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Between 1994 and 2014 Auckland's Big Day Out music festival was a summer essential for Kiwi music fans. Video, Audio, Gallery


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Today’s Schedule

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

A selection of the best RNZ National interviews, features, music and drama

6:08 AM. Storytime

7:08 AM. Country Life

Memorable scenes, people and places in rural New Zealand (RNZ)

8:10 AM. Saturday Morning with Kim Hill

A mixture of current affairs and feature interviews, until midday (RNZ)

12:12 PM. Music 101 with Charlotte Ryan

The best songs, music-related stories, interviews, live music, industry news and music documentaries from New Zealand and the world

5:00 PM. The world at Five

A round up of today's news and sport

5:30 PM. Tagata O Te Moana

A weekly Pacific magazine programme features New Zealand and regional Pacific news, issues, information and music.

6:06 PM. Nashville Babylon

Mark Roger's offers the very best in Americana, alt country, folk soul and blues music (RNZ)

7:06 PM. Saturday night with Phil O'Brien

An evening of requests, nostalgia and musical memories (RNZ)

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