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" and 78rpm unless noted.

ANDERSEN 

Dunedin 

ASTOR 

Auckland 

BLENHEIM RECORDING STUDIOS

BORHAMS RADIO SERVICE

Palmerston North

H.L. BYRN

Masterton

CHRISTCHURCH RECORDING STUDIO

Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH RECORDINGS

COLUMBUS 

Wellington 

COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING SERVICES 

CONTINENTAL 

New Plymouth

DIXON'S 

Hamilton 

DOWN'S 

Marton 

DWG 

Wellington
(Dobbs-Wiggins Goldberg Ltd) 

DUNFORDS

Christchurch

ELECTRICAL RECORDING CO

Wellington

FAMILY RECORDINGS

Christchurch

GISBORNE SOUND SYSTEMS

HIFI RECORDING CO 

Wellington 

HMV Commercial/Custom 

ISLAND BAY

Wellington

JOHN FRASER PRODUCTIONS

Timaru

JORDAN'S

Invercargill

'K' SOUND SYSTEMS

Wanganui

KELLY 

Auckland 

LINTAS

Wellington

LOMAS 

Dunedin

LOTUS

MAGNESS 

Auckland 

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

Christchurch

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

SHIPLEY'S RADIO SERVICE

Christchurch

SKILTONS 

Palmerston North

SONIC

The Island Bay Recording Studios, Wellington

SOUNDCRAFT STUDIOS 

Wellington

STARADIO 

Wellington

STEBBING'S 

Auckland

STEWARTS

  Timaru

TANZA 

Auckland 

TELESLIDE 

THOMAS E. SIMS 

Wellington 

TIMARU RECORDING STUDIOS 

(see also Metronome) 

TRU-TONE

New Plymouth

ZODIAC 

Auckland


Others offering recording services in New Zealand were:
(some are 33 1/3rpm)
AUCKLAND RECORDING SERVICES
W. BATE (Blenheim)
BEACON RECORDING STUDIOS (Auckland)
B&R RECORDING CO (Auckland)
CHESHIRES (Wellington)
COURIER RECORDING SERVICES (Pal. Nth?)
FIDELITY RECORDING STUDIOS (Christchurch)
HANNAH RECORDING
HARRIS SOUND SYSTEMS (Napier)
KENSINGTON
KIWI DISCS (New Plymouth)
MANAWATU SOUND SERVICE (Palmerston North)
MAYFAIR (Dunedin)
MELLOTONE (i.e. NEWTOWN RECORDING STUDIOS, Wellington)
NAMARA RECORDING STUDIOS (Wellington) 
NEWTOWN RECORDING STUDIOS (Wellington)
OCTAGON RECORDING STUDIOS (Dunedin)
JOHN POTTS'
PRESTO-CUT RECORDINGS (Wellington)
RADIO BROADCASTING CO
REXELS LTD (Pal. Nth)
S.H. SOUND SYSTEMS
SCAMMELL & EGLINGTON
SOUND RECORDINGS LTD
STANNAGE RADIO LTD (Auckland)
P.R. STEVENS (Gisborne)
TRUE TONE RECORDING SERVICE (Wellington)
TRICITY HOUSE (Christchurch)
WHINCOP'S RADIO SERVICE (Napier)
WILDING RECORDING STUDIOS

Scans of any of the above welcomed.

(Many thanks to Alistair Gilkison for many additions to this list & Stephen Jones 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 17/5/15 (Several new NZ lacquers & sleeves)
(c) 2007+ Adam Miller

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