7:12 The Citizen's Handbook - A New Comedy Podcast.

The Citizen’s Handbook is a ten-part Video and Podcast comedy series and civics class for all New Zealanders created by the award-winning team behind the popular satirical web show White Man Behind A Desk.

We talk to the white man himself, Robbie Nicol.

The Citizen's Handbook on RNZ.co.nz

The Citizen's Handbook on RNZ.co.nz Photo: Kevin & Co

7:30  At The Movies

Dan Slevin is filling in for Simon Morris – and because of the lockdown devoting his attention to home entertainment – and he reviews Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a costume drama about a relationship between a painter and the woman who’s portrait she is painting; Tigertail, a Netflix drama about a Taiwanese man consumed with regret for the love he left behind when he emigrated to America; and Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, a documentary about Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen.

7:55 Keeping it Moving

Hana Wilkinson is an In-Home Strength and Balance Physiotherapist with Sport Gisborne/Tairawhiti  and she has devised some nice easy exercises to make sure the older adults amongst us keep moving during lockdown. 

Hana Wilkinson

Hana Wilkinson Photo: Sport Gisborne

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.

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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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

For many years ADHD was dismissed by sceptics as a dubious condition. Later, when it achieved recognition, if not acceptance, the focus was very much on the negative impact it had on the lives of people it affected and their close ones. 

As Saeedeh Hashemi - herself diagnosed with ADHD - will show, there is now increasing understanding that living with the condition also brings positives.


ADHD Photo: CC 2.0

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

In Elizabeth Knox's award-winning story of  life, wine and angels,  Sobran and Aurora have become lovers.   Occasionally Sobran receives a letter from Xas telling of his adventures as he moves around the country learning to live without his angels wings, and with human frailties and emotions.  And after learning that Xas has joined the theatre,  Sobran decides to seek him out in tonight’s episode of  "The Vintner's Luck"

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9:30 In Splendid Isolation

Tonight we take a trip to the Chatham Islands to hear how lockdown is going there.

Town of Waitangi on Chatham Island.

Town of Waitangi on Chatham Island. Photo: Vk2cz / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

10:17 After10

We speak with David Downs about SOS Business - a not-for-profit initiative he has co-founded at the beginning of the lockdown period to help cafes, restaurants and small businesses around the country emerge from lockdown with cashflow.

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Photo: David Downs

  • 10:30 Keeping the South Island film industry alive.
Philip Smith in the chicken shed turned office on the farm in Queenstown

Philip Smith in the chicken shed turned office on the farm in Queenstown Photo: Phil Smith

We speak to Arrowtown-based Great Southern Television chief executive and executive producer Philip Smith about what the South Island Film Industry will need to continue once it emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown.

  • 10:40 Telling the story of Covid-19 with Data

Jeff Weir is a data analyst and data enthusiast and he’d like to see more open data from the Ministry of Health to take advantage of the many data enthusiasts who could wrangle it to get the clearest picture of the covid-19 story.

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  • 10:50 Midweek Mediawatch with Hayden Donnell

RNZ MEdiawatch's Hayden Donnell joins us once again with a look at the big media stories of the week so far.

The Otago Daily Times pitch for support to readers on its website.

The Otago Daily Times pitch for support to readers on its website. Photo: screenshot / ODT.co.nz

11:07 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.