Nights for Thursday 4 April 2019
7:12 Cultural Ambassador
Our cultural ambassador Chris Jannides introduces us to Jack Gray, Director of the contemporary Maori dance company, Atamira.
7:35 New Horizons
Songwriter Finn Andrews is back in the country with a new album and a national tour. This week's New Horizons investigates how he put aside his work with The Veils to produce a homegrown solo turn
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
There are trillions of bacteria living in our guts and there's growing evidence that they can have a major impact on our mental well-being. So could we soon see a food supplement that can treat depression? The science behind this so-called gut-brain axis and whether we can manipulate it isn't yet conclusive, but there are plenty of believers.
9:07 Our Changing World
A widespread ‘mega-mast’ mass seeding event is likely to lead to a large plague of rats and stoats in New Zealand southern beech forests.
In response, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is aiming to control predators over an unprecedented one million hectares of conservation land, to protect vulnerable native species such as kaka, whio, mohua and orange-fronted parakeets.
9:30 The Podcast Hour
Twenty Thousand Hertz is the highest frequency the human ear can hear. It's also the name of a podcast for anyone who's interested in why things sound the way they do.Host Dallas Taylor's a sound designer and studio engineer who mixes TV shows, video games, and films. And each episode takes you "behind the world's most recognisable and interesting sounds", so its back catalog of 60-plus episodes covers topics like movie trailers, Siri, muzak, ASMR, and noise pollution.
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 catch up with Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, Pop songwriter Jenna Andrews, and local dub merchant Christoph El' Truento.