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Friday 24 September 2021
7:07 Sonic Tonic - The Middle
What are you in The Middle of?
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.
8:30 Friday Night Live
For Best of Friday Night Live this week we join New Mexico born, Arrowtown raised singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith performing in the RNZ Studios back in 2015 and 2018.
9:07 Country Life
Farmers around the country have been paying big bickies for Beltex ram lambs. The new breed is a double-muscled, easy care sheep that offers meaty gains... AND sheep dags are nourishing the soils of a Wairarapa market garden.
10:17 Late Edition
Bryan Crump presents all the breaking news, a little analysis of the stories of the moment, and some highlights of the day on RNZ National.
10:20 800 arrested in Melbourne protests
There've been four days of protests in Melbourne - leading to hundreds of arrests - they've been protesting against the lockdown and demanding a vaccine mandate for the construction industry be lifted. On Wednesday, police shot rubber bullets and pepper rounds at hundreds of protesters who gathered at the city's Shrine of Remembrance locked in a stand-off with riot police. Things were a bit quieter yesterday - but its a public holiday there today and things have flared up. Rebekah Holt is a New Zealand journalist based in Melbourne.
10:30 The death of shorthand in journalism school
Have you ever wondered how journalists take notes in this modern technological age? You don't see many with notebooks anymore - it's all recorded on smartphones. So is there any need for them to learn shorthand? It seems the death of shorthand is upon us as journalism schools phase out the craft. The head of Massey University Journalism School, James Hollings, tells Bryan Crump, they phased it out last year and it seems they were the last school to drop the subject.
11:07 The Mixtape
The week's RNZ Mixtape selector is Ngahiwi Apanui, tumuaki (Chief Executive) of Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori and founding member of conscious roots band Aotearoa. He shares his 100% New Zealand mixtape with Yadana Saw.