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Six new songs you should listen to this week

18 Oct 2019

Homegrown guitar fuzz, classic New York hip-hop beats, dance hall riddims from France, and noisy Nashville country-rock are a few of the sounds you’ll hear on Song Crush this week.  Video, Audio

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12:04 AM. All Night Programme

A selection of the best RNZ National interviews and features including

3:05 Wapping Tales by Norma Ashworth (1 of 10, RNZ)

5:00 AM. First Up with Indira Stewart

New Zealand's early morning wake-up call

6:00 AM. Morning Report

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

6:20 and 6:50 Business News

6:26 Rural News

6:48 and 7:45 NZ Newspapers

9:06 AM. Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan

Current affairs and topics of interest, including:

10:45 The Reading: Highlighting New Zealand writing and performance

Noon Midday Report

RNZ news, followed by updates and reports until 1.00pm, including:

12:16 Business News

12:26 Sport

12:34 Rural News

12:43 Worldwatch

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)

4:06 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

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

6:30 PM. Trending Now

Highlighting the RNZ stories you're sharing on-line

6:55 PM. The House

Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament (RNZ)

7:06 PM. Nights with Bryan Crump

RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information

7:35 PM. Song Crush

A handpicked music selection of what's good from Aoteraoa and abroad (RNZ)

8:15 PM. Dateline Pacific

A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news (RNZ)

8:30 PM. Windows on the World

International public radio features and documentaries

9:06 PM. The Tuesday Feature

A selection of documentaries, discussions and lectures of note from New Zealand and beyond

10:00 PM. News at Ten

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:15 PM. Lately with Karyn Hay

A late night radio show with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories (RNZ)

11:06 PM. Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots (RNZ)

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