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7:12 It's like riding a bike...

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Photo: Creative commons

As electric bicycles become more popular and more affordable, Electric Meg, Meg Page is out in front with solutions for those who might be a bit rusty or want to know more about safety, road rules or just biking in general.

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Electric Meg - Yes you have to wear a helmet in NZ when out on the road, its the law. Photo: supplied

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Electric Meg - Datacom Senior Leadership Team ebike introduction and exploring the new neighbourhood event. Photo: supplied

7:35 Upbeat

Dame Kiri te Kanawa

Dame Kiri te Kanawa Photo: Supplied

For thirty years Tony Vercoe ran Kiwi-Pacific Records until his retirement in 1989.  When he began there was almost no interest in New Zealand music, but he saw the potential and helped develop the careers of artists like Malvina Major, Kiri te Kanawa and Douglas Lilburn along with folk singers like Peter Cape. Kiwi Pacific was also the first to record Maori and Pacific Island music and performers.  98 year old Tony Vercoe has told the story to his nephew Tony Martin through a series of interviews published by Steele Roberts under the title The Kiwi Pacific Records Story.

8:12 Night's Science - Geoff Hunt - Engineering

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Photo: Paul Moss Photographer Artist NZ [CC BY-SA 2.5]

Engineer Geoff Hunt joins Bryan to talk about engineering New Zealand's Electricity network for the future.

8:30 Window on the World

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Photo: By joost j. bakker (originally posted to Flickr as cows) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Our Window on the World tonight looks at an Antibiotic Revolution in Holland where farmers have themselves taken action to drastically reduce their use of antibiotics on animals to counteract animal "superbugs" that could potentially spread to humans.

9:30 Insight

This week, Insight speaks to those at the coalface of mental health to find out if the system is still fit for purpose.

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10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Nashville Babylon

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Photo: By Roland Godefroy (Self-photographed) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Every Monday on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues. On this week's show Mark drops jump jive from Louis Jordan, classic blues courtesy of Freddie King and Etta James, a rare reggae take on Black Magic Woman plus tracks from Dylan, Ry Cooder, Andrew Combs and country music king Don Williams

Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs Photo: Alysse Gafkjen