What audio is available?
All Radio New Zealand audio is free to access, however you may incur data costs by downloading or streaming files.
On our smartphone apps around 10.5 megabytes is used per hour of listening. Desktop listening uses 28.1 megabytes per hour.
We offer live streams for National, Concert, and International. These are available at the top of every page. The live streams play in a browser window and should work on all modern PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets.
As well as streaming via the RNZ website (or the app, see below), you can live stream audio in most third-party players (eg iTunes, VLC) by using the following urls:
- RNZ National - http://radionz-ice.streamguys.com/national.mp3
- RNZ Concert - http://radionz-ice.streamguys.com/concert.mp3
- RNZ International - http://radionz-ice.streamguys.com/international.mp3
- RNZ Parliament - http://radionz-ice.streamguys.com/parliament.mp3
(Please note: RNZ is unable to provide advice or support on how to use third-party players.)
Audio on demand
Most of our programmes are available as audio on demand. This means you can listen to the audio by clicking on links in our website.
Not all audio is available for copyright reasons. Sometimes music or other material may not appear in the web version of something that you heard on air.
Most of our audio is available on the website permanently, but occasionally an item will only be available for 14 days after broadcast.
Our latest audio page contains everything published in the last few days, but each programme has an audio archive available as well. Most programmes have audio from 2008 onwards.
Audio can also be found by using the website search.
Many of our audio on demand items are also available to download, as MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files. Most audio players can use MP3 files.
To download a file, right click on the MP3 or OGG link. You should be able to save the file to your computer by selecting 'Save Link As' or 'Save Target As'.
Once the file is on your computer you can play it there, or transfer it to another device such as a portable MP3 player.
We have podcast feeds available for most of our downloadable audio.
A podcast feed allows you to subscribe to a particular programme and automatically receive updates when new content is published. To listen to podcasts, you will need podcast subscription software.
To subscribe to a podcast, copy the URL of the feed (for example "http://www.radionz.co.nz/podcasts/allrnz.rss") and paste it into your software.
Our podcasts are also available free in Apple Podcasts.
RNZ for iPhone and Android
To follow breaking local and international news, listen live to your favourite RNZ radio stations and programmes, and enjoy video or audio on demand, download the free RNZ app. It is available for both Android and iPhone (the iPhone app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 8 or above).
For help with the app, visit this page.
Embedded Audio Player
If you wish to share our audio, you can add it to your own website by using our Embedded Audio Player. On the audio item's page, click the Embed button. This will give you a small piece of code which you can add to your website.
MP3 is provided for on-demand listening for those who prefer that format, although it does not have the capability to adjust to the speed of your connection. OGG is provided for most programmes for those who prefer a non-patent encumbered format.
The standard service has a data rate of 64 kbs. This is roughly equivalent to AM radio quality.
Radio Reception Problems Helpline
- Phone 0800 435 772
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email email@example.com - for content enquiries
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org - for technical issues