7:12 Face To Face With Digital Exclusion

Face to Face with Digital Exclusion

Face to Face with Digital Exclusion Photo: Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand


As time online skyrockets, data usage breaks all records and many of us take it for granted, not everyone has the same access to the internet.

The Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand has released the report 'Face to Face with Digital Exclusion' to spotlight the impacts of government digital services on inclusion and wellbeing in society.

We're joined by Sacha Green the CAB's National Legal and Strategic Advisor.

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 Sergio, a Netflix film about the UN official Sergio Vieira de Mello who was killed in a truck bombing in Baghdad in 2003  Selah and the Spades, an Amazon Prime drama about a high school senior trying to pass on her drug business before she goes to college and Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears – Essie Davis returns to her role as an Australian amateur detective in the 1920s in the first big screen spin-off from the well-loved TV series.

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 Sela Jane Hopgood.

8:30 Window on the World

An account of one hospital’s race to help those made ill by the Coronavirus. A British doctor, Professor John Wright, is helping Bradford Royal Infirmary to prepare for Covid-19.

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Royal Infirmary Photo: Paul Glazzard / Bradford Royal Infirmary

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

In our Book reading ”The Vintner's Luck" more than 40 years have passed since the Angel Xas began secretly meeting Sobran Jordeau  on his Burgundy vineyard.   And although many people suspected he was having an affair, the object of his love has remained a secret, a secret shared only with Baroness Aurora.  However   Sobran's son, Baptise is beginning to get close to the truth.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

9:30 In Splendid Isolation with...

Sidekick Webseries

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A bunch of well loved actors from across New Zealand have come together for Sidekick, a new improvised comedy web series, made during lock down, shot entirely on zoom.

Creator and director Ella Hope-Higginson and co-creator Milo Cawthorne join us from from lockdown at Ella’s parents’ house in Whanganui.

Milo Cawthorn and Ella Hope-Higginson

Milo Cawthorn and Ella Hope-Higginson Photo: Sidekick Webseries

10:17 After10

  • 10:20 Dr Michael Baker

Dr Michael Baker, epidemiologoist and professor of public health at Otago University in Wellington joins us once again to talk us though the latest coronovirus data.

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Photo: Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

  • 10:30 Music Down The Line with Ebony Lamb

Critically acclaimed New Zealand songwriter and singer from Eb & Sparrow, Ebony Lamb joins us for some music down the line tonight.

Ebony Lamb of Eb and Sparrow

Ebony Lamb of Eb and Sparrow Photo: supplied

  • 10:45 Midweek Mediawatch

Hayden Donnell joins us once again.  He's been watching some Increasing media resistance to the deification of Dr Ashley Bloomfield. ​

11:07 Inside Out

Nick brings the funk this hour with drummer Bill Stewart, guitarist John Scofield and bass player Stanley Clarke.

John Scofield

John Scofield Photo: Supplied