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Places, Names & Identity in the Landscape

4 May 2021

Nights Geographer Louise Richards is back with us again. She's invited Professor Robin Kearns from the School of Environment at The University of Auckland to talk about the significance of place names. Audio

Friday 7 May 2021


7:07 Sonic Tonic - Live Tracks

Karyn Hay is picking some of her favourite live tracks tonight.

 A young woman from the back dances standing in front of the stage among the crowd of festival goers. Photograph by Amaury Cornu / Hans Lucas.

Photo: Amaury Cornu / Hans Lucas

8:15 Pacific Waves

Koroi Hawkins presents a daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.

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Photo: RNZ Pacific

8:30 Friday Night Live

In Friday Night Live we feature a collaboration between Teeks & the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in a concert recorded at the Auck-land Town Hall in 2019.    

TEEKS (Supplied/Sony Music)

TEEKS (Supplied/Sony Music) Photo: Supplied

9:07 Country Life 

Kawhia may be a town of fewer than 500 people, 350 in fact, but it has a vibrant cafe and a huge new hotel is being built in the middle of town. The pohutukawa the Tainui canoe first tied up to 900 years is still on the edge of the harbour. And locals say the town is certainly not dying.

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Photo: Susan Murray/RNZ

The team also visit a small country factory producing fine sporting equipment for the world...the croquet mallets Wood Mallets makes are in increasing demand with the sport taking off in recent years.

Fidel Russ at work at the Wood Mallets workshop in Hawke's Bay

Fidel Russ at work at the Wood Mallets workshop in Hawke's Bay Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

10:17 Lately

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Photo: RNZ

Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 The Mixtape

James Coyle keys player for The Nudge and Fly My Pretties speaks with Yadana Saw about his football team's new album that celebrates their Latin American connections.

James Coyle

James Coyle Photo: Vanessa Rushton