Nights for Friday 6 March 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:30 pm Access All Areas: Miles Cleret - Soundway

DJ Miles Cleret is founder of Soundway Records, a London-based reissue label specializing in the sounds from Ghana, Columbia, Panamam and in his most recent series, Nigeria.

Trevor Reekie talks to Miles about Soundway's mission to bring Africa's indigenous music to the world.

8 pm News & Weather

8:10 Wasted Vigil

Nadeem Aslam - Pakistan-born UK-based author.

Author of Maps for Lost Lovers, Nadeem Aslam shut himself off from the world for seven months to write his latest book, The Wasted Vigil, a story about how the long-standing conflict in Afghanistan has had a significant impact on the entire world.

8:30 Auckland Regional Parks: #3 Awhitu Regional Park

David Steemson visits Awhitu Regional Park on the southern coast of the Manukau Harbour. Its 125-hectares include a golf course and a farm, camping grounds and a restored wetland.

8:50 Conundrum:

The answer and the winner's chosen song.

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Country Life:

Rural news & features.

10 pm 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.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06 The 2008 NZ Country Music Awards

The Mataura Licensing Trust Songwriting Awards (RNZ)