7:10 Our Own Odysseys - Ceremonies With Swords In Syria

When Chris Chapman was in Syria in 1999, he got to attend a most extraordinary (if not rather secretive) ceremony.

7:30 The Sampler

A weekly review and analysis of new CD releases.

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 Global Neighbours - Palestine

Reporting from Ramallah in the West Bank of the Palestinian territories, pop. 4,152,102 (est. 2010) is freelance journalist Nida' Tuma.

9:06 The Tuesday Feature - Appeasing 499 Hungry Ghosts: The Ventnor Documentary

On the 28 October 1902 the S.S. Ventnor struck a reef and sank off the coast of Hokianga. Along with coal destined for Hong Kong, it was carrying the exhumed bones of 499 Chinese miners who had died while toiling the gold fields of New Zealand. Their last dying wish was for their remains to be re-interred with loved ones back home in China.

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.

11:06 The Putumayo World Music Hour

Hosted by Rosalie Howarth, The Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures around the world.

This week we hear from a new generation of French musicians who honour their melodic past while embracing the future, injecting the nouvelle scene with irreverent humour and classic French flair.

See the Putumayo website for more about this programme