7:12 The World's Din

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New Zealanders started hearing things in new ways when new audio technologies arrived from overseas in the late 19th century. From the first public demonstration of a phonograph in a Blenheim hall in 1879, people were exposed to a succession of machines that captured, stored and transmitted sounds – through radio, cinema and recordings.

Peter Hoar has chronicled a ‘sonic revolution’ in how New Zealanders heard the world in his new book The World's Din.

7:35 Upbeat

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The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games finished yesterday with New Zealand competitors taking away a rich haul of medals. Photo: supplied

At the same time Festival 2018 was drawing big crowds and just like the integrated sports events this was a cultural festival with able and disabled artists working together.  

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A dance company from Wellington called Movement of the Human mounted a show called HuriHuri with wheelchair dancer Rodney Bell in a high wire duet with Brydie Colquhoun alongside young hip hop dancers and traditional Pacifika performers.

Choreographer Malia Johnstone says the response was enthusiastic and extremely positive. She also worked with Rodney on his one man show Meremere which he's touring through heartland Aotearoa this winter.

Just before he left for the Gold Coast Rodney Bell spoke to Eva Radich about putting his life story on stage in Meremere.

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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

Fears of a trade war are looming as the United States and China threaten each other with new tariffs - bringing into question the relevance of the global trade referee of the past few decades - the WTO. IN Global Business at half past four, Jonty Bloom asks  What does the organisation actually do? Could the world survive without the WTO?  And how big of a threat is it under?

9:10 Nights Sport

Silver Ferns Captain Katrina Grant is disappointed with the teams performance after their loss to England

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Dana Johansen joins us from around the corner from Eden Park.  In her sights this week are the Commonwealth Games, the Silver Ferns and the Black Sticks.

9:30 Insight

This week on Insight, Aucklanders are now being asked to dig deeper to finally fix the city's long-running and escalating problems. Todd Niall  looks at whether it's residents are ready to pay-up.

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Avondale residents turn out to hear how planned new targeted rates will work Photo: (RNZ Insight/Todd Niall)

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 Nashville Babylon

Dusty Springfield and The Echoes at an NME concert in 1965

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On this week’s show Mark says "happy birthday" to Loretta Lynn, Dusty Springfield and Madeleine Peyroux, spins tracks from Josh Ritter and Richard & Linda Thompson, drops a Lee 'Scratch' Perry take on a rock 'n' roll classic and an all time favourite from Miles Davis.