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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.
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Wellington, United States

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

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@RNZNights

Language:

English

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+64 (0)4 474 1469


Episodes

The Hump

11/20/2019
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The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.Tonight's prize is Geoff Spearpoint's book - The Great Unknown: Mountain Journeys in The Southern Alps

Duration:00:07:23

Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World

11/20/2019
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Professor Ian Smith joins is to talk about his new book, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860. The book uses archaeological records to give an account of the early European experience in New Zealand as two vastly different cultures learned to inhabit the same country.

Duration:00:22:53

What happens as soil warms?

11/19/2019
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Our regular soils expert Professor Louis Schipper from the University of Waikato is part of a group of scientist to recently recieve a Marsden Grant look at how biological systems respond to increasing temperature. Louis will be looking at the response of soil respiration to changes in temperature and he joins us to talk about this work and its implications.

Duration:00:17:35

Nights Sport

11/18/2019
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Peter Lampp is our sportscaster tonight. He'll be casting his eye on Paul Coll from Greymouth reaching the Squash World final and asking if Sonny Bill Williams was the great he's claimed to be.

Duration:00:12:23

School Crossing Patrols - Have we got our priorities right?

11/18/2019
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Regan Dooley is a dad from Island Bay in Wellington. He wonders whether we've got the priorities around the wrong way when it comes to walkers versus traffic, especially if we're trying to encourage more kids to walk.

Duration:00:23:37

Element of the Week - Sulfur

11/15/2019
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To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week. Tonight, Sarah Masters, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Canterbury University and president of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry introduces us to the element sulfur and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to stink.

Duration:00:16:34

The NZ Music Awards

11/14/2019
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The NZ Music Awards are underway at Auckland's Spark Arena and RNZ Music is there to capture the moments and the memories. Performances include Avantdale Bowling Club, The Beths, BENEE, and a special performance from Hollie Smith and TEEKS. And Kiwi rock legends Th' Dudes, who are being inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame, will also perform. RNZ Music's Charlotte Ryan calls in to Karyn from the Awards.

Duration:00:08:07

The Rest Is History: Armistice Day

11/14/2019
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It's time to dive into the week's news, in the past. This week our resident historian Robert Kelly is looking back to the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Armistice Day officially marked the end of hostilities on the western front. For the last 100 years it has been a significant day in most countries that fought in world war one but its meaning has changed a lot.

Duration:00:07:40

Fears people in mental health crises will be shot

11/14/2019
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The Mental Health Foundation says new armed units being trialled by the police will result in people experiencing mental health crises being shot. The special patrols are aimed at cutting down response times in serious callouts where firearms are involved. The foundation's chief executive, Shaun Robinson, says tasers are disproportionately used in cases involving mental illness and he believes the same will occur with firearms. Shaun Robinson says Maori and Pacific people have higher rates...

Duration:00:11:00

Overseas Correspondent - Sudan

11/14/2019
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We check in with Reem Abbas for the latest news and views from Khartoum.

Duration:00:18:15

Barnardos at 50

11/14/2019
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Barnardos Chief Executive Mike Munnelly joins us to mark the 50th year since the national children's charity was formally established as an incorporated society in New Zealand.

Duration:00:17:42

Are we ready for Online Voting?

11/13/2019
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Dr Rizwan Asghar, senior lecturer at the University of Auckland's School of Computer Science joins us to look at the practicalities of implementing an online voting system in Aotearoa.

Duration:00:17:51

Ailo's Journey

11/13/2019
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We're joined by french wildlife filmaker Guillaume Maidatchevsky to talk about his film, 'Ailo's Journey' - a fictionalised story of a young reindeer in Lapland that was filmed with untamed animals in their natural surroundings.

Duration:00:20:34

Night Science - Mathematics

11/12/2019
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Nights' friendly mathematician, Dillon Mayhew is back in the studio. Tonight he's talking about quantum computing.

Duration:00:20:16

Nights Sport

11/11/2019
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Dana Johansen is out sportscaster tonight. She'll be taking a look at the latest in the cricket, catching up with the V8 Supercars and mulling over the controversy around the NZ Breakers.

Duration:00:15:10

Fair Play

11/11/2019
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Fair Play's Zoe George speaks with Dr Rosalind Standwell-Smith - a world leading expert in public sanitation and one of the brains behind the UK's Royal Society for Public Health's research into public toilets, called "Taking the piss". She wanted to find out why there's such a disparity between men and women when it comes to the loos and what we can do to rectify the situation.

Duration:00:12:18

Poetry With Friends

11/11/2019
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Iain Watson has brought his life's poetry together in a new book and the beautiful images have been provided by his friends.

Duration:00:25:39

Element of The Week Boron

11/8/2019
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To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week. Tonight, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Lecturer in Chemistry at the Victoria University of Wellington, Natalie Plank introduces us to the element Boron and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Bones.

Duration:00:20:37

Overseas Correspondent

11/7/2019
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Sandra Sarala joins us once again with the latest from Berlin. Tonight, she's taking a look at the the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Duration:00:18:17

Cultural Ambassador - Sci-Fi

11/7/2019
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As Terminator: Dark Fate hits our screens, Eleanor Tremeer, our Sci-fi geek is talking robots tonight. Taking a look at the changing faces of our fictional robotic companions, and finding out what they mean to us now.

Duration:00:23:45