Nights for Tuesday 6 April 2021
7:12 Taxing Questions About Taxing Housing
Nights' regular Economist, Brian Easton thinks that the government's recent housing package may work, but wonders if it will do enough.
7:30 The Sampler
Tony Stamp lends an ear to new releases by Los Angeles singer-songwriter (and controversy magnet) Lana Del Rey, Christchurch DYI maestros Wurld Series (basking in at least one glowing international review), and a compilation of exploratory sounds from 1980/90s Japan.
8:10 Jamie Tahana on the Te Araroa
Jamie's back in Wellington in time for another chat about his Te Araroa adventure.
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
Another Science in Action programme from the BBC. Tonight, a University College London Doctor looks at diagnosis, treatment and prevention of post-covid syndrome, a French Researcher talks COVID variants and we hear from a team researching the origins of the diversity and habitat of rainforests in South America.
9:07 Smart Talk
Philip Armstrong's poetry and Laura Jean McKay's award-winning novel The Animals in That Country feature animals as significant characters. They talk about animals to each other and share their writing in this highlight of the 2020 Word Christchurch Writers Spring Festival.
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 Worlds of Music
On Worlds of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with the late Tongan born musician, Bill Sevesi (born Wilfred Jeffs), a much loved musician who during the early 1950's, in the Auckland inner city suburb of Newton, played a residency at the Orange Ballroom that lasted for 16 years with his band, Bill Sevesi and the Islanders.
He has mentored many musicians, recorded a large catalogue of albums and fulfilled his dream of ukuleles being taught to kids in schools. Conducted at his home in Mt Roskill, Bill was 92 and was about to be honored as the 2015 APRA Inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. His self-taught virtuosity on the Hawaiian steel guitar was his passport to global recognition as well as leaving an indelible stamp on Polynesian culture in Aotearoa.