7:07 STEAM!

The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron. Phyllis Diller

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Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. Anton Chekhov

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My favorite way to blow off steam is to sing obnoxiously loud in the shower. Chris Pratt

8:10 Something for the Weekend

The Maoriland Film Festival happens every year in March - but throughout the year they're still busy encouraging filmmaking.  We find out how from Madeleine De young.

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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 Friday Night Live

This week we join soul singer Aaradhna performing in session at RNZ for NZ Live, the long running Friday music segment of Jesse Mulligans Afternoons show. Aaradhna performs acoustically in 2013, and with her band in 2016.

Aaradhna performing live in the RNZ Auckland studios for NZ Live. 30 September 2016.

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9:07 Country Life 

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This week the Country Life team visits a monitor farm near Geraldine to find out about Dairy NZ's Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching programme...  and there's a new series on rural communities with populations under 500. First stop Owaka - the gateway to the Catlins.

Teapotland - a collection of teapots in Graham Renwick's backyard - is one of Owaka's tourist attractions.

Teapotland - a collection of teapots in Graham Renwick's backyard - is one of Owaka's tourist attractions. Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

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

This week's guest on the RNZ Mix Tape is former Mockers frontman Andrew Fagan.

Andrew Fagan

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Andrew Fagan is a man with a diverse portfolio of achievements.
In the 80's he was the charismatic vocalist with the Mockers and penned an enviable strike rate of enduring hit singles.

He later published 2 autobiographies and a number of poetry books while also making a number of remarkable solo sea voyages in his tiny 5.4m plywood sloop called Swirly.