Nights for Thursday 21 May 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 Lake Eyre Basin management

Seve Wilson - field operations team leader, Desert Channels Queensland.

As Queensland floodwaters flow along normally dormant creeks and rivers to reach Australia's lowest point, 15 metres below sea level, Lake Eyre in South Australia, the world's largest salt lake, is once again bursting into life. The Lake Eyre Basin covers about one-sixth of Australia, or 1.2 million square kilometres including a large part of inland Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

7:24 Salty Sailing

Bob Blackway Commodore, Lake Eyre Yacht Club.

One of Australia's more hopeful sporting organisation has yachting clubrooms but generally there's actually no water to sail on, however, the recent flooding from Queensland means a regatta is being planned.

7:30 Spectrum:

People, places and events in New Zealand.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 Hot Rocks - geology

Hamish Campbell - geologist, GNS Science.

Drilling a core into the geologic cycle ... a bit of late Triassic marine fossils in Argentina as well as the geology of Australia.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 7

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Our Changing World:

Radio New Zealand's science and environment programme.

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 8

10 pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition:

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06 The Music Mix:

Music, talk, live sessions, and coverage of contemporary music and events.