7:07 Sonic Tonic

Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence.

7:45 Winners

Sarah Mulkerrins of the BBC World Service with her series backgrounding athletes that you may not have heard of before - but who have earned their right to compete against the world's best.Tonight Triinh Thi Bich Nhu, who had polio when she was three.

8:12 Rookie in Rio

Young reporter Jacob Brown is covering his first Olympics and seeing it all through very fresh eyes.

8:30 Spotlight 

Five years on, Christchurch is in the slow and uncharted path of rebuilding itself. News reports detail a recovery beset by delays, bureaucracy, and political friction. Yet, in some parts of the city, Cantabrians have quietly got on with the business of having fun.Yadana Saw takes a tour of the rebuilding southern city and meets with local venue owners, artists and musicians who are taking things into their own hands.

Country Life - Two year 12 students learn how to use a chainsaw

Country Life - Two year 12 students learn how to use a chainsaw Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life hears about the art of tasting honey, and heads off to a school farm that gives students a taste of a farming career.

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 The Friday Finale

For the latest series of The Mixtape, RNZ Music invites guests to compile a C60 of local sounds, and talk us through their selections. This week Singer-songwriter Robert Ruha (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui/Ngati Porou) joins Kirsten Johnstone to talk about his Kapa Haka beginnings, Maori Music Month, growing up on the East Coast and presents a soundtrack to his life so far.