7:12 Unearthing the Secrets of Otago's Drybread Cemetery.

The historic Drybread Cemetery will be the focus of the latest University of Otago and Southern Cemeteries Archaeology research project - we're joined by project co-leaders Professor Hallie Buckley from the Department of Anatomy at University of Otago and Dr Peter Petchey, the Director of Southern Archaeology Ltd.

Drybread Cemetery

Photo: Peter Petchey

7:35 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger discusses a new benchmark for veteran Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation; the welcome - if overdue - return of Dead Famous People, and the magnificent miserablism of Richard and Linda Thompson.    

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Photo: Ebony Lamb

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

Jellyfish at Island Bay, Wellington

Jellyfish at Island Bay, Wellington Photo: RNZ/Caitlin Cherry

Jellyfish blooms can cause havoc, scaring away tourists, clogging up fishing nets, and even getting stuck in power station cooling pipes, but scientists are finding ways to use the creatures to help us solve some big problems. 

They think jellyfish mucus could filter microplastics from our water systems, and their collagen could help us develop new medicines. And some want to see jellyfish on our plates. 

9:10 Nights Sport

Helene Elliot from the L.A. Times joins us once again with the latest sports from the US.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 18: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their 4-3 victory against the Atlanta Braves in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on October 18, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.   Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

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9:30 The Best of The West

We head back to 2005 and this week's pick of the Going West Festival is an event in which television presenter and talk-back host Marcus Lush delivers a witty account of his life-long love affair with rail, his relationship with the train-spotting fraternity, and his enormously popular television series Off the Rails: a love story, which chronicled his journey along New Zealand's railway lines.

Going West

Going West Photo: Supplied

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

On Nashville Babylon, Mark Rogers has the Meters covering the Beatles and Rory Gallagher covering the Stones. There's also Philly-Soul courtesy of the Delfonics, a duet between Kurt Vile and John Prine plus new music courtesy of Fleet Foxes.

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes Photo: Supplied