Geographic Collection – New Zealand

  • ZM

    4ZM “Voice of Dunedin”

    The Australasian Radio WorldAugust 2, 1937 Originally published in The Australasian Radio World, August 2, 1937.…
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  • The Rise and Fall of Radio Avon

    The Rise and Fall of Radio Avon

    A radio documentary about Christchurch’s first private station Radio Avon, created as a 700-level major project by Richard Holstein, a student at the New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch Polytechnic. Narrated by Nikki Reece. Includes …
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  • Doggo Days

    Doggo Days

    December 31st, 2005 The changing of the guard at the Wellington Transmission Centre took place every day at 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays the afternoon shift commenced at 3 p.m. and, on Sundays, the morning and evening shifts …
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  • Shaky Raoul Island

    Shaky Raoul Island

    March 21st, 2006 “Raoul’s calling you and he sounds worried!” said the radio technician at Makara Radio when I answered the orderwire. On learning of the recent eruption at Raoul Island and the successful evacuation of 5 of the 6 Department of …
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  • Radio Fifeshire Nelson – Early Documents

    Radio Fifeshire Nelson – Early Documents

    We recently unearthed a collection of documents relating to the short-term broadcast of Radio Fifeshire, Nelson, New Zealand, over the summer of 1982/83. These have now been scanned and are available here: An Introduction to Private Radio in Nelson …
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  • Lure of the Trail – Programme 13 – Urewera Country

    Lure of the Trail – Programme 13 – Urewera Country

    In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes to encourage New Zealanders to holiday within New Zealand rather than travelling overseas. This series, entitled “Lure of the Trail”, was …
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  • Lure of the Trail – Programme 12 – Lewis Pass

    Lure of the Trail – Programme 12 – Lewis Pass

    Lewis Pass Canvas Art Print, Linelle Stacey. prints.co.nz In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes to encourage New Zealanders to holiday within New Zealand rather than travelling …
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  • History of the Bell Radio-Tv Corp Ltd in New Zealand

    History of the Bell Radio-Tv Corp Ltd in New Zealand

    Bell Radio-Television Corporation Ltd. Colt – the radio that made Bell Of the New Zealand manufacturers who came into existence after the end of the Second World War the Bell Radio-Television Corporation became, and remained the largest and …
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  • ZB

    1ZB Radio Theatre: the Art Deco years

    Chris BourkeAudio Culture – The noisy library of New Zealand music28 Feb 2020 It was where seven worlds could collide, from big bands to punk. Durham Street West was ground zero for popular music in Auckland for many decades: it was the heart …
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  • It will take more than a lockdown to stop Radio Active broadcasts

    It will take more than a lockdown to stop Radio Active broadcasts

    Tom Hunt Radio Active was ready when lockdown hit but nobody could prepare for the pet dog almost stopping transmission. The Wellington radio station has managed to keep operating – albeit not from its new studio but from a series of homes around …
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  • Covid-19: Lockdown won’t stop East FM playing the hits

    Covid-19: Lockdown won’t stop East FM playing the hits

    By PJ TAYLOR Lockdown for the prevention of Covid-19 spreading has not deterred East Auckland’s community radio station from broadcasting. East FM is continuously transmitting through the Coronavirus crisis, albeit with fewer of the regular live …
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  • Gone by lunchtime: The spirited life and sudden demise of Radio Sport

    Gone by lunchtime: The spirited life and sudden demise of Radio Sport

    Dana Johannsen Talking about it still gives Jason Pine goosebumps. The veteran broadcaster, who up until Monday was the host of Radio Sport’s nine to noon show, has plenty of highlights to choose from when it comes to his most memorable …
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  • Coronavirus: MediaWorks asks all staff to take pay cuts ahead of ‘fight for survival’

    Coronavirus: MediaWorks asks all staff to take pay cuts ahead of ‘fight for survival’

    Matt Burrows MediaWorks has asked all its staff to take pay cuts after the coronavirus pandemic triggered a drastic decline in advertising revenue that’s left the business in “a fight for survival”. Chief executive Michael Anderson …
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  • NZ Herald owner confirms closure of Radio Sport

    NZ Herald owner confirms closure of Radio Sport

    Tom Pullar-Strecker Media company NZME has closed its Radio Sport radio station with immediate effect. The company is believed to be in talks with staff about significant redundancies as the coronavirus lockdown takes a bite out of advertising …
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  • Coronavirus: Manawatū radio stations keeping on air during lockdown

    Coronavirus: Manawatū radio stations keeping on air during lockdown

    The coronavirus lockdown is pushing small radio stations to come up with creative ways to stay on air and keep communities informed.
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  • Celebrating 30 Years of Broadcasting in the Pacific

    Celebrating 30 Years of Broadcasting in the Pacific

    The 24th of January 2020 marked the 30-year anniversary of RNZ Pacific, formerly called RNZ International. (L-R) Linden Clark, Elma MaUa and Ian Johnstone preparing for the launch of RNZ International now RNZ Pacific in 1990. Photo: RNZ Pacific On …
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  • New Zealand Broadcasting Press Clippings Scrapbook “A” 1990 – 1991

    New Zealand Broadcasting Press Clippings Scrapbook “A” 1990 – 1991

    The late Mark Nicholls kept a series of scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the broadcasting scene in New Zealand. These books provide an interesting look back at NZ broadcasting at the time. You can browse the …
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  • Shortwave Penpals

    Shortwave Penpals

    Timaru and German penpals still click after more than 50 years Al Williams – Jan 13 2020 Penpals John Watson and Rainer Bradtke have met face to face for the second time after more than 50 years of written correspondence between Germany and …
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  • Lure of the Trail – Programme 11 – Lake Waikaremoana

    Lure of the Trail – Programme 11 – Lake Waikaremoana

    NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 1930s Lake Waikaremoana Travel Poster (New Zealand. Tourism Department. [New Zealand Government Tourist Department] :Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand. “The sea of rippling waters”. [ca 1930].. …
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  • Te Aroha Sleep Radio 2019

    Te Aroha Sleep Radio 2019

    A Te Aroha radio station is sending more than 40,000 people worldwide to sleep Sharnae Hope Almost all of John Watson’s audience nods off to sleep. Thanks to the Te Aroha man’s DJ skills more than 40,000 insomniacs worldwide are falling …
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