8 Oct 2019

NZ song map: songs about New Zealand places

From RNZ Music, 8:00 am on 8 October 2019
We Are Here an atlas of Aotearoa by Chris McDowall & Tim Denee

Many songs have been sung about places in New Zealand.

The RNZ Music team has collected them together and located them on this map for you to explore, and to soundtrack your journeys across this land.

We're honoured that the authors of a new atlas of Aotearoa called We Are Here, which visualises all sorts of interesting information about New Zealand, chose to include a version of the NZ Song Map in their book!

Explore the original map here, and hear the songs that speak of New Zealand with our matching Spotify playlist.

This Aotearoa Song Map is an ongoing RNZ Music project which lots of people have contributed to (thanks!).

Please let us know about other songs with lyrics that mention places in New Zealand and we may add them.

You can email: music101(at)rnz.co.nz or reach us on Twitter or Facebook

Each song needs to have a video or another way of listening to it online so we can share the sounds with everyone.