7:07 Sonic Tonic - Lollies

What's keeping things sweet for you?

Pick and mix candy, mixed sweets.
Photo: Anders Good / TT / code 2343

Photo: Anders Good / TT NEWS AGENCY / TT News Agency via AFP

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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Photo: RNZ Pacific

8:30 Friday Night Live

In Friday Night Live we hear haka soul artist Rob Ruha performing at Te Mahurehure Marae with The Black Quartet in 2015.

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Rob Ruha performing at Te Mahurehure Marae, Auckland Photo: Andre Upston

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life s on the side-lines of a heartland rugby game on the West Coast - tradition meets passion as four South Westland teams compete for the region's foremost rugby prize, the Woodham Shield. The team also dip back into the files and find out how the little Rockit apple is taking off and taste the final wine produced after following Te Hera vineyard's winemaker through last year's vintage.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

10:17 Late Edition

Yadana presents all the breaking news, a little analysis of the stories of the moment, and some highlights of the day on RNZ National.

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Photo: RNZ Andrew Robertson


ACC figures reveal extent of rugby injuries

A study of ACC claims from rugby players aged from just five years old, to 40 years old, has tallied up the number of injury claims in what's historically been the nation's favourite game.  It's found a staggering 735,657 injury claims were made between 2005 and 2017. More than three-quarters were soft tissue injuries and just three percent were from concussions. It looks clear that concussion is under reported and the figures show some of the reasons why. Specialist emergency physician, Dr John Bonning, explains what the figures tell us about how head injuries are reported.

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Photo: RNZ Insight/Karen Brown


11:07 The Mixtape

Te Radar shares his favourite songs & talk in between about growing up on a farm, tv shows, narcissism, becoming a parent and more.