7:07 Sonic Tonic - Weekend.

What are you planning for the weekend?

Passenger holding map and showing the route map to driver on road trip.

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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 go to Roundhead Studios in June 2010 for an intimate session with AK four-piece The Bellbirds.

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life this week visits John Larsen who has been milling timber for 31 years on the outskirts of Gisborne and now manufactures gates, dog kennels and meat safes for dog tucker.

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Down South in Central Otago is a farm-based wool carding business that sells fibre ready for spinning to customers as far afield as Russia. The natural, mixed and dyed fibre is then sold via the Tally Ho website and direct from Barb's wool shop in Roxburgh.

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Photo: RNZ/Cosmo Kentish Barnes

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

John Minty has had an interesting life. At one stage, he was a member of the PIG Patrol, a group who monitored police convoys for the Polynesian Panthers. 

John Minty

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He started the first Polynesian newspaper, is involved in business publishing and is now the music director of Splore - NZ's longest running festival. John talks with Charlotte Ryan about life and picks his favourite songs on this episode of The Mixtape.