7:07 Sonic Tonic - Getting Older

These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. Virginia Woolf

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I don't have a problem with ageing - in fact, I embrace that aspect of it. And am able to and obviously am going to be able to quite easily... it doesn't faze me at all. David Bowie

Most people look at ageing as a disease. They do. They have prescriptions and places where you go to eradicate it. Kim Cattrall

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The debate around the ageing population should, in my view, focus much more on how we grow the active, working population. Nicola Sturgeon.

8:10 Something for The Weekend

Penny Miles from Netball Archive joins us ahead of Sunday's national netball premiership grand final in Palmerston North.

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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

For this Friday Night Live we go back to May 2007 for Dudley Benson's special one-off performance debuting songs from 2008's critically acclaimed album Awakening.

Radio New Zealand engineer Andre Upston was on deck to capture the performance, ensuring RNZ Music listeners a front row seat.

Dudley Benson

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9:07 Country Life 

Country Life dishes up a fruitful mix of businesses based near Kerikeri overseen by horticulturalists Helen and Alan Thompson, and we hear about an ag engineer in Timaru who's invented a beet harvesting bucket for tractors... plus, we get the latest farming insights from Ireland and Scotland with tiki-touring former RNZ rural reporter Alexa Cook.

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.

New Zealand singer/songwriter Rob Ruha.

New Zealand singer/songwriter Rob Ruha. Photo: Supplied

This week we rewind the Mixtape to 2016 as Singer-songwriter Robert Ruha (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui/Ngati Porou) joins Kirsten Johnstone to talk about his Kapa Haka beginnings, Maori Music Month, growing up on the East Coast and presents a soundtrack to his life so far.