7:12 Sofa Session - Ludus

Whanganui based DJ and electronica artist LUDUS (aka Emma Bernard) joins us live in the studio for a Sofa Session. Ludus weaves electronica and sounds from the natural world together in her newly released album "Two of The Same" 

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7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies,  Simon Morris looks at four films about strong women under stress - Colombian drama Litigante, Angelina Jolie as a heroic firefighter in Those Who Wish Me Dead - plus two contrasting Netflix films: The Woman at the Window and The Mitchells versus The Machines.

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 the book "Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell" Researched and edited by Jonathan Adams who we'll be speaking to after 9pm.

Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell Book cover

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8:15 Pacific Waves

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Koroi Hawkins presents a daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.

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8:30 Window on The World 

Tonight's Window on the World is a BBC Assignment documentary - Saving the Vaquita.   Jacques Cousteau called Mexico's Sea of Cortez, 'the aquarium of the world'.  It is home to one of the most critically endangered species on earth. The vaquita is a small porpoise facing total extinction, whose numbers have dwindled to less than a dozen.  

81017295. México, 17 Oct 2018 (Notimex-Museo de la Ballena).- Expertos del Museo de la Ballena, de la UNAM, en colaboración con especialistas extranjeros, lograron avistar y documentar con fotografía y video a tres grupos de vaquitas marinas en el Golfo de California.


9:07 Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell

Jonathan Adams joins us from Copenhagen to talk about his memoirs of Phillip Tapsell (1790-1873), one of the earliest Pākehā-Māori traders and with over 3000 descendants in New Zealand.

Born Hans Felk in Copenhagen, Denmark, he took to the oceans as a lad, changed his name to Phillip Tapsell, and after many adventures settled at Maketū in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty. 

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Author Jonathan Adams Photo: Oratia Media Ltd.

9:30 Quiz Answer

We find out who is tonight's quiz whizz.

9:40 Champions of The Pacific

Tonight we meet a group of women in Vanuatu are using surfing to challenge gender stereotypes, we hear about a push to help Pacific tennis stars take on the world and a former Samoa rugby star returns home to lead the national team.

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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 Inside Out

After 11, on Inside Out, Nick Tipping features a new album from Wellington saxophonist and composer Bryn van Vliet, plus classic NZ jazz from The Troubles, Charmaine Ford and Trevor Coleman.

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