Media Releases Ngā Pānui ki te Hunga Pāpāho

RNZ Scoops Five New York Festival Awards

Released 2:26 pm on 22 June 2016

Radio New Zealand has won five awards for excellence competing against the best in the world at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in New York on Tuesday.


Canon Media Awards Recognise RNZ Journalism

Released 8:02 am on 14 June 2016

Friday May 20 2016
RNZ's journalism has been recognised with three major awards at the Canon Media Awards announced in Wellington on Friday May 20.


NZ newsrooms work together on Panama Papers investigation

Released 9:08 am on 9 May 2016

Joint media release with ONE News
This morning, a major investigative collaboration between ONE News, RNZ News and journalist and author Nicky Hager exposes more New Zealand links to secret offshore trusts that are operating in this country to avoid paying tax.


Voices from the past reflect on the New Zealand Wars

Released 1:03 pm on 22 April 2016

This Anzac Day RNZ looks back at Aotearoa’s own civil war and remembers more than 3,000 people who lost their lives over three decades during the New Zealand wars.


Radio with Pictures - Checkpoint with John Campbell - Live from Monday

Released 1:51 pm on 15 January 2016

Radio New Zealand launches its new multi-platform Checkpoint programme with John Campbell on RNZ National next Monday 18th January.


Kathryn Ryan - International Radio Personality of the Year

Released 3:25 pm on 17 November 2015

RNZ National’s Nine to Noon presenter, Kathryn Ryan, has won the 2015 International Radio Personality of the Year Award.


John Campbell joins Radio New Zealand

Released 12:40 pm on 6 August 2015

John Campbell is joining Radio New Zealand as a drive-time news and current affairs presenter, fronting a proposed new multi-media programme.


Jesse Mulligan Joins Radio New Zealand

Released 1:02 pm on 17 July 2015

Broadcaster and columnist Jesse Mulligan is to host the popular Afternoons programme on Radio New Zealand National.


New York Gold for Radio New Zealand (23 June 2015)

Released 1:09 pm on 9 July 2015

Radio New Zealand has won one gold and two silver awards against strong international competition at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in New York this morning. (NZ time)


Mihingarangi Forbes Joins Radio New Zealand (5 June 2015)

Released 1:05 pm on 9 July 2015

The international award winning Māori broadcaster Mihingarangi Forbes (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Paoa) is to join Radio New Zealand as Specialist Correspondent, Māori Affairs.


iHeartRadio NZ to Stream Radio New Zealand (17 April - 2015)

Released 1:03 pm on 9 July 2015

Radio New Zealand is joining the iHeartRadio New Zealand platform, further strengthening its position as the country’s leading digital streaming offering. NZME’s Group Strategy and Operations Director, Carolyn Luey says with Radio New Zealand recognised for its high quality and diverse programming, the partnership adds even greater depth to the existing local selection of stations.


Parliament Returns to Radio New Zealand National

Released 12:24 pm on 4 February 2015

Three long-running radio programmes dissecting the day to day processes and activities of Parliament are returning to Radio New Zealand National after a break of several years.


Carol Hirschfeld Joins Radio New Zealand

Released 12:24 pm on 30 September 2014

Radio New Zealand CEO, Paul Thompson, has announced that Carol Hirschfeld, the former General Manager Production for Maori TV, is to join Radio New Zealand as Head of Content and Radio New Zealand Networks Presentation Manager, John Howson, has been appointed to the new role as Head of Radio.


Young Voters Want Politicians to Grow Up

Released 8:40 am on 3 September 2014

Young voters want answers to the questions that directly affect them – but it seems as much as anything, they want politicians to grow up.


Glen Scanlon to Head Digital Media at Radio New Zealand

Released 3:29 pm on 20 August 2014

Radio New Zealand has announced the appointment of Glen Scanlon to the recently created position of head of digital media.


Naked Scientists exposed on Radio New Zealand

Released 4:10 pm on 1 August 2014

Radio New Zealand and BBC Radio 5 Live's ‘Naked Scientists’ have joined forces to produce two exciting one-hour shows featuring the BBC’s popular science team.


The Power of Two - Checkpoint Changes on Radio New Zealand National

Released 3:25 pm on 3 July 2014

Change is in the air with presenters Mary Wilson and Jim Mora looking forward to combining their complementary talents for two hours as co-hosts of Checkpoint from next Monday 7th July on Radio New Zealand National.


Changes to Afternoon Programming - Radio New Zealand National

Released 10:32 am on 12 May 2014

Simon Mercep takes over from Jim Mora as host of Afternoons on Radio New Zealand National from 1pm to 4pm this afternoon in the first stage of a two-step process of change for the network's afternoon and drive time news programming.


