7:12 New Zealand Disasters - Helping Children Understand.

Maria Gill's latest book, New Zealand Disasters: Our response, resilience and recovery is a resource for children which details the Inspiring stories of courage, resilience and determination in the face of disaster - how we responded and grew stronger; what changes/improvements were made as a result.

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New Zealand Disasters Book Cover

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7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies,  Simon Morris wraps up the summer holiday season - the pandemic hasn't stopped a wide range of films.  Also three new releases - The Nest starring Jude Law, Australian western High Ground and Kiwi action-adventure Shadow in  the Cloud, directed by Roseanne Liang

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 Volcanic Kitchens by Gerhard and Henrietta Egger

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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 

Giant towers of building blocks rising into the sky and huge vats packed with volcanic rock or molten salt are being used as massive batteries.
They're the latest ideas for storing energy generated by the sun and the wind - so you can keep the lights on when it's dark or the wind isn't blowing.

We meet the entrepreneurs and scientists who are trying to harness the fundamental forces of physics to power the world.

AA batteries, illustration.


9:07 Climate Question

How can we live with the SUV? Lockdown saw historic drops in global emissions in every sector, except one: sports utility vehicles, or SUVs. What does that mean for the climate?

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9:30 Lonely Sole 

Lynn-Marie Harris talks about The Lonely Sole her photographic and poetry exhibition at the Auckland Fringe which features over 100 photographs of lost shoes.

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

After 11, on Inside Out Nick Tipping features music performed by people called Art, including pianist Art Tatum, alto sax player Art Pepper, and drummer Art Blakey.

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Photo: Tom Copi