NIGHTS on RNZ National 
with skipper. Bryan Crump & navigator. Robyn Rockgirl Walker

On the show tonight (Thursday)...

Stephen Nortcliff said there had been a massive loss of biodiversity across the globe thanks to human intervention.

Stephen Nortcliff said there had been a massive loss of biodiversity across the globe thanks to human intervention. Photo: PHOTO NZ

7:12 SAVING SOILS
the pressure on soil resources (here and overseas), and strategies being put in place to best protect it - with Dr. Brent Clothier, Science Group Leader at Plant & Food Research, last years' winner of the L.I. Grange Medal for Outstanding Service to New Zealand Soil Science...

7:35 At the Movies
> movie reviews and film industry news with Simon Morris

8:12 Windows on the World - Greece: No Place to Die 
> international public radio documentaries

8:43 The Cultural Ambassadors - VIDEO GAMES
'Birth. Movies. Death' & GamePlanet reviewer Andrew Todd on saving the planet via a myriad of gaming platforms... emergent gameplay narratives - i.e. the stories that aren't specifically designed by game developers, but arise naturally through character creation, in-game freedom, and player choices, such as in the latest edition of Fallout, Fallout 4...


roster: Kate Mead (Contemporary Classical Music); Adrian Kinnaird (Comics & Graphic Novels); Miles Buckingham (Jamaican Music); Cliff Fell (Poetry); Kirsten Zemke (Hip Hop); Andrew Todd (Video Games); Fergus Barrowman (Jazz); Leilani Unasa (Pasifika); Paul Berrington (Electronic Music); & Chris Jannides (Dance)

8:59 conundrum clue 7

9:07 Our Changing World
> science, environment and medical research in New Zealand labs and out in the field

9:59 conundrum clue 8

10:17 Late Edition
> a round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International

11:07 The Eleventh Hour: Music 101 pocket edition 
> a condensed version of RNZ National's Music 101 with Emma Smith

... nights' time is the right time...