7:07 Sonic Tonic

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

8:12 Dinosaurs in the Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens Manager Jack Hobbs, on their their Gondwana forest, and the very unusual inhabitants lurking there over summer. There are Dinosaurs in the Gardens!

8:30 Spotlight

The story of a 1966 New Zealand garage rock song by "The Bluestars" that went on to influence bands around the world, presented by John Baker.

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life meets the supreme winner at the Rural Women New Zealand's Enterprising Rural Women awards and finds out how the earthquake recovery is going in North Canterbury.

The road leading up to Ben Lissington's farm.

The road leading up to Ben Lissington's farm Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

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

Tonight Journalist Russell Brown, founder of the Public Address online blog site also has a new podcast Series for RNZ called From Zero investigating New Zealand's relationship with drugs. He chooses some songs covering his long love affair with music including some stories about New Zealand musicians he's picked up along the way. 

Music played in this show

Sonic Tonic - Dinosaurs

intro theme.    Jurassic Park theme
composer:    John Williams      

artist:         Pearl Jam
song:         Do the Evolution

artist:         They Might be Giants     
song:         I am a Palaeontologist

artist:         Kesha    
song:         Dinosaur

artist:         Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
song:         The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or the Big Dig)

artist:         Bon Iver
song:         Holocene

Artist:         Apologetix
song:         Bone Digger  

artist:         Toots and Maytals
song:         Monkey Man

artist:         The Black Keys
song:         240 Years before your Time

artist:         Hevisaurus
song:         Juranoid

artist:         Low
song:         Dinosaur Act

artist:         The KLF
song:         Justified and Ancient

artist:         Was (Not Was)
song:         Walk the Dinosaur