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Wednesday 17 July 2019

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7:12 Dunedin Nights - A visit to the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital

Bryan Crump is broadcasting from RNZ's Dunedin studio all this week.  He's taking the opportunity to visit some local places of interest.

Kereru at Dunedin Wildlife Hospital

Kereru at Dunedin Wildlife Hospital Photo: RNZ Bryan Crump

Our first trip of the evening takes us down the road to the Otago Polytechnic's School of Vetrinary Nursing - which also houses the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital .

Wildlife Vetrinary Nurse Emily Brewer with a Kereru

Wildlife Vetrinary Nurse Emily Brewer with a Kereru Photo: RNZ Bryan Crump

Senior Wildlife Vet Nurse Angelina Martelli with Kereru

Senior Wildlife Vet Nurse Angelina Martelli with Kereru Photo: RNZ Bryan Crump

Wildlife Vetrinary Nurse Emily Brewer was there to show him around.

Hoiho in Recovery at Dunedin Wildlife Hospital.

Hoiho in Recovery at Dunedin Wildlife Hospital. Photo: RNZ Bryan Crump

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris investigates the news that this year's movie sequels are somehow substandard, and wonders what makes a sequel-worthy first episode.  He also checks out two other standard features this year:  local documentary Camino skies, and low-budget horror film, Crawl.

8:10 New findings on Fluid Turbulence.

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Photo: RNZ Andrew Robertson

Dr. Ashton Bradley, Otago University.

Dr. Ashton Bradley, Otago University. Photo: supplied Otago University

Bryan stirs a cup of tea with Dr. Ashton Bradley from Otago University.  He's part of a research collaboration with the University of Queensland which has just published a report in the magazine Science with some breakthrough findings in fluid turbulence which may have implications for our understanding of quark-gluon plasmas, electrons in solids, and the persistence of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, or could help create more efficient transportation.

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on the World

13 Minutes to the Moon logo (Supplied)

13 Minutes to the Moon logo (Supplied) Photo: Supplied/BBC

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Tonight, Kevin Fong introduces the final episode of the BBC World Service Podcast series, 13 Minutes to the Moon. The story of the first moon landing, told by the people who made it happen.

9:07 Book Reading - Plumb

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Photo: Penguin

We continue our reading of Maurice Gee's novel "Plumb" read by Barry Empson.

George Plumb is now an ordained Presbyterian Minister peaching in Thorpe, a South Island community in the early 1900's.

9:30 A Trip with the track gangs looking after the Taieri Gorge Railway.

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Photo: Dunedin Railways

As most regular listeners will have noticed, Bryan has a soft spot for trains.  So he couldn't really come to Dunedin without up trip up the Gorge.

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Photo: RNZ Bryan Crump

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Photo: RNZ Bryan Crump

On a crisp Tuesday morning with the Taieri fog just beginning to lift Bryan hitched a ride with Dave, Mike, Levi and Josh up the gorge as far as Hindon with the team loading railway sleepers on to the back of their truck.

The Gang - Josh Donaldson, Dave Mercer, Cameron Renata, Mike Rosewarne and Levi Renata

The Gang - Josh Donaldson, Dave Mercer, Cameron Renata, Mike Rosewarne and Levi Renata Photo: RNZ Bryan Crump

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 Inside Out

Nick Tipping celebrates Bastille Day with a set of French jazz, including Jacques Loussier, Les Double Six, Django Reinhardt, and Henri Texier.

Django Rheinhardt

Django Rheinhardt Photo: WP Gottlieb Public Domain