7:12 World Weather with Eric Brenstrum

Former Metservice Meteorologist Eric Brenstrum is back with us tonight taking his regular look at the weather around the world. On the weather map tonight, record high temperatures in Europe, lightning destroys 45,000 barrels of Kentucky whiskey and a drone survey shows the North coast of Canada is collapsing into the sea at an alarming rate.

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7:30 Song Crush

Song Crush this week has songs about self-empowerment and drowning in sorrow, in equal measure. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Jana Whitta, Elliott Childs and RNZ producer Rob Kelly.

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8:10 Seed Pods

Richard Scott of the Podcast Hour introduces us to Reply All, a long-running and popular show that shares some great stories stemming from our interactions with technology and internet life.

Reply All show logo (Supplied)

Reply All show logo (Supplied) Photo: Supplied

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

Kevin Mallory lived a double life - he helped people on his street, went to church and showed off his dogs. Yet at home he communicated with Chinese agents through social media and sold them US secrets. In tonight's Window on the World - Tara McKelvey finds out why a former CIA officer became a spy and what led to his downfall.

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9:07 The 2019 BBC Reith Lectures

Lord Reith, The First Director General of the BBC.

Lord Reith, The First Director General of the BBC. Photo: Official Portrait [Public domain]

Tonight the final 2019 BBC Reith Lectures takes us to Cardiff University in Wales where former UK Judge Jonathan Sumption makes some suggestions to restore faith in democracy, starting by fixing the party system and changing the way we vote.

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 Worlds of Music

On Worlds of Music tonight, Trevor Reekie features the music and an interview recorded at Womad in 2016 with the Ladysmith Black Mambazo choir leader, Albert Mazibuko, who has been a member of this remarkable choir since 1969.

Albert Mazibuko - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Albert Mazibuko - Ladysmith Black Mambazo Photo: Supplied

Albert talks about how his cousin, Joseph Shabalala founded the choir in 1960, the problems the choir encountered whilst touring South Africa during the apartheid era, recording in London with Paul Simon and the long road to success that has seen them win international acclaim, Grammy awards, and being proclaimed "South Africa's cultural ambassadors".

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Photo: Shane Doyle