7:07 Sonic Tonic - Advice


What's the best advice you've ever been given?

two cups of tea and teaspoon

Photo: Naama ym from Tel-Aviv, Israel, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

8:15 Pacific Waves

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Koroi Hawkins presents a daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.

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8:30 Friday Night Live

For this Best of Friday Night Live we go to The Crystal Palace in Auckland to hear NZ Music Award winning artist Mel Parsons and her band perform songs from her three independently released albums.

Mel Parsons

Mel Parsons performing at Auckland's Crystal Palace Photo: Ivan Karczewski

9:07 Country Life 

Curly Troon at Gumboot Lane in Taihape

Curly Troon at Gumboot Lane in Taihape Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

Country Life this week learns about gumboot throwing and meets an award-winning Taihape local who promotes the sport. The show also takes you to a farm in Duntroon in North Otago. Millions of years ago whales and dolphins used to swim where sheep and cattle now graze and their fossilised remains can be found in the cliffs on the farm.

Lisa Heinz, Grant Neal, Mike Gray & Sasha Morriss

Lisa Heinz, Grant Neal, Mike Gray & Sasha Morriss 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

Rachael King is the Literary Director of the Word Christchurch Festival. She's also the author of multiple prize-winning novels, and has been the bass player in several bands, including some Flying Nun luminaries. She joined Tony Stamp to explain why Word Festival is the country's "most rock n' roll literary festival", the huge amount of research behind her novels, spending her teenage years in some notable bands, and spin six of her favourite tracks.

Rachael King

Rachael King Photo: supplied