7:12 Reopening Urban Streams

We're joined by Tiffany Palmer a civil engineer who has been investigating the benefits of reopening our urban streams.

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7:35 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger discusses the dancehall-hip-hop fusion of Nigerian singer Burna Boy; an art-song cycle from former teenage cowpunk Maria McKee; and the twang and attitude of Nashville supergroup The Highwomen.

Burna Boy

Burna Boy Photo: supplied

8:10 Song for The Road - Mark Garner

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

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Photo: AFP

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 for Monday 30th March

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RNZ Pacific have temporarily suspended Dateline Pacific in it regular format so that they can concentrate their efforts on broadcasting to the Pacific. In the meantime, each weeknight we'll chat to one of their reporters for a daily update.  Tonight Bryan Crump talks to Jamie Tahana

8:30 Window on the World

Saying no to dating is part of a growing ultraconservative social movement in Indonesia being spread through Instagram and WhatsApp.

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9:10 Nights Sport

Tonight's sportscaster is Zoe George from Stuff. She looks back on some of her favourite sporting moments.

Stephen Donald kicks a penalty in Rugby World Cup final 2011.

Stephen Donald kicks a penalty in Rugby World Cup final 2011. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

9:30 Nights Gone By

Tonight we head back to April 2010 and an interview about the ways in which people can adapt to live with the food and confusion of emails, mobile phone texts and online social networks without becoming overwhelmed and stressed.

10:17 After10

Bryan has a round-up of the day's news and events.

  • Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker puts the latest COVID-19 numbers into context and tells us a little about how he's coping at home.
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Photo: RNZ/Philippa Tolley

  • Darren Watson - sings the blues down the phone 
Darren Watson is one of New Zealand's foremost blues guitarists.

Darren Watson is one of New Zealand's foremost blues guitarists. Photo: RNZ/ Ceinwen Curtis

11:07 Nashville Babylon

On tonight's show Mark has tracks from Tennessee rocker Sonny George and soul man Tyrone Davis. There's also a collaboration between Boz Scaggs and Duane Allman plus more from Texas troubadour Terry Allen's critically acclaimed new album. 

Terry Allen

Terry Allen Photo: Photo by Greg Giannukos