7:12 Mining On The West Coast

Tonight's after dinner speaker is Patrick Phelps who was for a while our Overseas Correspondent from China. He's back in Aotearoa and back on the West Coast working for Minerals West Coast, a charitable trust that advocates for the region's mining industry. Tonight he takes a look at the history of mining on the West Coast.

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Photo: Auckland Libraries [Public domain]

7:30 Song Crush

Ethereal Nordic classical-pop, retro yacht-rock, and Flying Nun-esque jangle are all part of the Song Crush team's high rotate this week. RNZ Music's Kirsten Johnstone, Tony Stamp and Yadana Saw play some of their favourite new(ish) releases. 

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Photo: RNZ / Pinky Fang

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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

Climate change is lapping at the shores of Poruma, a tropical island in Australia's Torres Strait. It is a dot in the Pacific Ocean, just two kilometres long and 300 metres wide, that sits halfway between the northern tip of Australia and the south of Papua New Guinea.

9:07 Raising The Bar

Prof. Wayne Cutfield

Prof. Wayne Cutfield Photo: University of Auckland

Two diverse subjects are explored in informal talks from University of Auckland lecturers - the role of gut bugs in health, and an historical survey of how women in the Renaissance maintained and displayed their beauty. We'll hear from Dr Wayne Cutfield and Dr Erin Griffey, talking in front of audiences in city bars which were recorded during the sold-out Raising the Bar season held last August. 

Erin Griffey

Erin Griffey Photo: University of Auckland

10:17 Lately

RNZ Presenter Bryan Crump

RNZ Presenter Bryan Crump Photo: RNZ

Bryan Crump is in for Karyn Hay tonight on Lately keeping you up to date if you're up late.

11:07 Worlds of Music

After 11, on Worlds of Music Trevor Reekie features an interview about the life and music of the late Scottish musician, Martyn Bennett, a piper, violinist, composer and producer who was influential in the evolution of modern Celtic fusion. Martyn Bennett passed away in 2005 from cancer aged 33. In Glasgow the Celtic Connections Festival continues to celebrate the music of Martyn Bennett and in 2015, on the 10th anniversary of Bennett's passing, an orchestral recreation of his final album, Grit (released by Peter Gabriel's Real World label) was performed. In this interview, Greg Lawson, an accomplished classical musician talks about the legacy of the remarkable Martyn Bennett.