7:12 Cultural Ambassador - South Auckland

We check in with our cultural ambassador from South Auckland, photographer Raymond Sagapolutele to find out how things are going in his neck of Tamaki Makaurau.

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7:35 'Let's End Lonliness' Website

Concerned about increasing feelings of isolation in our communities, seven organisations - Age Concern New Zealand, St John New Zealand, Carers New Zealand, Student Volunteer Army, Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association, Alzheimers New Zealand and The Salvation Army - got together in 2018 to set up the coalition and provide information, grow understanding, and advocate together to prompt action on loneliness.

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

Building a global vaccination programme to protect us from Covid-19 is more complicated than most of us realise.

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9:07 Our Changing World

This week, on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance meets a food scientist, who says that all our senses come into play when we eat. And she's discovered some interesting things about the effects of sound - think music, and even traffic - on the way food tastes.

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9:30 Overseas Correspondent

Our overseas corresspondent is Rhanna Collins from National Indigenous Television in Australia.

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 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Music 101 Pocket Edition, Julia Stone of sibling folk duo Angus and Julia Stone speaks with Charlotte Ryan about her new solo work. Fontaines DC frontman Grian Chatten explains the pressure of making a follow up record to their Mercury Prize nominated debut album Dogrel. 

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