7:07 Sonic Tonic

What is your favourite word beginning with S?

Latin letter S

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

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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 RNZ studio performances from 2020 Tui Award winning Country artist Delaney Davidson.    

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders performing 'Word Gets Around' from their album of the same name for First Song today.

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

9:07 Country Life 

On Country life we're with a  dairy farmer who has learned to prune his valuable paulownia trees when the cows are out of the paddock - they're so keen to gorge on the leaves he fears for his safety

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Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

 And a shiitake mushroom grower near Christchurch has started making mushroom powder. Natsu Adachi  says they are rich in vitamin d, b and dietary fibre but when dried, shiitake mushrooms contain up to 30 times more nutritional value than when they are fresh.

Natsu Adachi

Natsu Adachi Photo: supplied

10:17 Lately

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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

Sam Trevethick, aka Sambora aka Voices, has forged a distinguished career as a song writer, producer and multi Instrumentalist, most notably as founding member of legendary electronic music innovators, Shapeshifter. 

Sam Trevethick armed with microphones as he documents Shapeshifter’s European run.

Sam Trevethick armed with microphones as he documents Shapeshifter’s European run. Photo: Supplied