7:12 The DNA In Water (Part 2)

Back in November, Bryan took a walk up to Polhill Reserve to collect a sample of water for the Citizen Science project called Wai Tūwhera o te Taiao - Open Waters Aotearoa which invites us to take samples from our local stream, lake, beach, river so they can identify the DNA left behind by anything living in that waterbody. 

Well, the results are in so Bryan is off on another walk.

7:35 Musical Chairs

Yadana Saw presents a new Musical Chairs programme with special guest Tami Neilson

Yadana Saw and Tami Neilson.

Yadana Saw and Tami Neilson. Photo: The Spinoff / screen cap

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

Northern white rhinos are extinct in the wild and there are just two females in captivity in Kenya. Conservationists are working on an artificial breeding programme, using eggs from the females and sperm from a deceased male. Now five embryos have been created. Thomas Hildebrandt of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin explains the research.

Fabrizio Sepe, Managing Director Serengeti-Park, and Thomas Hildebrandt, Professor at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, are standing in front of a pasture in Serengeti-Park where the southern white rhinos of the zoo live.

Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa

9:10 Nights Sport

Our Sportscaster tonight is Shannon Byrne from Darwin.

9:30 Getting Here

It's part 2 of Getting Here, migration stories from Kiwi refugees.  In the fist episode we heard from Mehdi Azhizi, who was rescued from a sinking boat as a teenager after fleeing Afghanistan.  ...the story continues.

L to R back row: Mehdi and ZeinapSeated: Galawezh, Lana and Shreejana

L to R back row: Mehdi and ZeinapSeated: Galawezh, Lana and Shreejana Photo: Supplied Plains FM

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 birthday tunes for Don Everly and Jason Isbell, classic soul from the Temptations and Doris Duke plus blues courtesy of Earl Hooker and new music from Aaron Frazer.

The Temptations during Gurtenfestival 2000 (Bern/Switzerland)

The Temptations during Gurtenfestival 2000 (Bern/Switzerland) Photo: Adrian Sulc (Hinterkappelen), CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons