The NZ Radio Awards
The New Zealand Radio Awards began in 1978 and were created with the aim of supporting and recognising excellence in radio broadcasting in New Zealand.
The Awards celebrate the very best of New Zealand radio, honouring personalities, programming, news and sports reporting, production and creativity within the industry. The New Zealand Radio Awards accepts entries from all New Zealand radio stations and their staff, New Zealand advertising agencies, production houses and others who contribute to broadcasting in New Zealand.
The administration of the awards is supported by the Radio Broadcasters Association which is the industry body representing NZ commercial radio.
2020 NZ Radio Awards
Given the events of recent weeks, the industry has agreed the 2020 NZ Radio Awards will not be proceeding as a live event this year.
Subject to events in the weeks ahead, finalists will be announced at 10am on Tuesday 28 April and winners will be announced on Thursday 14 May.
More details on the format of these announcements will be available here in the weeks ahead.
2019 NZ Radio Awards Winners
The New Zealand Radio Awards is directed by the Radio Industry Awards Committee which is made up of the following industry representatives.
CEO Radio Broadcasters Association / Chairperson of the Radio Industry Awards Committee
Radio Broadcasters Association
Radio New Zealand
Website Entry & Judging Co-ordinator
An academy of judges comprising both past and present broadcasters within New Zealand and overseas are used to judge the New Zealand Radio Awards. Judges are selected based on their area of expertise and familiarity of the category to be judged. All judging panels include a representative from NZME, MediaWorks and where applicable, Radio New Zealand.
The entries for each award are judged online by a panel of judges. The Radio Industry Awards Committee also reserves the right to assemble a second round judging panel for any other award in which there was an indeterminate result.
The Radio Industry Awards Committee would like to thank all judges included in the judging academy for giving their time and expertise.