7:12 Is it Time To Revive The Radio Play?

Nathan Joe is an award-winning Chinese-Kiwi playwright and performance poet.  He joins us to sing the praises of what he regards is a unfairly neglected and under-appreciated artform, the Radio Play.

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7:35 The Sampler

This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews a sophomore album of power pop from The Beths; blues and boogie from North Georgia sisters Larkin Poe; and a surprisingly vocal set from the usually instrumental trio Khruangbin.  


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8:05 Song for The Road - Diamond Harbour Ferry

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

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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's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on the World

Unmapped World - The BBC's Katie Prescott explores the importance of maps and the problems faced by unmapped areas. 

Applied geography, a preliminary sketch. With ten maps (1908)

Applied geography, a preliminary sketch. With ten maps (1908) Photo: Keltie, John Scott, Sir, 1840-1927 / No restrictions

9:10 Nights Sport

RNZ Pacific's Vinnie Wylie is our sportscaster tonight.

9:30 Nights Gone By - Football in The River

We're going way back to August 2010 and an interview about a game of football where you're guaranteed to get your socks wet.

River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water

River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water Photo: Nilfanion / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

10:17 Lately

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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

On this week's Nashville Babylon Mark has a blues extravaganza courtesy of John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat, a track from Giant Sand's recently reissued classic album Ramp, a Genesis cover by Red House Painters plus more from Bob Dylan's latest.

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