7:12 The Men's Room

The Documentary Edge International Film festival is currently in full swing.  Playing as part of the festival is a great little Norwegian film called The Men's Room. One of the film's directors, Petter Sommer, joins us from Oslo.

7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews the Elton John biography, ROCKETMAN, the latest GODZILLA film, KING OF THE MONSTERS and a Finnish drama about an ageing art dealer, ONE LAST DEAL.

8:10 Should the public have access to research they fund?

The hub will bring together more than 5000 people including up to 900 scientists working on land-based and environmental research, as well as academic staff and students.

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Tom Saunders is a PhD candidate in Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland. He's been looking into the world of paywalls for taxpayer funded research.

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

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It's approaching the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing.  Kevin Fong presents 13 Minutes to the Moon - a nine part podcast series.  Episode three: Ugly, angry, with four legs and wrapped in gold: it was a spacecraft like nothing on Earth. The story of Grumman's lunar module.

9:07 Words of Love

The fourth play in our 'Words of Love series is 'Hardware' by Fiona Samuel, the story of Jane - a woman who's always been confused by appliances. Then Ralph gives her an unusual birthday present.

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9:30 The Puppet Master

Part 4 in our intriguing story of the Machiavellian goings-on in contemporary Russia in our BBC World Service tale of the most powerful man you've never heard of.

Is it all getting too much for the hero - or is he the villain - of our series' 'The Puppet Master'? His name is Vladislav Surkov, and his enemies are circling.

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 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a two-hour journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. Nick previews the headliners of the 2019 Wellington Jazz Festival, including Herbie Hancock, Alicia Olatuja, Ambrose Akinmusire, Ghost Note, and Lex French.

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