7:12 Sofa Session - Matt Mulholland and the NZ Air Force Band

We were planning a Sofa Session with Matt Mulholland and a few members of the NZ Air Force Band ahead of their South Island Tour.  Despite the change in alert levels meaning we can't host them in the studio, with the help of their sound engineer Alistair Isdale, we'll stil be able to bring you a few tunes.

Featured soloist Matt Mulholland and  Director of Music, Flight Lieutenant David Gallaher.

Featured soloist Matt Mulholland and Director of Music, Flight Lieutenant David Gallaher. Photo: The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies,  Simon Morris looks at three films, all likely to be considered for Oscars - American-Korean film Minari, a western starring Tom Hanks - News of the World, and a Victorian love story starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, Ammonite.

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 Nigella Lawson's latest cookbook Cook, Eat, Repeat

Gail Pittaway reviewed Cook, Eat, Repeat by Nigella Lawson, for Nine to Noon.

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 

A small team of Indian scientists think they've found a new way to kill superbugs. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are killing hundreds of thousands of people every year, and that number is going up fast. But one Bangalore-based biotech company thinks they might be on the verge of a breakthrough.

 A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause "severe" infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world,

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9:07 The Climate Question

Will Africa really leapfrog to renewables - Thousands of new power plants are planned across the continent. But the majority are expected to run on fossil fuels. What would it take to bring clean power to every African?...it's episode 12 of The Climate Question.

Rows of solar panels in landscape, rear view, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Photo: Koko Productions & Photography CC

9:30 Special Interview

We talk rehab and recovery with Producer and performer Elizabeth Cracroft ahead of her show at the Auckland Fringe Festival. 

REHAB, on at Covert Theatre from 18 – 27 Feb

REHAB, on at Covert Theatre from 18 – 27 Feb Photo: Auckland Fringe

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

On Inside Out tonight Nick Tipping Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Chick Corea who died this week.

In this file photo taken on January 26, 2020 US jazz pianist Chick Corea performs during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast show in Los Angeles.

In this file photo taken on January 26, 2020 US jazz pianist Chick Corea performs during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast show in Los Angeles. Photo: AFP or licensors