7:07 Sonic Tonic

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

Today's theme is sensitivity.

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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,Paul Hume from the McDiarmid Institute introduces us to the element Caesium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to sensitivity - because Caesium is one of the most reactive metals on the periodic table.

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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

This week we feature singer, songwriter, guitarist and part-time movie actor Marlon Williams. Marlon first came to our attention as front-person for The Unfaithful Ways who were founded in 2007 and released their debut album 'Free Rein' in 2011.

Marlon Williams arriving at the 2018 APRA Silver Scrolls Awards.

Marlon Williams arriving at the 2018 APRA Silver Scrolls Awards. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

9:07 Country Life 

A Southland farmer Ray McCrostie is on a quest to better understand and improve the land under his gumboots.  He's lending a hand to Clint Rissman, a scientist who used to work for Environment Southland and automation engineer Richard Dean, who are developing a low cost, portable water-quality monitoring station for farmers. The trio have identified a drain on Mr McCrostie's farm in the Waituna Catchment as the perfect spot to test the prototype system.

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

A keyboardist and singer in his own right, Mark Vanilau has worked with Dave Dobbyn, Warren Maxwell, Hollie Smith and Ladi6. Mark is this week's RNZ Music Mixtape selector.
He shares his songs and stories with Yadana Saw.