7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Classical Composition in Context

Pianist Rachel Church makes her Nights debut as our cultural ambassador.  Tonight she's taking a look at Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy Photo: Supplied

7:35 New Horizons

This week's New Horizons celebrates a welcome return for two much-missed local musicians. Scott Mannion with his glockenspiels chiming undimmed and Caroline Easther in an album with just the right title: Lucky.

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Photo: Lil' Chief Records, Caroline Easther

8:10 Seed Pods

The Shrink Next Door logo

The Shrink Next Door logo Photo: (Supplied by Wondery)

Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour is getting to know some strange new neighbours in 'The Shrink Next Door'.

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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

One third of the world's food is lost or wasted, greenhouse emissions are warming our planet, and about a third of the world's soil is degraded. Composting our food waste can help with all of this. But does it make economic sense and does it deserve it's moniker 'black gold'?

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Photo: Goyojona [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, neuroscientist Melanie Cheung and RNZ's William Ray talk with Rangi Matamua about Maori astronomy and Matariki.

The stars of Matariki.

The stars of Matariki. Photo: NASA

9:30 Overseas Correspondent

Former RNZ Country Life presenter, Susan Murray has been exploring in Australia.  She joins us live from Mt. Isa.

Susan Murray

Susan Murray Photo: RNZ

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 Music 101 pocket edition

Beastwars frontman Matt Hyde: "There was a real turning point that day.”

Beastwars frontman Matt Hyde: "There was a real turning point that day.” Photo: Madeline Richardson

On this week's Pocket Edition Beastwars' Matt Hyde tells us how a cancer scare brought his band back together, and sixteen-year-old Grace Kelly performs her viral hit song 'San Jose'.