Media Releases

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  • Kōkiri whakamua – moving forward

    A fond farewell 

    As 2023 draws to a close, it’s time to say haere rā to a national icon - broadcasting great Kim Hill. 

    This weekend she will sign off from hosting RNZ’s Saturday Morning with Kim Hill programme. She joined us in 1985 and has delighted audiences with her rapier intelligence and wit ever since. 

    Released 1:03 pm on 24 November 2023

  • RNZ appoints Director of Editorial Quality and Training

    RNZ has appointed one of its most senior journalists, Political Editor Jane Patterson, to a new position focused on ensuring the public broadcaster provides the highest quality news and current affairs – Director of Editorial Quality and Training.

    Released 3:57 pm on 17 November 2023

  • Community collaboration for RNZ

    RNZ (Radio New Zealand) and CAMA (Community Access Media Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand) have agreed to share content and work together to benefit audiences across New Zealand. RNZ and CAMA, the national representative body for the 12 independent access media stations across Aotearoa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today (Friday 3 November 2023). 

    Released 12:59 pm on 3 November 2023

  • National public broadcasters RNZ (Radio New Zealand) and CBC/Radio-Canada announce new partnership agreement

    RNZ (Radio New Zealand) and CBC/Radio-Canada today announced a new partnership agreement between the two national public broadcasters.

    Released 12:06 pm on 20 September 2023

  • Outstanding public media that matters

    RNZ has been busy planning for the future in the wake of its funding increase and decision to keep it as the standalone independent, non-commercial public media organisation for Aotearoa.

    Released 1:00 pm on 25 August 2023

  • NZ On Air and RNZ confirm funding for Local Democracy Reporting

    The LDR scheme will be funded for an additional year by NZ On Air and RNZ, due to its significant contribution to supporting regional journalism.

    Released 3:05 pm on 9 August 2023

  • RNZ Board releases panel findings

    Jim Mather
    RNZ Board Chairman, Dr Jim Mather, today welcomed the findings of the panel investigating RNZ editorial processes, saying they are accepted in full by the board and all recommendations will be implemented.

    Released 3:59 pm on 2 August 2023

  • RNZ announces appointment of Chief News Officer

    RNZ’s Chief Executive and Editor in Chief Paul Thompson has announced Mark Stevens as RNZ’s Chief News Officer.

    Released 2:27 pm on 20 July 2023

  • RNZ becomes first media organisation in Aotearoa to achieve Living Wage Accreditation

    RNZ has become the first media organisation in Aotearoa to achieve a Living Wage accreditation.

    Accreditation requires that all staff employed directly by the organisation, as well as contract workers such as cleaners employed by external providers (who are delivering a service to the business on a regular basis), are on the current living wage - or have agreements in place to reach that status. 

    Released 3:30 pm on 14 June 2023

  • Independent panel appointed

    RNZ Board Chairman, Dr Jim Mather, has announced a three-person panel to undertake a review of RNZ’s editorial processes.

    Released 9:27 am on 14 June 2023

  • Enhanced future focus for RNZ

    RNZ is starting a new chapter with a strengthened purpose as Aotearoa's non-commercial public media organisation. Our vision is to provide outstanding public media that matters.

    RNZ’s Chief Executive and Editor in Chief Paul Thompson says the Charter will provide the organisation’s North Star.

    “As Aotearoa’s public broadcaster we are focused on delivering our Charter more effectively and building public trust with high quality news, information and entertainment.

    “We will soon receive increased baseline funding that will enable us to strengthen current services while developing new audience experiences for New Zealanders.

    Released 4:36 pm on 26 May 2023

  • RNZ Welcomes Funding Announcement

    New funding announced today for RNZ is recognition of the crucial role it plays in the public media sector at a time of much change, board chairman Dr Jim Mather says.

    Dr Mather has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Broadcasting and Media that RNZ will receive $25.7m in increased funding.

    Released 8:40 am on 6 April 2023

  • RNZ Responds to Government Announcements of the Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill

    The Government’s announcement today about the future of the ANZPM Bill has provided clarity around the important role RNZ plays in the public media sector, Board Chair Dr Jim Mather said.

    Released 9:33 am on 9 February 2023

  • RNZ audience numbers up at end of 2022

    RNZ has had a dual focus throughout 2022 – continuing to deliver trusted, independent journalism, current affairs and entertainment content for all the people of Aotearoa and preparing for the future as part of the new Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media entity.

    Released 1:59 pm on 2 December 2022

  • RNZ is the most trusted media organisation in New Zealand

    RNZ is proud to be the most trusted media organisation in New Zealand. Two independent reports* highlight the value of RNZ as an independent, non-commercial media organisation. In a time when trust in media is trending down, these results are a reminder of the importance of strong, independent public media.

    Released 5:41 pm on 22 September 2022

  • RNZ welcomes Pacific infrastructure investment

    RNZ Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief Paul Thompson has welcomed the budget investment in RNZ Pacific shortwave transmitters.

    In Budget 2022 the Government announced $4.4 million dollars capital funding for a new transmitter for RNZ Pacific.

    Released 3:19 pm on 19 May 2022

  • RNZ welcomes investment in the future of public media

    RNZ Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief, Paul Thompson, says the Budget 2022 funding announcement reflects the importance of ensuring public media broadcasting is well resourced into the future.

    The Government announced today $327 million dollars over three years in baseline funding for the new media entity.

    Released 3:16 pm on 19 May 2022

  • RNZ focusses on the future

    RNZ started 2022 with clear priorities and objectives – continuing to deliver the high-quality news, current affairs and entertainment that the public expect from our radio and digital platforms, along with a focus on preparing for an exciting future as part of a new public media entity for Aotearoa.

    Released 3:18 pm on 5 May 2022

  • RNZ awarded three medals at New York Festivals Radio Awards

    RNZ has been awarded three medals at the prestigious international New York Festivals Radio Awards announced at a virtual gala presentation today.

    Released 4:04 pm on 27 April 2022

  • RNZ Welcomes Public Media Proposal

    RNZ Chairman, Dr. Jim Mather, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Broadcasting and Media that the Government will implement its Strong Public Media policy and create a new public media entity that will incorporate RNZ and TVNZ.

    Released 1:53 pm on 10 March 2022

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