7:07 Sonic Tonic - Space Walk

What would you like to see from space?

The International Space Station orbits above New Zealand

Photo: NASA Johnson (CC 2.0)

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

In Friday Night Live we join the charismatic and intense singer-songwriter Aldous Harding for performances at the Crystal Palace and the Civic Theatre. RNZ engineer Andre Upston was on deck to capture the performance, ensuring RNZ listeners a front row seat.

Aldous Harding and Simon Gregory performing at Crystal Palace.

Aldous Harding and Simon Gregory performing at Crystal Palace. Photo: Ben Howe

9:07 Country Life 

This week Country Life meets 17 years old Rayne Bradley. She is leaving her safe home environment in the King Country town of Taumarunui and hitting hostel life in Hamilton city.  She's the first person in her extended family to leave home for tertiary study. She's nervous, knows she'll be homesick and cry, but wants a different life for herself. 

Rayne Bradley (left) with her mother Chelsea.

Rayne Bradley (left) with her mother Chelsea. Photo: Susan Murray/RNZ

WAI Wānaka and its Jobs for Nature programme is working with local farmers and landowners to safeguard and improve the quality of their waterway ecosystems.

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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

After 11, our guest on the Mixtape is writer and comedian Alice Sneddon, with an encore replay of our 2020 chat, to celebrate season 2 of Starstruck which she co-wrote with Rose Matafeo.

Alice Snedden at The Beehive

Alice Snedden at The Beehive Photo: Kelly Chen / Hex Work Productions