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Antarctica on Our Changing World

A collection of Our Changing World stories about Antarctica.
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Audiostorium

A collection of book readings, major dramas, drama series, children’s stories and other stuff available to listen to any time you want.
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Beginners guide to Parliament

Chris Bramwell takes us behind the scenes at Parliament.
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Best In Show

Radio New Zealand listeners and staff share some of their favourite music, live sessions and interviews from the RNZ back catalogue.
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Birds - Ngā Manu

From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.
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Celebrating 60 Years of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Clarissa Dunn and Hannah Sassman head behind the scenes at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, in celebration of their 60th birthday.
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Christchurch Memorial Service

The official memorial service for victims of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake held in Hagley Park on Friday 18 March 2011.
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Concert Hall

Live recordings from New Zealand performers including the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
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Countries in Focus

An occasional series focusing on the history, politics and culture of a country or nationality.
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Curtain Raiser

Illustrated introductions to major pieces from the classical repertoire.
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Cycling

It’s the simplest of machines that connects us all.
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Friendly Foraging on This Way Up

Forager Johanna Knox takes us into the wild spaces of urban New Zealand on the hunt for tasty, nutritious, fun, free and fresh food.
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Geoff Robinson

A selection of highlights from Geoff Robinson's 44-year career with Radio New Zealand
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Greetings in te reo Māori used on Radio NZ

Listen to the Māori greetings used on Radio New Zealand and read the English translations.
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Grimm's Fairy Tales

Roger Wilson reads the Grimm versions of some of the fairytales, which are kind, cruel, occasionally shocking and other times just absurd... but always entertaining! Enjoy!
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He Ara Pūoro

A Pathway of Song: Richard Nunns plays many traditional Māori instruments in his collection.
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Holiday Spots

Take a virtual visit to landmarks and national parks, hear from residents and regional experts and explore the regions with our ever-curious journalists.
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In conversation with Eleanor Catton

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton's novel The Luminaries has won the Man Booker prize for English language literature.
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Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences

Prominent New Zealanders talk about the individuals, writers and thinkers who have shaped their outlook on the world.
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John Kendrick (1922-2013)

John Kendrick, the conservationist, filmmaker and sound recordist who initiated and recorded the Morning Report bird calls.
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KiwiSaver Series

KiwiSaver with This Way Up.
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Live Music & Sessions

From intimate acoustic sessions to epic, sold-out shows at Aotearoa’s best music venues, this is a collection of live contemporary music of all kinds.
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Making Documentaries for Radio

A series of tutorials is for anyone interested in making audio documentaries.
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Margaret Mahy (1936–2012)

Remembering children's author Margaret Mahy.
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Music Festivals & Events

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.
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New Flags Flying

Pacific leaders talk about the times of change as they remember their journeys to independence and self government.
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New Zealand Festival

Festival related news, reviews & interviews.
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Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

The great outdoors with outdoorsman, adventurer, travel journalist, photographer Kennedy Warne.
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On Song with Simon Sweetman

Simon Sweetman tells the stories behind classic Kiwi pop anthems.
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Pixie Williams (1928 - 2013)

The singer of one of New Zealand's best known songs, Blue Smoke.
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Place Names of Aotearoa

The history of New Zealand place names with Peter Dowling.
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Recipes

Recipes on Radio New Zealand National.
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Remembering Sir Paul Callaghan

An archive of lectures, interviews and discussions with this eminent New Zealand scientist.
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Royal Tours

An audio-visual collection of Royal Tours past.
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Sir Edmund Hillary: A Tribute

Documentaries about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary and audio from the state funeral.
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Sounds Like Us - Kiwiana Radios

A touring exhibition of iconic Kiwi images presented as model radios.
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Spices

Spices on This Way Up with Alison Sandle.
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Spirit of Mawson

Veronika Meduna joins scientists for the Spirit of Mawson expedition as they explore the subantarctic islands
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Storytime Treasure Chest

A collection of children's stories available to listen to online
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Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring is still provocative and disturbing a century after its première caused one of the most sensational scandals in artistic history.
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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Maori Language Week
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The Backyard Bee Team

Expanding the This Way Up Suburban Home Food Production Initiative (or TWUSHFPI for short).
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The New Zealand National Anthem

The words and music to New Zealand's national anthem.
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The Veggie iPlot

Transforming a grassy clay bank in Simon's back garden into a productive veggie patch.
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The Year of Our Lorde...

A brief overview of singer/songwriter Lorde's career-to-date.
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These are a few of our favourite things

In which Music 101 indulge their love of lists....
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Toy Love

One of the most influential and genuinely scary bands to come out of New Zealand.
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Treaty of Waitangi

A collection of audio which explores the history of the Treaty of Waitangi.
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Under The Influence

Significant overseas musicians and their influence on New Zealand music. Photograph by James Perkins.
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When the Siren Goes

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.
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Women, The Vote and Equality

A brief history of women in New Zealand society, focusing on women’s rights, the battle for suffrage, and gender equality.
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World Wide Web

A selection of interviews about the World Wide Web, its inception and influence on our lives and society.
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Writing for audio drama

Information about submitting audio drama scripts, proposals or ideas, including tips about duration, format and style.