7:12 Interview


7:30  At The Movies


Simon Morris wonders how up to date we need to be on previous Godzilla and King Kong movies before going to their latest.  And two Oscar nominees - Romanian documentary Collective, and star-studded drama The Father.

Godzilla vs Kong is pretty much what it says on the poster.  Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Rebecca Hall, and Kiwi Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople).

Collective is the Oscar-nominated Romanian documentary about corruption in the health system, and the power of the press.  It’s up for Academy Awards for both Best Documentary and Best International Feature Film.

And The Father has been nominated for six Oscars - including Best Film - this year.  It stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams, and is co-written by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons)

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 KIA WHAKANUIA TE WHENUA - People place landscape  edited by Carolyn Hill for The Landscape Foundation.

KIA WHAKANUIA TE WHENUA - People place landscape  edited by Carolyn Hill for The Landscape Foundation

Photo: The Landscape Foundation

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, Koroi Hawkins discusses how opposition to seabed mining is still strong in the Cook Islands; Covid-19 vaccinations are rolled out in Wallis and Futuna; and a New government initiative targeting Māori and Pasifika midwives in NZ 

8:30 Window on The World 

Another Climate Question from the BBC World Service. Must our future be cast in concrete? As the world becomes more populous, experts say we're likely to use 25 percent more concrete in the next decade. But concrete is also responsible for eight percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions. There are concerns that the industry isn't taking its carbon footprint seriously enough.

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9:07 Anyone for Gin?

Professor Joanne Hort from Massey University joins us to talk about evolution of a juniper (Juniperus communis) berry industry for New Zealand.

Juniper berries

Photo: Dcrjsr, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

9:30 Quiz Answer

We find out who is tonight's quiz whiz.

9:40 Champions of The Pacific

A pioneering Tongan Olympian, a history-making Tahitian-Cook Islander looks to flip the world of sports administration on its head and there's a former Black Fern looking to make a positive change in her community.

Koro Vakauta and Talei Anderson present a new weekly show, Champions of the Pacific

Koro Vakauta and Talei Anderson present a new weekly show, Champions of the Pacific Photo: supplied

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

It's all Japanese jazz this hour on Inside Out, with classic mainstream tunes and jazz fusion from the Japanese scene.

Nduduzo Makhathini

Nduduzo Makhathini Photo: Nduduzo Makhathini; used with permission