Nights for Tuesday 26 May 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 Red Dust

Fleur McDonald - Australian author.

Red Dust: hot and heavy... the Australian outback from a strong independent woman's point of view

7:30 The Sampler

New music reviews with Nick Bollinger.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 Prayers - religion

Professor Paul Morris - religions scholar, Victoria University.

Exploring the spiritual dimension of the human psyche.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 3

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Tuesday Feature:Ngā Uruora - The Groves of Life Ecology and History in a New Zealand Landscape

What significance should be placed on a few surviving remnants of the pre-agricultural landscape of Aoteraoa, and what would Joseph Banks made of his 'properest place for a colony…'? (Final, RNZ)

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 4

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.

11:06 Charlie Gilett's World of Music

Britain's guru of world music radio presents a personal selection (BBC)

Fall of Families thumb11:36 Bedtime story: The Fall of the Families by Phillip Mann

The second novel of Phillip Mann's epic chronicalling the struggle by aliens to regain their civilisations - lost to ruthless humans who colonised the galaxy exterminating all opposition.