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Unknown Country: Listening for the Sound of Aotearoa New Zealand

3 Dec 2023

Award-winning writer, musician, and broadcaster Nick Bollinger investigates what differentiates New Zealand pop music from its overseas cousins, and what that can tell us about our identity in the 2023 Lilburn Lecture. Video, Audio


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12:04 AM. All Night Programme

A selection of the best RNZ National interviews and features.

5:00 AM. First Up with Nathan Rarere

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6:00 AM. Morning Report with Ingrid Hipkiss and Corin Dann

RNZ's three-hour breakfast news show with news and interviews, bulletins on the hour and half hour.

9:06 AM. Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan

Current affairs and topics of interest.

Noon Midday Report

RNZ news, followed up by updates and reports.

1:06 PM. Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

An upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time (RNZ)

3:45 PM. The Panel with Wallace Chapman

An hour of discussion, featuring a range of panellists from right along the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests (RNZ)

5:00 PM. Checkpoint with Lisa Owen

RNZ's weekday drive-time news and current affairs programme

6:30 PM. Trending Now

Highlighting the RNZ stories you're sharing on-line

7:06 PM. Nights

RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information

7:08 PM. Mr Lyttle meets Mr Big

We continue our new podcast series as we investigate one of Aotearoa's most controversial investigations and murder trials.

10:00 PM. News at Ten

A roundup of today's news and sport

11:04 PM. Nashville Babylon

Mark Rogers offers the very best in Americana, alt country, folk soul and blues music (RNZ)

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