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


Cheese with Juliet Harbutt

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Juliet will share how she fell into the cheese industry, and calm any concerns you have about a camembert crisis.

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The man who defied Hitler

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Benjamin Ziemann is back to on the show to talk about Niemöller. He visited New Zealand in 1949. He was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

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Paul Smith : Dunedin Midwinter Carnival

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

The finishing touches are being made to giant snails, bats, clusters of stars and a multitude of colourful costumes for this year's Dunedin Midwinter Carnival. Due to be held tomorrow evening, this is the event's 20th year and organisers say it will be bigger and better than ever.

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Nights' Culture - Classical

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

RNZ Concert Sound Lounge host Charlotte Wilson raises the baton on contemporary classical music as well as recent releases of old masters.

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Elderly and Banks

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Dr Eileen Webb has recently joined the Curtin Law School where she will coordinate the elder law program. She'll be talking about the banks and their responsibility in stopping elderly financial abuse, and how that could go one way or the other.

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Rehab under the bonnet

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:10:00 +1200

Tinkering with cars is helping people in Fielding overcome disabilities incurred through stroke. 

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The history of pigments

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:15:00 +1200

From cow's urine to beetle's blood, the ingredients that have been used to make pigments across history are equal parts weird and wonderful.

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Nights' Pundit - Left Thinking

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Brian Roper talks Jeremy Corbyn and our very own Greens and Labour. Maybe Andrew Little or James Shaw could take a leaf of out of Jeremy Corbyn's book?

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Swearing is good for the soul

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Dr Michael Philipp from Massey University talks to Bryan Crump about the Gordon Ramsays of the world. Maybe we shouldn't feel so bad for dropping a few swear words when we feel screwed over, or stand on a lego.

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Nights' Science - Geology

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Senior Scientist at GNS Hamish Campbell covers the earthy sciece of geology from erosion to earthquakes.

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Murdoch Stephens: Raising the bar

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:13:00 +1200

Murdoch Stephens is on the show to talk about his fight to double the refugee quota.

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The Dream Weavers

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Tonight's interview goes with Matariki - the Maori new year - which of course, is at the opposite end of the calendar to northern hemisphere tradition. Nga Raranga Moemoea - The Dream Weavers; an exhibiton and series of workshops dedicated to traditional textiles. It's on in North Taranaki, and one of the organisers is Karen Clark.

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Nights' Culture - Dance

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Body movements, usually to music - with Chris Jannides, Toi Whakaari movement tutor and founding dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Limbs Dance Company... will be talking Limb's 40th anniversary.

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The history of the landlords' game

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Tristan Donovan is talking to us about the history of monopoly and board games, it started off as educational, and for years it's been tearing families apart over who owes who what, who won, and whether the rules were followed properly.

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Nights' Overseas - Taiwan

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

We'll be connecting to Edward White who's in Taiwan to chat human rights, allies, and same sex marriage.

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Breaking down asbestos with plants

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Terri-Ann Berry from Unitec spoke to Bryan Crump about her research into breaking down toxic asbestos with plants, bacteria and fungi.

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Dying for a bag of sweets

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:10:00 +1200

Henry Cunningham will be talking about the arsenic poisoning of 1858. How a shortage of sugar caused 21 deaths and poisoned just over 200 people.

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Nights' Science - Soils

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

This week's after dinner science comes courtesy of our soil scientist - Louis Schipper -

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Bringing Pasifika dance in Utah

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Our first guest of the week is the dancer Hadleigh Pousi who's part of the male dance troupe Freshmans which is performing in this month's Pacific Dance festival in Auckland with a new work called Nu'u.

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Mend and make awesome

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Fiona is on talk to us about her event down in Dunedin which is about mending things and making them awesome.

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Nights' Culture - Tabletop Games

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Morgan Davie is taking us on a whirlwind tour across four games to look at how stories emerge from playing games with cards.

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Learning to fly

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:16:00 +1200

Grant Amos helps people conquer their fear of flying. He's on the show to talk how and why he started his business.

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Nights' Overseas - Canada

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

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.

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Does the U.S have an answer to homelessness?

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

The head of the US National Alliance to End Homelessness, Nan Roman is in New Zealand to speak at the Community Housing Aotearoa Impact Conference and to meet political and community leaders working to end homelessness in New Zealand.

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Nights' Pundit - Maths

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Making the numbers add up is Dr. Dillon Mayhew from Victoria University's School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research.

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The Towlock

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Paul Brennan talking to Carac Group managing director John Burling about his latest invention, the Towlock, a device that prevents tow ropes from unhitching off a vehicle's towball.

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The Taranaki Woodcraft festival

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Gordon Oliver joins us from the Taranaki Woodcraft Festival.

