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Nights

RNZ New Zealand

Tune in to Nights every weekday from 7pm to midnight for a delectable buffet of creative ideas, open-minded conversations, music, musings and daily stimulation.

Location:

Wellington, United States

Description:

Tune in to Nights every weekday from 7pm to midnight for a delectable buffet of creative ideas, open-minded conversations, music, musings and daily stimulation.

Twitter:

@RNZNights

Language:

English

Contact:

+64 (0)4 474 1469


Episodes

Global Democracy Index shows Asia-Pacific in an age of conflict

2/22/2024
More than half of the countries in Asia saw their democracy scores go down, with concerns about the erosion of civil liberties and political pluralism.

Duration:00:12:46

Sirens of the Silver Screen sashays into Auckland's Q Theatre

2/22/2024
Drag trio Les Femmes are currently staging their comedy cabaret drag extravaganza at Auckland's Q Theatre.

Duration:00:13:37

Who is to blame when a chatbot gives a wrong answer?

2/22/2024
A customer was able to secure a cheap flight when a Canadian airline's AI chatbot incorrectly offered him a discount.

Duration:00:12:01

To boo, or not to boo?

2/22/2024
When Australian cricketer David Warner took to the pitch last night, he was greeted with resounding boos from the crowd. Is it part of the culture, or just plain bad manners?

Duration:00:10:28

I Was There When: Homosexuality was decriminalised

2/22/2024
Back then he was a member of the Gay Task Force, but just a few years ago, Bill Logan also lobbied to expunge the convictions for homosexuality under that old law.

Duration:00:22:12

Ten thousand years of history from a sex worker's perspective

2/21/2024
New York-based comedian and sex worker advocate Kaytlin Bailey is in Wellington with a one-woman show about the world's oldest profession.

Duration:00:13:29

Empty lots and makeshift public spaces: Why Christchurch's regeneration is still underway

2/21/2024
February 22 marks 13 years since Christchurch's devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake, and the urban recovery is still in progress.

Duration:00:13:15

Fa'anānā Efeso Collins remembered as a mentor

2/21/2024
Samoan creative Hana Schmidt says Fa'anānā Efeso Collins always supported her work and was there as a soundboard for her ideas.

Duration:00:07:50

Midweek Mediawatch

2/21/2024
Hayden Donnell joins Emile Donovan to debrief the week in media, including a recent flurry of political polling and National's benefit system reset.

Duration:00:25:49

Cock-a-doodle-don't: Waikato asks for feedback on animal nuisance

2/21/2024
Noisy roosters and smelly pigs in Waikato's urban area are up for discussion with the drafting of a new Keeping of Animals Bylaw.

Duration:00:05:38

Saveloys and waterbeds: How the CPI is calculated

2/21/2024
What gets included in - and excluded from - the basket of goods and services that make up the CPI?

Duration:00:11:37

Musician touring on foot from Puketapu to Wellington

2/20/2024
Kicking off in late February, Samuel R. Saffery will walk over 300 kilometres with his guitar, playing as many shows as he can.

Duration:00:06:05

Mayan tourist train: A 'megaproject of death' or a lifeline?

2/20/2024
The $28 billion Tren Maya will cover 1500 kilometres and funnel cash into struggling Mexican villages. But protesters say the project is exploitative and environmentally destructive.

Duration:00:15:54

Dunedin flat initiations: From daft to dangerous

2/20/2024
Hazing rituals ranging from being pelted with eggs, given creative buzzcuts and vomiting on each other are a Dunedin tradition dating back decades.

Duration:00:15:29

World's first genetically-modified banana approved in Australia

2/20/2024
A disease-resistant Cavendish banana will soon be grown in Queensland, with the hope that this will open the door to more future-proofing of the banana industry.

Duration:00:22:01

Shower Thoughts: Why are phone lines still so scratchy?

2/20/2024
Ella in Queenstown asks: with all the power of modern technology, why don't phone calls sound much better than they did 30 years ago?

Duration:00:13:19

BBC World lookahead with Rich Preston

2/19/2024
The Netherlands challenge Israel at the International Court of Justice and the world reacts to the sudden death of Alexei Nalvany, one of Russian president Vladimir Putin's greatest domestic critics.

Duration:00:09:44

Sports with Bryan Waddle

2/19/2024
Recapping the biggest moments in sport, including Kane Williamson's record-breaking century, and the triumphant return of NRL star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Duration:00:14:14

New Zealand birth rate lowest since WWII

2/19/2024
Statistics released this morning showed there were 19,071 more births than deaths in 2023. Back in 1943, there were 17,562 more births than death.

Duration:00:13:47

Bar-tailed godwits' habitats at risk across the globe

2/19/2024
A new UN report highlights unique challenges the bird faces along its famous 13,000 kilometre migration path.

Duration:00:16:08