Radio New Zealand Dominates Spoken Programme Categories - 2014 New Zealand Radio Awards

Released 7:45 pm on 8 May 2014

Radio New Zealand has won all four categories in the Best Spoken Programmes section of the 2014 New Zealand Radio Awards announced this evening. Radio New Zealand has also won both New Zealand Produced Music Programme Awards.


Composer Competition for Gallipoli Centenary

Released 1:50 pm on 1 May 2014

2015 is the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. As part of commemorations, Australia’s ABC Classic FM and Radio New Zealand Concert are inviting Australian and New Zealand composers to submit original compositions in their joint competition Gallipoli Songs.


New Format for Sunday Morning and a dream role for Wallace Chapman

Released 1:05 pm on 10 March 2014

Radio New Zealand has announced a significant change for the Sunday Morning programme when Wallace Chapman hosts his first show on Sunday 30th  March on Radio New Zealand National. 


Guyon Espiner to co-present Morning Report

Released 10:34 am on 30 December 2013

High profile political journalist and broadcaster Guyon Espiner will replace Morning Report presenter Geoff Robinson on Radio New Zealand’s top-rating news programme.


Wallace Chapman to host Sunday Morning

Released 11:41 am on 21 December 2013

Radio New Zealand has announced the appointment of Wallace Chapman as the new host for Sunday Morning on Radio New Zealand National, replacing Chris Laidlaw who presents his final programme tomorrow, Sunday 22nd December.


Geoff Robinson Replacement Sought

Released 10:03 am on 4 December 2013

Radio New Zealand has begun its search to replace Morning Report presenter Geoff Robinson.


Geoff Robinson Announces Retirement

Released 9:04 am on 28 November 2013

Radio New Zealand National presenter, Geoff Robinson, is to retire in April next year after a broadcasting career spanning more than 40 years.


Radio New Zealand in the Steps of Douglas Mawson

Released 11:55 am on 27 November 2013

Radio New Zealand’s Our Changing World presenter, Veronika Meduna, has joined a group of international scientists on the first leg of an expedition to explore the sub-antarctic islands, studying climatic change and its impact on the islands' ecology.


Radio New Zealand Launches THEWIRELESS

Released 5:02 pm on 31 October 2013

Up front, in-depth and in tune, Radio New Zealand’s new online network, THEWIRELESS, delivers multi-platform public service media to a generation of New Zealanders who have grown up in a digital age.


International Recognition for Online Innovation

Released 11:06 am on 1 August 2013

Radio New Zealand has been selected as a finalist in the international World Summit Awards which honour excellence in multimedia creativity and promote the world’s most innovative online applications.


Radio New Zealand CEO to Depart in July

Released 3:27 pm on 5 July 2013

The Board of Radio New Zealand and incumbent Chief Executive and Editor in Chief, Peter Cavanagh, have reached a mutual agreement that will result in Peter Cavanagh terminating his contract with Radio New Zealand on Friday 12th July.


New York Gold for Kim Hill

Released 11:44 am on 18 June 2013

Radio New Zealand presenter Kim Hill has won her second major international broadcasting award of the past year, being awarded a Gold Medal by the Grand Jury at the 2013 New York Festival Radio Awards.


Appointment of Radio New Zealand Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief

Released 4:50 pm on 13 June 2013

The Board of Radio New Zealand has today appointed Paul Thompson as the next Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of the national public service broadcaster.


Kim Hill Returns to Morning Report

Released 12:59 pm on 30 May 2013

International Radio Personality of the Year, Kim Hill, is to step in and co-present New Zealand’s most popular radio programme, Morning Report, while long serving presenter Geoff Robinson takes a break in June.


Kim Hill Scoops New Zealand Radio Awards

Released 6:10 pm on 16 May 2013

International Radio Personality of the Year, Kim Hill, has been recognised by New Zealand radio industry colleagues and award judges in the 2013 New Zealand Radio Awards announced today.


Radio New Zealand starts search for new CEO

Released 4:37 pm on 18 January 2013

Radio New Zealand has initiated an appointment process to find a replacement for Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief, Peter Cavanagh, when he completes his term later this year.


Radio New Zealand Tops Ratings for 2012

Released 12:16 pm on 14 January 2013

Audience figures released today show that Radio New Zealand National was New Zealand’s top rating radio station in 2012.


Kim Hill wins AIB International Radio Personality of the Year

Released 1:53 pm on 8 November 2012

Kim Hill is the 2012 International Radio Personality of the Year. The announcement was made at a glittering award ceremony in London attended by senior executives, producers and journalists from radio and television organisations around the world.


Awards Recognise Radio New Zealand Journalists

Released 3:15 pm on 25 October 2012

Awards have been announced for two senior Radio New Zealand journalists, Karen Brown, and Susan Murray, recognising their outstanding achievements in areas of specialist reporting.


