7:12 Cultural Ambassador - New Zealand Hip-Hop.

You'll have heard him on Song Crush, but making his Nights debut as our cultural ambassador for NZ Hip-Hop, Brad Warrington joins us in the studio.

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Photo: Brad Warrington

7:35 New Horizons

In New Horizons, William Dart makes good for some of the tracks that he regrettably had to leave out of previous programmes this year. You'll hear a kooky Doris Day tribute, a Menotti opera aria; we'll take a visit to Julia Holter's Aviary and remember the great Dr John, whom we lost only a month ago.

Dr John, (Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack),  performs in Nashville in 2016.

Dr John, (Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack), performs in Nashville in 2016. Photo: AFP

8:10 Seed Pods

This Sounds Serious logo

This Sounds Serious logo Photo: Supplied

Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour introduces is to 'This Sounds Serious' is a true crime parody - and tonight, a hostage crisis that will actually make you laugh.

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 vegan steak

The vegan steak Photo: Supplied/ Vivera

The Foodchain explores the explosion in vegetarian burgers and sausages and whether they belong in the meat aisle of your supermarket.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, what insights can children's drawings give us, and deadly tales from the sweet-tasting but deadly chemical element, lead.

A child's drawing of an outing, collected as part of Professor Hayne's research.

A child's drawing of an outing, collected as part of Professor Hayne's research. Photo: RNZ / Sonia Sly

9:30 Overseas Correspondent - UK

Sharan Dhaliwal is the editor in chief of Burnt Roti Magazine.

Sharan Dhaliwal is the editor in chief of Burnt Roti Magazine. Photo: Burnt Roti

Another Nights debut.  Sharan Dhaliwal, Editor in Chief of Burnt Roti Magazine, a London based publication that aims to promote South Asian heritage and talent, joins us with her take on the news from Britain.

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Photo: Burtn Roti

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

Stan Walker

Stan Walker Photo: Dan Cook

On this week's Pocket Edition Stan Walker tells us about his new single, Milan Borich talks us through the reformation of Pluto, and we meet kiwi teen pop muso Benee.

Musician Bene (also known as Stellar Bennett from Auckland) at the RNZ Auckland offices

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly