7:07 Sonic Tonic

What are you doing right now?

Two embracing teddy bears looking through the window sitting on window-sill.

Photo: 123rf

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

In Friday Night Live we feature Tauranga based singer-songwriter Luke Thompson performing in session for RNZ.

Luke Thompson performing at the RNZ Auckland studios for NZ Live.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life is still here to brighten your day! It's wool, walnuts, pigs and wine this week. 

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

10:17 After Ten

Al Cameron is the technical director of Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios which has been postponed in Melbourne.  Al has just arrived back in Auckland.


Pianist and Nights regular Rachel Church joins us with a brief history of the lullaby.

11:07 The Mixtape

Our guest today picking the songs and making this mixtape their own is artist and composer Lawrence Arabia – real name James Milne. 

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia Photo: Amelia Handscomb

James Milne started his musical career with his band The Reduction Agents, and these days, as well as releasing music under the name Lawrence Arabia, he also makes music with Mike Fabulous from The Black Seeds – their project called Fabulous Arabia.   

Lawrence Arabia has won a Silver Scroll award for his song ‘Apple Pie Bed’ The Taite Music Prize for his album ‘Chant Darling’ and other NZ Music Awards.