7:07 Sonic Tonic

When I fly British Airways, I can't help but read the free Daily Mail, which makes me glad I am leaving the country. Martin Parr

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People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to. Jerry Seinfeld

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I tell you, the paparazzi would not be sitting outside if they realized I was the most boring person in Hollywood. Victoria Beckham

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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. Thomas Jefferson

8:10 Something for the Weekend

This week's something for the weekend is the start of the duck shooting season - tomorrow morning.

We talk to Don Rood from Fish and Game NZ and duck shooter Richard Smith.

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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 

Jools and Lynda Topp reflect on a musical career that began as an adventure away from their family farm that has taken them to the frontline of New Zealand's protest movements, music venues and television screens.

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9:07 Country Life 

On Country life the team meet an apple harvesting gang, and also an apple orchard owner ...along with a Marlborough Sounds farmer who is diversifying into hops...

Gaylene and Andrew Barnes

Photo: RNZ Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

In the feature story, farmer and film-maker Gaylene Barnes grows produce for the local market with her brother Andrew. Growing food is part of his long term rehabilitation plan after suffering a traumatic brain injury.. while Gaylene's latest documentary "Seven Rivers Walking" premiered at last year's Christchurch International Film Festival.

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, producer and songwriter Estere.


Estere Photo: Ezra Simons/Gussie Larkin/RNZ