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 Susana Suisuiki.

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8:30 Tenuous Connections: Fruit

Emile Donovan spins tracks tenuously connected to a theme.

Tonight's theme: fruit.

Send in your fruity favourites to 2101 or email nights@rnz.co.nz

9:07 Nights 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 This Weekend: Rotorua in search of Oma's Appeltaart masters

Every Friday, we bring you some of the most interesting events and happenings coming up in Aotearoa this weekend - from the community fairs to the massive concerts.

This Saturday, the Netherlands Society in Rotorua is hosting a competition to crown the 'Master Baker of Oma's Appeltaart', what they call one of the most comforting pies in the history of pies.

Yske Lagerwei, Dorien Vroom-Barclay and Joof Schaeffers from the Netherlands Society Rotorua join Emile Donovan.

A picnic table outside on a lawn. On it sits an apple pie, a dish of cream, a cup of coffee, and a slice of the pie on a small white plate with a fork.

Oma's Appeltaart contest is being held on Saturday 20 April at the Netherlands Society Hall in Neil Hunt Park, Rotorua. Photo: Netherlands Society Rotorua

9:30 Short-Cuts with Dan Slevin

Nights' resident film critic Dan Slevin joins Emile Donovan to review some top picks for weekend viewing, including Origin (2023) in cinemas now, Constellation (2024) streaming on AppleTV+, and Eleanor Coppola's directing debut Paris Can Wait (2016) streaming for free on Māori+.

Someone pointing a remote at a television screen which is out of focus in the background.

Photo: Unsplash

10:17 Update on Israeli air strike on Iran

BBC World's Middle East correspondent Sebastian Usher joins Emile Donovan for the latest on the reported strike on the city of Isfahan.

Iran map showing Isfahan

Photo: BBC screenshot

10:20 Two hundred year anniversary of Lord Byron's death

British poet Lord Byron died on April 19 1824, aged 36.

He brought forth the eponymous Byronic hero, inspired musicians from Liszt to Leonard Cohen, and despite a roguish reputation, he is still regarded today as one of the great poets.

To reflect on his legacy, associate professor of English from the University of Otago Thomas McLean joins Emile Donovan.

10:30 Out Lately with Finn Johansson

He's back, and no doubt ready to inform, educate and entertain us with an array of eclectic music.

Tonight, a political track from Dunedin doom-pop two piece Night Lunch, a new release from Baby Rose and BADBADNOTGOOD, and Melbourne-based Cyanide Thornton's self-titled 2018 EP.

11:07 Concert

WOMAD 2023 is a weekly programme featuring live recordings from a selection of International and local musicians captured by the RNZ Music team at WOMAD Taranaki. This week's encore concert features the spontaneous folk sounds of Scottish trio The Langan Band.