Radio NZ Honours

RNZ’s Kim and Simon in World Radio finals

By Alan Tristram

Radio New Zealand’s reputation as a quality public service broadcaster has been boosted with Kim Hill and Simon Morton making the finals of the Association for International Broadcasting awards in London.

Kim, the Saturday Morning presenter, is one of just two finalists for International Radio Personality of the Year and broadcaster/documentary maker Simon Morton’s Broken River documentary is one of seven finalists in the Best Current Affairs Documentary category.

Radio New Zealand’s CEO, Peter Cavanagh, says: “The AIB Media Excellence Awards set the bench mark for international broadcasting standards and Radio New Zealand is proud to take its place among the best broadcasters in the world.

“We are a small public broadcaster competing successfully against respected and highly resourced organisations like the BBC, ABC, and Deutsche Welle ”

Kim Hill finalist in another category

Kim Hill is also a finalist in the Air Personality category of the 2012 Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union ( ABU) awards.

And Radio New Zealand News is a finalist in he News category of the same awards.

Broken River’s earlier gold

Earlier this year Broken River, a finalist in the New Zealand Radio Awards, won a gold medal in the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards.

The documentary takes the audience through an emotional as well as a geographical journey through the heart of Christchurch city in a time of upheaval.

The AIB Media Excellence Award winners are announced in London on November 7th.


Saturday Morning with Kim Hill can be heard on Radio New Zealand National

from 8 am until midday every Saturday.

Simon Morton’s original broadcast version of Broken River can be heard on the

Radio New Zealand website: