7:07 Sonic Tonic

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8:12 Nights' Sport/event

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The North Island town of Taihape are busy preparing for their A&P show this weekend - we get all the details from one of the organisers Renée Bellamy and find out about the shearing competitions from Doug Laing from Shearing Sports New Zealand

8:30 Spotlight 

Fifty years ago, Aretha Franklin's version of Respect was a declaration from a powerful woman, as potent and political then as now.

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Photo: By Ryan Arrowsmith [CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Time now to join Aaradhna, Annie Crummer, Bella Kalolo and Esther Stephens in the Spiegletent at  AK17 festival as they show their respect for Aretha with their own blends of funk, soul and R&B originals as well as some Aretha-classics.

9:07 Country Life 

Tonight on Country life.. show-off tomatoes, harvesting blackcurrants and the three young entrepreneurs who are trying to keep up with the growing demand for their fresh organic vegetables.

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

This week's mixtape selector is Pearl Little, 95bFM's Top Ten presenter. She speaks with Melody Thomas about being involved with the Auckland independent radio station.

Pearl Little, 95bFM Top Ten presenter

Pearl Little, 95bFM Top Ten presenter Photo: Supplied