7:07 Sonic Tonic

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine

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cruise ship Photo: Creative commons

Traveling all around the world, music sounds different. David Guetta

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plane Photo: By Benchill (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

At 17, I dreamed of seeing the world. At 19, I had been around the world and back. Tony Curtis

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world map Photo: Creative commons

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

8:10 Something for the Weekend

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Photo: javiindy - Fotolia - supplied

This weekend, the world's premier shearing and wool handling championship takes place in Masterton, home of Golden Shears since 1961.

Sheree Alabaster NIWC woolhandling final

Sheree Alabaster NIWC woolhandling final Photo: supplied

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Spotlight 

Israel Starr (with fan) and Newtown Rocksteady

Israel Starr (with fan) and Newtown Rocksteady Photo: Stan Alley

Israel Starr is a producer, singer, DJ and MC who makes hip-hop, dancehall, reggae and soul music. He grew up with The Twelve Tribes of Israel at the heart of his whanau, his dad was reggae vocalist The Mighty Asterix, and his uncle was in Herbs. He took a side road to play league, but he's firmly back in the family business of music now.  

On a hot summer's night in Wellington, Israel, his backing band Newtown Rocksteady and Yadana Saw recorded some tunes and sat down for a korero.

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life's nibbling on flowers and hears about the success of Februdairy - a month long social media campaign to celebrate dairying… Also, the team goes behind the scenes at the Hurunui Race and Gala Day.

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10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 The Mixtape

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's mixtape selector is Elemeno P frontman Dave Gibson who is also the drummer in his family band Streets of Laredo.

Dave Gibson

Dave Gibson Photo: RNZ / Alice Murray