7:07 Sonic Tonic - power.

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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.

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Photo: Department of Energy (US) [Public domain]

Tonight, Duncan McGillivray, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at Auckland University introduces us to the element Plutonium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Power.

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 Wellington based eight-piece The Black Seeds for a performance at The Power station June 2012.

The Black Seeds

The Black Seeds Photo: Will Moore

9:07 Country Life 


Tonight on Country Life we meet a young flower grower at Barry's Bay who was working so hard she ended up in hospital with exhaustion.  She now shares the workload with three staff and has learnt to pay more attention to her mental and physical wellbeing. Proteas are her main focus and she grows several varieties at four different locations on Banks Peninsula

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Photo: RNZ/Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

The team also talks to a farming fencer who now makes fenceposts out of recycled plastics.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

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.

Betty-Anne Monga from Ardijah

Betty-Anne Monga from Ardijah Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

This year Ardijah celebrates its fortieth anniversary as one of Aotearoa's most enduring and beloved bands.
Lead singer Betty-Anne Monga shares her mixtape with Yadana Saw.