7:12 How to Prepare for Your Surgery

Wednesday is National Anaesthesia Day.  A surgical risk calculator has been launched that uses unique New Zealand data so Kiwis can better understand the risks versus the benefits of the operation they are undergoing, taking into account their age, type of surgery, pre-existing health conditions and ethnicity.

Melody Thomas talks with anaesthetist Dr Nigel Robertson about his chosen profession, as well as some simple things you can do to ensure a speedy recovery after surgery.

7:35 Digital Inclusion and Tackling E-Waste

Dianne Daniels is Programme Director for Digital Wings, a charitable trust that works with business and public sector organisations to donate quality IT equipment to charities and community organisations, particularly those working with youth transitioning to employment.


Dianne Daniels: Education Category Winner, NEXT Woman of the Year 2019

Dianne Daniels: Education Category Winner, NEXT Woman of the Year 2019 Photo: Next Woman of the Year 2019.

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

Tonight's Window on the World takes a look at the experiences of British teenagers and children whose parents do not speak English.  What's it like to be a child responsible for dealing with doctors, landlords or bank staff?

someone filling in a deposit slip in a bank

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9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lampp is tonight's sportscaster.

9:30 Insight

Earlier this year Teresa Cowie spoke to people who are wrestling with their desire for a new relationship - while their spouse is alive, but suffering dementia.

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Photo: RNZ Insight/Teresa Cowie

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

On tonight's Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers has music from Jimi Hendrix and Lambchop, a birthday tune for Sam Moore of Sam and Dave and Jen Cloher with a song in session.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair in 1969 Photo: Barrie Wentzell, courtesy of Handel House Trust