7:12 Fashion Week with Sonia Sly

This week RNZ's Sonia Sly dedicates her week to Fashion Week in Auckland. She'll have all the latest from the runways and the latest looks from our designers. She will join Bryan Crump to give him all the gossip from day one.

Sonia Sly

Sonia Sly Photo: Supplied.

7:30 The Sampler

Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville Photo: Supplied

In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger discusses the Neil Finn-produced debut of former Rockquest winner Jesse Sheehan; a sonically inspired collaboration between British/New Zealand band The Veils and U.S. hip-hop producer El-P; and a comfortably funky set from soul survivor Aaron Neville.

8:12 Nights' Pundit - Philosophy

Tonight Philosopher at large Ann Kerwin joins Bryan to muse on the ways we can think and could think. Tonight her focus is on Benedict Spinoza, a 17th century Dutch philosopher.

8:30 Window on the World

Philip Dodd explores the new world of cruising. Boarding in Shanghai he meets the passengers and crew who will sail the coast of China down to Hong Kong. The Chinese want different things from a cruise - they don't want to sit in the sun and they do want more of a sense of community on board. Ships are now being fitted especially for the Chinese market with these requirements in mind.

9:07 Tuesday Feature

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 World Music

Tonight in Episode 10 of WOMAD Taranaki  - The World's Festival 2016' features a live performance by Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha who certainly looked different, sounded like very little one has heard before and distinctly qualified as one of the 'discoveries' of the weekend. Their unique repertoire is informed by Ukrainian folk music with touches of Indian, Arabic and even Australian influences, to create a fascinating sound that enthralled a capacity audience.

Iryna Kovalenko & Olena Tsibulska complete the group's trio of women

Olena Tsibulska & Iryna Kovalenko (pictured on accordion) complete the group's trio of women Photo: Smial - Wikimedia Commons