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A leg and boot: The battle of Messines

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:12:00 +1200

The discovery of an Anzac soldier's boots and foot bones six years ago at the WWI Battle of Messines site in Belgium inspired Dr Jeff McNeill to learn more and he's on tonight's show to talk about his discoveries.

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Nights' Overseas - Brazil

Wed, 31 May 2017 20:12:00 +1200

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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'His graffiti was unlike anybody else’s - it was poetry'

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a unique, unruly talent whose ‘perfect storm’ of a career defined New York's infamous downtown celebrity art scene of the 1980s, says his biographer, the American journalist Phoebe Hoban.

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Nights' Pundit - Peter Clayworth

Tue, 30 May 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Peter Clayworth will examine how the idea of a pre-Maori New Zealand population was actually developed and generally adopted in the early twentieth century. The "Moriori myth", along with the narrative of the Great Fleet, was the product of collaboration between Pakeha and Maori scholars, as they tried to create one migration story from many conflicting traditions. It was then promoted through the School Journal during the First World War to encourage both Pakeha and Maori patriotism.

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German vets and the fight for gay rights

Tue, 30 May 2017 19:12:00 +1200

When we think of the birth of the gay rights movement, New York’s Stonewall riots of 1969 perhaps come to mind, but what about the German army of World War I?

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Nights' Science - World Weather

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Erick Brenstrum from Metservice talking floods, droughts, and well, the weather.

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Lewis Mitchell - facebook

Mon, 29 May 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Lewis Mitchell from the University of Adelaide talks about the internet and your emotions.

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Teapot racing in Oamaru

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Here's something for the weekend - well, next weekend actually. Tea Pot Racing. It's happening in the southern capital of Steam Punk, Oamaru tomorrow week. Simone Montgomery is I think the organiser, and I think the founder, and she's on the line from North Otago.

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Nights' Culture - South Auckland

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Photographer Raymond Sagapolutele talking about the happenings and doings of South Auckland.

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Marvelling at Marbling

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Research Librarian, Martin Lewis, to talk about the ancient art of marbling, and a bit about his 12 years as a research Librarian.

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Nights' Overseas - Palestine

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:12:00 +1200

Fadwa Hodali is talking U.S President Trump's vist to Palestine and the Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike in the Israeli jail.

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Diane Leggett: 26 hours to Tokelau

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:12:00 +1200

Diane Leggett has been working on changing the outdated education system for pupils on its three remote atolls.She and her colleagues endure 26 hours sailing from Samoa to Tokelau over rough seas on a boat. 

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Nights' pundit - Religion

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:12:00 +1200

This week's pundit, is our religious scholar, Professor Douglas Pratt - from Waikato University

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Delivering WW1

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:12:00 +1200

"The Paper that Foretold the War": The Daily Mail and the First World War It's one of the most successful newspapers in the world - if you count success as being the number of newspapers you sell - and if you're in the business of making money out of newspapers, the ability to sell them is pretty important. I'm talking about the The Daily Mail, just over 120 years old, and still going strong in the United Kingdom. It was going strong in 1914 - and when war broke out between Britain and German, it's portrayed itself as the "paper which fortold the war". It's critics argued, its anti-German stance was one of the factors which pushed Britain in the conflict. Adrian Bingham is a senior lecturer in History at Sheffield University in England, and he's on the line from there now.

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Nights' Science - Stella McQueen

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:10:00 +1200

Stella was doing a fish rescue on a short stretch of stream on a farm. She expected eels, maybe a few fish. What she got was 406 kakahi or freshwater mussels.

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Why we choose terrible passwords

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:10:00 +1200

Passwords (good ones) are said to be like underwear. Don't share them and change them regularly. But for many of us it seems 1234, qwerty, are our go to passwords. Megan Squire wants us all to rethink our passwords.

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Waiuku's hall turns 100

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:12:00 +1200

And now we doff our caps to one of those pieces of social infrastructure, often taken for granted - the town hall - specifically the Waiuku Town Hall, down the road from Auckland. It's turning a hundred - and the folk who use it - are celebrating with a variety show, among other things. Barry Gibbon is the chairman of the West Franklin Community Trust, and one of the organiser of the centenary celebrations.

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Nights' Culture -Paul Berrington

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:07:00 +1200

Tonight we look at jungle, a UK based movement that began in the early 90s, which music historian Simon Reynolds has described as "a form of cultural expression for London's lower class urban youth". Jungle was a darker, less euphoric version of hardcore and rave, and includes elements of dancehall and hip-hop.

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Not so cute: Koalas and Chlamydia

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:12:00 +1200

The STI that spreads like wildfire through Koala colonies.Promiscuous Koalas are driving themselves extinct. Peter Timms has been researching this trend and is on the show to explain why this is happening and how they're trying to stop it. Peter Timms is Professor of Microbiology at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology.

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