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New Zealand's public broadcaster, providing comprehensive NZ news and current affairs, specialist audio features and documentaries.


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RNZ Pacific (formerly known as RNZI) is a renowned brand that provides comprehensive news and current affairs coverage across the Pacific region. Broadcasting in both digital and analogue short wave, RNZ Pacific reaches radio stations and individual listeners throughout the Pacific. With around twenty Pacific radio stations relaying their content daily, RNZ Pacific also attracts short-wave listeners and internet users from around the world.

Their signal is even heard as far as Japan, North America, the Middle East, and Europe. RNZ Pacific offers a range of services to keep their audience informed. Their website features the latest Pacific stories, as well as an extensive online news archive.

They provide transcripts of their daily current affairs program, Dateline Pacific, and offer live audio feeds, on-demand, and podcast audio for their programs. Flagship daily current affairs program, Pacific Waves, is widely listened to across the region and even broadcasted by the BBC Pacific Service. RNZ Pacific's reputation extends beyond the Pacific region, with the World Radio Network broadcasting their material internationally.

The brand primarily broadcasts in English but includes bulletins in selected Pacific languages during breakfast sessions. In addition to their international reach, RNZ Pacific's news and programs can also be heard in New Zealand on Radio New Zealand National. Established in 1948, RNZ Pacific has a rich history and has gained recognition for its excellence and innovation.

The brand was named the 2007 International Radio Station of the Year by the Association for International Broadcasting. It has also won awards for its innovative partnerships and is highly regarded across the Pacific and beyond. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, RNZ Pacific operates under the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and is part of Radio New Zealand, the country's public broadcaster.

The brand's dedicated team includes a Pacific manager, technical manager, and news editors, who ensure the delivery of high-quality content. Overall, RNZ Pacific is a trusted and respected brand that provides a comprehensive news service to the Pacific region and beyond. With its engaging programs, extensive online presence, and commitment to innovation and excellence, RNZ Pacific keeps its audience well-informed and connected


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