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RNZ: Nights Radio New Zealand

    • Culture et société

Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.

    The Football Match That Kicked off a War

    The Football Match That Kicked off a War

    Our Military Historian Damien Fenton takes a look at the 1969 'Football War' between Honduras and El Salvador.

    • 18 min
    Nights Sport

    Nights Sport

    Tonight's sportscaster is Helene Elliot from the LA Times

    • 13 min
    The Mad King Reimagined

    The Mad King Reimagined

    New Zealand Opera are set to reimagine Eight Songs for a Mad King, the monodrama by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, at Turanga in Christchurch this week. We're joined by director, Thomas de Mallet Burgess and baritone Robert Tucker in our Christchurch Studio.

    • 21 min
    Overseas Correspondent - India

    Overseas Correspondent - India

    Shoba Naryan joins us from Bangalore, India

    • 17 min
    Composing for Contemporary Dance.

    Composing for Contemporary Dance.

    A little while ago when Meody Thomas was sitting in for me on Nights, she spoke to our cultural ambassador from the world of contemporary dance, Malia Johnstone about composing music for Dance. She was joined on that occasion by my next guest, the composer Anita Clark who has written a soundtrack for a contemporary dance film called "Let Fall" which is premiering at Melbourne Fringe Fest this Thursday.

    • 9 min
    Materials: Fact or Fiction - Mandalorian Iron

    Materials: Fact or Fiction - Mandalorian Iron

    Dr Catherine Whitby, Senior Chemistry Lecturer at Massey University, and MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator, talking about the Star Wars material Mandalorian, super light and super strong, and its equivalent in this galaxy, Kevler.

    • 19 min

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