6:30 The After-Work Swim

We're kicking off a half hour early all this week which gives us a timely opportunity to find out about your favourite after-work swimming spot.

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Photo: Oren Rozen [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Tonight we're joined by Annette Lees author of Swim: A Year of Swimming Outdoors in New Zealand

7:12 Look, No Lycra!

Kat Jungnickel is on the line from Goldsmiths College in London to talk about her research into Victorian women's cycling clothing.

7:35 Upbeat

As our friends at Upbeat haven't kicked off their new year yet, Bryan gets a chance to pick a bit of his favourite music. 

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David Bowie narrating Peter and the Wolf; music by Sergei Prokovief with the Philidephia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

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

An 87 year old widow's sixty year campaign for the French state to take responsibility for her husband's death in the Algerian War.

9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lampp is with is for our first sporting outing of 2019.

9:30 Insight

Leigh-Marama McLachlan explores whether now is the time to make Te Reo Maori compulsory in the curriculum.

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Photo: RNZ / Tom Furley

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

On tonight's Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers spins new music from Howe Gelb, Lula Wiles, Holly Golightly and Joshua Ray Walker. There's also tracks from Jimmie Rodgers and Patsy Cline plus a soulful take on a country classic courtesy of Candi Staton.