Musician Bene (also known as Stellar Bennett from Auckland) at the RNZ Auckland offices

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:10 Stan Walker live in session

Stan Walker performs his new single 'Give' in the RNZ studio and talks to Tony Stamp.

1:30 The Return of Pluto

After an absence of 12 years, Auckland band Pluto are back with a new single 'Oh My Lonely'. Lead singer Milan Borich talks to Yadana Saw.

1:40 Benee 

Tony Stamp talks to Auckland based singer/songwriter Benee about her new EP.

2:10 Pere Wihongi live in session 

Pere Wihongi joins Yadana Saw in the RNZ studio and performs 'High on Ingoingo'. 

2:30 Song Crush

Kirsten Johnstone, Tony Stamp, Yadana Saw and Brad 'Sticky' Warrington show off their latest musical discoveries

3:10 Once! 

Lisa Crawley and Adam Ogle talk to Yadana Saw about their roles in the new version of the hit musical Once! and perform 'Falling Slowly' from the show.

3:30 Repulsive Woman

Repulsive Woman (Millie Lovelock) talks to Kirsten Johnstone about her One Direction fandom and putting her English Literature degree to good use.

4:10 The Mixtape: Nicola Wright

RNZ News presenter Nicola Wright joins Elliott Childs for the Mixtape.

Music played in this show


Master Fader - Tigray Technocats

Stan Walker


Blondie - Heart Of Glass

The Return of Pluto

Oh My Lonely

The Hold Steady - Denver Haircut


Benee - Want Me Back


High On Ingoingo

Noah Slee - Soulflower

Song Crush

Thom Yorke - Traffic, I Am A Very Rude Person, Dawn Chorus

NF - The Search

Yola - Deep Blue Dream

Blanck Mass - No Dice 

Mungo's Hi Fi, Eva Lazarus Ft. Max Romeo - Babylon Raid 

Mahalia - Simmer (feat Burna boy)

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks


The Quicksilver Messenger Service - Who Do You Love?

Nirvana - In Bloom

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - You Aint Goin' Nowhere

Once! The Musical

Falling Slowly

Repulsive Woman

Earn It Twice, Relief, Some Body, Rough Around The Edges

Melanie Faye - Eternally12 (feat. Mac DeMarco)

Ed Waaka - War On The Street

(Sandy) Alex G - Gretle

The Young Ones of Guyana - Liquidator


The Mixtape: Nicola Wright

Midday Report Theme - RNZ

My Mood Swings - Elvis Costello

Satisfy Me Rafa – Elvis Presley (feat. Junkie XL, Rafa Benitez and Nicola Wright)

Journey of the Sorcerer – The Eagles

Watch That Man – David Bowie

Let the Good Times Roll – JD McPherson