Nights for Wednesday 24 March 2021
7:12 Hitchhiking to the Antarctic
In 1970 the US Antarctic Research Programme needed a woman to assist a US scientist scheduled to work on the ice cap. They called on the NZ Alpine Club for suggestions. Julia Millen was working at the Canterbury University Library having recently returned from a three-month hitchhiking trip to Chile with the NZ Patagonian Expedition. Julia tells the story of her Antarctic adventure in a new memoir Fair Weather Hitchhiker.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at historic thriller Fanny Lye Deliver'd, political murder documentary The Dissident, and the Parisian romp French Exit, starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
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 Fair Weather Hitchhiker by Julia Millen
8:15 Dateline Pacific
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
Togo has found a high-tech way to identify people who need financial help in the pandemic and send them emergency cash, using satellite photos and mobile phones.
9:07 Exploring the Creation Story from a South Island Perspective.
Artistic Director Juanita Hepi join us to talk about a new show Tūmahana which tells the South Island's unique creation story combining Toi Māori, circus, theatre, Taonga Pūoro, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
9:30 Quiz Answer
We find out who is tonight's quiz whizz.
Koro Vakauta and Talei Anderson ask if rugby's eligibility rules are fit for purpose, a Samoan rugby legend reflects on his career and we hear from a discus star looking to snatch records in a new sport.
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 checks out some of the hottest tracks from the world of Afro-Cuban jazz.