Nights for Friday 29 May 2020
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Unknown
What don't you know?
Episode seven of The Citizen's Handbook! This episode finds Alice Snedden (a comedian who also has a law degree) showcasing her skills discussing New Zealand's first woman lawyer, Ethel Rebecca Benjamin while Robbie talks about capital punishment in New Zealand.
8:30 Friday Night Live
In Friday Night Live we hear two local artists performing in sessions for RNZ National - Ashburton based Matthew Smith, and Auckland multi-instrumentalist Nick Dow.
9:07 Country Life
Charteris Bay farmer Laura Beck hung up the milking cups in the dairy shed in 2018 and now she's raising cattle on 22 hectares of farmland she leases from the Orton Bradley Park Trust on Banks Peninsula.
Revenue from the beef cattle covers the costs of running the farm while she develops part of the land for a community focused food project, that she hopes to get up and running by the end of the year.
With the large numbers losing their jobs because of Covid 19 Dairy NZ has launched a publicity campaign to encourage people to consider changing careers and getting into dairy farming. On June 8th it is running a "farm-ready" entry level training course which is free for those serious about working on dairy farms.
- 2020 NZ Children's Music Awards
The New Zealand Children's Music Awards were announced this afternoon Kath Bee, one of the writers of the APRA Best Children's song join us.
11:07 The Mixtape
From The Suburban Reptiles, to OMC’s How Bizarre, to founding Audioculture, Simon Grigg has helped transform the NZ music industry. This week on the RNZ Mixtape he recounts some pivotal moments in his career, via six songs, (and six people) that were important along the way.