7:12 Documenting Colin McCahon

We talk to Peter Simpson author of the extraordinary first volume of a two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon.

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7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at three films that are riffs on popular fairy-stories. There's comic-book villain Joker, there's Yuli, the rags-to-richs tale of a ballet star, and there's that old Bollywood favourite, the rich girl and the poor boy in The Photograph.

8:10 The Hump!

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Helping you get over Hump Day, Wednesday night is Quiz Night on RNZ National.

We take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.

The prize tonight is a must for any budding cyclists - The Big Loop: Biking Coastal New Zealand by Dunc Wilson

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

Our Window on the World tonight continues the BBC World Service series: 'The Truth About Parkinson's ' 

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Can exercise help people living with Parkinson's, a neurodegenerative condition, with symptoms such as loss of balance, difficulty walking and stiffness in the arms and legs. Jane Hill visits a boxing club in the Netherlands run by people with PD and finds out it's never too late to start exercising.

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9:07 Book Reading - When We Wake by Karen Healey.

Episode two of our book reading - 'When We Wake', read for us by Francesca Emms.

Tegan has awoken in a strange place. She's been asleep for a hundred years but, of course, is struggling to come to terms with it all.

9:30 Ghost Rugby Clubs Of Wellington

 "Ghost Rugby Clubs Of Wellington" is a new book exploring New Zealand's social history, through the sport of Rugby Union. Author Gordon Noble-Campbell joins us in the studio.

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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 journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.

Tonight, jazz inspired by the rain, including Joanne Brackeen with Jobim's 'Waters of March', Glenn Miller's 'Blue Rain', and Herbie Hancock with 'Rain Dance'.

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