7:07 Sonic Tonic - Tea

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual. Thomas de Quincey

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A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt

I got nasty habits; I take tea at three. Mick Jagger

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Photo: By Laurel F from Seattle, WA (Tea) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over. Audrey Hepburn


8:10 Something for the Weekend

This week's something for the weekend involves a workshop for landowners who'd like more whitebait hanging out in there wetlands and streams - if they're lucky enough to have swamps and streams on their land.

Organiser Jason Roxburgh has all the details.

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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 

Garth Cartwright - Going for a Song

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Garth Cartwright is a New Zealand-born, London-based music and arts writer. He is the author of Princes Among Men: journeys with Gypsy musicians and More Miles than Money: journeys through American music .He has also written for the Rough Guide, Time Out, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The NZ Listener. For his new book Going For A Song - A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop, Garth conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the icons of the record shop trade and the wider music industry, including Martin Mills (Beggars Banquet), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade) and many more. From the UK's first record shops, Garth traces the history through more than a century of unprecedented social, cultural and technological change.

9:07 Country Life 

A massive shortage of seasonal labour that affected this year's apple harvest is now flowing on to kiwifruit.

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Photo: RNZ/Susan Murray

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, Nine to Noon Music reviewer Jeremy Taylor shares tales and tunes from his day job behind the counter of the venerable Cuba Street institution, Slow Boat Records.

Slow Boat Records Jeremy Taylor chooses a track for the end of Music 101's Record Store Day 2016

Slow Boat Records Jeremy Taylor chooses a track for the end of Music 101's Record Store Day 2016 Photo: RNZ/Yadana Saw