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Today’s Schedule

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

A selection of the best RNZ National interviews, features, music and drama

5:00 AM. First Up with Nathan Rarere

New Zealand's early morning wake-up call

6:00 AM. Morning Report

RNZ's three-hour breakfast news show with news and interviews and bulletins on the hour and half-hour with Susie Ferguson and Corin Dann

9:06 AM. Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan

Current affairs and topics of interest

Noon Midday Report with Mani Dunlop

RNZ news, followed 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 including The Detail https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-detail

7:06 PM. Nights with Bryan Crump

RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information

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)

11:04 PM. Nashville Babylon

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

This week’s schedule