Nights for Friday 13 March 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:30 pm Access All Areas: Led Zeppelin biographer Mick Wall

Mick Wall is a British music journalist and author who during his career has written for UK music weekly Sounds in 1977 and later metal mag Kerrang!
His most recent book When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Zeppelin, has become a best seller …

Trevor Reekie talks to Mick Wall about the band that ruled rock and wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - eventually paying the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death.

8 pm News & Weather

8:10 Venus & Adonis

Marion Potts - director, Bell Shakespeare.

A subversive reworking of Shakespeare's Venus & Adonis having it's premiere in the Auckland Festival.

8:30 Auckland Regional Parks: #4 Scandrett's Regional Farm Park

David Steemson visits Scandrett's Regional Park on the northern coast of the Hauraki Gulf, about an hour's drive from the Auckland CBD. The seaside land was farmed by the Scandrett family from 1864, until it was sold to the Auckland Regional Council in 1999. David talks to Joan Scandrett, the widow of the last Scandrett to farm there, and to park ranger, David Edge.

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 Possum Pickers in the Hands of Fame (RNZ)