Radio New Zealand launches new Android App

Released 2:32 pm on 25 October 2012

Many more New Zealanders will be able to access Radio New Zealand content through their smartphones following the release this week of a new application specifically designed for Android phones.


Radio New Zealand Ranked Among the Best in the World

Released 1:23 pm on 2 October 2012

Radio New Zealand has been ranked among the world’s best broadcasters with two finalists in the international AIB Media Excellence Awards announced in London.


Radio Ngāti Porou to broadcast Te Manu Kōrihi News from Radio New Zealand

Released 10:59 am on 4 September 2012

The East Coast region's iwi radio station, Radio Ngāti Porou, is to begin broadcasting Radio New Zealand's well-respected Te Manu Kōrihi Māori news bulletins.


Celebrating Fifty Years of Radio New Zealand News

Released 9:39 am on 3 July 2012

On Sunday 8 July Radio New Zealand celebrates fifty years of Radio New Zealand News with a special Insight programme looking back over half a century of independent news from Radio New Zealand.


New York Gold for Radio New Zealand

Released 10:00 am on 19 June 2012

Radio New Zealand's Christchurch earthquake documentary, Broken River, has won a gold medal in the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards


Civil Defence Role Recognised in Radio Awards

Released 9:31 am on 11 May 2012

Radio New Zealand's role in reporting the impact of a sequence of natural disasters in 2011 has been recognised in the 2012 New Zealand Radio Awards, announced last night.


Radio New Zealand Dominates News Awards

Released 9:23 am on 11 May 2012

Radio New Zealand dominated the news categories when the 2012 New Zealand Radio Awards were announced this evening.


Consumer Report Confirms Radio New Zealand Number One

Released 10:16 am on 27 April 2012

A new report by international market research company Nielsen which includes New Zealand media trends, confirms that Radio New Zealand National was the top ranking radio station in New Zealand in 2011 with a market share of 11.1%.


Our Changing World

Released 10:48 am on 9 March 2012

Our Changing World heads to central Otago to join an international team of palaeontologists at an extraordinary fossil site


New i-Phone Application Boosts Global Service

Released 12:15 pm on 2 February 2012

Radio New Zealand has released a new version of its popular iPhone application which now allows its listeners to listen live or on-demand anywhere in the world.



Released 1:17 pm on 20 October 2011

Appointment explores the phenomenon known as "Salomania" - the craze for wicked women that occurred around the turn of the 20th century


International Recognition for Radio New Zealand

Released 4:27 pm on 28 September 2011

Radio New Zealand's quality public service broadcasting, long recognised by New Zealand audiences, has once again been acknowledged by experts from the tough and very competitive international broadcasting industry.


Radio New Zealand Appoints Pacific Issues Correspondent

Released 12:59 pm on 2 September 2011

Radio New Zealand has further strengthened its award winning News team with the appointment of Karen Mangnall as Pacific Issues Correspondent.


Radio New Zealand National Tops the Ratings

Released 9:18 am on 26 August 2011

Radio New Zealand National is the country's most popular station for live radio listening according to latest Nielsen Media All New Zealand Radio Survey results.


Radio New Zealand to Broadcast Service for Sir Paul Reeves

Released 3:07 pm on 17 August 2011

Radio New Zealand will carry a live broadcast of the state funeral service for Sir Paul Reeves from 11:00 am on Thursday 18th August, on Radio New Zealand National.


New Online Initiative For Pacific Audiences

Released 12:23 pm on 15 August 2011

On Tuesday 9 August Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) launched a new online feature called New Flags Flying. The online service features extensive archival audio and transcripts of 16 former Pacific leaders as they remember the move to independence and self government in the Pacific.


Radio New Zealand's Top Rating Show to be Presented from Auckland

Released 2:48 pm on 29 April 2011

Radio New Zealand's agenda setting breakfast news programme, Morning Report, will be co-presented from Auckland and Wellington from Monday 2nd May.


NZSO Astonishes European Audiences - Radio New Zealand Concert to Broadcast the NZSO in Vienna

Released 1:55 pm on 22 December 2010

On Saturday 1 January (New Years Day), Radio New Zealand Concert is broadcasting a live recording of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's ground-breaking concert in Vienna.


Radio New Zealand Launches iPhone Application

Released 9:53 am on 16 December 2010

Radio New Zealand has launched its first iPhone application, allowing iPhone users to listen to recent audio from Radio New Zealand programmes anytime and anywhere they choose.


Radio New Zealand Announces New Co-Presenter for Morning Report

Released 4:09 pm on 2 November 2010

Radio New Zealand has appointed seasoned broadcasting journalist, Simon Mercep, as the new co-presenter of New Zealand's highest rating breakfast radio programme, Morning Report.


