7:12 Michael Kirby

Early last month - news came through that the India's Supreme Court had ruled that sex between consenting male adults did not constitute a crime.

The man who lead the campaign to decriminalise gay sex was Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, 52, heir to the throne of Rajpipla in western Gujarat state, an openly gay man himself.

One of the men who helped advise that legal campaign was the retired Australian judge, Justice Michael Kirby.

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7:35 Upbeat

The exploration of the subconscious mind is the inspiration behind Rosie Langabeer’s composition Occulmente, which is a finalist for the SOUNZ Contemporary Award at this year's Silver Scroll songwriting awards.

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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

Every year thousands of young girls, inspired by social media promoting the lavish modelling lifestyle, come to Paris Fashion Week dreaming of walking the catwalk for a big designer brand. Only a few will succeed. Former model and now BBC journalist, Alina Isachenka, follows 17-year-old schoolgirl Anna Vasileva from the city of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia on her challenging journey through tough competition and over-demanding casting directors to the top of the fashion industry.

9:10 Nights Sport

Dana Johansen joins us once again with her eye on the latest sports news.

9:30 Insight

This week on Insight RNZ Pacific's Sports Editor Vinnie Wylie asks if a Pacific based rugby team will ever get off the ground and why the New Zealand government is getting involved?

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

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On this week's show Mark spins tracks from Midlake, Uncle Tupelo, Ryan Adams and Eb & Sparrow. We also get a blues classic from the late Otis Rush, new music from Bennett, Wilson, Poole and Australia's McDermott & North and a bedtime story courtesy of Tom Waits.