7:12 Dark Empire

Katherine Mansfield created some of literature's most chilling characters, not least Harry Kember and his wife in her short story At The Bay.

Author and historian John Horrocks' new novel Dark Empire jumps 20 years into the future to wartime Wellington continue Harry Kember's story where he controls the city's criminal underworld.

Dark Empire by John Horrocks cover

Photo: steeleroberts.co.nz

7:35 The Sampler

This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger discusses the country soul of Auckland singer-songwriter Milly Tabak and her band The Milltones; a compilation of local garage rock from vinyl indie label 1 To 12; and two recent releases from the normally sparing Gillian Welch.

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Photo: Milly Tabak and the Milltones

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

Implanted devices can predict when something is about to go wrong with a patient's heart. 

Chest Anatomy

Photo: Hikmet Gümüş / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lampp joins us once again with the latest sports news.

Lydia Ko is remaining upbeat despite missing out on another LPGA title.

Lydia Ko is remaining upbeat despite missing out on another LPGA title. Photo: Photosport

9:30 Eating Fried Chicken In The Shower

 Host James Nokise invites radio star Jono Pryor into his safe space to talk about being there for your mates.

Broadcaster Jono Pryor with host James Nokise.

Broadcaster Jono Pryor with host James Nokise. Photo: RNZ

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

After 11, on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers has a Cajun classic from Vin Bruce, solid rhythm 'n' blues courtesy of Dr Feelgood, tracks from the cream of Solomon Burke's releases on the Atlantic label plus Harry Nilsson, Colorama and Gene Wilder.

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder Photo: Wikipedia