7:12 Nights Science - Astronomy

Former University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore joins us once again for our regular look up at the night sky.

7:30 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger discusses the spine-tingling harmonies and modern-day field recordings of Mountain Man, and a revealing 6-disc document of the sessions that produced Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks.

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

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

Professor Adam Hart begins a short science series exploring The Genius of Accidents.. . .How, sometimes, the results you're looking for are not as important as those that appear unexpectedly. This week, he retells the stories of Viagra and CRISPR

9:07 Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand

Dylan van Winkel, Marleen Bailing and Rod Hitchmough have written a field guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand. In a special live interview, they join Bryan Crump tonight to tell us what they know.

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.