7:12 Nights Science

Dr Dillon Meyhew from Victoria University's Maths department,joins us on Nights  to talk gerrymandering.

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7:30 The Sampler


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In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger discusses the mad hook-filled debut of trans-national pop conglomerate Superorganism; the literate lyrics and memorable melodies of Lucy Dacus; and guitar fantasias from Julian Lage and Khrungabin.


8:10 Night Mail

To get in touch, email nights@radionz.co.nz , you can text us from your mobile on 2101 or you can find us on Facebook.

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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

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South African journalist Gavin Fischer gets exclusive access to newly available recordings from one of the most significant trials in modern political history - The Rivonia Trial. The Rivonia Trial took place in South Africa between December 1963 and 12 June 1964. The Rivonia Trial led to the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and the others among the accused who were convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life at the Palace of Justice, Pretoria.  Gavin Fischer has a personal connection. His great-uncle Bram Fischer led the defence of Nelson Mandela and his co-accused. Gavin looks back on the trial and Bram's decision to use his white privilege to fight apartheid - rather than be part of it - with Denis Goldberg, one of the last survivors of the trial.

9:07 Tuesday Feature

President Trump has signed an order imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminium imports. So will the move rebuild and protect the US steel industry, as the president has pledged? Will it result in a trade war? And is American economic nationalism pushing its closest trading partners away from the US - towards free trade with each other?  Carrie Gracie calls in a group of experts to discuss what might happen…

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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 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight features music from 3 artists who will be playing Womad March 16 - 18 in New Plymouth as well as a brief live interlude with Chinese musician Wu Man, the world-renowned virtuoso of the Chinese lute - The Pipa. She is an extraordinary musician and prolific collaborator.

Wu Man with Trevor Reekie

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