7:12 World Weather

Eric Brensturm is back with a slice of his vast weather knowledge. Tonight we're taking a look at The Little Ice Age and its impact on the settlement of North America by the Spanish and English in the 1500's and 1600's.

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7:30 Song Crush

Music recommendations from the RNZ Music team. Joining host Kirsten Johnstone tonight is Tony Stamp and RNZ All-Rounder Elliott Childs. There's music by Chaka Khan, Weyes  and Blood.

Chaka Khan

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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

George Weah was one of the greatest African footballers of all time, but is Liberia's sporting hero as successful at running his country? Born in the slums of Monrovia, he was sworn in as the country's 25th President just over a year ago, with a resounding majority. Many voters in this, one of the poorest nations in the world, believed George Weah's humble beginnings meant he could be trusted to keep campaign pledges to fight poverty, build roads and tackle corruption. The BBC's Mike Thomson investigates whether the former World Footballer of the Year is keeping his promises.

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9:07 Raising The Bar

What is water if you cannot swim, fish or drink? Many rivers are no longer safe for our simplest needs. Among the voices speaking about the degradation of our waterways, Dr Dan Hikuroa suggests that the most important voice we listen to is that of the river itself. He argues that true sustainability draws in equal measure from both matauranga Maori and science.

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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 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight features an interview conducted in 2015 with New York film maker Jeff Lieberman who produced and directed a documentary film called The Amazing Nina Simone.

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The Amazing Nina Simone Photo: courtesy; Jeff Lieberman

Born in February 1933 Nina Simone is frequently referred to as the 'High Priestess of Soul' and is still considered one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century who remains an icon of American music as well as being remembered for her courageous association with the American Civil rights movement.

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Nina Simone Photo: courtesy ; Jeff Lieberman