The Wireless

Inspiring, insightful and entertaining stories for New Zealanders who have grown up in the digital age.

NZ On Air provides funding for Fresh Voices, a stream of content on The Wireless that explores contributions from new talent. Fresh Voices includes contributor-produced video, audio, photos, blogs, and event discussions. 

The Wireless is an initiative from Radio New Zealand that serves to address a gap in the provision of public service content that is high-quality, impartial, and targeted to the interests of 18-30 year olds. 

NZ On Air funding 2013-14: $197,000
NZ On Air funding 2014-15: $200,000
NZ On Air funding 2015-16: $200,000
NZ On Air funding 2016-17: $200,000

Produced by: Radio NZ


Why The Wireless?

The Wireless was born out of an idea for a youth radio network, which has been talked about and tried various ways over the past 20 years.

But the time for a radio network has passed. The internet brings us to an age where you can tell a story anyway you want and reach people wherever they are, whenever they choose.

NZ On Air provides funding for Radio New Zealand to enable it to provide editorially-independent, high quality public radio for all New Zealanders. The Wireless produces inspiring, insightful and entertaining stories for New Zealanders who have grown up in the digital age. 


Where to find it

The Wireless uses social media to extend its reach into the hearts and minds of New Zealand's 20-something population.  

Website: www.thewireless.co.nz

Twitter: @thewirelessnz

Facebook: The Wireless


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