7:12 Nights Economics

Just in time for a pre-budget yarn, Brian Easton joins us in the studio to look at what a 'wellness' budget might look like.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson speaking to media at Parliament 27 May 2019.

Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

7:30 Song Crush

Is Tyler the Creator the Brian Wilson of this generation? The Song Crush Team consider his new album Igor, and rave about new music from Kelsey Lu, SJD, and more. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Danielle Street and Yadana Saw.

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8:10 Seed Pods

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The Document logo Photo: KCRW

More top audio stories from all around the world with Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour and this week 'The Document'  blends sound and documentaries.

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

The world's car makers and tech companies are investing billions of dollars in autonomous vehicles. They believe it's just a few years before computers with high-tech sensors do the driving for us, filling our roads with robot cars ferrying human passengers from A to B.

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9:07 Christchurch Word Festival

New Zealand women won the right to vote on 19 September 1893. To commemorate 125 years of women's suffrage, a panel of leading New Zealand women discuss how far we have come, and how far we still have to go in the fight for gender equality.

Sacha McMeeking, Lizzie Marvelly (top), Georgina Beyer, Dame Anne Salmond (middle), Kim Hill, Paula Penfold (bottom)

Sacha McMeeking, Lizzie Marvelly (top), Georgina Beyer, Dame Anne Salmond (middle), Kim Hill, Paula Penfold (bottom) Photo: Word Christchurch

The panel features the human rights activist Georgina Beyer, historian Dame Anne Salmond, musician and writer Lizzie Marvelly, Sacha McMeeking, the head of Aotahi, the School of Maori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Canterbury, and Paula Penfold, consulting journalist on Stuff's #metooNZ investigation. Kim Hill is in the chair for a discussion which begins with a special introductory song by Gemma Gracewood and Megan Salole of the Wellington Interational Ukulele Orchestra.

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 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight includes an interview about an Award winning album called Small Island Big Song conceived by Australian music producer Tim Cole (ex Not Drowning Waving) and his Taiwanese partner BaoBao Chen.

Koyawa (Bougainville New Guinea)

Koyawa (Bougainville New Guinea) Photo: Small Island Big Song

Together, they embarked on a 3 year journey following the voyages of the ancient oceanic seafarers tracing the ocean currents and seasonal winds dating back over 5,000 years, to an island now known as Taiwan. Along the way Tim and Bao Bao recorded over a hundred indigenous musicians playing only traditional instruments in their chosen natural habitats. Small Island Big Song is a superb piece of musical curation and equally a heartfelt plea for environmental awareness.

Charles Maimarosia (Solomon Islands)

Charles Maimarosia (Solomon Islands) Photo: Small Island Big Song