Verbal Highs in partnership with AUT School of Communication Studies present:
An annual hui for Aotearoa’s podcasting community to meet, collaborate, learn, & grow.
Saturday 14 May, AK Central ⁃ Powered by Rockshop

Thanks to everyone who attended 2022 summit. What a great day, we have laid the foundations for an Aoteroa podcasting community.

This site will soon be updated with audio & images from the 2022 event… followed by details of NZ Podcasting Summit 2023!

The NZ Podcasting Summit provides a wharenui for Aoteroa’s podcast producers, presenters, practitioners, and providers.

This is an annual day-long event focusing on collaboration, education, sharing, and networking.

The inaugural NZ Podcasting Summit took place on Saturday May 14 2022.

The day included 15+ panellists and speakers over seven themed sessions.


9:00 am
Event Opens (30m)
Event and registration desk open. Sign in and uplift your summit pack at the registration desk. Help yourself to tea and coffee. Meet your fellow delegates.
9:30 am
Welcome #1 – AUT School of Communication Studies (10m)
A few words from Dr Matt Mollgaard (HOD Radio and Audio Media, AUT)
9:40 am
Welcome #2 – NZ Podcasting Summit (10m)
A few words from Summit HQ, before introducing your event host Mark Cubey.
9:50 am
Session #1 – Keynote Speaker #1: Justin Gregory, Senior Producer of Podcasts & Series, RNZ (AK, NZ) (55m)
Telling Stories Is A Team Sport: The RNZ podcast team works with a lot of external partners. In fact, they insist on it. Senior producer Justin Gregory explains why radical sharing is the way forward.
10:45 am
Morning Tea (15m)
11:00 am
Session #2 – Mic Breaker (50m)
Hosted by Bad Gigs podcast host and stand-up comedian Alan McElroy. Mic Breaker. It's like musical chairs without the music. Pass the parcel without the parcel. Speed dating without the dating. Now is the time to meet as many of your fellow delegates as possible. Trust and follow the process and the Alan.
12:45 pm
Lunch (60m)
3:35 pm
Break (20m)
4:50 pm
Session #7 – Keynote Speaker #2: Richard Palmer, Director of Market Development, Triton Digital (SYD, AU) (40m)
"There are more podcasts than ever before and even more podcast listeners. In turn, podcasting is an increasingly desirable medium for advertisers, and according to research from the International Advertising Bureau (IAB), podcast advertising grew 19% in 2021, with the market projected to surpass $2 billion by 2023...but what does this ultimately mean for podcasters? This session will explore the numbers behind the New Zealand podcast market and how hosts, networks and shows can ensure that they take advantage of this uptick in advertiser interest."
5:30 pm
Event Ends


Theatre WG126 & Level One Foyer

(Bottom Floor of Building)

AUT WG Building,

2 Governor Fitzroy Place,

Auckland Central 1010

About Us

The NZ Podcasting Summit aims to foster greater connection & collaboration among New Zealand podcast producers.

This summit also aims to foster connection & collaboration with producer affiliates, including media agencies & outlets, commentators & educators, commissioning organisations, production facilities, and technology providers.

Though the inaugural summit is capped at 100 attendees & a single programme, the plan & vision is that the event & community grows year-on-year.

– Lewis Tennant, Event Organiser

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Contact Us

For any & all media, brand partnership, programme, or general enquiries, please email

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