About RNZ (Radio New Zealand)



RNZ (Radio New Zealand) is New Zealand's independent public service multimedia organisation and is a Crown entity established under the Radio New Zealand Act 1995.

RNZ has a specific role under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act as the designated Lifeline Utility radio broadcaster in the event of a Civil Defence emergency.

RNZ provides audiences with trusted and independent news and current affairs, a range of diverse programmes, podcasts and series both on-air and online in accordance with the Radio New Zealand Charter.

RNZ broadcasts over three nationwide networks; RNZ National, RNZ Concert and the AM network which relays Parliamentary proceedings. RNZ Pacific (formerly Radio New Zealand International or RNZI) is our overseas shortwave service, broadcasting to the South Pacific and beyond, while Radio New Zealand News provides comprehensive, up-to-the-minute news and current affairs information.

RNZ National and Concert are funded by New Zealand On Air and RNZ Pacific is funded by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

More information can be found in the RNZ Statement of Performance Expectations.

Contact information can be found on the Contact Us page.

Brief History

Public broadcasting had its beginnings in 1925 when, under a five year contract, the government granted the Radio Broadcasting Company substantial income from radio dealers' licences and 25 shillings from each receiving licence on the condition that the company expand four existing stations in the main centres to establish a national non-commercial broadcasting system, the direct forerunner of today's National Radio.

Company income was insufficient to meet demands for expansion and 1931 legislation established the government-appointed New Zealand Broadcasting Board which was also dependent on licence fee income. In 1936 the first Labour government set up the National Broadcasting Service as a government department which soon added fully commercial stations.

After the war this system became the New Zealand Broadcasting Service (NZBS) and in 1962 government department status ended with the establishment of the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC). During the next thirty years the system was changed numerous times but a public, non-commercial radio service remained as an integral part of the mix.

The 1995 Broadcasting Act established Radio New Zealand as a stand-alone, Crown-owned entity with major responsibilities being National Radio, Concert FM and Radio New Zealand International.

RNZ National

Broadcasting 24 hours a day, RNZ National reaches almost every New Zealander. Its programme mix both on-air and online includes news and current affairs, podcasts, documentaries and series, children's stories, plays, readings and music. At least 33% of the music it broadcasts is New Zealand in origin.

Talk-orientated programmes make up 60% of air time. RNZ National is well known for its high profile programmes and personalities including Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan, Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, and Saturday Morning with Kim Hill.

Specialist podcasts, series and documentaries produced exclusively for RNZ National focus on the interests of particular groups in the community.

Drama production includes plays and readings of New Zealand literature.

Māori programming can be heard across the weekly schedule.

RNZ Concert

RNZ Concert is New Zealand's unique fine music network, showcasing music and composition including live music performances as well as providing related news and current affairs both on-air and online. 

As a publicly funded media outlet guided by the Radio New Zealand Charter, RNZ Concert's role is to entertain and inform a broad range of New Zealanders, and to support and reflect the evolution of New Zealand's music, arts and culture communities.

To meet the rapidly changing media, technology and audience expectations, RNZ Concert must also evolve to remain relevant and to achieve our purpose for New Zealanders - to create and deliver a warm, engaging, interesting music and arts experience to a wide range of New Zealanders. The station's online profile has been increasing steadily over the past few years, reaching younger and more diverse audiences. Many of our music and arts organisation partners are also now offering multimedia experiences that we can collaborate with and support.

RNZ Concert documents and shares New Zealand performances and compositions, giving the music community a place and a voice for their work. Concert is the pre-eminent live music media organisation in the country, recording and transmitting hundreds of live music performances each year, and providing substantial coverage of music and arts events.

Parliamentary Broadcasts

The AM network broadcasts all sittings of Parliament.

RNZ Pacific

RNZ Pacific (formerly Radio New Zealand International or RNZI) provides vital news and information services, via its shortwave broadcasts to the South Pacific. It also provides a wide range of New Zealand programmes to listeners in the Pacific and beyond.

RNZ News

The RNZ News service provides vital elements throughout our 24-hour programming schedule, bringing impartial news and information to New Zealanders every day.

Online Broadcasting

RNZ provides live-streaming of all its broadcasting services: RNZ National; RNZ Concert; RNZ Pacific, and the Parliamentary Network.

Most spoken word content is also available on-demand, with an online programme library which currently features more than 170,000 individual items.

Online broadcasting services are accessible through the RNZ website and smartphone applications designed for iPhone and Android mobile devices.

Chief Executive and Editor in Chief

RNZ’s Chief Executive and Editor in Chief is Paul Thompson.

Te Reo Māori

Tirohanga Whānui

He Hinonga Karauna a Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa, he mea whakatū i raro i te Ture mō Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa 1995.

Hora ai a Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa i ētahi pānui whakahihiri i te hinengaro, tū motuhake, ki āna kaiwhakarongo i runga anō i te Tūtohinga o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa.

E toru ngā whatunga ā-motu e kawea ai ngā pāhotanga o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa, ko Radio New Zealand National, ko Radio New Zealand Concert, me te AM Network e kawe ana i ngā nekenekehanga o te Whare Pāremata. Ko Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) tō mātou ratonga ngaru poto e pāho ana ki Te Moana-nui-Kiwa, ki tua atu anō hoki, ā, ko tā Radio New Zealand News he hora i ngā pitopito kōrero pārongo mohoa, kaupapa whānui tonu.

