Our Achievements

  1. Radio Ruatoria broadcasts for the first time from the Williams and Kettles building on 17 May 1987
  2. 2XR 585AM began broadcasting from the skyline garage on 31 August 1987
  3. Winner World Media Peace Award 1987 awarded to Radio Ruatoria for promoting peace in our community
  4. Radiothon held in 1988 raises $44,000 for a new station building
  5. Niue gifts $44,000 towards new station building in 1991
  6. New radio station building opened in20 September 1991
  7. First ever Manu Waiata songwriting competition held in 1992
  8. Radiothon for Niue held in 2003 after Cyclone Heta raises $53,000
  9. Finalist for Best Programme in Te Reo Maori at 2005 Maori Media Awards for Ngati Porou Hui Taurima Outdoor Broadcast hosted by Darylene Rogers
  10. Finalist in Best Programme in Te Reo Maori at 2006 Maori Media Awards for He Taonga Te Reo Kohanga Reo programme hosted by Tumanako Kururangi
  11. Radiothon for Christchurch whanau affected by the February 2011 earthquake raises $65,000, 2 cows, 10 chickens, a shed and a mural
  12. Winner Best Maori Album at the Waiata Maori Awards for the Henare Waitoa CD
  13. Winner Best Bilingual Sports Show at Iwi Radio Awards 2012 for ‘Game On’ Sports show
  14. Winner Outstanding Community Contribution at Iwi Radio Awards 2012 for radiothon for Christchurch whanau
  15. Winner Best Outdoor Broadcast in Te Reo Maori at Iwi Radio Awards 2012 for broadcast of Te Matatini o te Ra 2011
  16.  Winner Best Maori Language Porgramme at Iwi Radio Awards 2012 for radio tribute to the late Dr Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira
  17. Outstanding Individual Achievement and Contribution to Iwi Radio at Iwi Radio Awards 2012 won by former RNP Chair Keita Walker
  18.  Finalist Best Bilingual News and Current Affairs Show at Iwi Radio Awards 2012 for Nga Take o te Wa show hosted by Cushla Tangaere-Manuel
  19. Finalist Best Bilingual Programme at Iwi Radio Awards 2012 for our ANZAC Day Special produced by Darylene Rogers
  20. Winner Te Parawhakawai Maori Media Award at the Maori Sports Awards 2012 for our promotion of grassroots rugby; our coverage of the Meads Cup win by Ngati Porou East Coast and our commentaries and sports show
  21. Winner Maori Business Excellence Award at the Gisborne Regional Westpac Business Excellence Awards 2013
  22. Finalist Best Maori Language Programme at the NZ Radio Awards 2013 for our tribute to the late Dr Hone Kaa
  23. Winner Iwi Station of the Year at NZ Radio Awards 2013
  24. Finalist Broadcasting Maori Medium category at the 2013 Maori Language Awards for our Manu Waiata Competition
  25. Winner Broadcasting Maori Medium category at the 2013 Maori Language Awards for our collaboration with Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre for Excellence to produce the broadcast and video live stream of Hon. Parekura Horomia’s tangihanga
  26. Winner Huia Te Reo Supreme Maori Language Award at the 2013 Maori Language Awards for our collaboration with Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre for Excellence to produce the broadcast and video live stream of Hon. Parekura Horomia’s tangihanga
  27. Winner Best Outdoor Broadcast in Te Reo Maori at 2014 Iwi Radio Awards for our broadcast of the tangihanga of the late Hon Parekura Horomia
  28. Winner Outstanding Community Contribution at 2014 Iwi Radio Awards for our radiothon for C Company House which raised $58,000 in pledges
  29. Winner Best Station IDs at the 2014 Iwi Radio Awards for the Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Transmitter tags
  30. Finalist Reo-a-Iwi Award at 2014 Iwi Radio Awards for Manu Waiata and the broadcast of Hon Parekura Horomia’s tangihanga
  31. Finalist Te Pou Irirangi Toa o te Tau or Station of the Year at 2014 Iwi Radio Awards

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