Finding out about New Zealand's birds with birdwatcher Hugh Robertson.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the battle at Chunuk Bair.
A collection of Our Changing World stories about Antarctica.
A collection of book readings, major dramas, drama series, children’s stories and other stuff available to listen to any time you want.
New Zealand actors give their own interpretations of Shakespearean Monologues.
Begging in New Zealand is a Radio New Zealand series that looks at life on the streets and examines the reasons why it has become commonplace in our cities.
Chris Bramwell takes us behind the scenes at Parliament.
From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.
Finding out about New Zealand's birds with birdwatcher Hugh Robertson.
Clarissa Dunn and Hannah Sassman head behind the scenes at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, in celebration of their 60th birthday.
Author and social commentator Celia Lashlie spoke to Radio New Zealand numerous times over recent years about parenting and social justice issues.
DIY cheese, history, cheesy questions, halloumi, paneer, and more, on This Way Up.
A selection of Kate De Goldi's reviews of children's books from the Saturday Morning archives.
The official memorial service for victims of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake held in Hagley Park on Friday 18 March 2011.
An occasional series focusing on the history, politics and culture of a country or nationality.
Interviews with Neil Cross, Ian Rankin, Kate Atkinson, Peter Temple, Paddy Richardson, Paul Cleave and other writers of crime fiction.
It’s the simplest of machines that connects us all.
A collection of RNZ's stories about musician and actor David Bowie.
Sonia Sly investigates the issues around perinatal depression in New Zealand and talks to a group of women whose lives have been affected by postnatal depression.
Skinny dipper, former national vice-president of Free Beaches NZ and stalwart of the nudist community in New Zealand.
Ear health and issues related to hearing: ear wax, hearing tests, the otolaryngologist, cochlear implants, hearing aid technology and more.
A collection of stories and examples of exiled or banned composers and music.
Forgotten Kiwi songs of World War 1, recorded for the first time.
A collection of interviews and ephemera about movies.
Forager Johanna Knox takes us into the wild spaces of urban New Zealand on the hunt for tasty, nutritious, fun, free and fresh food.
A selection of live performances recorded by Radio New Zealand over the years.
A selection of highlights from Geoff Robinson's 44-year career with Radio New Zealand
Before Monty Python's Flying Circus and Goodies, there was the Cambridge Circus. Hear the tapes recorded when John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor toured New Zealand together as young comedians fresh from university.
Listen to the Māori greetings used on Radio New Zealand and read the English translations.
The Grimm versions of some of the fairytales, which are kind, cruel, occasionally shocking and often just absurd...
Reflections on the philosophy, science, economics and psychology of happiness.
A Pathway of Song: Richard Nunns plays many traditional Māori instruments in his collection.
New Zealand historian and natural science writer who has authored more than 30 books.
Stu McKinlay teaches us how to make our own beer.
We honour and pay tribute to a much loved father, grandfather, colleague, friend and movie star.
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton's novel The Luminaries has won the Man Booker prize for English language literature.
Prominent New Zealanders talk about the individuals, writers and thinkers who have shaped their outlook on the world.
John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently.
John Kendrick, the conservationist, filmmaker and sound recordist who initiated and recorded the Morning Report bird calls.
An overview of the life and music of the renowned singer-songwriter for Composer of the Week.
Rachel Taulelei of Yellow Brick Road shows us how to select our fish, and the best ways to prepare shellfish and other kaimoana.
Conversations on classic literature with poet Kate Camp and Kim Hill.
Discussions with party leaders, portfolio holders and potential politicians prior to the 2014 Election.
From intimate acoustic sessions to epic, sold-out shows at Aotearoa’s best music venues, a collection of live music of all kinds.
Each Michael Hill International Violin Competition features a new work by a New Zealand composer. Explore the works written so far.
A series of tutorials is for anyone interested in making audio documentaries.
Remembering children's author Margaret Mahy.
The condensed version of Radio NZ National's Music 101.
Radio New Zealand music reporters and sound engineers throw themselves into the fray, microphones at hand, to report back from mosh pits, lawns and terraced seating across the land.
Uniting families that have demonstrated musicality across the generations.
Interviews and stories exploring human union.
The history of New Zealand place names with Peter Dowling.
Pacific leaders talk about the times of change as they remember their journeys to independence and self government.
RNZ's coverage of the Auckland Arts Festival and New Zealand Festival.
Festival related news, reviews & interviews.
Listen to a collection of interviews exploring our role in the controversial war.
