Nights for Friday 1 May 2020
7:07 Sonic Tonic
What's your takeaway?
Tonight - episode three of The Citizen’s Handbook! It’s civics education turned into a game. This week comedian Laura Daniel flexes all her skills as she talks about the Māori Parliament while Robbie lies about New Zealand provinces.
8:30 Friday Night Live
In Friday Night Live we go to RNZ’s Helen Young Studio from May 2002 to hear an acoustic performance from Pacifier AKA Shihad.
9:07 Country Life
Just over a year ago Michael and Susie Woodward packed up their 4 children, cows, goats, chickens and farm equipment and moved from a 50/50 sharemilking position in Canterbury to their own farm in King Country.
The move was 15 years in the making and now they look back on their first year of farm ownership - a wet winter, a drought, a disease they'd never seen and, for the first time ever, managing stock on hills.
- 10:20 The Massive Singlet Comes to NZ
Following on from the success of The Massive Singlet, his pop-up virtual choir in Australia, Kiwi Stephen Taberner is bringing his singing thing to New Zealand this weekend. MASSIVE BLACK SINGLET takes place this Sunday May 3rd, 7pm (NZ time) with a song from Aoteoroa. Stephen joins us with the details.
- 10:30 Musical Tribute for Covid-19 Whistleblower Dr Li Wenliang.
SOUNZ have marked the start of New Zealand #MusicMonth with a new work from the epicentre of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Chinese New Zealand composer Gao Ping composed Bitter Cold Night in honour of Dr Li Wenliang, who first raised the alarm about COVID-19 and then, tragically, became one of its first victims. Performed and filmed from home by Amalia Hall (violin) and Stephen de Pledge (piano), Bitter Cold Night is a moving tribute to bravery in a time of adversity.
- 10:50 A little Classical Music
We hear another wonderful piece of classical music to soothe our soul picked by pianist and Nights classical music curator, Rachel Church.
11:07 The Mixtape
This week's RNZ Mixtape selector is Green Party co-leader and Minister for Climate Change James Shaw with a special twist on his favourite songs, he speaks with Yadana Saw.