7:12 Flash Fiction

We discuss life and strange stories with Jack Remiel Cottrell and his new flash fiction collection called Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson and other very short stories. 

Jack Remiel Cottrell CREDIT Vetiver Pictures

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Ten Acceptable Acts Of Arson Cover

Photo: Canterbury University Press


7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin watches three new cinema releases. He reviews the gritty New Zealand drama The Justice of Bunny King, Jungle Cruise, an adventure inspired by one Disneyland's oldest and best loved attractions; and The Misfits, a high energy crime caper starring Pierce Brosnan.

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 "Do Something for Nothing" - this week's hump prize - its a book about a barber, Joshua Coombes,  who offered free haircuts to people sleeping rough in London.

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

This week, our journey into the emoji universe takes some surprising directions. We reveal some of the human stories behind those tiny pictures on our screens. From the early days of reggae in Kingston, Jamaica to San Francisco's Chinatown, we meet some of the people responsible for the emojis we have today.

Illustration of a smartphone with the new emoticons, new emojis that honor people with disabilities, diversity or homosexuality. January 2020.

Photo: Riccardo Milani / Hans Lucas

9:07 PrideNZ.com recognised by Library of Congress

The United States Library of Congress has selected the pridenz.com website for preservation in the Library of Congress Web Archive. We're joined by PrideNZ.com founder Gareth Watkins.

LGBTQI+ community members and supporters gathered at Parliament on the eve of the 35-year anniversary of the passage of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.

LGBTQI+ community members and supporters gathered at Parliament on the eve of the 35-year anniversary of the passage of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

9:30 Quiz Answer

We find out who is tonight's quiz whizz.

9:40pm Champions of The Pacific

Talei Anderson and Vinnie Wylie are here with RNZ Pacific's weekly sports show, Champions of the Pacific. Tonight, two Pacific athletes talk about the importance of Covid-19 vaccinations and footballers from the Cook Island have ended a 16 month drought for international competitions.

Champions of the Pacific Logo

Photo: RNZ/Vinay Ranchhod

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

Given their nocturnal lifestyle, it seems logical that jazz musicians would be inspired by the night. On Inside Out, Nick Tipping plays tracks like Wayne Shorter's 'Night Dreamer', Joe Zawinul's 'Midnight Mood', and Charmaine Ford's 'Midnight Chardonnay'.

The Wayne Shorter quartet.

The Wayne Shorter quartet. Photo: Dorsay Alavi