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Nights' Culture - Morgan Davie

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Morgan will be sharing his board game knowledge with us tonight and sharing his favourites.

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Terms and conditions: a comic

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Richard Sikoryak has made a comic book using Apple's terms and conditions.

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Nights' Overseas - Vietnam

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Lien Hoang reports from the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, pop. 90,730,000 (est. 2014)... Lien chats about one of the Vietnamese suspects in the King Jong. Also about how Saigon has talked for years about clearing the sidewalks of street vendors but now they're finally doing it. It's very controversial.

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The first gangster to rat

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Larry McShane is a veteran crime reporter for the New York Times. He recently wrote a book called'The Last Don' which is about Ralph Natale who became a mafia boss in Philadelphia. He made history by becoming a federal witness.

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Nights' Pundit - Brian Roper

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Brian Roper will be explaining how Trump was able to be elected president despite polling around 2.7 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton with respect to the American revolution, the system of government created by the US Constitution, and the historical origins and contemporary role of the Electoral College.

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To catch a mole

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Louise Chapman is a professional mole hunter in the U.K. The word "mole" is thought to derive from the middle English word mouldwarp, which means earth-thrower.

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Nights' Science - Hamish Campbell

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Hamish covers the earthy science of geology from erosion to earthquakes.

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Trades, education and women

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Rene Davies joins us to talk about joining a trade versus getting a university education, and ponders the question: Is the increase in women in the trade industry a passing fad?

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The Fritter Festival

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Dannii Vallely-Te Kani is on the line to talk fritters, and entertainment in Whangarei

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Culture: Music of Latin America

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

From Uraguay, Julio Julián & Falta y Resto - A Una Mano Paloma: the perfect introduction to this week's cultural ambassador, Mona-Lynn Courteau, our new Night time condiut for music from Latin America.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Dr Zhou-Feng Chen, director of the Washington University Centre for the Study of Itch to explain why when you see or talk about itching you start to feel an itch coming on too.

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Nights' Overseas - Taiwan

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Nights oversesas correspondent Edward White reports in from Taiwan.

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Lloyd Esler & Rabbits

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Lloyd Esler joins Bryan to talk about Rabbits, and their history in NZ as friends and foes.

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Nights' Pundit - Damien Fenton

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

It was a hundred years ago two months ago that the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade played the decisive role in capturing Rafa (9 January 1917), the-then last remaining Ottoman outpost in the Sinai Peninsula. Damien Fenton delves into the Sinai-Palestine campaigns of the First World War during 1916-1917.

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53,000 Phyllis Diller jokes

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Phylis Diller was a famous comedian in the U.S, and her gags were all typed on small cards. The Smithsonian is trying to archive them all. Meghan Ferriter joins us to explain.

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Science : Louis Schipper

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Scientist Louis Schipper talks soil and nitrogen.

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Photography: Mark Gee

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Mark Gee is an award winning photographer, time-lapse filmmaker & digital visual effects supervisor based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has worked on many high profile and Oscar award winning feature films. His love of the New Zealand landscape is a big part of the inspiration for his photography.

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Māui Dolphin Day

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Liz Stanway Chairperson of the Whaingaroa Environment Centre will be talking the Māui Dolphin Day Day.

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Late Edition for 16 March 2017

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:15:00 +1300

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating whether some Palace Poultry eggs, sold in supermarkets as free range, were actually caged eggs. The House has a new MP, an ersatz resignation and a call for change from the abortion supervisory committee. Papua New Guinea's cricket captain relishes his chance alongside some sporting legends.

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Nights' Culture - Raymond Sagapolutele

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:30:00 +1300

Raymond Sagapolutele is a photographer, and he's also done a project called "Out of Context" that looks to tell the stories from Raymond Sagapolutele's generation of Polynesians who were born to migrant Pacific Island parents as well as Urban Maori who also relate to the theme of disconnection from their culture.

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Jose & the octopus

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:10:00 +1300

Niwa Marine Ecologist Jose Xavier has been studying an Antarctic Octopi and the diets of Antarctic toothfish. He is an Antarctic marine ecologist based at the Marine and Environmental Research Institute of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and at the British Antarctic Survey (UK), focusing his research on predator-prey interactions in the Southern Ocean, particularly on foraging and feeding behavior of top predators to climate change, working with BAS since 1997.

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Nights' Overseas - Oh Canada !

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:10:00 +1300

It's the second-largest country by total area and the northernmost country of the North America continent, journalist for Medicine Hat News, Peggy Revell reports from Canada. Peggy will discuss the Trump travel ban's implications on Canadians, and a new drug causing deaths it's called fentanyl.

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The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:13:00 +1300

A fluid dynamics specialist talks to Bryan Crump about the collapse of a molasses tank in Boston which killed 19 people.

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Directions featuring Murray Ball

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:30:00 +1300

Murray Ball talks to Neville Glasgow about his values and beliefs in a 1992 edition of Directions - replayed as a tribute to the creator of the widely read Footrot Flats cartoon, who died on Sunday 12 March 2017 at the age of 78.

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Nights' Pundit - Dr. Dillon Mayhew

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Making the numbers add up is Dr. Dillon Mayhew from Victoria University's School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research... We'll be talking about 3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 82148 08651 32823 06647 09384 46095 50582 23172 53594 08128 48111 74502 84102 70193 85211 05559 64462 29489

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Cult survivor turned cult scholar

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:10:00 +1300

Alexandra Stein was in a cult. She escaped. Now she studies cults for a living. She was in a Marxist-Leninist cult known as The O.

