7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Electronic Music

Our Electronic Music aficionado, Paul Berrington joins us once again. Tonight he'll be spinning some tracks from New York label DFA Records - the label that spawned dance punk.

7:35 Materials: Fact or Fiction - Nth Element

Professor Penny Brothers, Principle Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute and Professor of Chemistry at the  Australian National University gives us her scientific take on Nth Metal from DC Comics, a hyper-conductive metal that has the ability to negate gravity, allowing a person to carry objects 20-70 times heavier than normal and to fly.  


Photo: CD Comics

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

The BBC's Shivaani Kohok explores why the order in which we are born shapes the way we see ourselves and how we relate to others - whether we're the eldest, the youngest or in the middle.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week, on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance meets some green chemists who are developing safer, more sustainable ways of making stuff, from better batteries to ways of cleaning up waste water.

James Wright is a green chemist who develops new catalysts that could help clean up wastewater.

James Wright is a green chemist who develops new catalysts that could help clean up wastewater. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Estonia

Silver Tambur joins us once again from Tallinn.


Estonia Photo: Don Payne

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 Pocket Edition, Deryk is the latest local popmaker to watch, Charlotte Ryan finds out what is behind the name. Vera Ellen, lead singer of LA-based Girl Friday, speaks with Tony Stamp about being stuck in New Zealand and away from her band. Plus new music from Fat Freddy's Dallas Tamaira and The Phoenix Foundation.  


Deryk Photo: Supplied