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This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Harvo with his track ‘Faceless’ Harvo is an 18 year old producer from Christchurch. Interested in music production from a young age, he started producing music on an old PC in 2014, then buying Ableton in 2016 and never looking back. His music takes influences from a […]

Every week we welcome new tracks to the RDU 98.5FM playlist. Here are a few of the tunes hailing from Ōtautahi that have graced the airwaves this week. Check out the RDU Gig Guide to spot when these artists are playing live locally! Ben Woods – Body Rhyme Body Rhyme by Ben Woods Jed Parsons […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Bear Trap with their track ‘Bad Boys’ Local Christchurch garage/punk band, Bear Trap is a low-fi three-piece made up of friends Blair Galvin, Ryan Gibbons and Mitch Barnard. They make no attempt to over embellish, stylistically unencumbered by clutter. Not shying from either social issues or self-deprecating […]

Every week we welcome new tracks to the RDU 98.5FM playlist. Here are a few of the tunes hailing from Ōtautahi that have graced the airwaves this week. Check out the RDU Gig Guide to spot when these artists are playing live locally! Harvo – Faceless V/A [CU008] by Harvo Keanu Raves & Harvo – […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Maverix with his track ‘Predator’ Maverix is an independent electronic music producer from Christchurch, who combines a range of unique melodic and heavy electronic sounds, creating everything from techno, downtempo and drum and bass. With a background in piano and guitar, it wasn’t until his early university days […]

Every week we welcome new tracks to the RDU 98.5FM playlist. Here are a few of the tunes hailing from Ōtautahi that have graced the airwaves this week. Check out the RDU Gig Guide to spot when these artists are playing live locally! Alexander Harmer – Don’t Panic Bear Trap – Bad Boys Bomb Dylan […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Cootie Cuties with their track ‘Johnny’ Formed in the depths of Mount Roskill, three punk rock mums (Shannon, Kelsie and Annie) had a dream. To make super rad pop-punk with a message. A few additions (Paddy and Alex from the surf-punk band, JANG) and they were ready to […]

Nestled on the sun-drenched side of Lyttelton Harbour, Orton Bradley Park plays home to the Banks Peninsula Festival on Saturday 20th February. A vibrant showcase of music, food, beverage and culture from around the region and beyond. Take a walk on the wild side at the Banks Peninsula Festival! We caught up with Festival Director, […]

Nacoa is the host of Friday Drive, 4 – 6pm, every week on RDU 98.5FM. This Friday, Nacoa celebrates 300 shows as the host of Friday Drive! What better way to celebrate than interviewing the man himself. Behind the Airwaves in a blog series where we get to know our much loved RDU 98.5FM show […]

The quarantines were lifted (mostly), the clouds had cleared (mostly) and Christchurch, home of some of the most underrated local groups in the entire country, was (mostly) ready to get back out there and party. All that time spent cowering in fear, curled up in a COVID-stress ball and becoming a bit too familiar with […]


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