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Purpose Statement

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 26,000 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.


Rhema Media - Our Purpose:

Rhema Media: Christian Media for New Zealand

Our purpose is to draw New Zealanders into an increasingly meaningful, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Through a focus on the three pillars of Content, Reach and Impact

Our Content will be engaging, relevant, and real. We will strive to produce content to such a high standard that it will move hearts, minds and souls. 

Our Reach will encompass a large and diverse audience, across current and emerging platforms, and forms of media.  

Our Impact will be evident in the lives of those who engage with our content. 

We believe that what we create and broadcast we will be an undeniable force in the media landscape of New Zealand, felt in Community, Church and Culture.

Our equation of purpose: Content + Reach = Impact


Tēnā koe e hoa

Welcome to our whare! 

Our heart beats for what we do

We tell people’s stories of faith

We share the journey towards eternity

We are whanau

We love Jesus our Lord and Saviour

We cherish our supporters

We serve our audience

We honour the Church

We respect each other and our heritage

We celebrate life to the full

We are Rhema Media.


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