Nights for Friday 2 December 2016
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!
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.
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: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
song: The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or the Big Dig)
artist: Bon Iver
song: Bone Digger
artist: Toots and Maytals
song: Monkey Man
artist: The Black Keys
song: 240 Years before your Time
song: Dinosaur Act
artist: The KLF
song: Justified and Ancient
artist: Was (Not Was)
song: Walk the Dinosaur