7:12 Peter Simpson:  Studying Colin McCahon

McCahon scholar, writer and curator, Peter Simpson has released the second of a two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by Colin McCahon. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Māori motifs, McCahon's work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom.


7:35 The Sampler

This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews a genre-challenging collection of lost treasures from 1980s Aotearoa; fretboard explorations from Sydney guitarist D.C. Cross; and the tenth-anniversary reissue of a classic album by The Phoenix Foundation.   


8:05 Song for The Road -  Trucking with Alistair Haig from Downer

We're talking to some night time drivers about the music that keeps them trucking. Tonight Bryan chats to Alistair Haig from Downer. He's been on the Downer Roading Team for about 40 years.

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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 have temporarily suspended Dateline Pacific in its 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 Koroi Hawkins.


8:30 Window on the World

Tonight's Window on the World looks at four brilliant inventions by children.  A phone app to stop drivers missing road signs. A robot that is activated when a vulnerable person falls over. A tool to help fire departments predict the likelihood of wildfires. And a way to make your fish tank double as a vegetable patch for microgreens.


9:10 Nights Sport: Helene Elliot on US sport

Helene Elliot from the LA times tells us how several codes are looking at a return to playing sport, including Basketball, hockey and baseball. Prominent athletes join protests for equality. And the National Football League (and US National soccer team) vow to no longer penalise athletes for kneeling during the US national anthem.

Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game 2016.

Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game 2016. Photo: AFP




9:30 Nights Gone By

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Between 1843 and 1853, an eclectic mix of more than 110 soldiers, sailors, Maori, civilians and convict absconders from the Australian penal colonies were transported from New Zealand across the Tasman.

Kristyn Harman, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Tasmania has collected their stories in her new book Cleansing the Colony: Transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land.







10:17 After10: Lately with Karyn Hay

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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

In Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers has music from Nadia Reid and Billie Holiday, birthday tunes for Harry Nisson and Waylon Jennings, classic soul courtesy of Marvyn Gaye plus some solid doo-wop from the Paragons

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