7:12 Overseas Correspondent - India

With the latest update on the elections in India, our Indian correspondent, Shoba Narayan.is on the line from Bangalore.

Indian voters queue at a polling station to cast their votes in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state on May 19 during the seventh and final phase of India's general election.


7:35 New Horizons

Two generations of blues, country, and Kiwi individuality come together in Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders' new album Word Gets Around. And so it should! says William Dart.

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders Photo: Supplied

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, Victoria Abbott reads a Lucy Davey story. The Mystery Box and Finnigan Flynn

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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

How do you eat when you have no home? Nowhere to store food, nowhere to cook, no table to eat at? In this programme we are with homeless people in two of the world's most prosperous cities - London and Los Angeles - to talk about how they feed themselves. This is a tale of two cities - a surprising story perhaps of the abundance of food in the most deprived parts of society and what it tells us about our global food supply chain.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance talks to University of Canterbury linguists about the distinctive Southland R, and to chemistry professor Allan Blackman about the element fluorine.

Linguistics researchers Lynn Clark and Daniel Villarreal,.at the University of Canterbury.

Linguistics researchers Lynn Clark and Daniel Villarreal,.at the University of Canterbury. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

9:30 The Podcast Hour


Moon Photo: Photo by nousnou iwasaki on Unsplash

Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour introduces us to the top audio stories from around the world. Half a century on from the Apollo moon landing a new show revisits the historic mission, and how close it came to failure.

10:17 Lately

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

Emile Donovan

Emile Donovan Photo: RNZ Andrew Robertson

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Edition, Kirsten Johnstone talks to Grammy winning country pop star Kacey Musgraves and Trevor Reekie explores an album of psychadelic music from Wellington that hasn't been heard in almost 50 years.

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