He mea whāngai a National rāua ko Concert ki ngā pūtea a Irirangi te Motu.

Ka kitea ngā pārongo whakapā mai i te whārangi Whakapā mai.

Hītori Poto

Ko ngā pūtake o ngā mahi pāpāho tūmatanui ka hoki ki te tau 1925, i te tukunga e te Kāwanatanga i tētahi kirimana mō te 5 tau, ki te Radio Broadcasting Company, i riro ai i a ia ētahi pūtea nunui tonu mai i ngā raihana o ngā kaihoko waerehe, me tētahi 25 herengi mō ia raihana whakarongo irirangi. I tukua i runga i te whakaritenga me huri te kamupene ki te whakawhānui i ngā teihana e whā e tū ana i taua wā i ngā tāone matua, kia whakatūria ai tētahi pūnaha kore-arumoni mō te motu. Ko taua pūnaha te tupuna hāngai o te National Radio o nāianei.

Kāore i tino nui rawa ngā moni hua ki te kamupene mō te whakawhānuitanga i wawatatia rā, ā, nō te tau 1931 i whakatūria ai te New Zealand Broadcasting Board, nā te Kāwanatanga i tohu, he mea whāngai ki ngā utunga raihana. Nō te tau 1936 i whakatūria ai e te Kāwanatanga Reipa te National Broadcasting Service hei tari kāwanatanga, i muri ka tāpiritia e te Service ētahi teihana arumoni tūturu ki tōna kāhui.

I muri mai i te pakanga tuarua ka huri tēnei pūnaha kia tū ko te New Zealand Broadcasting Service (NZBS), ā, i te tau 1962 i mutu ai tōna tūnga tari kāwanatanga i te whakatūranga o te New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC). I roto i ngā tau toru tekau he maha ngā whakarerekētanga ki te pūnaha engari ka noho ko te ratonga tūmatanui kore-arumoni hei wāhi taketake o te katoa.

I whakatūria Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa/Radio New Zealand i raro i te Broadcasting Act 1995, hei hinonga karauna motuhake, ā, ko ana takohanga nunui ko National Radio, ko Concert FM me Radio New Zealand International.

Radio New Zealand National

E pāho ana mō te 24 hāora i te rā, ā, torotoro ai a Radio New Zealand National tata katoa ngā tāngata o Aotearoa. Kei roto i ōna pānui ko ngā pitopito kōrero, ngā take o te wā, ngā pakipūmeka, ngā mahi whakaari me ngā mahi pūoru. Kāore e heke iho i te 33% o ōna waiata nō Aotearoa mai.

Ko ngā kaupapa kōrero kei te 60% o te wā pāho. E mōhio nuitia ana a National mō ana pānui rongonui, me ngā kaipāho ingoa-nui pēnei me 'Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan', me 'Saturday Morning with Kim Hill'.

Ko ētahi o ngā panui mātanga me ngā pakipūmeka i hangaia motuhaketia mō National ka arotahi ki ngā take ngākaunui nā ngā rōpū iti o te hapori.

Kei roto i ngā whakaputanga whakaari ko ngā whakaari me ngā pānuitanga pukapuka o Aotearoa.

Ka rangona ngā pānui Māori puta noa i te hōtaka.

Radio New Zealand Concert

Ko Radio New Zealand Concert te whatunga pūoru ātaahua o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa. Ko te pūoru tētahi 85% o te wā pāho. Ko te tino nuinga o ēnei ko ngā pūoru ātaahua o te momo Ūropi, tāpiri mai ko ngā pūoru jazz, ngā pūoru o nāianei me ngā pūoru hoki o te ao.

Whakatairanga ai a Concert i ngā tino pūoru o Aotearoa me ngā mahi tito pūoru, e noho ai ia hei atamira mō ngā tohunga tautitotito tiketike o te motu. Ko tā tōna wāhanga hanga pānui mātanga he tono titonga pūoru mai i ngā kaiwhakatangitangi me ngā kaitito o Aotearoa, me te whāinuinu i te huhua o ngā pānui pūoru kia puta ai ki te ao mārama. Pāho ai taua teihana i ngā kōnohete me ngā pō whakatangi, ahakoa kaiwhakatangi nō Aotearoa, ahakoa kaiwhakatangi nō tāwāhi.

Kei ngā pānui hoki o Concert ētahi atu kai, he mea āta kōwhiri i ngā teihana pāho tūmatanui o tāwāhi.

Ngā Pāhotanga mai i Te Whare Pāremata

Pāho ai te whatunga AM i ngā nohoanga katoa o te Whare Pāremata.

Ko Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa, Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

Pāho ai a Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa, Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, (RNZI) i ngā ratonga pitopito kōrero matua, me ngā ratonga pārongo, mā ōna pāhotanga ngaru poto, ki te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. Ka hora hoki i te matahuhuatanga o ngā pānui mō Aotearoa ki ngā kaiwhakarongo i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, ki tua atu hoki.

Ko ngā Pitopito Kōrero o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa

Ko ngā Pitopito Kōrero o Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa tētahi wāhi nui o ā mātou pāhotanga, e hora atu nei i ngā pitopito kōrero me ngā pārongo ki ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ia rā, ia rā.

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