7:07 Sonic Tonic - Tin

What's your favourite tinned food?

Close up of stacked aluminum cans

Photo: Cultura/Dan Brownsword

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 Michel Nieuwoudt, MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator and Senior Research Scientist at the Photon Factory, the University of Auckland, introduces us to the element TIN and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic.

8:05 Killjoy

In tonight's chapter of Killjoy, our true-crime satire, Amy seems to have disappeared after causing, well, absolute chaos in Sharon's Valley.  CBF Producer Ezra Snypes has stepped in to try to contain the damage and save the series.

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Photo: RNZ/Laura Robinson

8:15 Dateline Pacific

The Pacific is still vulnerable to measles despite Samoa's vaccination drive

We speak to Bertie Ahern the former prime minister of Ireland who headed the Commission which oversaw Bougainville's historic referendum in which an overwhelming majority voted for independence.

And there's apprehension in New Caledonia after Brazilian miner Vale announced it's divesting from the territory

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Photo: RNZ

8:30 Friday Night Live

In Friday Night Live we pay tribute to soul and blues singer Rick Bryant with a session recorded in RNZ's Helen Young Studio in 2003.

Rick Bryant

Rick Bryant Photo: Murray Cammick Collection via AudioCulture

9:07 Country Life 

In Country life tonight we're talking orchards and berries as well as getting a new generation into agriculture

And it's wild salmon fishing season ...is climate change impacting on salmon as they head to South Island rivers to spawn.

The tractor harvester working on the field

Photo: 123RF

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

After 11, this week's Mixtape selector is Boh Runga, best known as the flamehaired frontwoman of Stellar*. The band are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their debut album Mix with a summer tour and vinyl release of that hit record. Boh speaks with Yadana Saw.


Stellar* L-R Boh Runga, Andrew MacLaren, Kurt Shanks, Chris Van de Geer Photo: Supplied