Nights for Thursday 21 February 2019
7:12 China Bullet - Patrick Phelps
Our China correspondent Patrick Phelps has actually popped back to the West Coast of the South Island for a wee holiday, but he's been keeping an eye on things back in China.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart looks at the splendid new album celebrating the Christchurch songwriter, Al Park … featuring cover versions by Jordan Luck, Marlon Williams, Delaney Davidson, Anthea Struthers and others.
8:10 Night Mail
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
The Rohingya people in Myanmar and the Uighur people in China are familiar to many of us through news reports of political and human rights turmoil. In this programme Rohingas and Uighurs themselves will tell us another story - about their cuisine. Because when you are far from home, feel your culture is under threat and you can't get hold of the people you love the most on the phone, food can be a lifeline. They explain why their food is so important to them, and how the unique cultures that make their political situations precarious have also led to rich culinary traditions
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, a citizen science project on plastic pollution in streams and flying kakapo sperm takes to the air.
9:30 The Podcast Hour
This week Richard Scott is picking out some top food podcasts- including the BBC's Food Programme, and one about an offbeat culinary detective.
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
On this week's Pocket Edition we chat with Aussie teen punks The Chats, go deep with Christchurch stalwarts Al Park and Adam McGrath, and host a live performance from ex-pat Lydia Cole.