The New Zealand radio market is one of the most crowded in the world. To serve different local audiences, we fund programmes for public, community and commercial stations.
We fund New Zealand's two national, non-commercial, public radio networks - Radio New Zealand National and Radio New Zealand Concert. RNZ National offers a wide range of public service broadcasting content. RNZ Concert features classical music and the arts.
We fund RNZ on an 'arm's length' basis, so that it can continue to provide editorially-independent, high quality public radio.
Special interest and community radio stations come in all shapes and sizes. They play an important role increasing choice for audiences. Read more about Access, Pacific and Special Interest Radio in Community Broadcasting.
Our priority is spoken programmes on nationwide networks to
reach the largest number of listeners. We mainly
support youth, ethnic, children's and spiritual
Find out about Music Radio Programmes.