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Best RNZ podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best RNZ podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
Updated August 2020
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From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.
A weekly analysis of significant political issues.
The latest business news from RNZ News.
A weekly investigative documentary exploring what is happening in New Zealand and to New Zealanders here and overseas. Best Factual Weekly Programme at the 2019 NZ Radio Awards
RNZ daily and weekly programmes
The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6:00am to 9:00am every weekday on RNZ National.
News, discussion, features and ideas until midday.
Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand stories about science, nature and the environment. With Alison Ballance.
Checkpoint is RNZ’s weekday drive-time news programme. Our multi-media show broadcasts on 101FM, and you can also watch it live on our website, Freeview Channel 50 and Face TV on Sky Channel 083. Hosted by Lisa Owen.
Our commentators make sense of the week in politics
The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly & Emile Donovan every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and experts. Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air.
The Panel features a range of panellists from across the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests.
The shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history, presented by William Ray.
A review of the week's events in New Zealand.
A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
Investment author and columnist Mary Holm talks to Jesse Mulligan every fortnight about her top tips for how to make your money work.
The true stories of New Zealand's missing people. Paloma Migone digs into the cold cases of those who never came home.
Using real stories told by real people, Melody Thomas leads a frank (but often entertaining) exploration of sex, sexuality and relationships.
What does leadership look like from the 9th Floor of the Beehive?
New Zealand Parliament - live streaming audio from Parliament (during sitting times) and listen-again audio from Question Time. Go to the footer of this page to find the link and frequencies to listen live. When Parliament is not sitting, this frequency carries the Southern Star programme from the Radio Rhema Broadcast Group. To discover when Parliament is and is not sitting, visit the Parliamentary website (www.parliament.nz/en/watch-parliament/).
Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament.
Country Life takes you down country roads to meet ordinary people achieving their dreams. We live in a beautiful country...
Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.
Guyon Espiner, Lisa Owen, Tim Watkin and Scott Campbell guide you through the maze of politics to Election 2020, with frank and forthright discussion.
Comprehensive twice-daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.
First Person is a podcast featuring the voices of New Zealanders living through big issues, news events or changes. They are the stories we don’t normally get to hear. Join John Campbell as he talks to them about their lives.
A weekly topical magazine about current film releases and film related topics.
GOLD MEDAL, NEW YORK FESTIVALS RADIO AWARDS 2019. BEST PODCAST, NEW ZEALAND RADIO AWARDS 2019. A true crime podcast series from Stuff and RNZ. Produced by Amy Maas and Adam Dudding.
The philosophy of Te Ahi Kaa is to reflect the diversity of Māori in the past, present and future. While bilingual in delivery, the programme incorporates Māori practices and values in its content, format and presentation.
The story of New Zealand and its people from its geological origins to modern day, hosted by William Ray & Leigh-Marama McLachlan, with animation by Chris Maguren. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund
Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment, pop culture, and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.
Depressed alcoholic comedian James Nokise invites famous people into his mental health safe space for a finger-licking chat about headspace and happiness.
Geoff Houtman was part of the team that created the worst sitcom ever made. It's haunted him for 25 years. Now he's on a quest to find out what went wrong and to see what lessons we can learn about failure in general.
The state, secrets and spies. The day John Daniell turned 10, his mum told him she had been a spy. Now, he and Guyon Espiner are investigating a family story that could reveal New Zealand's biggest Cold War secret.
A podcast on people from diverse global backgrounds living in New Zealand. These are stories spanning politics, society, identity, art and culture. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar
Designed to help you discover what to listen to next, host Richard Scott hunts out the best podcasts from New Zealand and around the world.
GOLD MEDAL, NEW YORK FESTIVALS RADIO AWARDS 2020. A Stuff/RNZ podcast about the Erebus Disaster and what happened next. Produced by Michael Wright and Katy Gosset.
