7:10 Pupils with Power

Christopher Waugh has just won the supreme teaching innovation award at the  ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards.  He's been turning the power structure in secondary school on its head so students experience a sense of control over their destiny. Apparently he's getting amazing results.

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7:35 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger is back! In tonight's Sampler he catches up with some of the essential pre-Christmas albums, including new albums by Beck, Ezra Furman and twin releases from Big Thief.

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8:10 One forThe Road

We're talking to some night time drivers about the music that keeps them trucking.

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If you're on the road in the dark and there's a particular piece of music you'd like to share with us, drop us a line at nights@rnz.co.nz

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

Two cattle farmers - Casey Spradley in the USA, and Tracy Khothule Marobobo in South Africa - share their perspectives on making a living from their land. 

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9:10 Nights Sport

ABC Darwin's Shannon Byrne is tonight's sportscaster with a look at the sports news from across the Tasman.

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9:30 Insight

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Our hate speech laws could be changing and Katie Scotcher investigates the balance required in any potential shake up.

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 Nashville Babylon

On Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers Mark has birthday tunes for Johnny Cash and Nicky Hopkins, blues courtesy of Blind Boy Fuller, classic soul covers from Etta James and Bobby Womack plus a preview of Kiwi bluegrass exponents You, Me Everybody's forthcoming tour.

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