7:12 An Aotearoa New Zealand Where Every Child Shines Bright

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Barnados has published it's briefing to the incoming government outlining what, in their experience needs to happen to make sure all children in New Zealand have a good start in life and can fulfill their potential.

We find out more from  Barnardo's Advocacy Manager Claire Achmad.

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at three films directed by women - Kathryn Bigelow's acclaimed Detroit…  English film Let me go, directed by documentary-maker Polly Steele…  and from France, Madame, starring Toni Colette and Harvey Keitel.

8:12 Quite a dish!

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Based at the The Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory, just south of Warkworth,  The Institute for Radio Astronomy & Space Research is the first (and only) radio astronomical institute in New Zealand.  It was founded in 2004. Its director, Professor Sergei Gulyaev joins us to tell us more.

8:30 Pants on Fire

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There is no more stinging betrayal than the discovery that your long term partner is cheating on you. In this episode we hear the personal accounts of two relationships as one partners lies and betrayal are uncovered. Listen to Pants on Fire to her about The Lies that Hurt.

9:07 The Drama Hour

9:07 Episode 7 of 'LifeAfter' by Mack Rogers

Now a double-agent spying on LifeAfter for the FBI, Ross Barns  must embark on a dangerous undercover mission into the heart of the LifeAfter community. And in the process he learns who is truly pulling the strings of the conspiracy as you'll hear in today's episode of LifeAfter following the news at 9.

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9:30 Part Seven of 'The 10pm Question' by Kate de Goldi

Only Ma listens patiently to 12 year old Frankie's 10 p.m. anxieties. But of course, it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask.

10:17 Late Edition

A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International,

11:07 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.

This week Nick checks out tracks invoking and evoking the sea and the sky, including Danilo Perez with Across the Crystal Sea, Katya Sourikova's December Sky, and Mike Nock's Land of the Long White Cloud.

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