News & Current Affairs


Best Of The Week

Highlights from the Radio New Zealand schedule, hosted by Katrina Batten and Catriona MacLeod.

Business News

The latest business news from Radio New Zealand News.


Checkpoint is Radio New Zealand’s award-winning drive-time news programme.

Crossing Boundaries

A series of radio features from different parts of the world looking at subjects not often discussed at length in the media.

Election Referendum Forum

Hosted by Nigel Roberts, this forum explores issues and questions about the 2011 referendum on New Zealand’s voting system, recorded in front of an audience at Te Papa.

Extra Time

A review of the week in sport

Focus on Politics

A weekly analysis of significant political issues.

In Parliament

Coverage of New Zealand Parliament throughout the week.

Inside Child, Youth and Family

Child Youth and Family (CYF) opened its doors to reporter Mani Dunlop, giving her a glimpse of what really happens at the agency - going out with social workers on the job and talking to the families they deal with.


A weekly current affairs programme of national and international interest.

Late Edition

The most significant news stories, news interviews and packages of the day.


This programme is for the short-wave listener enthusiast, featuring DX reviews, solar weather and occasional reports on digital radio. The last programme will go to air in the week commencing 4 August.


Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.

Midday Report

Radio New Zealand news followed by business, rural and sports news, plus the long-range weather forecast and Worldwatch.

Morning Report

The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6:00am to 9:00am every weekday on Radio New Zealand National.

News about New Zealand

A review of the week's events in New Zealand.

News in Pacific Languages

News bulletins, read in Pacific languages


Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.

Nine To Noon

From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.


A series of half-hour current affairs programmes, featuring Radio New Zealand's most experienced correspondents.

Rural News

Comprehensive twice daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.

Summer Report

Summer Report is back for three weeks from Monday 29 December to keep you informed and up to date as we celebrate the great New Zealand summer.

Tagata o te Moana

Pacific Island news, issues and current affairs.

Tagata o te Moana

A weekly Pacific magazine programme features New Zealand and regional Pacific news, issues, information and music. This programme is also simulcast domestically on Radio New Zealand National.

Te Manu Korihi

Providing news on Māori issues, Te Manu Korihi features four times each weekday, in Radio New Zealand National's leading news programmes Morning Report and Checkpoint. A longer weekly edition, Te Waonui, is broadcast on Sunday evenings.

The Budget

Coverage of New Zealand's Budget

The Panel

The Panel features a range of panellists from right along the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests.

The Week In Review

Radio New Zealand's review of news from the last 7 days.


International news and news reports.


Commonwealth Games – Athlete Profiles

Commonwealth Games – Athlete Profiles

Geoff Robinson

A selection of highlights from Geoff Robinson's 44-year career with Radio New Zealand

Leading Questions

Discussions with party leaders, portfolio holders and potential politicians prior to the 2014 Election.

Local Government Elections

Coverage of the New Zealand 2013 local body elections.

Morning Report - changing of the guard

Geoff Robinson and Simon Mercep hung up their headphones as Susie Ferguson and Guyon Espiner stepped up to the microphone as the new Morning Report hosts.

New Zealand, Iraq, and Islamic State

A selection of discussions about Iraq, Islamic State, and New Zealand's role in the conflict.

The Best of Nine to Noon 2014

Kathryn Ryan and the Nine to Noon team present their best stories from 2014.

The Best of Saturday Morning 2014

Kim Hill and producer Mark Cubey present their best stories from 2014.