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6 Dec 2019

'Take Away the Tree' by Auckland band BEACHWARE. Check it out. Audio

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12:04 AM. All Night Programme

A selection of the best RNZ National interviews and features including

3:05 Into the Wider World by Brian Turner (1 of 10, RNZ)

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

A selection of the best RNZ National interviews and features including

3:05 Into the Wider World by Brian Turner (1 of 10, RNZ)

6:08 AM. Storytime

Knightly News, by Anna Kenna, told by Kelson Henderson; A Leaf in the Wind, by Stuart Payne, told by Davina Whitehouse; The Magic House, by Patricia McCallum, told by Bruce Phillips (RNZ)

6:08 AM. Storytime

Knightly News, by Anna Kenna, told by Kelson Henderson; A Leaf in the Wind, by Stuart Payne, told by Davina Whitehouse; The Magic House, by Patricia McCallum, told by Bruce Phillips (RNZ)

7:10 AM. Sunday Morning with Jim Mora

A fresh attitude on current affairs, the news behind the news, in-depth documentaries, sport from the outfield, politics from the insiders, plus Mediawatch, 'The House' and music

7:35 The House

legislation, issues and insights from Parliament (RNZ)

8:10 Insight

An award-winning documentary programme providing comprehensive coverage of national and international current affairs (RNZ)

9:06 Mediawatch

Critical examination and analysis of recent performance and trends in New Zealand's news media (RNZ)

7:10 AM. Sunday Morning with Jim Mora

A fresh attitude on current affairs, the news behind the news, in-depth documentaries, sport from the outfield, politics from the insiders, plus Mediawatch, 'The House' and music

7:35 The House

legislation, issues and insights from Parliament (RNZ)

8:10 Insight

An award-winning documentary programme providing comprehensive coverage of national and international current affairs (RNZ)

9:06 Mediawatch

Critical examination and analysis of recent performance and trends in New Zealand's news media (RNZ)

12:12 PM. Two Cents Worth

A weekly podcast on the news that will affect your back pocket - with Bernard Hickey, Nikki Mandow, Jenee Tibshraeny and Gyles Beckford (RNZ)

12:12 PM. Two Cents' Worth

A weekly podcast on the news that will affect your back pocket - with Bernard Hickey, Nikki Mandow, Jenee Tibshraeny and Gyles Beckford (RNZ)

12:30 PM. Standing Room Only with Lynn Freeman

It's an 'all access pass' to what's happening in the worlds of arts and entertainment

1:10 At the Movies

A weekly topical magazine programme about current film releases and film-related topics (RNZ)

2:05 The Laugh Track

12:30 PM. Standing Room Only with Lynn Freeman

It's an 'all access pass' to what's happening in the worlds of arts and entertainment

1:10 At the Movies

A weekly topical magazine programme about current film releases and film-related topics (RNZ)

2:05 The Laugh Track

3:04 PM. The 3 O'Clock Drama

Highlighting radio playwriting and performance (RNZ)

3:04 PM. The 3 O'Clock Drama

Highlighting radio playwriting and performance (RNZ)

4:06 PM. Smart Talk

A selection of documentaries, discussions and lectures of note from New Zealand and beyond

4:06 PM. Smart Talk

A selection of documentaries, discussions and lectures of note from New Zealand and beyond

5:00 PM. The World at Five

A roundup of today's news and sport

5:00 PM. The World at Five

A roundup of today's news and sport

5:10 PM. Heart and Soul

Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world (BBC)

5:10 PM. Heart and Soul

Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world (BBC)

5:40 PM. Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi

A weekly roundup of news on Maori issues (RNZ)

5:40 PM. Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi

A weekly roundup of news on Maori issues (RNZ)

6:06 PM. Te Ahi Kaa

Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)

6:06 PM. Te Ahi Kaa

Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)

6:45 PM. Voices

A weekly feature where the focus is ethnic communities (RNZ)

6:45 PM. Voices

A weekly feature where the focus is ethnic communities (RNZ)

7:04 PM. The TED Radio Hour

A crafted hour of ideas worth sharing presented by Guy Raz (NPR)

7:04 PM. The TED Radio Hour

A crafted hour of ideas worth sharing presented by Guy Raz (NPR)

8:06 PM. Sunday Night with Grant Walker

An evening of music and nostalgia (RNZ)

8:06 PM. Sunday Night with Grant Walker

An evening of music and nostalgia (RNZ)

10:00 PM. The 10 O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:00 PM. The 10 O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:10 PM. Mediawatch

Critical examination and analysis of recent performance and trends in New Zealand's news media (RNZ)

10:10 PM. Mediawatch

Critical examination and analysis of recent performance and trends in New Zealand's news media (RNZ)

10:45 PM. The House

legislation, issues and insights from Parliament

10:45 PM. The House

legislation, issues and insights from Parliament

11:04 PM. The Retro Cocktail Hour

An hour of music that's "shaken, not stirred" every week from the Underground Martini Bunker at Kansas Public Radio (KPR)

11:04 PM. The Retro Cocktail Hour

An hour of music that's "shaken, not stirred" every week from the Underground Martini Bunker at Kansas Public Radio (KPR)

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