7:12 Sofa Session - Arjuna Oakes

Arjuna Oakes is live in the studio for a sofa session. With his perfect blend of shining jazz piano and beautiful soulful vocals, you're in for a treat.

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Photo: Photo by Léa Taillefer

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris goes to the third John Wick film, starring Keanu Reeves, an Australian romcom set in Australia's Northern Territory - Top End Wedding - and the story of one of our most influential film-makers, Merata Mita - subtitled How Mum decolonized the Screen.


8:10 Bedtime Stories

Last week RNZ launched its new online Storytime site for little kids, kids and bigger kids.  

This is a new online home for all or RNZ's stories for children which is easy to navigate and searchable.

You can search by subject and writer and story title and genre and age appropriateness. The layout is so logical and easy to use. Even a child can do it!

Just for this week on Nights, we've decided to run a few bedtime stories from Storytime. Tonight, Lloyd Scott reads a story by Juliette MacIver called, Henry Bob Bobbalich.

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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

It's approaching the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing.  Kevin Fong presents 13 Minutes to the Moon - a nine part podcast series.

9:07 Words of Love

We continue  'Words of Love' - a series of 5 plays by award-winning writer and actor, Fiona Samuel.

In tonight's piece - 'Grit', Alice Fraser plays an elderly actress who rediscovers the meaning of 'Grit'

10:17 Lately

Emile Donovan is keeping you up to date if you're up late.

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Emile Donovan Photo: RNZ Andrew Robertson

11:07 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. Tonight Nick features NZ jazz musicians who are engaging with their heritage through their music, including Mark de Clive-Lowe, Harry Harrison, and Umar Zakaria.