7:07 Sonic Tonic

Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence. This week we need to keep cool and not lose our heads....

Sahelanthropus (Craig Hilton)

Sahelanthropus (Craig Hilton) Photo: Supplied

8:12 Atheist Pride March

Artist/Scientist Craig Hilton aka "Sahelanthropus" is leading an atheist pride march through Dunedin next Wednesday. It's a celebration of our ancestors (bananas are free) and the uncertainty of all knowledge.

8:30 Spotlight 

Crowded House 30th Anniversary Part 2 of 2 - Thirty years after the release of their debut album, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour from Crowded House talk about the making of the record and the evolution of the songs from home demos to finished studio recordings.

9:07 Country Life

Winemaker Rudi Bauer

Winemaker Rudi Bauer Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

Winemaker Rudi Bauer’s mission is to make wines that capture the essence of Central Otago.  In 1996 he established the Quartz Reef biodynamic vineyard on the north-facing lower hills of Bendigo Station near Tarras, an area that sheep farmer John Perriam once called his "rabbit shit country". Thanks to Rudi’s vision and a lot of hard work the stony slopes have proven to be excellent grape growing country for his award winning pinot noir, pinot gris and methode traditionelle sparkling wines.

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 Mixtape

RNZ Music invites guests to compile a C60 of local sounds, and talk us through their selections. Tonight, outgoing RNZ Saturday Mornings' Producer Mark Cubey on his decade in the job, and many, many things he's turned his hand at.