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RNZ New Zealand

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

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

Location:

Wellington, United States

Description:

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

Twitter:

@RNZNights

Language:

English

Contact:

+64 (0)4 474 1469


Episodes

Overseas Correspondent - Scotland

7/29/2021
As vaccinations ramp up and life begins to open up, we chat to our Overseas Correspondent in Scotland, Andrew Learmonth.

Duration:00:16:21

Modelling the Weather for The Americas Cup

7/29/2021
We chat to one of NIWA's weather team, Nava Fedaeff, who has been leading a project to upgrade weather forecasts for the Department of Conservation national park and back country areas and who worked very closely with Emirates Team NZ for the America's Cup this year. NIWA supplied them with forecasting information on the Hauraki Gulf.

Duration:00:24:45

The Toxicology of Ketamin

7/29/2021
Science Regular Leo Schep is taking a look at Ketamin - Ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic that is widely used in medical & veterinary practices.

Duration:00:15:16

Rugby Sevens Final Whistle Reaction

7/28/2021
We get the reaction to the latest result.

Duration:00:08:06

A Local in Tokyo

7/28/2021
We chat to Motoko Kakubayashi in Tokyo and find out what it's like to be a local in the city while the games go on around you.

Duration:00:11:02

Language and Disability

7/27/2021
Dr. Julia de Bres, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Massey University takes a look at how we use language around disability and those with disabilities.

Duration:00:16:57

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival

7/26/2021
Tickets go on sale tonight for the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival. We talk to Jason Schroder, Festival Director.

Duration:00:07:17

Salsa Dura

7/26/2021
Our cultural ambassador for Latin American music, Mona Lynn Courteau joins us once again. Tonight she'll be introducing us to Salsa Dura ("hard salsa"). The classic salsa scene in New York City that grew from its links with Latin America, specifically Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Duration:00:34:31

Olympics Update

7/26/2021
Rikki Swannell join following a very busy day in Tokyo.

Duration:00:20:38

Beating the Booking System

7/22/2021
You may remember Rick Coleman who we spoke to in Italy during lockdown - he's planning to return to New Zealand and he'll be joiniing us for a chat about his experience with the MIQ booking system over the last couple of weeks.

Duration:00:15:14

Materials Fact or Fiction - Turnabout Intruder

7/22/2021
Jan Eldrige, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland on the facts being the sci fi of the Star Trek mind swap episode - Turnabout Intruder.

Duration:00:29:14

The Origins of The Olympics

7/21/2021
Associate Professor Gina Salapata from Massey University takes a look back in time to The Olympics: When athletes were men, nude and Greek.

Duration:00:29:13

Celebrating Moths

7/21/2021
For the first time New Zealand is joining international Moth Week, a week that celebrates all things moth. We're joined by one of the organisers of Moth Week Aotearoa Morgane Merien.

Duration:00:20:01

Nights Pundit Heritage and The Public Purse

7/20/2021
Eric Crampton, Chief Economist at the New Zealand Initiative joins us once again. He's been taking a look at Heritage Regulations Should we shift from using regulation to protect heritage, to using spending to fund heritage?

Duration:00:15:41

Cultural Ambassador - Site-Specific Dance

7/19/2021
Our cultural ambassador from the world of contemporary dance, Malia Johnston is back once again. She takes a look at choreography for "site-specific" performances, where the performance is designed around a specific building or environment that doesn't usually have people dancing there...like staircases, hallways or even the back of a bus.

Duration:00:23:24

Overseas Correspondent - Sudan

7/15/2021
Our Overseas Correspondent from Sudan, Reem Abbas joins us from Khartoum.

Duration:00:14:43

World Weather

7/15/2021
Erick Brenstrum joins us once again. Tonight he's taking a look at the record breaking heat in North America - but also looking back to the great London fog of 1952 - when visibility fell to just a metre.

Duration:00:19:50

New Zealand, South Africa and Rugby Rivalry

7/14/2021
For a hundred years, the rugby teams of New Zealand and South Africa have been battering away against each other, the outcomes see-sawing with the seasons. It's a rivalry that pre-eminent historian and rugby writer Ron Palenski puts under the spotlight in Brutal: The 100 year fight for world rugby supremacy.

Duration:00:23:30

Geography and Earthquake Preparedness

7/13/2021
Nights' Geographer, Louise Richards is back. Tonight she's joined by Dr Caroline Orchiston, Lead Scientist at the AF8 [Alpine Fault magnitude 8] project, a collaborative effort to save lives by planning and preparing a coordinated response across the South Island after a severe earthquake on the Alpine Fault.

Duration:00:17:46

Nights Sport

7/12/2021
Peter Lampp has his eye on a couple of finals this evening - Manawatu club rugby final on Saturday and of course the England -Italy Euro 2021 football final.

Duration:00:17:16