7:07 Sonic Tonic - Painting

8:10 Element of The Week - Cobalt

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Photo: FK1954 [Public domain]

Professor Richard M. Hartshorn from School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Canterbury introduces us to the element Cobalt.

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 performance we join electronic multi-instrumentalist Sean Donnelly AKA SJD performing with his band at Mercury Theatre October 2015.

SJD live

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

9:07 Country Life 

Kate and David Acland

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On Country Life this week.... Diversification is the keyword for Mt Somers Station owners David and Kate Acland. As well as farming cross-bred sheep, beef cattle and deer on the 3800-hectare South Canterbury hill property, the couple has converted a block of lower land into a dairy farm that milks 850 cows.

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

On this week's Mixtape New Zealand-born, London-based music and arts writer Garth Cartwright joins RNZ Music's Trevor Reekie for a conversation about hitting the road, exploring new places, absorbing the music and encouraging the musicians to tell their stories.

Garth pictured in a Brixton based reggae record shop

Garth pictured in a Brixton based reggae record shop Photo: Supplied by Garth Cartwright