The kidney that Rachel Rouge donated. AKA " Bert"

The kidney that Rachel Rouge donated. AKA " Bert" Photo: Supplied / Rachel Rouge

Rachel Rouge

Rachel Rouge Photo: Natasha Halliday Photography.

7:12 Kidney Kindness

Would you donate a kidney to your child? your best friend? - how about to a total stranger? Rachel Rouge did just that a couple of months ago. We'll ask her all about the experience of giving away "Bert" the kidney. When Rachel's not giving her organs away she organises a monthly cabaret show in Wellington called The Menagerie.

7:35 Upbeat

Contemporary Swedish folk band the Goodland Trio is touring the country with their original music played on accordion, soprano sax and guitar. They will finish up their 14 gig tour at the Wellington Folk Festival over Labour weekend. Hanna Wiskari Griffiths, Jonathan Larsson and Oskar Reuter perform live in the studio.

8:12 Nights' Science - Toxicology

What danger lurks in daffodils? Our poison professor - toxicologist Dr. Leo Schep reveals the dark side of a bright flower.

8:30 Window on the World

Black Holes - Black holes remain the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe. But recent discoveries of gravitational waves formed by collisions of black holes have given scientists a new insight into these strange objects.

9:20 ROTN

ROTN, our right on the night serial.

9:30 Insight

This week in Insight Veteran's Affairs reporter Andrew McRae  explores future links with the EU  and asks if the sacrifice of New Zealand lives in both world wars make any difference today

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 Nashville Babylon

Mark Rogers presents the very best in, Americana and blues.On tonight's show - music from Dave Alvin, Elmore James and Tami Neilson.