7:07 Sonic Tonic - Special

What's so special about you?

Special (pinball flipper)

Photo: DocChewbacca, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

8:10 Beltane or Halloween?

We chat to Audrey Sharp who has some thoughts about celebrating a Northern Hemisphere festival in Aoearoa.

Pumpkin and green man collage

Photo: Efraimstochter/artyangel/pixabay

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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 jazz adventurers Carnivorous Plant Society in session and in concert at Auckland's Wine Cellar.

Carnivorous Plant Society soundchecking at Wine Cellar

Carnivorous Plant Society soundchecking at Wine Cellar Photo: Andre Upston

9:07 Country Life 

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Photo: Susan Murray RNZ

In the Country Life tucker box this week we have Gisborne Wine, Milking Systems, Robotics Plus, and jobseekers including former pilots, cafe workers and ex-sales people get a taste of farming life at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre near Masterton.

Students on the first day of Taratahi's agricultural contracting course

Students on the first day of Taratahi's agricultural contracting course Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

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

Kiwi/British musician Finn Andrews is primarily known as the lead singer and songwriter for London based indie/alternative band The Veils. The band has released 5 studio albums and last year saw Finn step out on his own and release his highly anticipated solo album One Piece at A Time.

Finn Andrews of The Veils

Finn Andrews of The Veils Photo: supplied

The album was recorded here in New Zealand and featured some of our top talents. Tiny Ruins' Cass Basil (bass), Alex Freer (drums), and Tom Healy (co-production) made up his band, with Reb Fountain and Nina Siegler on backing vocals, and string arrangements provided by Victoria Kelly.

Finn joins us on the Mixtape to dish on all his favorite songs, and THAT appearance on Twin Peaks.