australia to become Managing Director of a commercial television company.
The term of the current CEO ends in December 2013.
He Hinonga Karauna a Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa, he mea whakatū i raro i te Ture mō Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa 1995.
Hora ai a Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa i ētahi pānui whakahihiri i te hinengaro, tū motuhake, ki āna kaiwhakarongo i runga anō i te Tūtohinga o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa.
E toru ngā whatunga ā-motu e kawea ai ngā pāhotanga o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa, ko Radio New Zealand National, ko Radio New Zealand Concert, me te AM Network e kawe ana i ngā nekenekehanga o te Whare Pāremata. Ko Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) tō mātou ratonga ngaru poto e pāho ana ki Te Moana-nui-Kiwa, ki tua atu anō hoki, ā, ko tā Radio New Zealand News he hora i ngā pitopito kōrero pārongo mohoa, kaupapa whānui tonu.
He mea whāngai a National rāua ko Concert ki ngā pūtea a Irirangi te Motu.
Ka kitea ngā pārongo whakapā mai i te whārangi Whakapā mai.
Ko ngā pūtake o ngā mahi pāpāho tūmatanui ka hoki ki te tau 1925, i te tukunga e te Kāwanatanga i tētahi kirimana mō te 5 tau, ki te Radio Broadcasting Company, i riro ai i a ia ētahi pūtea nunui tonu mai i ngā raihana o ngā kaihoko waerehe, me tētahi 25 herengi mō ia raihana whakarongo irirangi. I tukua i runga i te whakaritenga me huri te kamupene ki te whakawhānui i ngā teihana e whā e tū ana i taua wā i ngā tāone matua, kia whakatūria ai tētahi pūnaha kore-arumoni mō te motu. Ko taua pūnaha te tupuna hāngai o te National Radio o nāianei.
Kāore i tino nui rawa ngā moni hua ki te kamupene mō te whakawhānuitanga i wawatatia rā, ā, nō te tau 1931 i whakatūria ai te New Zealand Broadcasting Board, nā te Kāwanatanga i tohu, he mea whāngai ki ngā utunga raihana. Nō te tau 1936 i whakatūria ai e te Kāwanatanga Reipa te National Broadcasting Service hei tari kāwanatanga, i muri ka tāpiritia e te Service ētahi teihana arumoni tūturu ki tōna kāhui.
I muri mai i te pakanga tuarua ka huri tēnei pūnaha kia tū ko te New Zealand Broadcasting Service (NZBS), ā, i te tau 1962 i mutu ai tōna tūnga tari kāwanatanga i te whakatūranga o te New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC). I roto i ngā tau toru tekau he maha ngā whakarerekētanga ki te pūnaha engari ka noho ko te ratonga tūmatanui kore-arumoni hei wāhi taketake o te katoa.
I whakatūria Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa/Radio New Zealand i raro i te Broadcasting Act 1995, hei hinonga karauna motuhake, ā, ko ana takohanga nunui ko National Radio, ko Concert FM me Radio New Zealand International.
E pāho ana mō te 24 hāora i te rā, ā, torotoro ai a Radio New Zealand National tata katoa ngā tāngata o Aotearoa. Kei roto i ōna pānui ko ngā pitopito kōrero, ngā take o te wā, ngā pakipūmeka, ngā mahi whakaari me ngā mahi pūoru. Kāore e heke iho i te 33% o ōna waiata nō Aotearoa mai.
Ko ngā kaupapa kōrero kei te 60% o te wā pāho. E mōhio nuitia ana a National mō ana pānui rongonui, me ngā kaipāho ingoa-nui pēnei me 'Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan', 'Saturday Morning with Kim Hill' me 'Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw'.
Ko ētahi o ngā panui mātanga me ngā pakipūmeka i hangaia motuhaketia mō National ka arotahi ki ngā take ngākaunui nā ngā rōpū iti o te hapori.
Kei roto i ngā whakaputanga whakaari ko ngā whakaari me ngā pānuitanga pukapuka o Aotearoa.
Ka rangona ngā pānui Māori puta noa i te hōtaka.
Ko Radio New Zealand Concert te whatunga pūoru ātaahua o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa. Ko te pūoru tētahi 85% o te wā pāho. Ko te tino nuinga o ēnei ko ngā pūoru ātaahua o te momo Ūropi, tāpiri mai ko ngā pūoru jazz, ngā pūoru o nāianei me ngā pūoru hoki o te ao.
Whakatairanga ai a Concert i ngā tino pūoru o Aotearoa me ngā mahi tito pūoru, e noho ai ia hei atamira mō ngā tohunga tautitotito tiketike o te motu. Ko tā tōna wāhanga hanga pānui mātanga he tono titonga pūoru mai i ngā kaiwhakatangitangi me ngā kaitito o Aotearoa, me te whāinuinu i te huhua o ngā pānui pūoru kia puta ai ki te ao mārama. Pāho ai taua teihana i ngā kōnohete me ngā pō whakatangi, ahakoa kaiwhakatangi nō Aotearoa, ahakoa kaiwhakatangi nō tāwāhi.
Kei ngā pānui hoki o Concert ētahi atu kai, he mea āta kōwhiri i ngā teihana pāho tūmatanui o tāwāhi.
Pāho ai te whatunga AM i ngā nohoanga katoa o te Whare Pāremata.
Pāho ai a Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa, Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, (RNZI) i ngā ratonga pitopito kōrero matua, me ngā ratonga pārongo, mā ōna pāhotanga ngaru poto, ki te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. Ka hora hoki i te matahuhuatanga o ngā pānui mō Aotearoa ki ngā kaiwhakarongo i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, ki tua atu hoki.
Ko ngā Pitopito Kōrero o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa tētahi wāhi nui o ā mātou pāhotanga, e hora atu nei i ngā pitopito kōrero me ngā pārongo ki ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ia rā, ia rā.
Ko tā Replay Radio he hanga, he hoko hoki i ngā tārua o te tini o ngā uiuitanga me ngā pānui i pāhotia ai i National rāua ko Concert, me ētahi atu mea mai i tīpakohia mai i ētahi atu puna.
I tohua ko Peter Cavanagh hei kaiwhakahaere matua, hei Etita Matua mō Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa i te marama o Nōema 2003, i muri i te 30 tau neke atu, i roto i ngā mahi pāho, i te taha kawe kōrero, i ngā pāhotanga tūmatanui hoki.
I mua i tōna taenga mai ki Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa, ko Pita te Tumuaki Whakaata Irirangi o te whakahaere pāho tūmatanui ahurea maha o Ahitereiria, a SBS Corporation.
He kaikawe kōrero tōna mahi i ākona ai ia, ā, i tīmata ia i te Australian Broadcasting Corporation mō ētahi tau, koia te kaituhi matua o ABC mō te taha tōrangapū i Poihākena. I muri i tōna wehenga atu i te ABC ka haere ki ngā mahi whakangungu kaikawe kōrero, i te taumata paerua, i Ingarangi, ka hoki mai nei ki Ahitereiria ki tētahi tūranga Kaiwhakahaere Matua i tētahi kamupene whakaata irirangi arumoni.
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