7:12 Songs of the Spirit - John Thornley

Methodist lay-preacher, John Thornley, selects another spiritual pop song. This evening, Moana Maniapoto and Don McGlashan; "House of Strife" from Moana's album, "Rima".

7:30 The Sampler

In The Sampler Nick Bollinger discusses the space-lounge excursion of Arctic Monkeys, the country gospel of Ry Cooder and a new album of brass and sass from Tami Neilson.

8:10 Night Mail

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

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 - Shea Gold

Shea butter has become a preferred commodity for makers of skin products because of its natural healing properties and by confectioners as a cocoa butter substitute. But while we slap on body creams, bathe with soaps and enjoy sweets with shea butter extracts, how many of us know where the butter comes from and what life is like for the women who make it for income to support their families? Journalist and BBC Focus on Africa presenter Akwasi Sarpong heads to Ghana to hear the stories of rural women at the bottom of the pyramid of a multi-million dollar confectionery, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industry relying on shea butter from Africa.

9:07 Tuesday Feature - The World's Marriage Story

In the week that Britain hosted another Royal Wedding, our Tuesday feature is a special edition of 'The Why Factor' which asks why so many people across the world continue to place their faith in the old-age institution of Marriage.

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. Episode 85 features an interview with the local ensemble Ponguru, meaning sonorous, resonant, deep-toned, gruff. Ponguru is a unique New Zealand recorded work conceived, composed and performed by ngā taonga pūoro artist Alistair Fraser and double-bassist Phil Boniface who bring together the low voice of the double-bass, as well as the many voices of ngā taonga pūoro. It's an exploration of timbre, space, melody and our shared musical language. It makes for a unique recording brilliantly realized by the Rattle Records label.