7:12 World Weather

Erick Brenstrum joins us once again.  Tonight he's taking a look at the record breaking heat in North America - but also looking back to the great London fog of 1952 - when visibility fell to just a metre.

Subject: Man on motorcycle trying to drive in fog. London, UK 1952
Photographer- Carl Mydans
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7:35 Tooth & Claw

We continue the BBC documentary series in which Adam Hart explores our complex relationship with Earth's greatest predators. Tonight Adam explores our complex relationship with bears; Black, Brown and Grizzly usually avoid humans but attacks on people, still rare, have been increasing.

United States, Alaska, brown bear grizzly cub (Photo by GROS Caroline / Hemis.fr / hemis.fr / Hemis via AFP)

Photo: GROS Caroline / Hemis.fr

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 

Dutch friends Evelien and Roel are part of a group sharing their social networks and local knowledge with Laila, a Syrian refugee, and her family. They're taking part in a pilot project in the Netherlands called Samen Hier (Salmon here), which matches locals and newcomers. The idea is to help people who live nearby get to know one another and encourage integration.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World - breaking down bird song.  

Claire talks to researchers in Massey University about their studies on how songbirds learn their song, and about their recent research findings about female bellbird song. 

Michelle Roper on bird recording field work on an offshore island. She is holding a microphone.

Michelle Roper on bird recording field work Photo: Supplied

9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Sudan

Our Overseas Correspondent from Sudan, Reem Abbas joins us from Khartoum.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under construction, near Guba in Ethiopia. - Ethiopia has started the second phase of filling a controversial mega-dam on the upper Nile River, Egypt said, raising tensions ahead of an upcoming UN Security Council on the issue.

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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 Music 101 pocket edition

After 11, in this week's Pocket Edition, a new dating app that finds connections through music, Trevor Reekie speaks with Graham Daniels about his Orchestra of Samples and Veronica McLaughlin on being the inaugural winner of the Music Photography Award.