Nights for Wednesday 11 December 2019
British Library curator and author Phil Hatfield has used his knowledge of the treasury of historic maps and illustrations of the world's greatest ocean to put together a wonderful book: Pacific - An Ocean of Wonders.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris reviews another Disney sequel, Frozen 2, another Timothy Spall painter biopic, Mrs Lowry and son, and a unique twist on the old whodunit genre, Knives out.
8:10 The Hump
The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where 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.
Tonight's prize is Phil Hatfield's magnificent book Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders.
8:15 Dateline Pacific
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
An exploration of why and how music can exert a powerful effect on our emotions. Why does one particular collection of notes make us want to get up and dance, and another calm us down?
9:07 Book Reading - When We Wake by Karen Healey
Episode 11, the second last episode 'When We Wake' by Karen Healey, read for us by Francesca Emms.
Tegan and Abdi tried to escape The Inheritors of Earth. And they'll keep trying.
We'll talk to author and editor of the book review site Popular Science, Brian Clegg who's put together a history of science books from Aristotle to David Attenburough.
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
After 11 on Inside Out, with such terrible news coming from the Bay of Plenty this week, Nick Tipping celebrates some of the great jazz musicians who have come from the area.