About Us

The NEW ZEALAND VINTAGE RADIO SOCIETY was formed in 1979 by a small group of enthusiasts. The main aim of the Society is to encourage the preservation of all types of early radio equipment and documentary material pertaining to the history of radio in New Zealand.

By joining the NZVRS you will be able to make contact with people of similar interests, to have a better opportunity to buy, sell or swap items of interest, to obtain access to a variety of components for restoration projects, circuit diagrams and other information associated with Vintage Radio.

Regular meetings are held across the country – check the calendar for more details of a local chapter close to you.

Our publication, the NZVRS Bulletin, covers all aspects of vintage radio. Space is provided for members to advertise items for sale or wanted, at no charge.
Both printed and electronic (PDF)  versions of the Bulletin are produced. A complete collection of back issues of the Bulletin in PDF form is available at a nominal fee.

The NZVRS maintains a library of circuit diagrams and service manuals for many New Zealand vintage radios. Currently over 1300 circuits have been scanned and this resource is available to members at a nominal charge.

If you are interested in joining, please fill in the membership application form and send your subscription to the Treasurer. Our financial year starts on 1 January and there is no reduction in the annual fee for joining after this date. All issues of the NZVRS Bulletin for the subscription year will be provided irrespective of what time of year you join.

Although the NZVRS is based in Auckland, many members live in other parts of the country and some have formed local groups, namely in the Wellington, Christchurch and Waikato areas.  At last count, the membership split is Auckland 38%, Central North Island 24%, Wellington 7%, South Island 20%, Overseas 11%.

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