Kīwaha/Give it a go …a chance to learn a few super simple sayings in te reo Maori that you can use in your everyday conversations
Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.
Nine to Noon's Kathryn Ryan presents interviews to help navigate modern family life
Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.
A journey through the periodic table of elements with chemistry professor Allan Blackman, from AUT, and Alison Ballance
It's Ken Oath, the voice of reason - cutting the crap with a heart of gold
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
A review of the week in sport.
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
As New Zealand reached a significant milestone, 100 days without community transmission of Covid-19, across the Tasman Victoria recorded its deadliest day since the pandemic began. On Sunday health officials reported seventeen deaths in 24 hours. Elias Clure is a reporter for ABC in Melbourne.
The Green Party's policy to ramp up construction of social housing is being hailed by one community leader as a game changer but the National Party has dismissed it as just "wishful thinking" that it will never be able to deliver on. It has set an ambitious plan to get all 18,000 people on the social housing waiting list into homes within five year…
Flora MacKenzie is one of the most colourful characters in New Zealand history: A hard drinking, hard talking brothel owner from the 1960s and 70s who won the affection of sex workers, police and punters alike. In this episode of Black Sheep, we look at the legend of Madam Flora
Momentous election for Bougainville almost underway; Indonesians engaging on Papua rights face pressure; Lip-service to diversity blocking Pasifika pathways in sciences.
Binge drinking in teenagers has dropped dramatically in the last 20 years - but it's not really about super-sizing screen time, and researchers don't really know what has happened.
Emma Espiner is in the Northland with Dr Kyle Eggleton who runs a weekly clinic in the remote outpost of Tuparehuia, he talks about his own method of drawing to break down the power inequities between the doctor and patient relationship. In Kamo, Lynette Stewart and Sharon Russell discuss their challenges of their work at small Māori health provide…
It’s three years since ‘Hit and Run’ first put Operation Burnham in the headlines, throwing light on a situation that unfolded far from the public gaze. The official report is out after a long and costly inquiry. What did the media make of the outcome?
A landmark research project has returned some surprising insights into how we change as we age. Among other findings, the study suggests Millennials are more interested in income and career advancement than Generation Xers.
The chair of the new board is retired High Court Judge Kit Toogood. He spoke to Lynn about why he thinks the gallery is so important and how it may have to change to attract new audiences and sustain domestic interest while the borders remain closed to tourists.
The 52nd Parliament has come to an end and in typical parliamentary fashion the MPs finished it off with a debate.
Ross and Janette Campbell have run Owlcatraz, an iconic owl and animal sanctuary, from their property in Shannon for the past 23 years. After battling storms and beating cancer, they've decided it's time to close down, sell up, and move on.
News about New Zealand for 8 August 2020.
Ninety percent of New Zealanders who have, so far, lost their jobs due to Covid-19, are women. The latest Jobs Report from Statistics New Zealand shows 10,000 women make up the 11,000 people who are now unemployed. The under-utilisation rate - indicating when employees are working fewer hours than they'd like to - is also higher for women. Joining …
Ross Vintiner has carved an interesting career - from the maelstrom of politics alongside David Lange to the relative peace of an olive grove in Wairarapa. Along the way he's developed an interest in biodynamic methods, nurturing his trees to produce oil which is rich in disease-fighting polyphenols. He says these micronutrients are becomingly incr…
The parliamentary term is over and the campaign begins.
Cancer survivor and World Cup winner - the curtain will fall on Aaron Cruden's time in New Zealand rugby this weekend. The former All Black ran out for his 100th and last game for the Chiefs last weekend, and will watch his beloved team from the stands in Wellington on Saturday night before heading to Japan to join the Kobe club. The 31-year-old fi…
A Nelson man tells The Panel why he has decided to downsize and say farewell to his vintage beer can collection from around the world.
This week's critter is the manuka chafer beetle. They are a glorious bright metallic green and were set into jewellery throughout the Victorian era.