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Radio New Zealand News brings reliable and impartial news and information to New Zealanders every day.
Our team supplies news bulletins to Radio New Zealand National and Radio New Zealand Concert for broadcast on the hour, and half hour at peak times. We also produce Radio New Zealand’s 'flagship' current affairs programmes, Morning Report and Checkpoint, expanding the news with analytical commentary and live interviews. Our Sports unit provides comprehensive coverage of national and international sporting events.
The news operation is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, constantly updating news as it happens.
Reporters operate from 12 centres around the country, including news rooms in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Radio New Zealand News draws on the expertise of specialist correspondents in politics, health, social issues, the economy, education, Maori issues, Pacific issues, business and rural affairs. International news is sourced primarily from international news agencies.
Audio is categorised based on the frequency of the programme it was heard in. Click on the headings below to access the programmes. For the most recently published audio, go to the latest audio page.
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A selection of music interviews, reviews, videos, concerts, sessions, and performances.
Downloads and podcasts are available for selected programmes. Our podcast page has a complete list of feeds.
Help on using online audio: formats, software, podcasts, downloading, and troubleshooting.