Fault Lines

Released 4:08 pm on 22 September 2010

Fault Lines: The Canterbury Earthquake of 2010 focusses on the personal experiences of those affected


The BBC Broadcasts to the World from Te Papa Tongarewa

Released 9:59 am on 7 October 2009

The Forum, a BBC World Service weekly discussion show that brings together acclaimed thinkers to explore and challenge thoughts and ideas from outside their own discipline, is recording a series of programmes in partnership with ABC Radio National and Radio New Zealand during October.


New York Festival Gold for Radio New Zealand

Released 11:01 am on 7 July 2009

Radio New Zealand has received a Gold Medal from the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards for 'It's One Thing To Climb A Mountain', a documentary by veteran producer, Jack Perkins, on the life of Sir Edmund Hillary.


Familiar Names Return To Radio New Zealand

Released 3:02 pm on 22 June 2009

Three talented and experienced broadcasters will step in for Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand National as she takes a three week break from her popular Saturday Morning programme.


Radio New Zealand Wins Supreme Award

Released 12:27 pm on 11 May 2009

Radio New Zealand National has been named New Zealand's best radio station at the 2009 New Zealand Radio Awards in Auckland.


Summer Programmes Live In Canterbury

Released 1:00 pm on 14 January 2009

Radio New Zealand will broadcast two of its flagship shows from Canterbury next week and it'll be the Yin and Yang of summer programming!


A Record Six Million Programmes Replayed in 2008

Released 12:46 pm on 12 January 2009

Radio New Zealand listeners embraced online listening through the internet in record numbers during 2008.


One in Five New Zealanders Listen to Radio New Zealand

Released 1:05 pm on 29 October 2008

Nielsen Media research figures to be published in the 2008 Radio New Zealand Annual Report next month show almost one in five New Zealanders over the age of fifteen tune in to Radio New Zealand networks during an average week.


Morning Report Live From Washington

Released 9:36 am on 22 October 2008

In what is believed to be a first for radio broadcasting in New Zealand, Radio New Zealand's flagship news programme, Morning Report, will be broadcast live from both Washington and Wellington between October 30th and November 6th.


Radio New Zealand First To Use Web Cameras in 2005

Released 9:15 am on 17 October 2008

Radio New Zealand disputes the claim by commercial network Newstalk ZB that their introduction of webcams to studios is the first such venture for a major radio station in New Zealand.


Economic Debate Critical For Election

Released 9:11 am on 17 October 2008

Sir Roger Douglas, Michael Cullen, and Bill English will trade economic policies with Jeanette Fitzsimons, Peter Dunne, Jim Anderton, Pita Sharples, and Doug Woolerton, in what promises to be a critical ninety minute election debate in Christchurch this Sunday.


Celebrating Sixty Years of International Broadcasting

Released 11:43 am on 26 September 2008

Radio New Zealand is celebrating 60 years of international shortwave broadcasting.


Radio New Zealand Extends Website Services Introducing a Fully Searchable Audio Archive

Released 8:28 am on 9 September 2008

Radio New Zealand has announced a further expansion to its popular internet service with the introduction of a fully searchable archive for many high profile Radio New Zealand National programmes.


State Funeral for Sir Edmund Hillary - International Live Coverage

Released 2:09 pm on 16 January 2008

Radio New Zealand will provide extensive coverage of the state funeral for Sir Edmund Hillary from St. Mary's Church in Auckland on Tuesday 22 January.


What’s Hot? Radio New Zealand Summer Season

Released 11:34 am on 18 December 2007

Radio New Zealand presents its sizzling summer season from Boxing Day with an eclectic mix of programming fully supported by audio on demand and new podcast initiatives on New Zealand's number one radio website.


Radio New Zealand Plays Santa

Released 1:50 pm on 14 December 2007

Radio New Zealand announced today that a new website service - Storytime Treasure Chest - will be launched on Saturday 22nd December - just in time for Christmas.


Radio New Zealand Audience Research 2007

Released 4:15 pm on 27 November 2007

The following information relates to Radio New Zealand's 2007 audience research.


International Awards for Radio New Zealand

Released 1:26 pm on 21 November 2007

Radio New Zealand International has won the prestigious International Radio Station of the Year Award at the Association for International Broadcasting ( AIB ) Media Excellence Awards.


New Zealand Science On Demand

Released 10:03 am on 19 September 2007

Radio New Zealand today posted the full back catalogue of audio material from the popular New Zealand science programme 'Our Changing World' on its website.


Maori Language Week Awards Winners Announced

Released 8:21 am on 18 September 2007

Radio New Zealand was announced as The Supreme Award winner of the 2007 Māori Language Week Awards which were announced last Friday night.


Radio New Zealand Appoints Local Radio Journalist

Released 4:14 pm on 14 September 2007

Radio New Zealand has appointed an experienced local radio journalist, Emma Lancaster, as its new Dunedin based regional reporter, providing specialist news coverage for the Otago - Southland region.


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