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  • Regional news coverage to be boosted by Local Democracy Reporting scheme

    Eight journalists are being sought to work as local democracy reporters in regional newsrooms across New Zealand. The recruitment aims to boost reporting on local body issues and the work of publicly funded institutions, local councils, health boards and similar organisations.  

    Released 4:00 pm on 19 August 2019
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  • Three powerful media projects to commemorate one year since March 15

    Three powerful media projects to commemorate one year since March 15.

    Released 2:12 pm on 9 August 2019
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  • Strong Audiences for RNZ National

    The second nationwide GfK radio industry survey for 2019 reflects another strong   twelve-month performance for RNZ’s live radio programming with audience increases year-on-year for key weekday programmes and Saturday Morning proving particularly popular for listeners to RNZ National. 

    Released 1:03 pm on 4 July 2019
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  • Award-winning broadcaster Charlotte Ryan to host Music 101

    Award-winning broadcaster Charlotte Ryan will host RNZ’s Saturday afternoon music programme, Music 101 from Saturday, 31 August.

    Released 4:22 pm on 25 June 2019
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  • Three Gold Two Silver One Bronze Major Awards for RNZ in New York Festival

    RNZ has picked up three golds, two silvers and a bronze award for excellence at the prestigious New York Festivals Radio Awards announced in Manhattan this morning. (NZ time). 

    Released 11:25 am on 25 June 2019
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  • Police Raid on the ABC

    RNZ wishes to express its deep concern at the Australian police raid on the ABC.  

    Released 10:15 am on 11 June 2019
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  • NZ On Air and RNZ launch new Local Democracy Reporting

    A $1m pilot scheme aimed at boosting the reporting of local democracy issues across New Zealand has been launched by an alliance of publishers, RNZ and NZ On Air.

    Released 9:59 am on 27 May 2019
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  • Nanogirl's Great Science Adventures – new podcast for kids crash landing on RNZ soon!

    Can we bring dinosaurs back to life?    Is all bacteria bad?   How high can birds fly? 

    RNZ and Nanogirl Labs have created an exciting new podcast series just for kids!

    Released 10:14 am on 8 May 2019
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  • Big Boost for RNZ Audiences On-Air and Online

    The first nationwide GfK radio industry survey for 2019 reflects another very strong twelve-month performance for RNZ with year-on-year growth for live listening across the two networks RNZ National and RNZ Concert. Radio results are boosted by significant growth in online audiences over the same period.*  

    Released 12:55 pm on 30 April 2019
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  • NZ On Air and RNZ Joint Innovation fund delivers on diversity

    Twenty-five multimedia projects to spark curiosity and kōrero have been funded for diverse New Zealand audiences through the NZ On Air / RNZ Joint Innovation Fund.

    Released 11:38 am on 3 April 2019
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  • Corin Dann to co-present Morning Report

    High profile award-winning political journalist Corin Dann will replace Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report in May. He will join co-host Susie Ferguson to present New Zealand’s top rating radio news programme which attracts an audience of more than 450,000 listeners between 6 am and 9 am on weekdays.

    Released 9:27 am on 27 February 2019
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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