Nights for Friday 17 October 2008

7pm News and Weather

7:30 pm Musical Chairs goes to Invercargill

The Southland Institute of Technology's zero fees scheme is credited with boosting the Invercargill economy, but what about the local music scene? Once known as a heavy metal haven, the city's musicians have diversified into a whole range of genres. Find out what happens when original live music struggles to find a place when Musical Chairs goes to Invercargill.

8pm News & Weather

8:10 Mars Rover

Steve Squyres - Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy USA

8:30 DNA Files

8:50 Conundrum:

The answer and the winner's chosen song.

9pm News & Weather

9:06 Country Life:

Rural news & features.

10pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition:

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11pm News & Weather

11:06 Womad 2008

Music feature