7:12 Do Women Make Better Bosses Than Men?

There has been a lot of talk recently comparing the positive leadership styles of female leaders and male leaders - for example, NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s leadership style versus US President Donald Trump’s. When it comes to good leadership, does gender make a difference? Does it matter if you are a male employee working for a female leader?

We're joined by Auckland University of Technology Professor Jarrod Haar who has conducted research (alongside Dr David Brougham at Massey University) that may provide answers to these questions.

Jarrod Haar

Jarrod Haar Photo: AUT

7:35 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger discusses the majestic debut of Wellington-based Giantess; the jaded observations of Andrew Fagan; and the Mississippi-soaked soul of Amy LaVere.

8:05 Song for The Road - Roger Venn

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

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Photo: RNZ

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

We follow the story of Sigh, a 60 foot kinetic sculpture by Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze, due to be installed in the Chinese city of Wuxi later this year.

9:10 Nights Sport

Tonight's sportscaster is ABC's Shannon Byrne.

9:30 Nights Gone By

Another Chance to hear our chat with Kim Goetz about an expedition to tag blue whales in New Zealand waters for the first time which almost came up empty as warmer sea temperatures forced them out of some of their usual feeding grounds.

A blue whale in the Indian Ocean, possibly the pygmy sub-species.

A blue whale in the Indian Ocean, possibly the pygmy sub-species. Photo: AFP / Biosphoto

10:17 After10

10:20 Dress For Success Charity Gearing Up.

With unemployment predicted to rise to record levels in the coming months, we talk to Dress for Success CEO, Philippa Wells about how they're gearing up to help.

  • 10:30 Wellington Zoo Opens to Primates

Today the Wellington Zoo opened to the public for the first time since lockdown level four started in March. We're joined by Harmony Neale their Head of Primates.

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Photo: Wellington Zoo

11:07 Nashville Babylon

On Nashville Babylon, Mark Rogers plays new releases from Bob Dylan and Howe Gelb, classics from Aretha Franklin, Gram Parsons and the late Betty Wright plus show favourites courtesy of Tom Waits and Sir Douglas Quintet.

Tom Waits

Tom Waits Photo: Jesse Dylan