7:12 Scooters on the Footpath

We ask Dr Timothy Welch, School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland if Should bikes and e-scooters be allowed on our increasingly crowded and narrow footpaths? 

Lime scooters back in Auckland this morning.

Lime scooters back in Auckland this morning. Photo: RNZ /SUPPLIED

7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin watches three new movies in cinemas. He reviews the R-rated comic book caper THE SUICIDE SQUAD; COMING HOME IN THE DARK, a dark drama based on the short story by Owen Marshall; and THE MOLE AGENT, an Academy Award nominated documentary from Chile about a octogenarian investigator under cover in a retirement home.

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 Healthy Kiwi Student, A Food and Lifestyle Guide from Elily and Sophie Martin, "The Tasty Twins"

The TastyTwins

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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 

In the future, 10 years from now, will our fingers still reach for a laughing face with crying eyes? Will Unicode and its strict approval process for new emoji be relevant at all? Possibly not. We travel to Zimbabwe to hear how some designers are bypassing Silicon Valley by building their own emoji and sticker sets that reflect life in Africa. And we end the series in Shanghai, where we hear how in some parts of Asia, emoji have already been forgotten.

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 The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

The winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be revealed TONIGHT at a ceremony in Wellington.- we'll chat to the winner after the cermenony.

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, we hear from a Fijian trailblazer in women's sport and administration and a Paralympic shot-putter reveals how sport changed his life for the better.

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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

After 11, on Inside out, Nick Tipping celebrates 100 years of guitarist Herb Ellis, with a dive into his back catalogue.

Herb Ellis

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