7:07 Sonic Tonic - Pests

What's the biggest pest in your life?

Thousands of stoat traps are being used in Fiordland to keep islands free of the voracious introduced hunter. Rimu fruits carpet the forest floor around this trap.

Thousands of stoat traps are being used in Fiordland to keep islands free of the voracious introduced hunter. Rimu fruits carpet the forest floor around this trap. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

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, Franck Natali, MacDiarmid Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington introduces us to the element Thalium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to pests.

8:05 Killjoy

Another chapter of the dark, and dangerously funny, 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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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

In Friday Night Live we join Georgia and Caleb Nott AKA Broods in two acoustic sessions in the RNZ studios.

Brother and sister music duo Broods photographed at RNZ. Georgia Nott (left) and Caleb Nott (right)

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

9:07 Country Life 

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Country Life meets Kylie Leonard, last year’s winner of the Dairy Women's Network's community leadership award, there's a visit to the Hazelnut Nurseries on the hills near Waiau in North Canterbury, and we hear about the Karioi Project near Raglan which is a community group that has been trapping predators for ten years in order to save the rare Grey-faced petrel.

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Bexie Towle Kristel van Houte Photo: Susan Murray RNZ

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

This week's RNZ Music mixtape selector is composer Claire Cowan. She shares her stories and some of her favourite songs with Kirsten Johnstone.

Composer Claire Cowan

Composer Claire Cowan Photo: Facebook - Claire Cowan Composer