Raukawa FM

Te Reo Irirangi o Raukawa

History of Raukawa FM

Ko Raukawa te Iwi Ko Tainui te Waka Ko Waikato te Awa Ko Maungatautari te Maunga

Te Reo Irirangi o Ngati Raukawa began broadcasting on 23 of October 1990, with keen motivated people that were determind on making this a radio, people would want to listen, learn and contribute to.

Timeline:

  • 1990 

-           Raukawa FM's opening

-           First open air concert in introduce Raukawa FM to the wider community

  • 1991  

-           First payment made by NZ on Air

-           First  survey conducted of listening audience

  • 1992

-           Raukawa FM supported tainui games held in Kawhia

-           Raukawa FM supported the now known as Raukawa Education and Training Establishment

-           Raukawa FM instrumental in the set up of the first raukawa newspaper -Te Paki o Raukawa "KIA ORA NEWS"

-           Re-Vamp of studio Equipment  

-           Open to celebrate 2nd birthday and show off renovations

  • 1993

-           Change from old frequency 94.6 to New frequencys 95.7 and 90.6 for the wider Waikato

  • 1995

-           Scotts system automation was installed  

  • 1996

-           Buiding renovation made

-           Independently linked into the star network

  • 1997

-           Raukawa FM maihi blessing of "IRIRANGI"  Conducted by Matangi Hepi

  • 1998

-           Initial setting up of maori media network

-           Started taking RNZ news

-           Barouda survey conducted of listening audience 75% in South Waikato area

  • 1999

-           Upgrading of back studio

  • 2002

-           Outside Broadcast Warehouse and also another Broadcast down Leith Place

  • 2003

-           First Iwi Radio Station to go online

  • 2006

-           March 18th Maori Media Awards Outstanding contribution to Radio Industry

  • 2008

-           Youth Park was built behind the Raukawa FM Radio Station. It was built in just 72 Hours. Raukawa FM Celebrated their 18th Birthday at Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Tokoroa. Te Tohu Rangatira na Raukawa Reo

  • 2009

-           Korowaitanga Kaumatua Emare Nikora 20 years service to te Kohanga Reo

-           Emare Nikora Whakapakari Tino Rangatiratanga Accredited

-           Emare Nikora Queen’s Service Medal for services to Maori

  • 2010

-           Countdown was built opposite the Raukawa FM Radio Station

  • 2011

-           Maori Language Awards

-           Raukawa Charitable Trust Long Term Award, The Wider Community Award, Supreme Long Term Award

  • 2012

-           Raukawa FM upgraded to a new system called  Simian and continue to use this system today

-           Cook Island Christmas Celebration at the Raukawa FM Radio Station

  • 2013

-           Mike King hosted “It’s cool to Korero” live here at the Raukawa FM Radio Station

-           Raukawa FM Christmas Special

  • 2014

-           New building was painted

  • 2015

-           New fend line and a Raukawa FM Billboard attached to Fence

-           Mike King – Community Korero

-           Celebrate Cook Island & Maori Language Week, Community Event

-           On-Air Studio and Production Studio upgraded

-           Cook Island Christmas Show Celebration

-           Raukawa FM Restructure

  • 2016

-           Celebrate 25th Birthday

-           Mayoral Debate with The Four South Waikato Candidates

  • 2017
-               Broadcast LIVE Online and On-Air, 2017 Manu Korero