7:12 Shopping for War in 1863

Where do you buy a pistol in 1863 London? Professor Charlotte Macdonald takes us on an historical journey following Spencer P. T. Nicholls as he makes preparations to embark for the war in New Zealand as an officer with the 43rd regiment.

7:35 Public Enemy

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Between the rise of ISIS, Donald Trump and far-right groups across the world, what does it mean to grow up a Muslim in the midst of the War on Terror? More than a decade on from 9/11, some feel Islamophobia is at an all-time high.
This series looks at the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and how elections, counter-terrorism policies, war and xenophobia have impacted their lives.

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

Donna Strickland tells Jim Al-Khalili why she wanted to work with lasers and what it feels like to be the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for Physics in 55 years.  Donna Strickland found a way to make laser pulses that were thousands of times more powerful than anything that had been made before. These rapid bursts of intense light energy have revolutionised laser eye surgery and, it's hoped, could open the doors to an exciting range of new applications from pushing old satellites out of earth's orbit to treatments for deep brain tumours.

Donna Strickland is only the third woman to win the Physics Prize.

Donna Strickland is only the third woman to win the Physics Prize. Photo: AFP

9:10 Nights Sport

Dana Johannsen joins us again with the latest sports news.

9:30 Insight

Up to 40,000 hunters are expected to head into New Zealand’s hills and valleys in the next couple of weeks for the peak of the deer stalking hunting season, the roar. But at the same time gun owners are being warned that some members of the public may be anxious about seeing a person with a gun.

Cam Stevenson, and his border collie Pig, are part of a hit team of professional hunters tasked with cleansing the area of feral goats.

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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 tonight's show Mark plays new music from Calexico and Iron & Wine, Courtney Marie Andrews, Steve Earle and New Zealand's Caroline Easther. There's also blues from Cedric Burnside plus a soul smash courtesy of Sam Cooke.


Calexico Photo: Chris Hinkle