7:12 Checking the Mathematicians

Dillon Mayhew, Associate Professor from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Te Heranga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington joins us once again. Tonight he's taking a look at computer programmes, called proof assistants, that check that a mathematical argument is complete and correct.

Mathematics concept collage

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7:30 The Sampler

Tony Stamp digs into the sunny debut album by Philadelphia pop strummers Another Michael, the third full-length from Aussie soul-futurists Hiatus Kaiyote, and Wellington producer Paige Julia's latest EP of bass and breakbeats.

Hiatus Kaiyote

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8:10 Live to Breaker Bay

We go live to Breaker Bay to chat to residents that have chosen to stay put despite the evacuation order.

Waves break on Breaker Bay this evening as the size of the swell increases.

Waves break on Breaker Bay this evening as the size of the swell increases. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

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

Australia is one of the world's biggest per-capita greenhouse gas emitters, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison says 'Australia can always be relied upon' to deliver action on climate change, but critics at home and abroad point to a record of over-promising and under-delivering.  Observers also blame the country's powerful and profitable fossil fuel industries as a reason why the Australian government has been slow to make progress.  Tonight's Climate Question - Why isn't the world demanding Australia do more?

Australia's Hazelwood power station billows smoke from its exhaust stacks in the Latrobe Valley, 150km east of Melbourne, in 2009.

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9:07 Arts Hour

In a special programme recorded just before the current lockdown, the Arts Hour takes a virtual visit to Sydney, with music, comedy, a live audience and leading artists all joining Nikki Bedi to discuss the long term impact of Covid 19 on the city's arts community, in a country that's closed its borders to so many. 


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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 Worlds of Music

After 11, on  Worlds Of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with David Harrington, who founded the Kronos Quartet in 1973 and regards this collaboration with Trio Da kali as one of their finest. 

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - David Harrington centre

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - David Harrington centre Photo: Supplied: photo by Jay Blakesberg