7:12 Nights Science - New Zealand Native Fish

Our native fish expert, Stella McQueen is back and tonight she's talking Bullies.  Bullies tend to get ignored but they are fascinating little creatures. Especially their spawning and bullying behaviours.

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7:30 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger reviews a post-punk period piece from Auckland band Superturtle; an acoustic blues set with the local twist from Darren Watson; and a free-flowing set of both personal and political musings from Neneh Cherry.


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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

In February 2017, President Trump made a speech to his supporters. He moved on to the topic of immigration and Sweden. "You look at what's happening last night in Sweden," he told the crowd at a rally in Florida. "They took in large numbers; they're having problems like they never thought possible". This confused the Swedes because they had not noticed anything happening that Friday night in their country.Ruth Alexander travels to Stockholm and Malmö to find out the truth about what is going on.

9:07 Tuesday Feature

This week's Tuesday Feature is the second part of our BBC World Service series looking at the way the opioid epidemic in America is impacting the criminal justice system. We meet the drug court judge who tells us about her hopes for those going through the court. We attend the drug court graduation ceremony and follow the police as they search for drugs.

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

Sing Me Home - Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble

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Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight ,music from The Silk Road Ensemble who have been announced as headlining Womad 2019. There's also new music from Malian superstar Salif Keita, a stunning 9 piece Mongolian ensemble Anda Union, Ethiopian chanteuse Minyeshu who's new album Daa Dee is making waves and a new album by The Plaza Francia Orchestra featuring a couple of musicians from The Gotan Project.