7:07 Sonic Tonic - Brexit

What's the politest way to leave?

EU, UK, Borders, Passport and European Union signs and inscription in London Stansted STN airport in England, UK on 23 August 2019 a few months before the Brexit. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto)

Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto

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, Nadine van der Heijden, MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow introduces us to the element Europium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Brexit.

8:05 Killjoy

Well, Amy Upbright's burning ambition to produce an award winning true-crime podcast has resulted in a bit of a disaster. Things have gotten out of control, to say the least. 

Is anyone going to step up and help her? We'll find out in tonight's episode of KILLJOY - our true crime podcast satire.

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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 hear haka soul artist Rob Ruha performing at Te Mahurehure Marae with The Black Quartet in 2015.

Rob Ruha

Rob Ruha performing at Te Mahurehure Marae, Auckland Photo: Andre Upston

9:07 Country Life 

Reefton dairy farmers Aaron Silcock and Sarah Gibson think the future lies in hemp. Aaron is a fourth generation dairy farmer at Larry's Creek but says he'd like to eventually put his herd into retirement on the farm and focus on growing industrial hemp. This season they have planted three hectares with a cultivar developed by hemp pioneer Mac Macintosh.

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And in the third of the View from the Vines series, we tidy up the vine canopy with winemaker John Douglas before heading into the barrel room with a hen party who've arrived for a tasting.

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Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

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

A special Mixtape tonight which first aired in 2018. Trevor Reekie chatting to Rick Bryant who died yesterday. Bryant was the vocalist and bandleader in a variety of New Zealand bands like Original Sin, Mammal, Blerta, Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers, The Jubilation Gospel Choir and the Windy City Strugglers. 

Rick Bryant at The Gluepot, 1985

Rick Bryant at The Gluepot, 1985 Photo: Jonathan Ganley via AudioCulture