Nights for Wednesday 12 August 2020
Former New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh’s first book for children has been judged the supreme winner at the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Mophead was awarded the highest prize in children’s publishing – The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year – during a virtual presentation this evening to celebrate this year’s awards.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris reviews the new hit Kiwi comedy This Town and a Netflix superhero movie called The Old Guard. He also asks Oscar-winning editor John Gilbert how he's coping with enforced idleness as he waits for shooting to resume overseas.
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.
Tonight's prize is Don Jessen's classic car book Automania.
8:15 Dateline Pacific
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
Money, time, and healthy choices can make mealtimes a challenge for many parents, but how do things change when sole responsibility falls on one adult's shoulders?
9:07 Apollo 13
Power must be brutally rationed after the crew fly around the Moon. As systems are switched off, their cold, dark ship is reduced to little more than a husk coasting in space.
9:30 Romantic Road
We talk to Rupert Gray about his adventure driving a 1936 Rolls Royce across India documented in the documentary Romantic Road.
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 Inside Out
Twenty-five years ago the "young lions" Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade got together for an all-too-brief stint as a quartet. They've just got back together, and Nick Tipping checks out their new album.