7:07 Sonic Tonic

Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence.

This week, it's all about duets! Let Bryan take you on a musical soothing tour through the world of two voices singing together. 

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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

Time now for Best of Friday Night Live - a selection of live RNZ Music recordings captured RNZ engineer Jeremy Ansell. Tonight's show features alt-country multi-instrumentalists The Broken Heartbreakers, formed 16 years ago by John Guy Howell and Rachel Bailey. We join the group performing two Music 101 RNZ sessions with long-time collaborator and much-loved guitarist Sam Prebble. 

The Broken Heartbreakers

The Broken Heartbreakers Photo: 2019 ALEX LOVELL-SMITH

9:07 Country Life 

On Country Life this week: From ewe to you - Sheep milking farm launches bottled milk and a cheese brand, demand lifts for chook houses, a Hemp update, a fitness programme for farmers and of course, the Regional Wrap.

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10:17 Late Edition 

Bryan Crump 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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10:17 Hone Harawira raises concerns as Covid-19 seeps into Northland

Northland Community leader Hone Harawira thinks "it's only a matter of time" before someone dies from Covid-19 in Te Tai Tokerau. In a press conference earlier this evening Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced the Northland region will enter Alert level three lockdown at midnight. Restrictions will remain in place until 11.59pm Tuesday and will be reviewed at Cabinet on Monday. The move follows a positive case from Auckland who has travelled extensively throughout the region between October 2nd and the 6th of October.  Authorities say she has been un-cooperative. Mr Harawira has been worried about exposing his vulnerable community to Covid-19 through marine and land borders. Aiming to keep the north free of Covid-19. The group has been dubbed Te Tai Tokerau Border Control (TTBC).

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Hone Harawira. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

10:30 Dr Shane Reti on level 3's impact in Whangārei

Dr Shane Reti is the Deputy Leader of the National Party and lives in Whangārei. He joins us to discuss how the Northland level 3 announcement has effected his community.

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11:07 The Mixtape

Charlotte Ryan is joined by Multi-award winning comedian James Nokise this week. He's also an acclaimed theatre maker and playwright, who has toured the International Fringe Festival Circuit, with successful seasons in places such as Edinburgh, Perth and even New York City. 

When he's home in NZ he's a renowned social commentator and former writer for 7 Days. James is also the founder of No Fefe Theatre Collective, and in 2016 became the very first comedian to travel to the Festival of Pacific Arts as part of the NZ delegation. In 2019, James won the Fred Award which recognises the best comedy show in the NZ International Comedy Festival each year.

You can hear James' critically acclaimed podcast Eating Fried Chicken on Radio NZ, where he interviews celebrities and interesting characters while eating his favourite food (fried chicken if you hadn't guessed). One of the major conversations of the podcast is mental health, and the entertaining yet serious interviews create an emotionally intimate space for guests and listeners alike. In 2020, Eating Fried Chicken was a finalist for Best Podcast in the Voyager Awards.