7:06 Sonic Tonic

8:10 Me Kōrero - Commuter Rail

Cantabrian travel correspondent Mike Yardley on whether the rejection of commuter rail for the main line north is the right decision for Christchurch.

8:25 Music Feature

Slug’s Saloon

Jerry Schultz and Robert Schoenholt opened Slug's Saloon in New York’s Lower East Side in 1964, providing a raw alternative to Manhattan’s glitzy jazz clubs and attracting a who’s who of 60s' jazz. Jerry Schultz ran Slug’s for eight years before heading first for India, then to Golden Bay, where he's been living a quieter life as Gopal Krishna. Daniel Beban talks to him about his memories of the seminal jazz club.

Golden Curtain

Players from Garageland, Grand Prix and A Twin Moon all left the big smoke for the blossoms and shimmering light of Hawkes Bay where they eventually met and formed Golden Curtain, who’ve released their second album Dream City. Nick Atkinson checks in with the band.

9:06 Country Life

Rural news and features.

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.

11:06 WOMAD Taranaki 2014: The Boomerang Project

Tonight’s programme features an incredible musical and cultural collaboration that explores the links between Celtic, Aboriginal and Maori cultures. Celebrating the ‘Indigenous Commonwealth’ with bagpipes, taonga pūoro and didgeridoo, The Boomerang Project performed for the first time at Womad New Zealand  before moving on to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. (8 of 13, RNZ)