7:12 New Zealand - Peacemakers of the Pacific?

Nina Hall, Assistant Professor of International Relations John Hopkins University in the US,an was one of a group of New Zealanders who released a report last year, on the possibility of this country setting up a Conflict Prevention office.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during the Safeguarding the planet session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during the Safeguarding the planet session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

7:35 Upbeat

A fantastical interpretation of Mozart's The Magic Flute by Berlin's Komische Oper has its New Zealand debut in the Auckland Arts Festival in March.

Since its premiere in Berlin in 2012, the fantastically fun contemporary production has blown audiences away, won international awards and played to over half a million people around the world.

The Magic Flute is co-directed by Komische Oper's Artistic Director Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade and animator Paul Barritt from British theatre company 1927.

Eva Radich spoke to Paul one of the founders of 1927, about their new imagining of the work.

Kimisch Oper Berlin’s The Magic Flute

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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

Republican insider Ron Christie assesses how Donald Trump has shaken up his own party. Trump arrived in the White House offering a populist revolt in America, promising to drain what he calls "the swamp that is Washington D.C". So what does his own Republican Party - traditionally a bastion of the nation's establishment - really make of him? Where is he taking them and what will he leave behind?

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9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lammp joins us once again.  Tonight he's coveirng club golf, super rugby and red cards.

9:30 Insight

This week Insight reflects on the response to the Tasman fire, and questions whether New Zealand is ready for a future where fires like this could become more frequent.

The New Plymouth house at the centre of a nearly 12-hour standoff with police earlier this month has gone up in flames.

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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 this week's Nashville Babylon Mark plays new music from William The Conqueror, Boo Ray and Lula Wiles, spins classic country from the Louvin Brothers and a slice of West Coast bliss courtesy of Crosby, Stills and Nash.