8:05 The House

Today on our Parliament programme - The House - Phil Smith pops in to see how submissions are going on the Fast Track Approvals Bill.

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 Nights Jukebox

Emile Donovan plays your requests - as long as you've got a compelling reason, or a good story to go with it.

Send in your requests to nights@rnz.co.nz or text 2101.

8:45 The Reading: Lisa's Story

Lisa's Story adapted as it is from Vincent O'Sullivan's novel All This By Chance focuses on Lisa and Fergus whose stories are inextricably intertwined though they only spent a few years together in the 1960's.

The story takes us with Lisa as she journeys through life and from NZ to London, Greece, Africa and Italy.

Tonight, part three.

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 Shower Thoughts: Do we all see colour the same?

Have you ever been standing in the shower, when suddenly, the noise in your brain clears and in its place appears the perfect thought?

That's a Shower Thought, and here on Nights we're aiming to answer those unshakable questions lurking in the back of your mind.

Tonight, senior lecturer at Auckland University Misha Vorobyev helps us answer the question: Do we all see colours the same?

Send in your Shower Thoughts to nights@rnz.co.nz and we'll get to the bottom of it.

Close-up on male green wide open eye.

Photo: 123RF

9:30 Politics by Night with Katie Scotcher

RNZ political reporter Katie Scotcher joins Emile Donovan for a valedictory chat as wraps up her time in the gallery.

9:50 One foot in front of the other: Nominations open for the Golden Foot awards

The hunt is on for projects or people who have had a positive impact on walking. 

Living Streets Aotearoa are calling on the public to put forward people or projects that make their community a better place for pedestrians.

Emile Donovan speaks to Living Streets Aotearoa President Tim Jones about what the awards are all about. 

pedestrian crossing

pedestrian crossing Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

10:17 Not your typical lawyer: Legal advice in the social media age

Tyrone-Jay Barugh is not your average lawyer.

Operating under the firm Spilt Milk Law, Tyrone advertises his services through videos on TikTok wearing a bright pink suit, answers big questions like 'is it legal to drink a beer while driving', and gets into protracted legal battles with giants like JetStar over promotional deals.

Tyrone joins Nights to talk about his unorthodox approach to the legal profession.

10:30 Jobs for nature yields impressive outcomes for Ruapehu region

The $1 billion Jobs for Nature scheme was formed in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic as a way to keep people employed and improve the health of the environment.

About 500 projects were established with the funding, but the funding is set to run out.

One of those projects was the Karioi Rāhui in the Southern Ruapehu area.

Emile Donovan speaks to chief executive of Ngā Waihua o Paerangi Helen Leahy about the impact the project has had.

The Southern Lakes Sanctuary is one of 500 projects, established with the $1 billion Jobs For Nature funding.

The Southern Lakes Sanctuary is one of 500 projects, established with the $1 billion Jobs For Nature funding. Photo: Southern Lakes Sanctuary

10:45 Australian cricketer Travis Head on the 2023 Ashes series

Anyway you look at it the current Australian men's cricket team are the best in business. 

In the past 12 months they won the World Test Championship, retained the Ashes in England and won the Cricket World Cup in India. 

The 2023 UK tour has been documented in the new documentary series The Test, now in it's third season.

One of the key members of the team and someone who features in the news season is top-order batsman Travis Head, who speaks to Emile Donovan.

The Test – Season 3 is on Prime Video starting May 24.

Australian cricketer Travis Head holds his bat in the air with a crowd of spectators in the background.

Travis Head's unbeaten 146 in the first innings of the Test World Championship was instrumental in Australia's victory over India Photo: Amazon MGM Studios

11:07 Worlds of Music

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