7:07 Sonic Tonic

Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence.

Tonight, it's the little things that matter.

Snow White by Anne Anderson (1874-1930)

Snow White Photo: Anne Anderson (1874-1930)


8:15 The Citizen's Handbook

Episode ten of The Citizen's Handbook, a game show where comedians try to separate fact from fiction in a civics lesson about New Zealand. The Citizen's Handbook is both a video and podcast series and On Nights of course we'll be playing the audio version. If you want to watch the videos or listen to the other episodes in the podcast go to the Podcasts and Series page on rnz.co.nz. This week: Foreign Policy! The final episode of the series sees Robbie lying about Nuclear Free New Zealand while James Roque discusses the Mau movement in Samoa.  Just a warning - this episode contains discussions, language and themes that might be offensive or upsetting.

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Photo: supplied


8:30 Friday Night Live

In Friday Night Live we feature performances recorded by RNZ Music at the iconic but now sadly closed The Kings Arms Tavern in Newton, Auckland.

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Photo: Screen capture


9:07 Country Life 

This week on Country Life the sheep are being dagged at Carl and Tori Uren's Le Bons Bay farm. The couple produce cross-bred wool at their scenic Banks Peninsula property, but it's actually high country merino wool they use for their school uniform and outdoor clothing apparel business..
...  AND efforts are underway to save an historic star-gazing spot on farmland near Featherston.

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Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish-Barnes


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

For the latest series of The Mixtape, RNZ Music invited Tami Neilson and her brother Jay Neilson to speak with Charlotte Ryan and share their favourite songs and stories from their touring days while growing up n the family band.
This week, NZ Country musician Tami Neilson and her brother Jay.

Jay and Tami Neilson

Jay and Tami Neilson Photo: Anna Loveys (Saint Lachine)