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AWA FM

Te Reo Irirangi O Whanganui – Awa FM                                  

E rere kau mai te awa nui nei
Mai i te kahui Maunga ki Tangaroa
Ko au te awa
Ko te awa ko au.

The river flows From the mountains to the sea I am the river The river is me.


Awa FM has undergone some significant changes over the last twelve to eighteen months and is about to embark on several more as the new station manager, Panapana Pene, charts a new course for the Whanganui based iwi radio station. There are plans to launch a new logo, website, uniform and strategic direction. The Awa FM Crew are in a positive frame of mind and confident that they can bring back the 'Awa vibe'.

Over the last 6 months the Awa FM Crew have been working hard developing strategies to enhance and grow Awa FM aspirations. We have also obtained valuable feedback through surveys of our listeners to help us identify just what it is our audiences want from us.

There have been many important events in our rohe over the past month or two including Te Awa Tupua and Nga Tangata Tiaki elections. The purpose is to create one collective to assist in the administration of post our post settlement mbitions. In addition, the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy Awards were held in Whanganui this year, with over 650 people turning out for the prestigious awards ceremony. It was an honour to be amongst the many proud supporters with Wairoa dominating both major categories. Hannah Wallace was one of two first female nominees, taking a win and becoming the first female Young Farmer of the Year Winner, with, Nukuhia and Bart Hadfield, supported by Whanau from Mangaroa Station Limited taking the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy, Maori Excellence in Sheep & Beef Farming Award.

Many of our kaimahi and whānau were affected by the recent show of power by our Awa, including our station, which was unable to stay on air. We were however, able to continue streaming online. Our manager managed to continue fielding in coming calls and providing updates to road closures, community panui and location of services available to the public. Many thanks to our Te Reo O Te Uru Whānau for helping us in our time of need, and all those that gave their support which was received in truckloads from all four corners of Aotearoa.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

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Two RFPs now available.

21 December 2015 | 11:02

The RFP for the final Television Funding Round is now available on Te Māngai Pāho website. Please note that this RFP is for Receptive and Second Language Learner categories only. Te Māngai Pāho has already achieved its target hours in Fluent category content. The Funding Round closes on at 5:00pm on Friday 12th February 2016.Te Māngai has released an RFP for Webseries. With this RFP Te Māngai Pāho will look to fund up to five webseries. The RFP also closes at 5:00pm on Friday 12th February, 2016.

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RFP for The Pilot Season Posted

31 July 2015 | 4:11

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Online Application Open for Two Funding Rounds

15 January 2016 | 4:23

The Online Funding portal is now available for applicants to submit proposals for both Television Funding Round 3 and the Webseries funding round. Both rounds close at 5:00pm on Friday 12th February, 2016.

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