7:07 Sonic Tonic - Flash Photography.

What's the best photo you've ever taken?

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Photo: Yaffa Phillips [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

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, Matthew Cowan, MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator and Lecturer at the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury, introduces us to the element Xenon and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to flash photography.

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

The APRA Silver Scroll Awards recognise the creativity and talent of NZ songwriters and composers. An important and unique part of the ceremony are local artists performing interpretations of the nominated songs. Over the course of two programmes we will feature some of the highlights.

Fazerdaze, aka Amelia Murray, at the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

9:07 Country Life 

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Photo: Krystle Photography

A new family-owned boutique milk business is set to bring the clink of glass milk bottles back to Canterbury and Carol Stiles has been out sniffing for truffles but it was no surprise to learn Indi the truffle dog had a better nose! The cocker spaniel whizzed around 146 trees at a truffiere near Hamilton and found a lonely truffle under one of them. Indi and her trainer Karen Drummond are engaged by growers to look for the delicacy on about 60 properties from Whangarei to Wellington.

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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

Picking the tunes with Charlotte Ryan tonight is musician, reviewer, and one half of the band The Bads, Dianne Swann.

The Bads: Dianne Swann and Brett Adams

The Bads: Dianne Swann and Brett Adams Photo: supplied by The Bads