7:07 Sonic Tonic - Holes

What's the biggest hole you ever dug yourself?

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Photo: Arz [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

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, Duncan McGillivray, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Auckland. introduces us to the element Flourine and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to cavities and holes.

8:05 Killjoy

Another chapter of the dark, and dangerously funny, KILLJOY, our true-crime satire. Amy Upbright is not making the headway she hoped to make in her podcast investigations.  Time for her to get creative in establishing some facts around the case.

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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 international singer-songwriters Imaad Wasif and Jose Gonzalez in Music 101 sessions for RNZ.

9:07 Country Life 

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Photo: © Richard Bitting Photography

On Country Life tonight, Plant and Food Research is working in the Middle East to find out how much water can be safely allocated to date plantations, Cosmo meets a flock of rare (and very cute) sheep and Sally joins an all-woman team of shepherds for a day of dogs, docking and discussion.

Shepherds Lesley Pollock, Kate White an Kacey Johnson on Aratiatia Farm near Taupo

Shepherds Lesley Pollock, Kate White an Kacey Johnson on Aratiatia Farm near Taupo Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

Shepherding is more a lifestyle than a job for Kate White, Lesley Pollock and Kacey Johnson. They're one of the youngest all women team of shepherds that have worked on Aratiatia Farm near Taupo.

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

Mike Chunn

Mike Chunn Photo: supplied/Josef Scott

Mike Chunn is a music legend who has been involved at almost every level of the New Zealand music industry for decades, but he is equally known as a founding member and bass player of 2 seminal Kiwi bands, Split Enz and Citizen Band.

A Sharp Left Turn by Mike Chun

A Sharp Left Turn by Mike Chun Photo: Allen and Unwin Books

He has just published his fascinating memoir called A Sharp Left Turn, which reveals the many facets of working in the Music and Recording Industry as well as his well-documented personal battle with agoraphobia.  For the RNZ Mix Tape, Trevor Reekie talks to Mike Chunn about the ups and downs of his long and varied career in the Music Industry.