6:45 Sonic Tonic

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. Shirley Temple

Pfft, I hate Christmas Day. It's for children and families. Not for people like me. Karl Lagerfeld

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. Dave Barry

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All punk rockers hate Christmas. Rhys Ifans

8:12 Something for The Weekend

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The Coopers Crescent Community Group are lighting up a little bit of Ōtara this Christmas.  We talk to one of the organisers Swanie Nelson.

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8:30 Spotlight 

Jonathan Densem fulfills his dying wish: to record an album

Jonathan Densem fulfills his dying wish: to record an album Photo: RNZ / YouTube

Christchurch music teacher and father of two Jonathan Densem has inoperable brain cancer. This year he fulfilled a dream of recording his debut album at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios. RNZ Music's 101 Alex Behan talked to Jonathan about his experiences and inspirations….

9:07 Country Life 

Tonight on Country life.. an urban farm in Christchurch is equipping young people with life and work skills.. a tiny fishing village on Wairarapa's south coast that has found itself on the tourist trail.. and talking turkey with poultry farmers in Ashburton.

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Photo: By Jessica Reeder (P1080890) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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

The Mixtape

The Mixtape Photo: CC BY 3.0 ripper23

They have selected the locals now it's time for the RNZ Music team to run the rule over the best of the rest. Kirsten Johnstone, Alex Behan, Yadana Saw, Nick Bollinger and Tony Stamp gather to highlight some of their favourite songs by international artists for 2017 and discuss the merits of Potpourri.

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