7:12 Unpaid and Priceless

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Tomorrow is International Volunteer Day - we talk to Michelle Kitney General Manager of Volunteering New Zealand  to take a look at volunteering in New Zealand in 2017 and find our how things are changing and what's in store for the future.

7:35 Upbeat

Steve Barta

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US pianist Steve Barta is hoping to interest a New Zealand orchestra in his arrangement of Claude Bolling's 1975 orchestral crossover hit: Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano. Barta is a composer and arranger from Texas who's always had a passion for the flute. In his new arrangement he's worked with leading US flutist Hubert Laws to breathe new life into Bolling's orchestral suite which spent 530 weeks in the classical charts and spawned the term "crossover".

8:12 Building Aspirations

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The government has set the aspirational target of building 100,000 affordable homes in New Zealand over the next 10 years. We talk to engineer Geoff Hunt and discuss the practicalities of this.

8:30 Window on the World

Italian food is known and loved across the world, but much of what is consumed doesn't actually come from Italy. Could what some are calling 'the Disneyland of food', be the answer to increasing understanding and boosting exports? Emily Thomas takes a trip around FICO Eataly World in Bologna - a huge shopping park and speaks to the people behind the project, and visits local producers in Bologna.

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9:10 Night Mail

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9:30 Insight

This week, Insight investigates the fight against Kauri dieback.

A kauri tree in the Waitakere Ranges.

A kauri tree in the Waitakere Ranges. Photo: RNZ / Sally Murphy

10:17 Late Edition

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

11:07 Nashville Babylon

Pokey LaFarge live at Radio NZ.

Pokey LaFarge live at Radio NZ. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Every Monday on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues. On this week's show Mark plays favourites from Pokey LaFarge, Elmore James and Little Esther. There's also classic country from Tammy Wynette and Lyle Lovett, new music from Margo Price and a festive classic courtesy of CW Stoneking.

Margo Price

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