7:12 Inspiring Explorers

New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust is looking for inspiring explorers to attempt a crossing of the Greenland ice cap. We speak to Trust Executive Director Nigel Watson and previous inspiring explorer Isobel Ewing.

7:30 The Sampler


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In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger discusses the mix of electronica, classical orchestration and personal mythology of Christcurch artsit Indi; the disco beats and dark meditations of Yumi Zouma; and the reissue of a 70s Kiwi classic from Golden Harvest.

Yumi Zouma

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8:12 Tiling the Plane

In May of this year, resolving a problem that is nearly 100 years old, the French mathematician Michaël Rao announced that he had catalogued all families of convex pentagonal tiles that can be used to tile the plane. Is this great great news for people planning a bathroom refurb??    We'll be asking Night's Mathematician Dr. Dillon Mayhew from Victoria University's School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research. Tune in and find out!.

8:30 Window on the World

An Iraqi woman and her family sit outside their farm house near the Sinjar mountains in northern Iraq.

An Iraqi woman and her family sit outside their farm house near the Sinjar mountains in northern Iraq. Photo: flickr/ DVIDSHUB

As they retreat from Northern Iraq so-called Islamic State has left thousands of women and children behind. Some are the abandoned families of IS fighters, others are being held as prisoners or slaves. There are also boys who were forced to fight for IS. A desperate effort is now underway to reunite these women and children with the families they have been separated from - and to rehabilitate those whose minds have been stolen by the group. Tim Whewell reports from Iraq on the children left behind by the fighters of Islamic state.

9:07 Tuesday Feature

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Photo: By James Cowan (The New Zealand Wars) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A dramatised documentary  recreating the political manoeuvrings behind the invasion of Parihaka in Taranaki on 5 November 1881

10:17 Late Edition

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

11:07 Worlds of Music

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On Worlds of Music Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of trans global music, fusion and folk roots.

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Episode 60 is devoted to the eclectic line of artists coming to the TSB Bowl of Brooklands on the 16-18 March 2018 to play at the wonderful Womad Music Festival.

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