7:12 Escaping The City

Two city slickers - Kiran Dass and Anna Dean, on why they've given up the big smokes - in one case Auckland for Whanganui - in the other Wellington for Golden Bay

Anna Dean

Anna Dean Photo: supplied

Kiran Dass, Music Journalist

Kiran Dass, Music Journalist Photo: Kiran Dass

7:30 Sofa Session - Gillian and Mark Henderwood

When Gillian Henderwood turned 50, she hatched a plan to perform 50 original songs at 50 band rotundas around New Zealand. The journey has now been completed, with a finale homecoming gig this Sunday afternoon at the rotunda in Island Bay, Wellington. 

Gillian’s Rotundaquest

Photo: Gillian’s Rotundaquest

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.

Tonight's prize is Geoff Saunders biography of the legendary Sir Bob Charles.

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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

Another episode of People Fixing The World from the BBC World Service - A suit originally designed for astronauts has been adapted to save the lives of mothers who experience bleeding after giving birth. It stems the bleeding, buying time until people in remote areas can get to hospital for treatment. 

9:07 The Climate Question

Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate, who was thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons when the Associated Press cut her out of a photo with four other white youth climate activists at an international climate conference, is on a mission to make sure Africa is listened to on climate justice.

23-year-old Ugandan climate advocate, Vanessa Nakate at her home in Kampala.

23-year-old Ugandan climate advocate, Vanessa Nakate at her home in Kampala. Photo: AFP or licensors

9:30 Taking The Electric Car Leap

We're joined by Kathryn Trounson, the Chair of the Better NZ Trust to answer any questions you have and she hopes bust some myths about electric cars.

A car is charged in a fast-charging park for e-cars.

Photo: Uli Deck/dpa

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 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. Tonight, award-winning saxophonist Melissa Aldana leads off a who's who of female jazz artists making a splash on the contemporary scene.

Melissa Aldana

Melissa Aldana Photo: Hollis King