7:12 Māori Architecture Expert Elected to Royal Society

Professor Deirdre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), head of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland is is one of 27 new Fellows elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Professor Deidre Brown

Photo: University of Auckland's School of Architecture and Planning.

Professor Brown is a founding researcher of Māori architectural history and design, whose research has been used as a framework in the field of Māori architecture within Aotearoa and internationally.

7:35 Does China Need Hollywood?

We ask Dr Ian Huffer, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Massey University if Chinese cinema still needs Hollywood.

Dr Ian Huffer

Dr Ian Huffer Photo: David Wiltshire

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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 - Science In Action

In the UK thousands of scientists have signed open letters to the UK government protesting cuts to international funding announced this week. Abruptly and severely, the cuts may end hundreds of international collaborations between UK scientists and colleagues around the world working on health, climate change, disaster resilience, sustainability and many development topics.

9:10 Nights Sport

Shannon Byrne is on the line from Darwin and with their Footy finals (NTFL) this weekend there'll be lots to talk about. 

9:30 Essential New Zealand Albums

Nick Bollinger investigates the self-titled debut of The Mutton Birds, and talks to the group's founder and songwriter Don McGlashan.

The Mutton Birds Album Cover

The Mutton Birds Album Cover Photo: Supplied

10:17 Lately

Susana Leiataua is filling in for Karyn Hay on Lately tonight.

11:07 Nashville Babylon

Mark Rogers celebrates the 65th anniversary of the release of Elvis Presley's debut album, has birthday tunes for Solomon Burke and Nick Lowe plus tracks courtesy of Calexico, Eb & Sparrow and Lee Hazlewood.

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