7:12 Using Te Reo and Ta Re in Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the science of classification - it's the way we classify the diversity of life on this planet. Dr. Peter De Lange from the school of Animal and Environmental Sciences at UNITEC joins us to explore the ways in which the scientific community can best incorporate indigenous languages into how we describe the life we see around us.

Podocarpus Totara

Podocarpus Totara Photo: Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews three new films: Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life; the true war story Midway; and a drama starring Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems from Netflix.

8:10 The Hump

Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860

Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860 Photo: Bridget Williams Books

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 Ian Smith's fascinating book "Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World"  You may remember I spoke to Ian back in November last year about the book.


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

Women in Uganda are learning how to treat their neighbours for depression. 

That's because there aren't enough resources for professional care, especially for people from poor backgrounds.

9:07 Book Reading - The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox 

We continue with part 3 of our book reading 'The Vintner's Luck' - the award-winning novel by Elizabeth Knox adapted for radio by Carol Dee and read by Jacob Rajan.


The SAMESAME BUT DIFFERENT literary festival is the only annual celebration of LGBTQI writing talent in Aotearoa New Zealand.  We're joined by Festival programme director Sam Orchard who also has news of the inaugural Peter Wells Writing contest.

Peter Wells

Peter Wells Photo: RNZ

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 Inside Out

The Nelson Tasman arts scene is legendary, so it's no surprise that the region has produced its fair share of top level jazz musicians. From Nelson city to Golden Bay, and from Richmond to New York City, Nick Tipping tracks down some of Nelson Tasman's most successful jazz talent.

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