7:12 Tanea Heke takes over the helm at Toi Whakaari.

Toi Whakaari has a new director.

Tanea Heke - already had the interim positoin - having replaced Christian Penny at the helm of the national school of drama back in January.

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Tanea - who's from Nga Puhi - trained as a teacher, but she's been an actor, director, producer and project manager, including this country's stint as the Guest of Honour at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany - not to mention one or two biennales in Venice.

7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews the final film featuring this version of Marvel's X-Men, Dark Phoenix, Tolkein (a biography of the Lord of the Rings author) and a German drama about the emergence of a famous artist, Never Look Away.

8:10 ATM's and Pokies

We speak to Paula Snowden, the CEO of the Problem Gambling Foundation

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

"You heard 'fire'. Then you heard a scream." The Apollo 1 tragedy and what happened 21 months later - Apollo's first successful manned mission into Earth's orbit.

9:07 Words of Love

 Tonight we feature the title play in  our 5-part series 'Words of Love' by Fiona Samuel. Three generations of women talk about almost everything.

9:30 The Puppet Master

In the final episode of 'The Puppet Master' with Gabriel Gatehouse - we hear about effigies, aliases, and a 'golden cage'.

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.
This week Nick features the Thad Jones Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, alongside trumpet player Wallace Roney, singer Joe Williams, and Thad Jones’s brother Hank.