7:07 Sonic Tonic - Materialism

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Individually, people are finding that a simpler lifestyle provides greater satisfaction than relentless pursuit of materialism. Laurance Rockefeller

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Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society. Malcolm Muggeridge

Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss. Douglas Horton

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In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education. Camille Paglia

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Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning. Andrei Platonov

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That feeling of freedom, open highways of possibilities, has kind of been lost to materialism and marketing. Sheryl Crow

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8:12 Something for The Weekend

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If you want to get your Rainbow on this Labour Weekend, then the village of Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast warmly welcomes you to their first ever queer pride festival. Along with a dance party and some friendly sporting events, they're also hoping to host the worlds shortest Pride Parade! We talk to two of the organisers Val Little and Pat McIntosh and find out how preparations are coming along.

8:30 Spotlight 

Dunedin Panorama from outlook Opoho

Dunedin Panorama from outlook Opoho Photo: This photography is public domain

 The 'Dunedin sound' is a term used to describe the plethora of influential bands that emerged from the city in the eighties and nineties. The verlaines, the clean, straightjacket fits, the enemy toy love and of course the chills are all well-known examples.  While RNZ's Alex Behan was in Dunedin for the Silver scrolls a few weeks ago, he took some time to take a tiki tour of Dunedin venues past and present with martin Phillipps as his guide to map out the birthplaces of the Dunedin sound.

9:07 Country Life 

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Country Life visits Mangarara Station in Central Hawkes Bay where visitors are welcomed with open arms .. it's a property run with a holistic hue.... and a prototype methane recovery system is up and running on a 900 cow farm in Southland...

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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

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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 a repeat of a Mixtape from earlier in the year: Songwriter Aldous Harding is home in New Zealand for the summer, preparing a full band for shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. She joins Kirsten Johnstone to play some of the songs that she's been listening to on trains around Europe, and talk about her upcoming album, Party.