78rpm records produced in New Zealand

  = strictly local issue

All are 10" unless noted.

ARTRANSA

AUROTOR 

BOSWORTH

Pressed by Stebbings.

CHURCH of the NAZARENE

CAPITOL

CENTURY PARTY RECORDS

COAST

COLUMBIA

CORONET

DECCA

ESQUIRE

Pressed by Stebbings.

FIDELITY

Pressed by Stebbings.

HALLMARK

Pressed by Stebbings.

HMV

LONDON

MGM

MERCURY

PARLOPHONE

PHILIPS

PRESTIGE 

RCA

REGAL-ZONOPHONE

RODEO

STEBBING 

TANZA 

TASMAN

TEMPO

WING

ZODIAC 

 

Recording Studios.

New Zealand also had many recording studios offering recording capability to the general public, usually on aluminium-cored discs coated with cellulose nitrate lacquer.  Some have not been found at 78rpm, but are shown here for completeness.  10" unless noted.

ANDERSEN 

ASTOR 

BLENHEIM RECORDING STUDIOS

BORHAMS RADIO SERVICE

Palmerston North

H.L. BYRN

Masterton

CHRISTCHURCH RECORDINGS

COLUMBUS 

COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING SERVICES 

CONTINENTAL 

New Plymouth

DIXON'S 

DOWN'S 

DWG 

ELECTRICAL RECORDING CO

GISBORNE 

HIFI RECORDING CO 

HMV Commercial/Custom 

JOHN FRASER PRODUCTIONS

Timaru

'K' SOUND SYSTEMS

Wanganui

KELLY 

LINTAS

LOMAS 

Dunedin

LOTUS

MAGNESS 

MASCOT

Auckland

METRONOME

Timaru Recording Studios

NATIONAL BROADCASTING SERVICE

NEEDHAM RADIO  

NELSON SOUND RECORDING SYSTEM

N.Z.B.S./N.Z.B.C.  

New Zealand Broadcasting Service/Corporation

NEW ZEALAND RECORDING & PUBLICITY STUDIOS

OAMARU RECORDING SERVICE

ORLY

Christchurch

PRESTO

(generic disc, studio unknown)

RADIO SUPPLIES

R.C.N.Z. 

Recording Corporation of New Zealand

ROTORUA RADIOS LTD 

ROBBINS RECORDINGS & TELEVISION FILMS LTD 

R.S.L. 

Recording Studios Ltd, Wellington

SKILTONS 

Palmerston North

SONIC

The Island Bay Recording Studios, Wellington

SOUNDCRAFT STUDIOS 

Wellington

STARADIO 

Wellington

STEBBING'S 

Auckland

TANZA 

TELESLIDE 

THOMAS E. SIMS 

TIMARU 

ZODIAC 

Auckland


Others offering recording services in New Zealand were:

AUCKLAND RECORDING SERVICES
CHESHIRES (Wellington)
DUNFORD RECORDINGS (Christchurch)
FIDELITY RECORDING STUDIOS (Christchurch)
HANNAH RECORDING
JORDAN'S (Invercargill)
KENSINGTON
MANAWATU SOUND SERVICE (Palmerston North)
MELLOTONE (i.e. NEWTOWN RECORDING STUDIOS, Wellington)
NAMARA RECORDING STUDIOS (Wellington) 
NEWTOWN RECORDING STUDIOS (Wellington)
JOHN POTTS'
PRESTO-CUT RECORDINGS (Wellington)
RADIO BROADCASTING CO
S.H. SOUND SYSTEMS
SCAMMELL & EGLINGTON
SOUND RECORDINGS LTD
TRUE TONE RECORDING SERVICE (Wellington)
WILDING RECORDING STUDIOS

Plus some 12" ones (some are 33 1/3 RPM):

HARRIS SOUND SYSTEMS (NAPIER)
KIWI DISCS (NEW PLYMOUTH)
TRICITY HOUSE (CHRISTCHURCH)

(Many thanks to Alistair Gilkison for many additions to this list & George Boraman and John Fraser for some new labels to illustrate.)



Record Production Figures in NZ 1955-58



For references used, refer Australian and New Zealand 78s
Plus Dennis O. Huggard's booklets on Stebbing & Tanza.

Last updated 21 June 2011 (John Fraser, Orly, Mascot, NBS, Lintas & Lotus and others)
(c) 2007-11 Adam Miller

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