7:12 Motherhood of Man

In 1953 New Zealand was rocked by an enormous scandal. A group called the Motherhood of Man Movement had been caught running a baby farming scheme.

The scandal led directly to the foundation of New Zealand's modern adoption laws.

Ione Cussens is the Curator of Papkura Museum, who has written an academic paper on the scandal,  joins us with more.

7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews Judi Dench as a retired physicist accused of spying for the Russians in RED JOAN, the voice of Hugh Jackman as a Victorian explorer who meets a Sasquatch in MISSING LINK, and a documentary about the New Zealand-led peacekeeping effort in Bougainville, SOLDIERS WITHOUT GUNS.

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.

No caption

Photo: Creative commons

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

A life coach invites couples in Nairobi to talk honestly about their finances and their relationship.

9:07 The Worst Sitcom Ever Made

Geoff Houtman takes a look at another part of what could have made the 90's TV sitcom Melody Rules such a failure.

9:30 Fall of The Shah

Ayatollah Khomeini returns from his fifteen-year exile to a country where millions are gathering in the streets

10:17 Lately

No caption

Photo: RNZ

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 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This week Nick features pianist Alan Pasqua, plus King Curtis, Mary Lou Williams, and Ahmad Jamal's version of Autumn Leaves.