Radio New Zealand International

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Radio New Zealand International (RNZI)
Ko Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
Type Radio network
Country  New Zealand
Availability International
Owner Radio New Zealand
Key people
Linden Clark (manager)
Official website
http://www.radionz.co.nz/international

Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) (Ko Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa) a division of Radio New Zealand, is the official international broadcasting station of New Zealand. It broadcasts a variety of news, current affairs and sports programmes in English and news in seven Pacific languages. RNZI's mission statement requires it to promote and reflect New Zealand in the Pacific and better relations between New Zealand and the Pacific.

It is New Zealand's only shortwave station, broadcasting to the Island nations of the Pacific. Its broadcasts cover from Papua New Guinea in the west across to French Polynesia in the east, covering all South Pacific countries in between. The signal can also be heard in Europe and North America. It has studios in Radio New Zealand House, Wellington, New Zealand and a transmitter at Rangitaiki in the middle of the North Island. [1]

History[edit]

In 1998 and again in 2000 RNZI won a Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's Rolls-Royce Award for Excellence. At a function of the Association for International Broadcasting in London, November 2007, RNZI was declared the International Radio Station of the Year award, ahead of the likes of the BBC World Service. The station was praised for its ability and clarity of vision to deliver something that’s valued by audiences throughout the region. It also won the award for Most Innovative Partnership.[2]

Programmes[edit]

RNZI produces most of its own programming. It produces regional current affairs show Dateline Pacific, Pacific business programme TradeWinds and some of its own Radio New Zealand News bulletins in various languages. Some local Pacific Island radio stations rebroadcast selected items such as news and weather. Radio New Zealand National, Radio Australia, BBC World Service and the World Radio Network also rebroadcast its reports and current affairs programmes.[3]

The rest of the schedule includes programming from other broadcasters. It rebroadcasts Radio New Zealand National flagship current affairs programmes Morning Report, Midday Report, Checkpoint and Late Edition. It also features sports commentaries of major sports events.[4]

Frequencies[edit]

Scheduled transmissions for B14 period, according to New Zealand Standard Time, are:

Time Frequency Area
0200-0450 NZST 5950 AM Pacific
0551-0645 NZST 9700 AM, 9630 DRM North East Pacific, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands]
0646-0850 NZST 11725 AM, 11690 DRM North-East Pacific, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands
0851-0950 NZST 11725 AM, 15720 DRM Pacific
0951-1050 NZST 15720 DRM Sun-Fri Solomon Islands
1051-2358 NZST 15720 AM Pacific
1155-1500 NZST 17675 DRM Sun-Thu Pacific
1551-1700 NZST 17675 DRM Vanuatu
1759-2059 NZST 11725 AM Pacific
1951-2058 NZST 11690 DRM Mon-Fri Tonga
2059-2358 NZST 9765 AM Pacific
2359-0158 NZST 13840 AM Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rnzi.com/pages/listen.php
  2. ^ http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/documentaries/RNZI60th
  3. ^ http://www.rnzi.com/pages/about.php
  4. ^ http://www.rnzi.com/pages/schedules.php

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