Nights for Monday 18 December 2017
6:30 The Six-Thirty Sit Down
Put the jug on, stick your feet up, pour a cold one and sit back for a half hour of music with Bryan Crump.
7:12 Rainbow Pasefika
Rainbow Pasefika is planning an attempt at the world's longest rainbow lei at the 2018 Wellington Pasifika Festival next month, as part of a wider goal to increase visibility of the Pasifika LGBTQ community in general - and at this festival. Leilani Sio is in the Wellington Studio to tell us more.
This is the season for giving, and that's exactly what a group of musicians and students from various medical backgrounds are coming together to do. The concert Semblemande, will give classical music to the crowds in Auckland and Hamilton and will donate the proceeds to St Vincent de Paul. Concert co-founder cellist Catherine Kwak on the repertoire and the importance of giving.
8:12 The Botany of Christmas/the Winter Solstice
From the conifers that are our Christmas Trees to holly, mistletoe, wheat and even radishes, plants are a central part of December celebrations worldwide. Nights' botanist Bec Stanley joins us to share a tip on how to keep your Christmas tree looking good for longer, and to help you decide on what's greener, a real tree or a fake one.
8:30 Window on the World
The first of two programmes exploring why so many young people across the globe are turning away from farming, and what can be done to tempt them back. Emily Thomas meets families in Kenya, the UK and the Netherlands to find out how farmer's sons and daughters really feel about taking over the family business. How much of a role do economics, regulations, lifestyle and public perceptions play in driving them from agriculture?
9:10 Night Mail
This week Insight heads to Timor Leste 5 years after New Zealand peacekeeping troops withdrew to gauge if the independent nation is heading in the right direction.
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
On this week's show show Mark plays some of his favourite tracks from 2017 - including music from John Moreland, Margo Price, Ian Felice, Steve Earle, Son Volt and Sam Outlaw plus homegrown tunes from Heather Weir and Nadia Reid.