7:12 Native Fish - Stella McQueen

Torrentfish are the skateboarders or parkour artists of the aquarium.

Torrentfish are the skateboarders or parkour artists of the aquarium. Photo: Stella McQuuen

Stella McQueen, our Native Freshwater Fish Specialist joins us once again.  Tonight she's looking at the different 'personalities' of our native fish.

7:30 Songcrush

Nick Bollinger is taking a six month break from our regular music review program The Sampler.

In its place, Song Crush: a new podcast and radio show, in which the team at RNZ Music recommend music the old fashioned way.

No algorithms were used in the making of this program - just ears, feet and hearts.


Songcrush Photo: Public Domain

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

The second part of the series Solving Alzheimers examines how governments will find the money and workers to care for peopkle living with Alzheimers. Dementia is now a trillion-dollar disease, and with the numbers of people living with the condition doubling every 20 years, the burden will fall unevenly on developing countries where the growth rate is fastest.

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9:07 Tuesday Feature

Lana Lopesi talks with Associate Professor Damon Salesa in front of an Auckland audience about how the digital and online and online revolution is affecting indigenous communities in the Pacific. Lopesi's book False Divides has been published by Bridget Williams Books.

Lana Lopesi / Damon Salesa

Lana Lopesi / Damon Salesa Photo: Twitter / RNZ: Koroi Hawkins

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. Tonight, more of a Womad theme including an interview with Blick Bassy from Cameroon who played Womad 2018 to a rapturous reception despite being relatively unknown. Blick sings in his native tongue of Bassa (one of 270 languages spoken in Cameroon) and broke through internationally when one of his songs (sung in Bassa) was used globally in a TVC for Apple I-phone 6.

Blick Bassy at Womad 2018

Blick Bassy at Womad 2018 Photo: photo by Michael Flynn