Rhema New Zealand

Established: 1978

Estimated Audience: 30,000

Media Reach: 44 Communities


To lift up the name of Jesus Christ and communicate the reality of a personal relationship with Him to the people of New Zealand, through Christian broadcasting, as part of the Body of Christ for the glory of God.


  • To promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  •  To operate broadcasting networks in New Zealand
  •  To promote Biblical values, such as righteousness, justice and mercy
  •  To encourage, exhort and challenge through music and other programming
  •  To educate, inform and entertain for the promotion of well-being amongst New Zealanders
  •  To expand the networks to effectively reach the people of New Zealand
  •  To explore new avenues for Christian programming and/or broadcasting


Rhema has been broadcasting to the people of New Zealand since 1978. Over the years, we have grown from one man’s dream and a backyard studio, to become one of the country’s largest radio networks, reaching thousands of people every day.

The first radio station in New Zealand to use satellite technology, we continue to break new ground at the forefront of broadcasting technology.

Rhema differs from commercial radio in that 30,000 New Zealanders unite with staff in changing lives for good by financially supporting the station, paying a yearly membership fee. These subscriptions, along with donations, currently make up the majority of our income. Our bottom line is changed lives.

Without the love, support and prayers of these people Rhema would not be what it is today.

Physical Address
53 Upper Queen Street
Auckland 1010
Postal Address
Private Bag 92-636
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150

CEO: Andrew Fraser
GM – Operations: Andrew Fraser
Head of Television: Terry Cobham
Head of Radio: Gary Hoogvliet
Head of Marketing & Development: Chris Price

Capital: Wellington
Language: English (official) 91.2%, Maori (official) 3.9%, Samoan 2.1%, French 1.3%, Hindi 1.1%, Yue 1.1%, Northern Chinese 1%, other 12.9%, New Zealand Sign Language (official)
Population: 4,327,944 (July 2012 est.)
Area: 267,710 sq km
Religion: Protestant 38.6% (Anglican 13.8%, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Reformed 10%, Christian (no denomination specified) 4.6%, Methodist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Baptist 1.4%, other Christian 3.8%), Roman Catholic 12.6%, Maori Christian 1.6%, Hindu 1.6%, Buddhist 1.3%, other religions 2.2%, none 32.2%, other or unidentified 9.9% (2006 Census)
Source: CIA Factbook 

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