The 2019 New Zealand Radio Awards celebrate the very best in New Zealand radio and are open to all commercial and non-commercial stations throughout the country.

This year’s awards are exciting for local radio in Whakatāne, with both SunFM106.5 and Radio 1XX being selected as finalists in Station of the Year Non-Surveyed Market. Whilst Radio 1XX are not new comers to these awards, this award highlights excellence in the radio industry. Congratulations to Glenn and the team at Radio 1XX for being selected as a finalist along with us.

Te Reo Irirangi o Te Mānuka Tūtahi operates two radio stations Tumeke FM 96.9 and Sun FM 106.5 broadcasting locally in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. In 2018 we were humbled to receive the Te Pou Toa o te Tau Iwi Radio Award with Tumeke FM 96.9 We are equally honoured that Sun FM 106.5 has been selected as a finalist in Station of the Year Non-Surveyed Market for the New Zealand Radio Awards. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our listeners, clients, trustees and staff who have helped to support us in achieving this outcome.

Whilst most businesses strive to increase profitability, our objectives included building capacity and capability by expanding beyond linear radio broadcasting, given the future challenges that lie ahead for radio to remain relevant.

Na reira tēnei te mihi whakamiha ki a koutou katoa, e tautoko nei i a mātou e whakarangatira i te rere o te korero i roto i te ao papaaho ki roto i te rohe o Mātaatua.

“Nau te rourou Nāku te rourou ka ora te iwi.”

ENDS

For further information, contact

Jarrod Dodd

Station Manager

Phone: 073080403Email: jarrod@sunfm.co.nz