Nights for Friday 3 May 2019
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Synthetic
8:10 Element of the Week - Technetium
University of Otago Postdoctoral Fellow Jonathan Falcon is in to talk to Bryan about the joys of Technetium.
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 join rapper Tom Scott performing songs with @Peace & The Plutonium Noise Symphony, and his latest project Avantdale Bowling Club.
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
Phil Pearce is 89 years old and still rides his motorcycle for an hour and a half north of Palmerston North every fortnight or so to check possum bait stations on his family land.
Also ex Kiwi Rugby League star Tawera Nikau is part of a manuka research project to see if the native plant will cleanse soils going into degraded Lake Waikere; a lake he used to play on and eat kai from as a kid. Lab studies show the anti-microbial properties are in the roots and do cleanse soil, will that happen in the real world?
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.
This week's RNZ Music Mixtape selector is Henry Oliver. Currently the editor at Metro Magazine, he's also been the bassist in Die Die Die, a proprietor of popular K'Rd bar DOC, and a budding tennis champ. Henry shares his tunes and tales with Yadana Saw.