Access Radio

Access Radio programmes are made BY, FOR and ABOUT all the groups and individuals in the community who want to share their cultures, issues and beliefs with their own people and the wider community.

The importance of this service is recognised in the Broadcasting  Act of 1989, which requires that... "a range of broadcasts is available to provide for the interests of women, youth, children, persons with disabilities and minorities in the community, including ethnic minorities."

There are 12 Access Radio Stations around the country, all providing broadcasting facilities for the diverse cultures and special interest groups that make up their communities.

These stations enjoy a close relationship through their membership in the Association of Community Access Broadcasters (ACAB). All of our members share a commitment to the principles of Access Broadcasting, and frequently offer each other support and advice. Our annual conference is well-attended by staff, board members and programme makers throughout the country.

NZ Access StationsNZ Access Radio Map

Planet FM (Auckland)

Free FM

Radio Hawkes Bay

Access Radio Taranaki

Access Manawatu

Coast Access FM (Kapiti/Horowhenua)

Arrow FM (Wairarapa)

Wellington Access Radio

Fresh FM (Nelson Region)

Plains FM 96.9 (Christchurch)

Otago Access Radio (Dunedin)

Radio Southland