All about Radio New Zealand

Stay informed and entertained with New Zealand's only non-commercial public-service broadcaster.


Radio New Zealand (RNZ), New Zealand’s only non-commercial, public-broadcaster, provides high-quality, independent journalism and programming on air and online.

Whether you visit RNZ using your radio, computer, Freeview Channel 50, or on an app, RNZ brings you the best of national and international news and current affairs. You’ll also find podcasts and stories, Te Ao Māori (the Māori world), music, art, drama, sport, children’s stories and more.

RNZ has offices and reporters in Whangarei (Northland), Auckland, Hamilton, Napier (Hawke's Bay), New Plymouth (Taranaki – also covers Whanganui and Manawatū), Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. In Whanganui, you can find RNZ National on 101.6 FM and RNZ Concert on 91.6 FM. In the Palmerston North area, you can find RNZ National on 101.0 FM and RNZ Concert on 89.0 FM.

You can find other frequencies at

Find out more about RNZ’s news and current  affairs and programming on the RNZ website at, or via the RNZ apps for iPhone and Android at

Instructions on listening to RNZ via Sky, Freeview or satellite are at:

RNZ National
The station presents a variety of programmes, such as:
Morning Report with Guyon Espiner and Susie Ferguson gives listeners authoritative coverage of local and world events. Weekdays from 6.00am to 9.00am.

Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan is your chance to catch up with in-depth news and current affairs from New Zealand and around the world, listen to the latest reviews, find out about lifestyle trends, and hear Nine to Noon’s expert commentators. Weekdays from 9.00am to midday.

Checkpoint with John Campbell is a multi-platform drive-time news and current affairs programme, tackling the national and international stories of the day. You can listen to Checkpoint on the radio or on Facebook, Freeview Channel 50, or on Face TV (Sky Channel 83). Weekdays from 5.00pm to 6.30pm.

Saturday Morning is hosted by the award-winning Kim Hill and features long-form, in-depth feature interviews. You can also listen on-demand via the Saturday Morning webpage or subscribe to the podcast. Saturday from 9.00am to Midday.

RNZ National features music from here and around the world. From WOMAD coverage to the Saturday afternoon Music 101 programme, you can listen to interviews, live performances, profiles and more.

RNZ also has podcasts, stories and series for young listeners. There is a fabulous Children’s Treasure Chest which you can find on the Plays and Stories page. Many programmes offer e-mail newsletters.

RNZ Concert
RNZ Concert is New Zealand’s fine music network. You’ll hear New Zealand music and composition, as well as live broadcasts of concerts and recitals, international content from other public radio broadcasters, podcasts, and on-demand programmes.
Upbeat is a popular daily arts show on RNZ Concert, talking to musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors and artists. Weekdays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

RNZ Pacific
RNZ Pacific provides comprehensive Pacific coverage with the very latest Pacific stories and a large online news archive. Podcasts, a live audio feed and
on-demand programmes are available.

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