Nights for Thursday 10 May 2018
7:12 Overseas Correspondent - Vietnam
Lien Hoang is on the line with the latest news and views from Vietnam.
Tonight, a cyber security bill that may be more about censorship than safety.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart takes a brief look at three performers, linked by the use of humour in their music: the incomparable Noël Coward, the impeccable , and our own indefatigable, inestimable Robbie Ellis.
8:10 Night Mail
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
8:30 Window on the World
Gone - The Sea that Disappeared is a documentary looking at the vast desert made of toxic dust and pesticides, once The Aral Sea. Twenty-six thousand square miles of sea is now called Aralkum or 'The Aral Sands' locally. When the Soviets started building dozens of dams and canals in the 1960s and deprived the Aral Sea of its two main tributaries - the rivers Amudarya and Syrdarya - the sea started shrinking. The governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan who shared the former sea are not able to restore it. Rustam Qobil visits this desert and talks to people who have lost their sea, health and loved ones to this man-made disaster.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, a book that charts the radical environmental transformation of the Otago Peninsula between the fourteenth and twentieth centuries, and a team of geologists are attempting to drill into an active underwater volcano for the first time.
9:30 This Way Up
Simon Morton with a buyer's guide to smoke alarms- they can save your life so when did you last check your batteries?!
And news from China where the country's trying to fight US tariffs by manufacturing its own locally produced semi-conductors...so far with little success.
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
In this week's Pocket Edition, Yadana Saw walks around Burning Up Years a new music exhibition that has opened at Wellington Museum. Alex Behan speaks with Parquet Court's Andrew Savage about their new work with pop producer Dangermouse and Auckland's Carb on Carb are in for a live session.