7:12 Mariachi

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Our cultural ambassador Mona-Lynn Courteau is back once again with another wander through the music of Latin America.  Tonight we're in Mexico and it's Mariachi time!

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7:35  Songs of the Spirit

Methodist lay-preacher John Thornley joins us once again to explore the spiritual side of songs. In this episode, the music of Ariana Tikao.

 Ariana Tikao,  a performer and composer of music in Te Reo Māori and English

Ariana Tikao, a performer and composer of music in Te Reo Māori and English Photo: supplied

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

Young Taiwanese entrepreneurs working in a start-up hub are offered attractive sweeteners. But this isn't in California or even Taipei, it's on the outskirts of Shanghai. The People's Republic of China is setting its sights on Taiwan's youth by encouraging them to relocate to the 'mainland' - across the straits from their home island where wages have stagnated as its economic growth fails to keep pace with that of the mainland.

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9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lampp is back with is for our look at the world of sport.  Tonight Joseph Parker, Sevens Rugby and Club Rugby Finals.

Joseph Parker hits the canvas against Dillian Whyte.

Joseph Parker hits the canvas against Dillian Whyte. Photo: Photosport

9:30 Insight

This week on Insight…RNZs Maori News Correspondent Leigh-Marama Mclachlan asks, could compulsory Te Reo in schools reduce racism?

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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 Nashville Babylon

Heart Attack Alley

Heart Attack Alley Photo: Supplied

Every Monday on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues. On this week's show Mark plays homegrown blues, country and folk from New Zealand's Heart Attack Alley, John The Baptist and French For Rabbits He also wishes legendary guitarist Buddy Guy a happy birthday and spins classics from Dr John, Harry Nilsson and Little Walter.

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