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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.

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@RNZNights

Language:

English

Contact:

+64 (0)4 474 1469


Episodes

Twelve Days of Covid

12/24/2021
One of Bryan's end of year challenges is to persuade some of his fellow night shift workers to perform a carol. This year the RNZ Xmas Eve Scratch Chorus performed The Twelve Days of Christmas, with lyrics updated by former RNZ reporter and regular guest on The Panel with Wallace Chapman, Sally Wenley. Feel free to listen and sing along yourself.

Duration:00:04:30

A Look Back on 2021

12/23/2021
Bryan takes a look back at the year that was.

Duration:00:53:06

Summer Weather Outlook

12/23/2021
Chris Brandolino, principal scientist in NIWA's forcasting team looks ahead to the summer. Will we get one?

Duration:00:21:26

A new take on sunsets and sunrises

12/22/2021
Today is the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.... also the shortest night Our summer solstice officially took place at 4-59 this morning... marking the beginning of the astronomical summer. Dr Ian Griffin, director of the Otago Museum has marked the occasion with a very special project he's been working on for six months.

Duration:00:07:07

The case for a risk-based approach to MIQ

12/22/2021
There are calls for a reduction in overseas arrivals, to stop MIQ hotels being overrun with Omicron. The new Covid-19 variant has prompted the Government to lengthen the quarantine stay of all arrivals, shorten the pre-departure test period, and push back quarantine-free travel from Australia. But experts say that's still not enough and there are concerns the red traffic light would be insufficient to avoid rapid spread of Omicron if it leaks into the community. Alexandra Birt from Grounded...

Duration:00:17:16

'Charlie' Brown and Franz Stigler

12/22/2021
Military Historian Damien Fenton recounts the story of 'Charlie' Brown and Franz Stigler.

Duration:00:21:38

The Appeal of Christmas Movies

12/22/2021
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Professor of Film and Popular Culture at Auckland University of Technology joins once again - this time she'll take a look at the enduring appeal of Christmas movies.

Duration:00:15:33

Covid cases top 3,000 in NSW

12/21/2021
New South Wales has recorded 3057 new Covid cases - the first time daily cases have reached the 3000 mark anywhere in Australia. Hospitalisations have increased today and 39 patients are in intensive care. The ABC's Jean Kennedy talks to Bryan Crump.

Duration:00:07:36

Parenting gender-diverse kids

12/21/2021
Socio-linguist, Julia de Bres joins us once again she's interested in how language is used to challenge or reproduce social inequalities and is currently doing a research project with parents of gender-diverse children.

Duration:00:17:02

2021 in Sport

12/20/2021
We're joined by Zoe George, from Stuff in Wellington and Shannon Byrne from Darwin to take a look back at 2021 - and look forward to 2022.

Duration:00:30:02

Gen Z From NZ

12/20/2021
Bryan talks to Alma Tuli from James Cook high School.and Lucas Taeiloa from Massey High School.

Duration:00:28:21

Celebrating Maori Weaving

12/20/2021
Paula Rigby, Chair of Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa/Māori Weavers New Zealand joins us to talk about the exhibition Te Puna Waiora: The Distinguished Weavers of Te Kahui Whiritoi that opened at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

Duration:00:14:08

Reopening the Takaka Hill road

12/17/2021
The Takaka Hill road has been restored to two lanes, almost four years after it was extensively damaged by Cyclone Gita. Road access to and from Golden Bay was cut off for several days following the February 2018 incident, but was reopened to a single lane after almost $3 million of emergency repairs. Tasman Mayor, Tim King chats to Bryan Crump about the long wait to get the road reopened.

Duration:00:12:13

Counting the cost of deluge in Manawatu

12/16/2021
Many roads in Manawatu remain cut off, phone lines are down and cellphone reception in some areas is patchy. Helicopters flew over isolated communities to assess the damage from the downpour that hit the already drenched region yesterday. In Te Reureu Valley, up to 30 people were cut off as bridges into the area were washed out. In Feilding, about a dozen people were evacuated because of flash flooding. Bryan chats to Ben Caldwell from Manawatu District Council.

Duration:00:11:51

The Toxicology Report - Cocaine

12/16/2021
Nights' Toxicologist Leo Schep from Toxiform joins us once again. Tonight he's taking a look at cocaine.

Duration:00:20:07

The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey

12/15/2021
We talk to author Julia Laite about her book The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey - about how a sex worker in Edwardian London, once a photographer's assistant from Wellington, who became a key witness in an historical sex trafficking trial.

Duration:00:26:05

Christchurch Floods Update

12/15/2021
Bryan Crump talks to Christchurch council's head of Three Waters, Helen Beaumont.

Duration:00:15:25

A View from Aotearoa of Ethiopia.

12/15/2021
Ethiopian born Sam Seba, regards his homeland's civil war from the safe - but heart breaking - vantage point of Aotearoa.

Duration:00:15:32

Political Change in Germany

12/14/2021
Nina Hall, Assistant Professor in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University brings us up to date with the momentous changes happening in Germany.

Duration:00:23:13

Nights Sport

12/13/2021
We're joined once again by Helene Elliot from the LA Times.

Duration:00:19:26