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Full circle: from CBA scholarship
winner to on-air presenter

“When I reflect on Easter, I think about how God is not surprised or ‘undone’ by the world and what’s going on in it, or by our humanity. He didn’t come to gloss over things. He very much understood the cost of what it would mean to be human and eventually to save us. Easter reminds me of how much God hears us, and how His face is constantly turning towards us.”


Kaitlin Ruddock

We’re delighted to introduce a fresh voice to our line-up of talented broadcasters this Good Friday. Kaitlin Ruddock is a familiar face on TVNZ as part of the Fair Go team. She spent several years as video journalist for 1News, covering the top of the South Island, researching, filming and fronting all of her own stories. Her television work has taken her as far as Antarctica, where she produced the interactive documentary Answers Under the Ice.

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Kaitlin began her media career as a teenager in Thames, reading news and doing promotions on her local radio station Coromandel FM, and co-presenting on Ngā Iwi FM in Paeroa. In 2013, whilst studying at the NZ Broadcasting School, she was awarded a CBA Scholarship, after which she became an active member of CBA’s ‘Salt’ community of Christians working in NZ media. It’s been exciting watching Kaitlin’s career go from strength to strength over the intervening years.


When we asked Kaitlin to be part of the Easter on-air team, she did not hesitate.

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This Easter, with your help, CBA will again share the heart of the Christian faith with 300,000+ listeners

We have the privilege of once again being granted NZ’s largest commercial radio audience for 12 hours on Good Friday. More than 80 percent of our listeners are those you won’t see at church on Sunday. This, and much more, is made possible with your faithful support. Please give generously to enable us to broadcast the life-changing Good News of the Easter message.


To donate, click here, or bank transfer to account number 12-3110-0014706-00, or call 0800 772 937 to talk to Erin to make a donation over the phone. •

Newstalk ZB programme schedule

Good Friday

  •  6-9am: Peter Wolfkamp and Katilin Ruddock

  •  9am-12pm: Sam and Julia Bloore

  • 12-3pm: Tash McGill and Indira Stewart

  • 3-6pm: Rev Frank Ritchie and Jax van Buuren

Click here to find your Newstalk ZB frequency to tune in.

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