7:07 Sonic Tonic

When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb. J. Robert Oppenheimer

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All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk. Ronald Reagan

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No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent. Charles de Gaulle

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I think my mom drove by a nuclear power plant when she was pregnant. But I wouldn't be in 'The Station Agent' if she hadn't. Peter Dinklage

8:10 Night Mail

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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 

From humble beginnings as a family band performing Bob Marley covers Katchafire have grown in to one of Aotearoa's most internationally successful bands. Their fifth album Legacy has been a long time coming as they juggle family touring and recording.

Katchafire in December 2016

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They join Music 101's Alex Behan to perform a song from the new record, share stories of international tours and discuss how their style of music has been dubbed 'South Pacific Roots' by a member of Bob Marley's band 'The Wailers'.

9:07 Country Life 

This week on  Country Life:   Burnside High school students learn about water quality with Waterwatch Trust educators Errol Wood and Kelvin Nicolle at a stream surrounded by dairy farms near Leeston. The Waterwatch Trust operates an environmental outreach programme for school and community groups on the topics of water quality, freshwater ecosystems, sustainable land use and contemporary water issues in Canterbury.

Waterwatch Trust educator Kelvin Nicolle

Waterwatch Trust educator Kelvin Nicolle Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

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.

Myele Manzanza and his quartet play in Wellington 2017

Myele Manzanza and his quartet play in Wellington 2017 Photo: Supplied

This week's RNZ Music Mixtape selector is Myele Manzanza. The accomplished drummer who has played across jazz, RnB, and hip hop shares some of the tracks that have inspired his sound.