7:15 Sri Lankan Society

How Sri Lanka has progressed from colonial times, through a protracted civil war to it's current independence . Insights on how the country can progress into the future with Emeritus Prof. Laksiri Jayasuriya from The University of Western Australia.

His book is Taking Social Development Seriously: The Experience of Sri Lanka.

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 NZ History

Key turning points that helped to shape New Zealand with Te Ara editor and historian Jock Phillips.

Tonight, the 1900s: Seddon, 1905 All Blacks tour, South African War, general affluence, the Christchurch exhibition, the Plunket Society, plus lots of splendid buildings and becoming a confident nationalistic place.

9 pm News and weather

9:06 Insight

9:40 Sport: History

Turning back the clock on tests, triumphs and turnarounds with sports writer Joseph Romanos... winter sports and NZ's history in the Winter Olympics, which started in a rather piecemeal fashion in 1952.

10 pm Late Edition

A review of the 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 and weather

11:06 Beale Street Caravan

The best in blues from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.