7:07 Sonic Tonic - Diarrhoea

What's your best cure for an upset tummy?

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Photo: Matthew Paul Argall [Public domain]

7:10 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, Professor Simon Brown, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Canterbury introduces us to the element bismuth and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Diarrhoea.

8:05 Friday Comedy - Killjoy

Chapter 3 of our Friday Comedy KillJoy - A satire about our obsession with true-crime and about an ill-advised attempt to make a true-crime podcast where there's really nothing to make it about. The borax is subtly poked at the genre.

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Photo: RNZ/Laura Robinson

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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 Friday Night Live features much loved NZ rock band Dragon who perform spirited versions of their classics to a boisterous Powerstation crowd in November 2011.

Dragon Live at the Power Station by Keith Murdoch Volume Magazine

Dragon Live at the Power Station by Keith Murdoch Volume Magazine Photo: RNZ/Supplied?

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life's watching for the brown marmorated stink bug, there's frost fighting on a vineyard in the wee small hours, and some cheese!

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Photo: supplied

For years Chris and Jill Whalley battled to be able to produce cheese from unpasteurised milk. Now parliamentarians, the people they had to convince, are eating Mount Eliza cheese at Bellamy's.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

10:17 Lately

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Photo: RNZ

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

This week's RNZ Music mixtape selector is Whakatāne based singer/songwriter Maisey Rika. She shares her stories and some of her favourite songs with Kirsten Johnstone.

Maisey Rika

Maisey Rika Photo: Supplied.