7:07 Sonic Tonic - Elastic

Reality can be elastic, and I want to see how elastic it can be, you know? Yoko Ono

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Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands. Ryszard Kapuscinski

The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it. Marcel Proust

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I always wear the same thing at home. I can't be bothered with jewelry. My pants have elastic waists. I like to be comfortable. There are so many more important things to worry about. Barbra Streisand

8:10 Something for the Weekend

The Speedcubing NZ Northern competition takes place this weekend in Tauranga.  We find out more from  Alex Asbery of New Zealand Speedcubing.

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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 busking in Christchurch's Cashel Mall to four number-one albums, James Reid and Hamish Gee from The Feelers join Alex Behan in the studio to reflect on 25 years as one of New Zealand's most successful bands and play some songs.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

9:07 Country Life 

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This week the Country Life team talk to Tapawera farmer Tracy May who is crazy about her goats. She has a herd of 100 white Saanens and they all have names. Her goat milking operation has recently passed the first farm dairy audit and she's started deliveries of milk to Marlborough Sounds company Cranky Goat for cheese making.

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

Bill Direen is a polymath: a musician, writer and performer who has been creating work across a variety of media since the late 1970s. He speaks to Nick Bollinger about his music and influences and played a few of his personal favourites.

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Bill Direen Photo: Jonathan Ganley http://pointthatthing.com