John Ashton takes a closer look at some of New Zealand's most commonly prescribed medicines.
Audio adaptations of New Zealand novels for young adults and young-at-heart adults.
The great outdoors with outdoorsman, adventurer, travel journalist, photographer Kennedy Warne.
Simon Sweetman tells the stories behind classic Kiwi pop anthems.
Out and about with pest controller Paul Chapman dealing with some real life pest problems.
The singer of one of New Zealand's best known songs, Blue Smoke.
Poetry with Night's arts ambassador Cliff Fell.
A collection of conversations with poets, about poems, including poetry.
Remembering the artist known as Prince.
Matariki re-appears, Whānui starts its flight. Being the sign of the new year!
The bombing of the ship Rainbow Warrior changed our view of New Zealand's place in the world.
Recipes on Radio New Zealand National.
A collection of interviews exploring the Gallipoli story from a variety of perspectives.
A respected composer, ethnomusicologist and teacher of over 30 years, Jack Body was an institution in New Zealand music.
An archive of lectures, interviews and discussions with this eminent scientist.
Robots, androids, automata, cyborgs artificial intelligence...
An audio-visual collection of Royal Tours past.
Celebrating 150 years since the birth of eccentric French composer Erik Satie with some of his humorous piano pieces. These were accompanied by quirky little stories and poems, written next to the notes on the page. We’re giving you an inside peek.
Kim Hill chairs a panel discussion on the legal implications of selfies with artworks at the inaugural Art Crime Symposium (2015).
A small holder's guide to raising sheep.
Documentaries about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary and audio from the state funeral.
Interviews with the colourful and sometimes controversial legal defender and tireless campaigner for prisoners' rights and penal reform.
New film soundtracks, timeless scores, obscure film music, video game and television soundtracks, and NZ film composition.
A touring exhibition of iconic Kiwi images presented as model radios.
Neville Chun teaches Simon how to make sourdough from home.
First World War treasures from deep in the archives of Spectrum.
Spices on This Way Up with Alison Sandle.
Veronika Meduna joins scientists for the Spirit of Mawson expedition as they explore the subantarctic islands
A core farming activity which carries with it a rich history, ritual, characters, hard work and competition.
A collection of children's stories available to listen to online
A co-production with My Accomplice for the Wellington Fringe Festival 2015.
Still provocative and disturbing a century after its première caused one of the most sensational scandals in artistic history.
Radio New Zealand tales from beneath the surface of the earth.
A salty sport enjoyed by thousands in this country due to the long island coastlines and consistent sea swells.
A monthly podcast by the New Zealand Book Council, dissecting both the latest releases and enduring classics from New Zealand.
Stories featuring Canadian/kiwi country/rockabilly musician Tami Neilson.
Māori Language Week.
The history of TV in Aotearoa.
Coverage of the game and the protest actions in and around Eden Park.
Expanding the This Way Up Suburban Home Food Production Initiative (or TWUSHFPI for short).
A collection of some of the highlights from various Radio New Zealand programmes in 2014
Simon Morton sets up a backyard chicken coop.
Introducing Ludwig van Beethoven.
Exploring the peculiarities of New Zealand pronunciation.
The Maori Showbands borrowed from many musical forms to create their own genre of live entertainment.
The words and music to New Zealand's national anthem.
On 10 April 1968 the Lyttelton-Wellington ferry Wahine sank at the entrance to Wellington harbour.
Around the World in 200 Books by Jim Flynn.
We focus on the the toddler of stringed instruments, the humble ukulele.
Transforming a grassy clay bank in Simon's back garden into a productive veggie patch.
Stories and interviews about World War One.
A brief overview of singer/songwriter Lorde's career-to-date.
In which Music 101 indulge their love of lists....
One of the most influential and genuinely scary bands to come out of New Zealand.
Remembering one of our most celebrated writers.
A collection of audio which explores the history of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Bloodsucking nightwalkers and cannibal corpses... the undead on Radio New Zealand.
Significant overseas musicians and their influence on New Zealand music.
Opposition to compulsory military training and conscription in New Zealand history.
A series exploring a range of themes about disaster awareness through an examination of the different natural disasters which have occurred in New Zealand’s history.
A brief history of women in New Zealand society, focusing on women’s rights, the battle for suffrage, and gender equality.
Events of 100 years ago are brought to vivid life by sound.
A selection of interviews about the World Wide Web, its inception and influence on our lives and society.
Writers and Readers Festivals in New Zealand