7:07 Sonic Tonic - Metamorphosis

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8:10 Element of the Week - Mercury

Nicola Gaston, Co-director of the McDiarmid Institute for Advanced materials and nano-technology joins us to talk Mercury

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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 join bohemian-rockers Hello Sailor performing in front of a heaving Powerstation crowd in November 2011. Radio New Zealand engineer Andre Upston was on deck to capture the performance, ensuring RNZ Music listeners a front row seat.

Hello Sailor at Apra Silver Scrolls 2011 for New Zealand Music Hall of Fame induction by Nick Atkinson

Hello Sailor at Apra Silver Scrolls 2011 for New Zealand Music Hall of Fame induction by Nick Atkinson Photo: Supplied

9:07 Country Life 

After 2600 kilometres and 13 years of trekking across private farmland on horseback, foot and bike, the 330 participants on the Great New Zealand Trek are nearing Slope Point, the southernmost point in New Zealand and their final destination. The trek started at Cape Reinga in 2006 and each year participants have reconvened to complete another stage and continue their journey. The goal of the trek has been to raise money for multiple sclerosis and organiser Kitty Johnson says $400,000 has been gifted to the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research's MS programme.

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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

This week, Auckland rapper Tom Scott's collaborative project Avantdale Bowling Club has taken out the 2019 Taite Music Prize, which recognises outstanding creativity in an album. He joined Kirsten Johnstone to choose songs and share yarns for the RNZ Music Mixtape.

Tom Scott's Avantdale Bowling Club has won the tenth annual Taite Music Prize

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