7:10 Accounting for the government - Treasury's response

The Treasury's chief economist Girol Karacaoglu on the long-term fiscal outlook, in response to our recent discussion with Professor Sue Newberry.

7:30 Spectrum

People, places and events in New Zealand.

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 Arts - Video games

Joystick ninja Matt Maguire rescues princesses and saves the earth countless times via a myriad of gaming platforms. Tonight, the war for your living rooms – new gaming consoles.

9:06 The Wednesday Drama - The Cairo Trilogy, by Naguib Mahfouz (Part 2 of 3)

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz and recorded on the streets of Cairo. This episode begins is the late 1920s with Egypt nominally independent but still under British influence, and ends in the mid 1930s with an outbreak. (BBC)

9:30 Outspoken

A series of half-hour current affairs programmes, featuring Radio New Zealand's most experienced correspondents.

10:00 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 Jazz Times - Vocalese: The Sound of the Jive Jazz Poets

In the first of this new series we listen to the sound of the jive jazz poets, known as 'vocalese'. Many of the artists are also scat singers and jazz poets. This programme features vocal jazz classics by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, King Pleasure, Eddie Jefferson, Babs Gonzales, Bob Dorough, Slim Gaillard, Joe Carroll and others.
With host Howard Burchette.