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Review: Rugby League in New Zealand: A people’s history

2:14 pm today

A masterpiece of its genre, examining the history of the sport  from the inside out, Ryan Bodman makes us realise that rugby league has done well to survive, let alone thrive, writes Michael Burgess.


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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 by updates and reports until 1.00pm

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

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7:06 PM. Nights

RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information

10:00 PM. News at Ten

A roundup of today's news and sport

11:04 PM. Kiwi Classics

RNZ Music presents a series live concerts capturing Aotearoa's favourite musicians collaborating with New Zealand's finest orchestras

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