Media Releases

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  • Changes in the air for RNZ National

    Change is in the air for RNZ National in the New Year with presentation roles to change and the proposed launch of a new 5am programme on weekday mornings.

    Released 9:24 am on 14 December 2018

  • RNZ Audiences Increase Year on Year

    The final nationwide GfK radio industry survey for 2018 reflects a strong twelve months for RNZ with year-on-year growth for live listening across the two networks RNZ National and RNZ Concert.

    Released 1:02 pm on 6 December 2018

  • Public media journalism boosted with new government funding

    Nine widely diverse journalism projects have now been selected to receive funding support through the new $6 million Joint Innovation Fund, a collaborative approach by NZ On Air and RNZ to commission public media content for New Zealand audiences.

    Released 1:50 pm on 3 December 2018

  • Tohu Kairangi/Special Commendation Award for Guyon Espiner

    Guyon Espiner, co-presenter of RNZ’s flagship news programme Morning Report, received te Tohu Kairangi at the Māori Language Commission’s 15th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards, held at Te Papa on Friday evening.


    Released 10:32 pm on 23 November 2018

  • RNZ Insight Documentary Wins Asia-Pacific Award

    RNZ’s investigative Insight documentary Climate Change - Politics and Actions has won the inaugural Association for International Broadcasting Sustainability Award for radio programming.

    Released 8:57 am on 28 September 2018

  • Strong Growth for Morning Report sees RNZ Radio Audience Top 700,000 Listeners

    An outstanding performance in the latest GfK radio survey has seen RNZ’s radio audiences exceed 700,000 for the first time - boosted by an increase of more than 24,000 listeners for RNZ’s flagship breakfast news programme Morning Report.

    Released 12:58 pm on 27 September 2018

  • NZ On Air and RNZ Announce Collaborative Approach to Public Media Funding

    A Memorandum of Understanding signed between NZ On Air and Radio New Zealand (RNZ) will pilot an innovative collaborative approach to commissioning public media content for New Zealand audiences.

    Released 12:54 pm on 29 August 2018

  • Lisa Owen to Present Checkpoint on RNZ

    Investigative journalist Lisa Owen is joining RNZ as a drive-time news and current affairs presenter, fronting the agenda-setting, multimedia Checkpoint programme.

    Released 4:50 pm on 13 August 2018

  • RNZ CEO Heads International Public Media Alliance

    RNZ CEO, Paul Thompson, has been re-elected as president of the Public Media Alliance (PMA), the largest global association of public service broadcasters representing 2.5 billion people in 54 countries.

    Released 1:07 pm on 2 August 2018

  • 682,700 New Zealanders tune in to RNZ

    Another standout radio survey confirms RNZ stations have significantly increased their audience, reaching and engaging with more New Zealanders in a healthy and thriving radio industry.

    Released 1:00 pm on 12 July 2018

  • RNZ Welcomes Funding Increase

    RNZ welcomes the increase in funding announced by the Government today, says RNZ Chairman Dr Jim Mather.

    Released 1:04 pm on 11 July 2018

  • Gold Awards for RNZ in New York

    The RNZ podcast series The Lost has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter Paloma Migone at the prestigious New York Festivals Radio Awards announced in Manhattan this morning. (NZ time)

    Released 11:29 am on 19 June 2018

  • RNZ Welcomes Investment in Public Media

    RNZ welcomes the injection of $15m to the public media sector in Budget 2018, says chief executive Paul Thompson.

    Released 2:49 pm on 17 May 2018

  • RNZ Content Partnership with Pacific Media Centre

    RNZ has announced a formal content sharing partnership with the Auckland based Pacific Media Centre - Te Amokura. The arrangement will allow content from, The Wireless, and respective RNZ YouTube channels to be published by the Pacific Media Centre.

    Released 9:35 am on 16 May 2018

  • The 9th Floor Double Winner at 40th New Zealand Radio Awards

    RNZ’s popular documentary series The 9th Floor has won two major categories at the 40th New Zealand Radio Awards announced in Auckland tonight.

    Released 8:44 am on 14 May 2018

  • RNZ Welcomes Appointment of Dr. Jim Mather

    RNZ has welcomed the appointment of Dr. Jim Mather as the new Chair of Radio New Zealand’s Board of Governors.

    Released 10:04 am on 8 May 2018

  • RNZ News briefings – Just ask Alexa!

    RNZ’s popular hourly bulletins are now available as a Flash Briefing for Amazon Alexa - the voice-activated service from Amazon.

    Released 4:54 pm on 21 March 2018

  • RNZ and Scoop Publishing Announce Content Partnership

    RNZ and Scoop Publishing have announced a content-sharing agreement which will see RNZ content available on, an independent news website reaching more than 500,000 readers a month.

    Released 9:43 am on 20 February 2018

  • Ours: Treasures from Te Papa

    A unique creative collaboration between RNZ and Te Papa will mark the museum’s 20th anniversary this week by showcasing an eclectic and surprisingly diverse collection of national treasures.

    Released 9:24 am on 12 February 2018

  • Karyn Hay Returns to Radio

    Popular broadcaster Karyn Hay returns to radio in February with an innovative new weeknight show, Lately with Karyn Hay, on RNZ National.

    Released 9:08 am on 15 January 2018

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