Press

Get the latest press releases, news and editorial from the 2021 New Zealand Podcast Awards. 
Please contact team@nzpodcastawards.com for any media enquiries.

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Full List of Winners from the Inaugural NZ Podcast Awards, presented by rova

11 November 2021

The winners have been announced. Click below for all the details!

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Industry Leaders: Richie Culph

10 November, 2021

Imagine being really into podcasts and then, hey presto, you get to run the whole shebang for one of NZ's biggest media companies! Meet Richie Culph, Content Director at rova...

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Industry Profile: Rob Kitchen from bluereef® Studio, Wellington

10 November, 2021

Radio and podcast industry veteran Rob Kitchen shares the story of his journey from the Middle-East back to Aotearoa and the opening of bluereef® Studio in Wellington.

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Best Indie Podcasters to Receive Prizes from Acast & RØDE

8 November, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the good people at Acast and RØDE have teamed up to offer some incredible prizes to the Gold, Silver & Bronze winners of the Acast Best Independent Podcast at this year's New Zealand Podcast Awards.

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Industry Leaders: Henrik Isaksson - Managing Director, Acast Australia and New Zealand 

1 November, 2021

“Everyone has a story. I think that’s a huge contributing factor to the podcast boom - as a medium, it’s got a relatively low barrier to entry. There’s plenty of people who look at podcasting as a passion project or side hustle - and while that remains true for many - others are increasingly seeing it as a big part of their careers and have started to make some real money out of it which is incredible." Read the Full Q&A with Henrik Isaksson, Managing Director, Acast Australia and New Zealand.

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Feature Podcast #1: The Female Career

24 September 2022

"My aim with The Female Career podcast was always about social impact - reaching as many women and girls as possible."

Meet Anna from The Female Career, an inspiring and informative business podcast seeing fantastic growth here in New Zealand

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Acast helps to recognise NZ's Best Independent Podcast

6 September, 2021

Global Podcast Marketplace Acast will present the Award for Best Independent Podcast at the 2021 New Zealand Podcast Awards.

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Announcing the Inaugural New Zealand Podcast Awards, Presented by Rova

20 August, 2021

The inaugural NZ Podcast Awards, presented by Rova, has been launched today. 


The New Zealand Podcast Awards has been set up to recognise the amazing work done by independent and professional Kiwi podcast producers across the country and abroad. 

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NZ Podcast Awards Announces New Categories and Sponsors

30 September, 2021

The New Zealand Podcast Awards has today announced the addition of three new categories to its inaugural awards.