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Nights' Science - Erick Brenstrum

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Erick talks wildfires and rain in Australia, false spring in the United States and the situation around New Zealand.

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Why are Woolly Mammoths dead?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:10:00 +1300

A team led by Eleftheria Palkopoulou and Love Dalen of the Swedish Museum of Natural History gained a major insight into the population history of the woolly mammoth by analyzing the whole genomes of two individuals.

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The Fielding Quilters

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

The Feilding Kowhai Patchwork Quilters has an exhibition this weekend. Bryan Crump talks with one of the organisers, Liz Nicholls.

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Nights' Culture - Paul Berrington

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus were two Berlin-based electronic musicians who'd been around the scene for a while, and began making music together in the early 90s. Paul Berrington divulges the goods on this duo & plays some tracks.

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Kim Bergh: Ballet

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:10:00 +1300

Kimbrian has 24 years professional experience as a ballet dancer in South Africa reaching principal status as a dancer. He has danced in Denmark, UK, France, Chile, Australia and across South Africa, and has won several awards for dancing excellence in South Africa.

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Nights' Overseas - Pablo Pires Fernandes

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Editor of the International section of Estado de Minas, the main daily newspaper of Minas Gerais, Pablo Pires Fernandes reports from the Federative Republic of Brazil.

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The smell of history

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Holly Dugan has studied the history of perfume. She wrote a book about it too. She joins us to talk scents, smells and stinks.

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Nights Pundit

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

This week's Pundit - making his debut on Nights, the historian, Peter Clayworth, standing in for Gavin Mclean, who's had to stay off his feet recently on account of an injury he suffered - we wish you a speedy recovery Gavin - but it's also great to welcome you Peter.

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Message in a bottle found in NZ

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Last week I spoke with Clint Buffington, who collects bottles with messages in them - over 80 so far. Clint mentioned a New Zealander had just posted another find on the webpage he hosts dedicated to such things and he very kindly sent me a link to her post. Turned out her name was Kiri Danielle, and she'd found the message in a bottle while doing some clean-up work in the Whau River in West Auckland.

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Nights' Science - Stella Mcqueen

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Stella Mcqueen talks native fish - Inanga, the most common species of whitebait is her topic.

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Vinegar Valentines

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:13:00 +1300

St Valentine's Day is that day we celebrate the patron saint of love - a martyr from the latter days of the roman empire, who married Christian couples and paid for it with his life. These days we tend to celebrate his life by sending flowers or cards, professing love. Often, those who are shy - may not sign their name. Anne-bella, Pollen, has been studying, people who did the opposite; sending a vinegar valentine, a message of hate, sent anonymously, all the rage in Victorian times. Vulgar cards for that not so special someone.

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Havelock's Mussel and Seafood Festival

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

We catch up with Duncan Mckenzie on the upcoming mussel festival.

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Nights' culture - James Brown

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +1300

James Brown shares some poetry in particular Flarf poetry.

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Bullets and stamps

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Scott Flutey has just finished an Honours degree in History, and he's been looking at the world of stamps and postal history.

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Disney's fight to keep Mickey's copyright

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Mickey Mouse is estimated to be worth more than $US6 billion a year to Disney, and the corporation fights hard to keep it that way.

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Nights' Pundit : religion

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Religious studies Prof. Douglas Pratt from University of Waikato on one's faith in God or gods.

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Tracing messages in bottles

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:10:00 +1300

Clint Buffington collects and finds messages in bottles - and he's found over 80.

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Nights' Science - Leo Schep

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Paracetamol is a common over-the-counter drug that has both analgesic and antipyretic activity. It is the most common pharmaceutical drug the National Poisons Centre receives calls on; commonly parents giving children the wrong dose.

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Rene Kerfante: Typography

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

A German typographer who watched the industry go from press to digital. The printing museum are celebrating his arrival in NZ. Rene started his career in banknote printing before being pushed to the top of the typography industry.

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Ohakea's Base Commander is Group Captain Nick Olney

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:10:00 +1300

The Royal New Zealand Airforce is turning 80 - and to celebrate, it's hosting an air show at Ohakea Airbase, near Palmerston North.

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Nights' Culture - Jazz

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Jivester, editor and publisher Fergus Barrowman on the sizzle and pop of a snazzy beat. Jergus shares music from Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies, Frank Kimbrough and Norman Meehan & Hannah Griffin.

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Rainbow Youth: NZ's first gay youth group

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Co-Founder Shaun Hawthorne reflects on 28 years of Rainbow Youth.

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Nights' Overseas - The Pacific

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

RNZI senior journalist Johnny Blades on our adjacent neighbours, the nations within the Pacific Ocean.

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Fire expert: Grant Pearce

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Grant Pearce is a leading wildfire expert, and has conducted research about fire control.

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Amelia Nurse and D'urville

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

The remote and beautiful island of D'urville is to be unraveled by Amelia Nurse. [gallery:2982] 

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Nights' Science - Shaun Hendy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Trump and scientists - disappearing data from EPA and Whitehouse websites, scientists are getting organised to protest Trump with the #ScienceMarch.

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Kris Descovich: animal behaviour

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:15:00 +1300

Kris Descovich studies animal behaviour and welfare, particularly of furry critters. She has also undertaken research on the behaviour and welfare of orphaned orangutans in Indonesia, and she's studied wombats.

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