7:07 Sonic Tonic - Blood

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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, Penny Brothers. MacDiarmid Principal Investigator and Professor at the University of Auckland's School of Chemical Sciences introduces us to the element Iron and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Blood.

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an iron anvil Photo: Acutech

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 electronic duo Paddy Free & Mike Hodgson AKA Pitch Black from Wanaka's Rippon Festival in 2000

Pitch Black's Paddy Free and Mike Hodgson

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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 

This week the Country Life Team have been checking out Fieldays. Hoping to sort out the wood from the trees, they catch up with the Forest Owners association about the government's one billion trees project and chat too to 50 Shades of Green the group less keen on trees going everywhere.

Pine forest Wairau River South Island. Forest. Forestry. Pine trees. Pinus radiata

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The team get the lowdown on things affecting the agri business sector with Ian Proudfoot, Global head of KPMG Agri business and discuss trends in the sector.

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Photo: RNZ/Susan Murray

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

For the latest series of The Mixtape, RNZ Music invites guests to compile a C60 of local sounds, and talk us through their selections.

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Suzy Cato first appeared on Aotearoa's television screens in 1990, as the human sidekick to Russell Rooster on TV3's Early Bird Show. Since then, the nation's favourite babysitter has made a career advocating for the families and children. She speaks with Yadana Saw.