RNZ National broadcasts 24 hours a day, featuring the best in news, current affairs, Māori programming, series, readings and music – plus podcasts, a live audio feed and on-demand programmes.

Navigation for Station navigation

What’s on

Featured stories

VIDEO PREMIERE: Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders ‘Stolen River’

1 minute ago

RNZ Music is proud to present the brand new single and video from Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders, ‘Stolen River’, from their collaborative album Word Gets Around, which is out today!


More programmes


More presenters

Popular audio

More popular audio

Latest audio

More latest audio

Today’s Schedule

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight; 12:30 Discovery (RNZ); 1:05 The Friday Feature (BBC); 2:05  Are We There Yet (RNZ); 2:30 Friday Live (RNZ); 3:05 Civilisation written and read by Steve Braunias (4 of 10, RNZ); 3:30 The Why Factor (BBC); 4:30  Kirsten Paisley  (RNZ); 4:40 Easter Moon (RNZ); 5:10 Witness (BBC)

6:00 AM. Morning Report

RNZ's three-hour breakfast news show with news and interviews, bulletins on the hour and half-hour, including:

6:20 and 6:50 Business News

6:26 Rural News

6:48 and 7:45 NZ Newspapers

9:06 AM. Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan

Current affairs and topics of interest, including:

10:45 The Reading: Highlighting New Zealand writing and performance

Noon Midday Report

RNZ news, followed by updates and reports until 1.00pm, including:

12:16 Business News

12:26 Sport

12:34 Rural News

12:43 Worldwatch

1:06 PM. Jesse Mulligan

An upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time (RNZ)

4:06 PM. The Panel with Wallace Chapman

An hour of discussion, featuring a range of panellists from right along the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests (RNZ)

5:00 PM. Checkpoint

RNZ's weekday drive-time news and current affairs programme

6:30 PM. Trending Now

Arthur Dahl: saving the world's coral
Arthur Dahl recently retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme talks about the plight of coral reefs.

6:43 PM. Focus on Politics

Analysis of significant political issues presented by Radio New Zealand's parliamentary reporting team (RNZ)

7:06 PM. Nights with Bryan Crump

RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information

8:15 PM. Dateline Pacific

A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news (RNZ)

8:30 PM. Friday Night Live


9:06 PM. Country Life

Memorable scenes, people and places in rural New Zealand (RNZ)

10:00 PM. News at Ten

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:15 PM. Lately with Karyn Hay

A late night radio show with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories (RNZ)

11:06 PM. The Mixtape

Musical guests compile a C60 and talk us through their selections (RNZ)

This week’s schedule