7:12 Kiwi Working Dogs

Our first guest tonight, Jo Caird has co-written a book on New Zealand working dogs - a book which is keen to recognise the role canines play beyond the farm.

7:35 Upbeat

Director of Music for the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, Lieutenant Commander Michael Dowrick. speaks to David Morriss ahead of this week's remembrance concert.

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band Photo: NZ Defence Force

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 is the second and final programme in a series on the Northern Irish troubles. Ruth Sanderson looks back at Scarman testimonies and talks to her parents who were caught up in events, as she tries to work out how Northern Ireland spiralled out of control.

9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lammp and Dana Johannsen join us with a look back at the Rugby World Cup.

9:30 Insight

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Elephant safari edit Photo: RNZ / LynnFreeman

New Zealand is facing a decline in tourists from China and India after years of rapid growth, but Nepal is successfully enticing more of its neighbours to come visit. Lynn Freeman travelled to Nepal to find out what the two nations can learn from each other about an increasingly competitive tourism market.

Treacherous roads can be off-putting to tourists

Treacherous roads can be off-putting to tourists Photo: RNZ / Lynn Freeman

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 Nashvillle Babylon, Mark Rogers has something new from Van Morrison and plays a birthday track for Gram Parsons.

Van Morrison

Van Morrison Photo: Supplied