7:12 Mouse Plague in NSW

There's been a plague of mice in NSW.  The ABC's Lucy Thackery  joins us from Dubbo with the details.

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Photo: CSIRO, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

7:30 The Sampler

Tony Stamp basks in the glow of a new Pixie Williams covers al-bum, a reissue of a classic by Auckland band Voom, and a breakup album from American songwriter Jenn Wasner, AKA Flock of Dimes.


Voom Photo: supplied

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.

8:30 Window on The World 

Denmark was the world's top producer of mink. Last year a coronavirus variant was found in the animals, and transmitted to people. So a cull was ordered of all 17 million farmed mink. The BBC's Linda Pressly and Danish journalist, Rikke Bolander look at the decision to effectively end production. 

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (R) and mink breeder Peter Hindbo visit the closed and empty farm near Kolding, Denmark.

Photo: (Photo by Mads Nissen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT

9:07 Smart Talk

New Zealand's leading poet of this generation, Bill Manhire, talks to John Campbell at the 2020 Word Christchurch Writers Spring Festival.

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Photo: Ebony Lamb Photography

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 Worlds of Music

After 11, on Worlds Of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with Wellington based photographer, musician and composer Campbell Downie talking about his newly released album called  'Pandemic - a Journey through Music'. 

Campbell Downie

Campbell Downie Photo: Supplied

This hugely ambitious projects conceived, composed and recorded by Campbell in his Wellington studio took 9 months to complete. Campbell talks about the creative process involved in documenting musically how  the world was changing in front of our eyes as we globally faced a common enemy.