7:12 Native Fish

Stella McQueen is back with her underwater view of New Zealand. Tonight she's talking about the research she's doing with DOC in Taranaki on how shortjaw kokopu are recolonising a stream after they were forcibly evicted by a catastrophic flood 11 years ago.

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Photo: StellaMcQ [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

7:30 Song Crush

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Photo: RNZ / Pinky Fang

The Song Crush team this week listen to new releases ranging from homegrown, colloquial hip-hop to grown-up love songs, Japanese indie pop to British Brexit music.
Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by RNZ's Tony Stamp and Jogai Bhatt, and on-hiatus Sampler host Nick Bollinger.

8:10 Flag

Proposed Palmerston North Flag

Proposed Palmerston North Flag Photo: Ben Foster

Palmerston North may be thinking about a new flag.  Massey University Student, Ben Foster has designed one he reckons will work better than the current offering.  Ben joins us live from Palmy.

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Photo: Palmerston North City Council

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

Helene Daouphars asks why #MeToo was so controversial in France and what it tells us about gender relations in France.


#MeToo Photo: Creative Commons

9:07 BANG!

What you think of as kinky and what I think of as kinky might be two different things, but it generally means behaviours and fantasies outside of the sexual 'norm'. In this episode, Melody talks with a bunch of kinky people about what gets them off and why, learns some great lessons about consent and asks the question - is it best we brought these practices out in the open, or are they best left behind closed doors?

WARNING:  descriptions of activities that might be considered violent, plus discussions around the differences between BDSM and abuse.

A whip, handcuffs and choker sit on a heart-shaped pillow. In the background, people go about their everyday lives - representing how you can't tell what someone's into just by looking at them.

Photo: RNZ / Pinky Fang

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 4 Womad artists who were invited, before the Womad Festival began, to come and play a stripped down performance of one of their chosen compositions especially for our RNZ audience.

RNZ audio engineer William Saunders and Trevor Reekie set up an improvised studio in the Conference Room at the Autolodge Motel in New Plymouth and were joined by RNZ videographer Dan Cook who filmed these recording.

Clockwise: Sona Jobarteh, Maarja Nuut & Ruum,Amjad Ali Khan, Rebetien

Clockwise: Sona Jobarteh, Maarja Nuut & Ruum,Amjad Ali Khan, Rebetien Photo: photo by Dan Cook (RNZ)

The artists who were recorded included Rebetien, a 5-piece band from Athens. Kora player Sona Jobarteh, accompanied by her guitarist Derek Johnson and percussionist Westley Joseph delivered an exceptional recording of the song Jarabi. Indian Sarod master Amjad Ali Khan recorded a beautiful solo performance and Estonian duo, Maarja Nuut on violin and vocals accompanied by Ruum, an electronic artist, recorded a haunting rendition of their song called The Lost Geese