7:06 Sonic Tonic

8:10 Me Kōrero

An affable end-of-the-week evening exchange of ideas, advice, evocations and/or opinions.

8:25 The Sampler Summit: Madonna

After more than three decades in the spotlight, the artist known simply as Madonna retains an iconic place at the heart of popular culture. The release of Rebel Heart, Madonna’s 13th studio album, provides the focus for a Sampler Summit. Nick Bollinger leads a discussion with Jackie Clarke, Mika and Little Bark’s Sophie Burberry, covering the new record and the controversial career that has brought the 56-year-old pop icon to this moment.

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 2015

The Nights team has snuck out of the studio and is wandering wide-eyed around the 2015 WOMAD Taranaki festival in New Plymouth, taking in the sights and sounds, colour and culture, fun and food.