Nights for Monday 8 August 2016
7:12 Maori in Colonial Sydney
Did you know that Māori were some of the earliest regular visitors to Sydney? Hohepa Ruhe is the director of Kotahi Tourism which leads tours exploring the lives of the first Māori Australians.
Tabla player and Indian classical music specialist Basant Madhur shares the intricacies of the hand drum and performs live. He comes from a musical family, has trained more than 300 students in Indian classical music, and performed with some of the leading international musicians in this style of music.
8:12 Nights' Science - Toxicology
Our Poison Professor Dr. Leo Schep on the Arum lily and the Phoenix Palm, a couple of common plants that can be a real pain.
8:30 Window on the World
Food on the Move - Fruit in the summer, grain in the autumn - our diets once consisted of eating what was around us and what was in season. But we now live in a global food village, where in many countries the idea of eating seasonally has been consigned to history. In the 21st Century we ship, fly and truck our food supply across huge distances. Britain, for example, imports 90% of its fresh fruit. The BBC's Mike Johnson presents Food on the Move: What We Want, When We Want It.
Tracey Neal explores what lies ahead for the marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds as consents start to come up for renewal. Will any have to move?
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 At the Eleventh Hour
Tonight Mark Rogers presents the very best in Americana with new music from William Tyler, Shaun Colvin & Steve Earle, Sturgill Simpson and Sarah Jarosz.