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Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.



 



Nights' Science - Botany

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Auckland Botanical Gardens curator Bec Stanley shares the secret and curious history of tomatoes. Did you know that for several hundred years British people thought they were poisonous? Plus she's on the hunt for some tasters to test the results of a tomato trial.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20170123-2010-nights_science_-_botany-128.mp3




Beneath the Ross Ice Shelf

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:10:00 +1300

Climate change is causing Antarctic ice shelves to crack and melt. Dr Craig Stevens from NIWA is recently back from the white continent where he was part of a team sampling the ocean water of the Ross Ice Shelf. But first they had to drill through 200 metres of ice.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20170123-1910-beneath_the_ross_ice_shelf-128.mp3




Nights' Culture - Electronic Music

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:10:00 +1300

For a break from Christmas music we have Paul Berrington aka DJ B-Lo. playing music by Octave One, Carl Craig, Underground Resistance , and Drexciya. a group of Detroit DJs and producers who followed in the footsteps of techno's big three, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, and Juan Atkins.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161222-2010-nights_culture_-_electronic_music-128.mp3




Tongan Christmas in Salt Lake City

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:12:00 +1300

Bev Uipi is a city councilor in Millcreek City, a township bordering Salt Lake City. Utah is home to more people of pacific descent than anywere else in continental USA. We'll ask her about her community and what a Pasifika Christmas in Utah looks like.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161222-1912-tongan_christmas_in_salt_lake_city-128.mp3




Nights' Overseas Reports - Japan

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +1300

Palmerston North raised journalist Motoko Kakubayashi now resides in Tokyo and works for University of Tokyo's Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161221-2012-nights_overseas_reports_-_japan-128.mp3




A Zambian Wedding

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:12:00 +1300

We catch up with Atkins Chishimba and Rachel Meadowcroft who are now living in Christchurch after getting married in Zambia in April.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161221-1912-a_zambian_wedding-128.mp3




Nights' Pundit - Religion

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +1300

Religious studies Prof. Douglas Pratt from the University of Waikato on Oman's unique experience of Islam.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161220-2012-nights_pundit_-_religion-128.mp3




Our Own Odysseys - Loving Haiti

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:10:00 +1300

Karim Dickie shares his Haiti adventures, including witnessing a Fet Gede voodoo ceremony.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161220-1910-our_own_odysseys_-_loving_haiti-128.mp3




Nights' Science - Astronomy

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +1300

Imaging planets around other stars, a billion star positions measured by the GAIA satellite, and the reason why Venus is so bright at the moment - We're exploring celestial bodies with former Mt John University Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161219-2012-nights_science_-_astronomy-128.mp3




Thuten Kesang - NZ's First Tibetan Refugee

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:13:00 +1300

We talk to Thuten Kesang, New Zealand's first Tibetan refugee, who has lived in exile for more than fifty years. He is the focus of a feature documentary film Team Tibet, due for release in 2017.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161219-1913-thuten_kesang_-_nzs_first_tibetan_refugee-128.mp3




Twins' Cycle Mission for Mental Health

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:12:00 +1300

17 year old twins Roody and Owlsca Ballester are cycling from Auckland to Wellington to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. We talk to them on the home stretch at Marton.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161216-2012-twins_cycle_mission_for_mental_health-128.mp3




Nights' Overseas - Palestine

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:10:00 +1300

Our Palestine correspondent Fadwa Hodali joins us from Bethleham - What's Christmas like there?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161215-2010-nights_overseas_-_palestine-128.mp3




Faking it - Copying the Great Masters

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:10:00 +1300

Why do we jostle with hundreds of people for a glimpse of the original Mona Lisa when there are sophisticated copies available in less crowded art museums? We ask University of Melbourne PhD Candidate Felicity Strong if authenticity is overrated.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20161215-1910-faking_it_-_copying_the_great_masters-128.mp3