7:12 Nights Culture - Jazz

Fergus Barrowman is back with a selection of the best jazz tunes for your Thursday evening.

Norma Winstone

Norma Winstone Photo: By Andy Newcombe Farnborough, UK [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

7:35 New Horizons

Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Elton John and Bernie Taupin Photo: By Uni/Universal City Records (eBay itemphoto frontphoto back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

William Dart takes a listen to two new albums which "re-imagine" the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, featuring artists as diverse as Lady Gaga, Mary J Blige, and Willie Nelson.

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

Smart Contact using Blockchain technology

Smart Contact using Blockchain technology Photo: (You Tube screenshot)

How the process of creating your own digital currency - known as an "Initial Coin Offering" - is raising billions for startup companies, but also raising fears among regulators that amateur investors are being scammed out of their money. Rory Cellan-Jones talks to entrepreneurs around the world who claim they will use blockchain tech to disrupt everything from online dating to luxury car investment. And he hears from sceptics who warn the ICO craze is down to a bubble in cryptocurrencies that's set to burst.

9:07 Our Changing World

Rhys Mills sticks individual mistletoe seeds to a kohuhu trunk. The seeds are the small yellow blobs.

Rhys Mills sticks individual mistletoe seeds to a kohuhu trunk. The seeds are the small yellow blobs. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

This week on Our Changing World, a rescue mission that is helping return native mistletoes to Wellington city, and a two-month expedition to study New Zealand's largest fault and install two underwater earthquake observatories.

9:30 This Way Up

Meaty mix

Meaty mix Photo: (Raw Essentials website rawessentials.co.nz)

Simon Morton meets Lyn Thomson is a vet who advocates for the benefits of a raw pet food diet. She founded a pet food shop called Raw Essentials back in 2008 which now has 9 stores in Auckland and Hamilton. But she's recently sold the business to focus on getting some better scientific research done about the pros and cons of a raw food diet.

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 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Edition we host a panel discussion with three of the Best Producer nominees at this year's Pacific Music Awards, and feature live tracks from Louis Baker and Being.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly