7:12 Overseas Correspondent - Japan

Tonight's overseas correspondent is Motoko Kakubayashi in Japan where they're marking the 8th anniversary of the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident.

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7:35 New Horizons

William Dart reflects on some of the treasures left behind by Tom Petty who died too early in October 2017.

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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

Emily Thomas explores if our eating habits becoming ever more diverse and individualised are destrying people's relationships. Plus, do couples that eat together stay together? And does it matter whether they are sharing the same dish?

Friends having dinner. Top view of four people having dinner together while sitting at the rustic wooden table

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9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance meets the 2018 Prime Minister's Science Prize winners. The STaRmix crime-busting software developed by ESR is helping solve crimes around the world. James Renwick is on a mission to talk about climate change. And Finnegan Messerli is a young physicist and future scientist.

Finnegan Messerli, from Onslow College, has won the 2018 Prime Minister's Future Scientist Prize.

Finnegan Messerli, from Onslow College, has won the 2018 Prime Minister's Future Scientist Prize. Photo: Supplied

9:30 The Podcast Hour

We feature some of the best audio stories in the world at this time every week, in the company of Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour.

This week, a postcard podcast hosted by someone with a collection of tens of thousands of them tucked away in his garage!


Postcards Photo: (Photo by Héctor J. Rivas on Unsplash)

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

Emily Muli

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On this week's Pocket Edition: a performance from local up-and-comer Emily Muli, plus chats with Aussie teen star Kian and Canada's Rhye.


Rhye Photo: supplied