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Tune in for the week-nightly voyage of attitude, longitude and latitude... Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.






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Candle Making

If Spring can't come soon enough - here's another way of bringing some additional light into your life.Diana Turner is running candle making workshops in Napier this weekend.

Duration: 00:16:43

Sweeping history under the rug

Audrey Truschke wrote a biography of Aurangzeb, the major Mughal king who fought Shivaji. And in accordance with legal advice, she had to alter some parts of the Indian edition. She's on the show to talk about her research and whether we forget history, or change it.

Duration: 00:21:38

The Bang Breakdown

Expert Dr Parni Farvid from AUT is in the studio discussing your questions after episode 3 of Bang!

Duration: 00:19:39

Nights' Pundit - History

Peter Clayworth will be talking Wartime election controversies. Harry Holland, the militant socialist editor of the Maoriland Worker newspaper, stood as the Labour Party candidate. He advocated support for the rights of Conscientious Objectors and opposition to Conscription and War Profiteering. The Grey by-election was particularly controversial. It was brought about when the sitting Labour MP, Paddy Webb, was sentenced to two years imprisonment for refusing to be conscripted for the war.

Duration: 00:18:51

Overseas Correspondent Liat Collins

Editor of The International Jerusalem Post and a Jerusalem Post columnist, Liat Collins reports from the State of Israel, she's going to talk about Gal Gadot who is Wonderwoman and has become the ultimate Israeli heroine, and she'll be talking about Jewish rituals of mourning. Which includes a ceremony at the funeral where the mourner (a first degree relative) symbolically tears their clothes; for the shiva they sit in low chairs or on the floor, and are comforted by visitors, all their food...

Duration: 00:17:48

A lacemaker with a pacemaker

Nicky Chapman reads an essay Jan Wallace sent to Bryan about her first pacemaker, originally written for the Heart Foundation.

Duration: 00:14:15

Nights Science - Native Fish Ecology

Stella McQueen says Torrentfish are possibly New Zealand's most unique freshwater fish. Unlike most other native fish, they are not descended from Australian fish that went to sea as juveniles (like whitebait) and then got lost. They evolved right here from a marine ancestor, and are not found in any other country.

Duration: 00:19:10

Isolating genes that cause Alzheimers

Professor Peter St-George Hyslop won the 2017 Ryman Prize, for his research in Alzheimers. He talks to Bryan about his achievements in health, and how he and his team are able to figure out which genes are the ones causing Alzheimers.

Duration: 00:23:45

Lloyd's Last Moments

RNZ broadcaster Lloyd Scott farewells listeners after 53 years on air.

Duration: 00:00:41

The 2017 Asia Oceania Wheelchair Rugby Championship

The 2017 International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Asia/Oceania Championship, the qualifying event for the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, will be held at Auckland's ASB Stadium from August 25 to 31. New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby president Nicholas Heyworth said all New Zealanders should have the opportunity to take part in the country's national sport. "Rugby is part of what it means to be a New Zealander. It binds communities together every weekend. The opportunity to play rugby...

Duration: 00:16:38

Space & Beer

Alexander MacKinnon is a Senior Lecturer of Astrophysics at the University of Glasgow. He's going to be talking about how the universe and how it's full of alcohol, not the bottled stuff, in the atmosphere.

Duration: 00:15:17

Bang Ep 2: sex and sexuality

Teenagers and sex.We have a couple of people in the studio to answer your questions.One is an advocate for sex education in high school, herself a teenager,Lauren Jack and from Family Planning, Lesley Ann Guild.

Duration: 00:52:59

Nights' Overseas - The Pacific

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

Duration: 00:21:26

Nights' pundit - Religion

This week's Pundit is the professor of religious studies at Waikato University, Douglas Pratt.

Duration: 00:21:33

The Mud Angels of Florence

Peace and understanding through travel. If you're making friends with your enemies, you wont want to fight them. The US historian, Richard Ivan-Jobs, has written a history of travel and the youth hostel movement after the second world war.

Duration: 00:18:34

Nights' Science - Pick your poison

Toxicologist Dr. Leo Schep tests for substances taken internally or applied externally that are injurious to health or dangerous to life. Tonight he talks about Tetrodotoxin poisoning, which most often occurs via the ingestion of some types of fish. And yet, in some cultures people like to dice with death and eat these fish, typically raw, as a delicacy.

Duration: 00:20:35

The Nurses of Passchendaele

Christine E. Hallett is Professor of Nursing History at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Nurses of Passchendaele: Caring for the Wounded of the Ypres Campaigns.

Duration: 00:21:17

Taking a pun't

At Wellington's Fringe Bar, hosted by Hugo Grrrl a competition is going down. A competition of puns. Word play, and may the best or worst performer take out the number pun spot.

Duration: 00:14:39

Nights' Culture - Latin American Music

The music of Latin America from Mona Lynn Courteau.

Duration: 00:26:04

Teaching mindfulness in prisons

Naivasha GK Prison is Kenya's largest maximum security prison. A couple of years ago Inma Adarves-Yorno started a mindfulness training programme. Mindfullness is about as Inma describes ' being present in the moment, and paying attention without judgement to what's happening within and around you. Inma Adarves-Yorno is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership Studies, University of Exeter.

Duration: 00:18:25

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