7:12 From the Quiet Life to the Metropolis.

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We Talk to Patrick Phelps who gave up the quiet life near Haast for the Chinese metropolis of Nanjing.

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7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris casts an eye on the Academy Awards winners this year, and reviews two films with an Oscar connection.  Chile's A Fantastic Woman won the Best Foreign Film award this year, while Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool is about an earlier Oscar-winner, actress Gloria Grahame.  Plus Jennifer Lawrence's thriller Red Sparrow.


8:10 Night Mail

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

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RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on the World

 Razan Alsous

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Three women who fled the countries they were born in because of war or conflict tell us how food helped them rebuild their lives, explore family secrets, and reconnect with their cultures. Their lives are very different, but they all share a yearning to regain what they have lost through food. Emily Thomas talks to Razan Alsous, a Syrian refugee who has built a successful cheese business in the north of England; Cambodian-American Nite Yun who has used her cooking business to understand the family history that her parents never spoke of; and Mandana Moghaddam who runs Persian cooking lessons in London, having fled Iran with her family after the revolution.

9:07 The Drama Hour

Dexter Guff is Smarter than you...and you can be too.

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The theme for this episode is all an elaborate ploy by Dexter to interview the executive assistant of the woman he has fallen for, Sharon Doyle. During this interview Dexter obtains information about Sharon's likes, dislikes and most importantly the name of the conference she will soon be attending. Dex sets a plan in motion to surprise Ms. Doyle with a visit.


Wilberfoss does what he can to repair the biocrystalline brain of the spaceship but a gigantic storm is approaching and may do more damage.

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

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 explores the Jerome Kern songbook.

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