Ngāti Whātua Radio on Air

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is broadcasting music and short items about the Iwi on the radio station that used to broadcast Ruia Mai.

Te Reo o Ngāti Whātua Ake is currently on air in Auckland on 1179am and is targeted at 30-to 55-year-olds living in the Ngāti Whātua rohe. The mainly music station is on air 24 hours-a-day and currently commercial-free.

The aim of the Rūnanga is for Ake to reach as wide a geographical audience as possible, and help develop a Ngāti Whātua voice in the region. In taking steps to do so, the Rūnanga is set to trial the station in Whangarei, Dargaville and Helensville using low power FM transmitters to reach the central townships of these areas.

The level of interest in the station will determine whether the Rūnanga invests further in these markets.

The trial is already in progress in the Whangarei city centre, and can be heard on 106.7 FM. The trial will extend to Dargaville and Helensville within the next month.

If you have a community event you'd like aired on Ake, email panui [at] ngatiwhatua [dot] iwi [dot] nz.