RNZ National

RNZ National (Māori: Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa National), formerly Radio New Zealand National, and known until 2007 as National Radio, is a publicly funded non-commercial New Zealand English-language radio network operated by Radio New Zealand. It specialises in programmes dedicated to news, the arts, music, and New Zealand culture generally, including some material in the Māori language. Historically the programme was broadcast on the (AM) "YA" stations 1YA, 2YA, 3YA and 4YA in the main centres.

RNZ National
Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa National
Broadcast areaNew Zealand
First air date1925
OwnerRadio New Zealand
WebcastLive stream
WebsiteOfficial website

In 2013, RNZ National had a 10.3 per cent market share, the highest nationwide and up from 9.1 per cent in 2009. Market share peaked at 11.1 per cent in 2011, probably due to the station's coverage of the Christchurch earthquake. 493,000 people listen to RNZ National over the course of a week – the second-largest cumulative audience.[1]

Its sister station is RNZ Concert.


RNZ National's programming is distributed via several means. RNZ National was the first network in New Zealand to incorporate the Radio Data System in its FM signal. Some FM stations are 101FM state-owned public service frequencies and some are owned by non-profit community organisations. Radio New Zealand National still broadcasts its FM signal in mono, but the on-line service is available in stereo.[2]

RNZ-owned frequencies

These are the RNZ-owned frequencies of RNZ National:[3]

Other broadcasting methods

These are the community-owned frequencies and other broadcasting methods of RNZ National:


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