7:07 Sonic Tonic - Forgiveness

'Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.'  John F. Kennedy

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'It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive.'  Forgive everybody. Maya Angelou

'Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.' Bruce Lee

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Photo: By Deutsch: K.u.k. Kriegspressequartier, Lichtbildstelle - Wien [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

'The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.' Mahatma Gandhi

'An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.'  Steve Martin

'If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.' Jay Leno

'Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day.' Kathie Lee Gifford


8:12 - Something for The Weekend

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Photo: By Heikki Siltala (http://catza.net) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Doroth Horton, Canterbury All Breeds Cat Club

Doroth Horton, Canterbury All Breeds Cat Club Photo: supplied

This weekend sees the Canterbury All Breeds Cat Club hold their Spring Championship Show. 

Most breeds will be represented - from the everyday to the unusual.

Club member, Dorothy Horton talks to Bryan about the show, the cat world in New Zealand, preparing for the show and of course her own cats.


8:30 Spotlight 

Tami Neilson Sings Songs of Sinners.

Tami Neilson Sings Songs of Sinners. Photo: Michael Flynn

Time to catch current queen of the New Zealand Country music scene Tami Neilson for a special performance at the Tuning Fork in Auckland as part of her Saints and Sinners series, Tami turns in a powerhouse performance where soul and country collide with gospel and backwater blues.

9:07 Country Life 

Country life hops on board the Mobile Health Bus as it pulls into Taihape. The bus travels the length of the country taking medical services to rural communities.

Also we talk to the head of Dairy NZ about faming more environmentally  and how will we achieve swimmable rivers and lakes.  Is it time to stop fighting against each other when we all want the same thing, clean water.

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Photo: RNZ/Susan Murray

10:17 Late Edition

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

11:07 The Mixtape

Greg Johnson

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

On the RNZ Music Mix Tape, joining Trevor Reekie is Greg Johnson, an Auckland born singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist proficient in piano, guitar, trumpet. Greg is s Silver Scroll winning song writer who's catalogue of original compositions released over a catalogue of 12 solo studio albums remain part of the fabric of NZ music. Greg Johnson has lived in Los Angeles since 2002 but continues to maintain his presence here, returning to Aotearoa twice a year to play to his ever loyal audience and support a long list of notable overseas musicians.