8 Oct 2019

NZ song map: songs about New Zealand places

From RNZ Music, 8:00 am on 8 October 2019

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.

On the map: click on a star to find out about the song, then click on the picture to listen to it.

We Are Here an atlas of Aotearoa by Chris McDowall & Tim Denee

The 2019 book We Are Here, An atlas of Aotearoa visualises all sorts of interesting information about New Zealand and includes a version of the NZ Song Map.

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.