The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6:00am to 9:00am every weekday on Radio New Zealand National.
Gerald Russell, a former British and UN diplomat, talks to Simon Mercep on Afternoons about his new book exploring the disappearing religions of the Middle East
European Inventor of the Year, Chris Toumazou, reveals how his personal life and early research lie at the heart of his inventions in Windows on the World
The International Americana Music Show presents exclusively Americana music made solely by non-American artists
In The Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews a new album from Lyttelton troubadours The Eastern, a funky collection of Sly Stone’s production work and wonders if Neil Young’s introspective new album really needed a 60-piece orchestra?
Global Village heads to the Balkans for music from early music master Jordi Savall, the Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band, and one of the premier Balkan brass bands, the Boban & Marko
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Hear a dramatised documentary recreating the political manoeuvrings behind the invasion of Parihaka on 5 November 1881.
Good protein, deadly allergen, elephant snack... the humble peanut causes a range of reactions. Pic Picot roasts 20 tonnes of peanuts a week, and sells his peanut butter throughout New Zealand.
An exhibition and spoken word festival pokes a bit of fun at the bad rejection writers receive.
In 1851 Lake Ferry's first publican was licensed on condition he row travellers across the nearby Wairarapa lake. Now there are plans to revive the service.
Political protest and social unrest have moved online in the 21st century. Are politically-flavoured tweets a sign of our lack of engagement or the new face of political and social activism?
We’ve hauled aboard a new stash of gold pieces, and heavens above, there are gifts from the moon, flash new clothes, puzzlenuts and drama queens!
Rock pioneer, flute player and leader of defining 70s prog band Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson talks about music, migration and outer space.
When I Realised It Was You by Heidi North-Bailey, is the winner of Asia New Zealand Foundation's 2014 short story competition.
Wellington scientist Simon Lamb was so worried about attacks on climate scientists around the world that he made an award-winning documentary about their work.
Globally, there are more than 2000 thunderstorms occurring at any moment, with lightning striking the Earth about 100 times every second.
As our Pacific paradise heads towards more tropical weather we focus on the humble ukulele.