7:12 Looking Back at Lockdown

Ahead of episode one of our new five-part New Zealand history series Kei Roto i te Miru: Inside the Bubble, which takes a look back at life in lockdown. We're joined by Host, Audio-Visual Historian and Project Lead Dr Emma-Jean Kelly and Executive Producer Teresa Cowie.  

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7:35 Cultural Ambassador - Science Fiction

Our sci-fi geek, Eleanor Tremeeer is back - tonight she's taking a look at  Spirituality In Sci-Fi - the intersection between mythology, folklore, religion, and Sci-Fi. Although we think of Sci-Fi as being purely scientific, these aspects have laid the foundation for some of Sci-Fi's most iconic works. Battlestar Galactica, Ursula Le Guin's novels, even Star Wars all draw from centuries of spirituality and mysticism. 

A life-size figurine of Yoda from the Star Wars series is displayed at the Star Wars Identities exhibition during a media preview at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore on January 28, 2021. (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP)

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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.  Tonight: Frontline health workers in Papua New Guinea are seeking answers to their questions about Covid-19 vaccination;Pacific Super Rugby teams close to becoming a reality; Experts canvass economic options for an independent Bougainville.

8:30 Window on The World

In this weeks Science in Action: Sightseers and social media scrollers have flocked to the slopes of a volcano erupting 40 kilometres west of the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. Having produced less than 1 square kilometre of lava this eruption could be deemed relatively minor, allowing bystanders to get up close and personal....and this week scientists working on results from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN announced intriguing evidence of physics beyond our current understanding. 

Sunday hikers look at the lava flowing from the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano some 40 km west of the Icelandic capital Reykjavik.

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9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lampp is our sportscaster tonight on the line from Manawatu.

9:30 Kei Roto i te Miru: Inside The Bubble

 Episode one of our new five-part New Zealand history series 'Inside the Bubble', which takes a look back at life in lockdown. In this episode historian Dr Emma-Jean Kelly explores how, as a nation we prepared for the invisible threat of Covid-19.

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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 Nashville Babylon On this week's show Mark has music from the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and Shakey Graves, country courtesy of Frankie Laine, a magical cover of a Beatles classic by Rainer Ptacek plus a recently unearthed Jackie DeShannon single.