Nights for Wednesday 18 December 2019
Before his untimely death in April, maritime history expert Gavin McLean was working on the book Shipwrecked, his definitive history of the tragedies that have plagued New Zealand shipping since the first waka reached our shores from Polynesia.
We speak to his colleague and friend Kynan Gentry, who completed this richly illustrated account of the hazards and heroism that distinguish our maritime history.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks back on 2019 - a year that marked the end of some big franchises, that featured more women-led and women-driven films than ever, and saw strong showings from Kiwi film-makers - Jojo Rabbit, Daffodils, Bellbird and many more.
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 Gavin McLean's Book - Shipwrecked.
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
Philip Ball tells the story of Madame Lavoisier; translator of oxygen.
9:07 Book Reading - When We Wake by Karen Healey
The final episode of 'When We Wake'.
Teagan and her friend Abdi have escaped the clutches on 'The Inheritors of the Earth'.
They are on a boat heading back to the mainland to let the masses know the truth about what is planned by the secretive leaders of the planet . .
The truth about 'The Arc Project', the truth about the state of the oceans, and the truth about 'Project New Beginning'.
9:30 War Reporting - Are We Doing it Wrong?
Bette Dam is an investigative journalist who having worked on and in Afghanistan as a war reporter, questions whether western journalism only helps to promote war.
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
On Inside out, Nick Tipping checks out some of the great jazz musicians based in Dunedin.