7:07 Sonic Tonic - Salty water 

Small piles of table salt

The sodium in salt is responsible for increasing blood pressure and too much sodium can contribute to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes Photo: CC BY 2.0 Dubravko Sorić

Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence.

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, Duncan McGillivray introduces us to the element Sodium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Salty water.

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

Betty-Anne from the band Adijah performing at the RNZ Auckland studios.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

This week we feature the poly-fonk, R'n'B stylings of South Aucklanders Ardijah.

9:07 Country Life 

The team catch up with a young and ambitious Southland dairy farmer who manages to find time to work on several off farm activities, we'll  also find out about a educational programme that connects young people with permanent work or further education through hands-on outdoor work experience...

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

Milly Olykan

Milly Olykan Photo: © The O2

This week, Milly Olykan is the Vice President of International Relations and Development at the Country Music Association of America - in short, it's her job to take Nashville to the world. She had her start managing theaters and bands here in New Zealand - including The Brunettes, who made international breakthroughs in the early 2000s.

For the RNZ Music Mixtape Milly shares some of the songs that have accompanied her storied career so far.