7:12 The Sampler

Tony Stamp reviews the extra sincere new release from synth-pop outfit Future Islands, a country inflected debut by local duo Pony Baby, and Sofia Kourtesis' collection of infectious club cuts. 

Pony Baby

Musicians and flatmates Jazmine Mary and Arahi, of Pony Baby. Photo: Photo by @pannybel

7:45 The Reading

Tonight's reading is 'His Wife's Dream' by Judith White told by Nick Blake.

A middle aged man contemplates the possibility of an affair with a young woman at his work.

8:15 Pacific Waves

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. Hosted by Koroi Hawkins.

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Koroi smiling wearing a dark shirt and necklace.

Photo: RNZ / Jeff McEwan

8:30 BBC Food Chain

Today, urban farmers.

The city of Detroit in the United States has a lot of vacant space - as much as a quarter of residential, commercial and industrial sites lie unused today.

In this programme Ruth Alexander meets the people who are growing food in their neighbourhoods, creating urban farms and community gardens where houses once stood. 

Vegetable garden

Photo: 123RF

9:07 Nights Daily Quiz

Do you know your stuff? Come on the air and be grilled by Emile Donovan as he dons his quizmaster hat.

If you get an answer right, you move on to the next question. If you get it wrong, your time in the chair is up, and the next caller will be put through. The person with the most correct answers at the end of the run goes in the draw for a weekly prize.

The quiz is themed - find out more about tonight's theme on Nights' Facebook page.

9:15 Shower Thoughts: How did the world decide on one system of time?

Every Tuesday we answer one of your curious, ponderous questions about why life is the way it is.

Today's Shower Thought comes courtesy of listener Fred, who asks: "How did the world agree what time it is?"

To answer, Emile Donovan is joined by New Zealand's resident 'time lord', Adam Dunford from the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand.

Clock in Auckland CBD.

Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

9:30 Expert Feature: Knives

The item is so common, you probably have half a dozen in your kitchen right now.

But are you treating them right? And are you using them to their full potential?

Gareth Hughes is the owner of Victory Knives which make some of the most sought after knives in New Zealand with customers all over the world. 

He joins Emile Donovan.

Victory Knives

Photo: supplied

10:17 Miss New Zealand reflects on her reign 

Georgia Waddington was crowned Miss New Zealand last year at the age of 22.

From Christchurch originally, and now living up north in Cambridge, she went on to compete in Miss International, winning the title of Miss Photogenic International.

And she says pageants these days are about much more than just beauty - it's "beauty with a purpose".

She joins Emile Donovan in the RNZ Auckland studio.

Georgia waves to a crowd. She is wearing a large silver and red crown, a sash saying 'MISS NEW ZEALAND', and a cloak of feathers.

Part of Georgia Waddington's campaign for Miss New Zealand involved ambassador work for mental health charity I Am Hope and sexual violence victims' trust Brave. Photo: Supplied

10:30 Australia moves to make 'doxxing' illegal

Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese has announced the federal government will introduce legislation to make 'doxxing' - leaking someone's personal details online - a criminal offence.

The move comes after the transcripts from a private WhatsApp chat including many Jewish Australians working in creative industries were published on the internet.

Nigel Phair is a professor in cyber security at Monash University in Brisbane and he joins Nights to explain the complexities of such a law change.

Hooded figure in front of laptop

Photo: Pixabay/shafin_protic

11:07 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots.