7:12 Study promotes NZ open water environments for water safety teaching.

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Photo: University of Otago

About 2 years ago we spoke to  to Professor Chris Button, Dean of School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Otago who was embarking on research looking at whether teaching water safety in a range of natural open water environments, in contrast to learning in a swimming pool, may be more beneficial for learning. He joins us once again for an update.

7:30  At The Movies

Simon Morris looks at the winners and losers of the Academy Awards 2020, then reviews three movies, all with a decidedly female slant.

The 2020 Oscars were all about diversity, with awards for a South Korean film, a Maori script-writer and a female Icelandic composer.

For Sama is a war documentary shot and co-directed by a woman - Syrian film-maker Waad al-Kateab.

Birds of Prey: The fantabulous emancipation of one Harley Quinn is a mostly all-women comic-book movie with Margot Robbie both producing and starring in the tale of the Joker’s ex.

And La Belle Epoque - a Film Festival favourite, starring Daniel Auteuil and Fanny Ardant.

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 photographer Stuart Macdonald's book Aotearoa: A Photographer's journey around New Zealand.

 He spoke to Lynn Freeman on her summer show.

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

Muslim Malaysians often have complex and tangled views about polygamy. Their feelings and beliefs are not always mirrored by their actions. What role does pragmatism play? What role does faith play? 

Mohamad Ikram Ashaari talking around a table with his four wives and a child at their home in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur.

Mohamad Ikram Ashaari talking around a table with his four wives and a child at their home in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP FILES / AFP

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

Jacob Rajan read Episode four of "The Vintner's Luck", Elizabeth Knox's award-winning story of love, life, wine and angels  stretching out from Burgundy at the beginning of the 19th century.

9:30 Mi-Sex Hit The Road Again

New wave rockers Mi-Sex are currently celebrating 40 years since the release of their legendary album 'Graffitti Crimes' which included that single - their 1979 hit 'Computer Games'. This is why they are joining The Stranglers on their NZ tour this week.  Keyboard player Murray Burns joins us.

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Photo: Mozasaur at Wikipedia [Public domain]

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

After 11, on Inside Out, Nick Tipping has Kiwi jazz from Vaughn Roberts and Charmaine Ford, a beautiful bossa from Stacey Kent, and the Arts Pepper and Farmer play standards!

Vaughn Roberts

Vaughn Roberts Photo: Vaughn Roberts