Nights for Friday 7 September 2018
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J. R. R. Tolkien
The inflated imitations of gold and silver, which after the rapture are thrown into the fire, all is exhausted and dissipated by the debt. All scrips and bonds are wiped out. At the fourth pillar dedicated to Saturn, split by earthquake and flood: vexing everyone, an urn of gold is found and then restored. Nostradamus
There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Karen Black
Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. Bob Marley
8:10 Night Mail
8:15 Dateline Pacific
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 to The Crystal Palace in Auckland to hear NZ Music Award winning artist Mel Parsons and her band perform songs from her three independently released albums.
9:07 Country Life
Tonight Country life visit an eighty hectare orchard in South Canterbury grows apples for the off-season American market, the Canterbury Horticultural Society supplies apple, pear and plum trees as well as compost, boxing and on-going support to local schools at no cost and take a trip to Mokau, a small coastal settlement with only 75 permanent residents.
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
Fiona McDonald has been singing her whole life and is best known for her work with Strawpeople and Headless Chickens. In this episode of the RNZ Music Mixtape she shares songs that have influenced her, as well as stories of motherhood, joining her favourite band ever, and fronting TV shows that no one watched (or needed).