7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Latin American Music

With Carnival coming up in a couple of weeks, Mona-Lynn Courteau takes a look at the music being played at the festival.

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7:35 New Horizons

William Dart listens to the last two songs in Lawrence Arabia's year-long Singles Club project. And because one of these has an orchestral arrangement by Van Dyke Parks, William is happy enough to wallow in some VDP gloriousness.

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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

What drives people to stake their livelihood on sponge? Three cake makers discuss the pressure and privilege of creating show-stopping centrepieces for major celebrations. From a perfect replica of a cow to a cake hanging from the ceiling, they reveal the engineering and money that go into some of the most formidable bakes.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, Sonia Sly goes in search of the Kiwi accent and discovers that young women are important in shaping its evolution, and Alison Ballance continues to keep up with the kakapo and has news of plenty of chicks.

9:30 The Podcast Hour

Some more top podcasts selected by Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour.

First, a self-help goddess straight from the Sixties and then 'Imaginary Advice' blends fiction and documentary in sometimes surreal stories about the strange world we live in.

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 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Edition we talk to Dr Kirsten Zemke about recent abuse allegations in the music industry, and catch up with Horace Panter from The Specials.