7:07 Sonic Tonic

French is the language that turns dirt into romance. Stephen King

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After the French Revolution, it was not the treason of the king that was in question; it was the existence of the king. You have to be very careful when you judge and execute somebody for being a symbol. Adam Michnik

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I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war. Golda Meir

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France cannot be France without greatness. Charles de Gaulle

8:10 Something for the Weekend

The Ball has been described as football’s equivalent to the Olympic Torch. Every four years, The Ball kicks off from its “Mount Olympus” in London and travels overland to the World Cup. During each journey, The Ball participates in education, fundraising, advocacy, press and PR activities in support of some inspiring causes. In past journeys, this has resulted in direct engagement with tens of thousands of people along the way and millions of dollars worth of publicity. Spirit of Football takes football back to its roots but also relates football to the modern world - one where fair play and respect should not only be a part of every game but a way of life.


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 Friday Night Live

This week's concert features London based band The Veils, performing live @ Studio The Venue in 2013.

The Veils

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Fronted by NZ raised lead singer and songwriter Finn Andrews, the band has released five studio albums since 2004.
In support of 2013 album Time Stays We Go, and at the end of a 150 date world tour, the Veils played two nights in Auckland in late July.

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life hears what it's like to know your entire herd and the calves they are about to produce will die. The herd has tested positive for M-bovis.  

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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.

Simon Grigg in the early 1990s

Simon Grigg in the early 1990s Photo: Darryl Ward

From The Suburban Reptiles, to OMC's How Bizarre, to founding Audioculture, Simon Grigg has helped transform the NZ music industry. This week on the RNZ Mixtape he recounts some pivotal moments in his career, via six songs, (and six people) that were important along the way.