7:12 "The Nuns are the real punks!"

We're talking to Paulie Stewart long-standing Australian punk act The Painters And Dockers. When he's not playing with the band he work with a group of Catholic sisters the Alma Nuns who tend to disabled and abandoned children in East Timor, Papua and Indonesia. He reckons ``they are the real punks.''

Paulie with Alma Nuns

Paulie with Alma Nuns Photo: Paul Stewart

7:30  At The Movies

 

On At The Movies,  Simon Morris reviews three films with reliable credentials  There's a heist movie - Cut Throat City - a French inner-city school story - School life - and a modern western - The Quarry.

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.

As it's Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, we're giving you a chance to win Scotty and Stacey Morrison's book Maori Made Fun.

Maori Made Fun - book cover

Photo: Penguin Books New Zealand

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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

Why do some of us do bizarre things in our sleep?

A man sleeping on a bed

Photo: 123RF

9:07 Apollo 13

A special episode with Nasa legend, flight controller John Aaron. This extended interview ranges from John first learning about the explosion, to his doubts and fears during Apollo 13¹s descent through the Earth¹s atmosphere.

Apollo 13 passing the Moon

Apollo 13 passing the Moon Photo: James Lovell, John Swigert, Fred Haise / Public domain

9:30 The 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

We talk to Professor Sir Martin Hairer, (HAY-rur) from Imperial College London - the winner of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics for his work in stochastic partial differential equations.

Professor Sir Martin Hairer

Professor Sir Martin Hairer Photo: Imperial College London

10:17 Lately

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Photo: RNZ

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

After 11, on Inside Out, Nick Tipping presents a set of jazz inspired by the hot summer weather - and dedicated to those of us who are sick of winter!

beer and jandal

Photo: PHOTO NZ