Nights for Friday 31 May 2019
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Redheads
8:10 Element of the Week
To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week.
Tonight, Catherine Whitby from Massey University introduces us to the element copper and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to redheads.
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 feature Wellington based dream-pop artists French For Rabbits performing for RNZ's NZ Live and at Auckland venue The Wine Cellar.
9:07 Country Life
On Country Life this week: Jo Jack runs sign-making classes for women in rural communities. She is a keen woodworker herself making rustic wooden signs of all shapes and sizes selling most of them via her Gingham Girls Facebook page. Originally, the signs were made from wood milled on her husband's 400 hectare farm but now she has started using timber from a local sawmill because demand has out-grown supply.
Also on the programme, Adrian Ball used to crank as much milk out of his dairy farm as possible. The figures were a source of pride. Then 15 or so years ago he started thinking more about the environment and making changes to his farming model. That resulted in Adrian and Pauline Ball winning the Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Award 2019.
Emile Donovan is keeping you up to date if you're up late,
11:07 The Mixtape
This week, Toby Morris, illustrator and political cartoonist best known for Pencilsword and Toby and Toby shares his favourite songs and tips for drawing good. He speaks with Yadana Saw.