7:12 The Keys Are In The Margarine

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Writer and actor Cindy Diver is getting ready to tout the country with "The Keys are in the Margarine", a verbatim play about dementia.

7:30 Is the Chinese NZ Herald Under Chinese State Control?

Laura Walters is a senior political reporter for the Newsroom website - Chinese media experts say the Chinese NZ Herald's permits and structure means it must adhere to the censorship regime of the Chinese Communist Party, in what Foreign Minister Winston Peters says is a flagrant breach of media freedom.

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China and NZ flags Photo: 123RF

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

Alex Krotoski's dad and step mum worked at the US's last leper home, the National Hansen's Disease Centre in Carville Louisiana. Today she makes a return journey to find out if the stigma of leprosy still exists and how the disease is being treated.

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9:10 Nights Sport

Tonight's sportscaster Dana Johnansen takes a look at how things are shaping up - both on an off the field - at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Former New Zealand international Richie McCaw holds the Rugby World Cup trophy during the tournament's opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on September 20, 2019,

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9:30 Insight

This week on Insight, solo mums on the benefit are still struggling to make ends meet, with some going hungry to feed their kids. Sarah Robson asks what happened to the Coalition government's promise to overhaul the welfare system and lift families out of poverty?

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Food parcels waiting to be picked up at the Auckland City Mission Photo: RNZ Insight / Sarah Robson

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 Nashville Babylon

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Photo: Bill Ebbesen [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Mark Rogers says happy birthday to Bruce Springsteen and Ray Charles, plays brand new music from Van Morrison and Hiss Golden Messenger and a long forgotten blues classic courtesy of Clifton Chenier.

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