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Friday Night Live: Melodownz

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Polynesian urban poet and artist Melodownz plans to ‘take over the world one rhyme at a time’ with his languid funk-jazz rap and insightful and thoughtful rap. Have a listen with Friday Night Live.

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Today’s Schedule

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight (RNZ); 12:15 Sporting Witness (BBC); 12:30 The Laugh Track (RNZ); 1:45 Elemental (RNZ); 2:05 NZ Live (RNZ); 3:05 The Lost Pilot by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman read by Nigel Collins (3 of 10, RNZ); 5:10 Voices (RNZ)

6:08 AM. Storytime

The Pink Bowl, by Barbara Hill, told by Helen Moulder; Backward, by Hope Hucklesby, told by Cameron Rhodes; Speak Up, by David Hill, told by Michael Trigg; The Tukituki River Breaks Out, by Lee Dowrick, told by Dorothy McKegg; The Dragon Kings and the Porcupine, by David Somerset, told by Cathy Downes (RNZ)

7:10 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. The Podcast Hour

Richard Scott hunts out the best podcasts from New Zealand and around the world to help you discover what to listen to next (RNZ)

1:10 PM. Music 101

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

5:00 PM. The World at Five

A roundup of today's news and sport (RNZ)

5:10 PM. Focus on Politics

Analysis of significant political issues presented by Radio New Zealand's parliamentary reporting team (RNZ)

5:30 PM. Tagata o te Moana

Pacific news, features, interviews and music for all New Zealanders, giving an insight into the diverse cultures of the Pacific people (RNZI)

6:06 PM. WOMAD Taranaki (2019)

Highlights from World Music festival in New Plymouth (RNZ)

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

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

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