Nights for Friday 23 August 2019
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Sand
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, Ben Mallett a scientist with the Photon Factory which is part of the Physics Department at Auckland University, introduces us to the element silicon and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to sand.
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
Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation play a set of songs from the 2015 album 'Give Up Your Dreams' alongside some old favourites, live at The Others Way Festival 2016.
9:07 Country Life
On Country Life tonight, we meet Roscoe Taggart who runs his family's 730 hectare farm between Oxford and Cust, Lindy Nelson talk to us about Beefing up rural women's voice, we drop in on calf rearer Mark Bocock, and bees, trees and cider in Manawatu. Jason Prior is a beekeeper who produces up to 60 tonnes of honey a year, has a nursery that sells trees bees love and is about to plant 1000 cider apple trees.
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
Minister of Finance and Flying Nun fanboy Grant Robertson shares his favourite tunes with Yadana Saw ahead The Other's Way Festival.