7:10 Country Life

Country Life takes you down country roads to meet ordinary people achieving their dreams.

Now some of the best stories from Country Life 2022. Working dogs go under the hammer, aiming for sweet success - from old carpet factory to vertical strawberry farm & Choice Cherimoyas.


8:15 Pacific Waves

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

This week we end our Helen Young Studio series by travelling back to 2004 with the soul rock reggae sounds of Te Whanganui-a-Tara's (Wellington) Trinity Roots.


9:07 Peter Langlands

Peter Langlands is on a mission to promote wild foods and foraging in New Zealand. He's been foraging most of his life and is up for any challenge.

With Summer in full swing, we asked Peter to share some foraging tips.


9:30 Short-Cut with Dan Slevin

Film critic Dan Slevin shares his selections to kick-start your binge watching this weekend. This week, he takes us through animated Christmas movies Arthur Christmas, Klaus and The Nightmare Before Christmas.


10:18 Christmas weather forecast

With Christmas Day fast approaching, there's one burning question we all want an answer to: What will the weather be like on the big day?

MetService meteorologist Lewis Ferris joins Karyn on the show.

Most of New Zealand can expect a warm and dry Christmas Day.

Most of New Zealand can expect a warm and dry Christmas Day. Photo: 123RF


10:22 Kirsty Ross - Surviving Christmas

While it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... it can also be a bit of a stressful time for many.

Family gatherings, high expectations... and wrestling for the TV remote.

Kirsty Ross, Associate Professor and Senior Clinical Psychologist at Massey University, joins us for some tips on how to avoid a festive freak-out.

Santa Claus at sea beach with many gifts and decorated christmas tree - happy new year concept

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10:45 Out Lately 

Tamaki's resident music nerd steps out of his makeshift recording studio to bring us his favourite tracks of the week. 


11:07 The Mixtape

Our guest picking their favourite songs and talking life today is Lynn Freeman, a voice very familiar to many RNZ Listeners.
After more than 21 years championing the arts as presenter of Standing Room Only, the latest chapter in her career with RNZ spanning 5 decades, Lynn Freeman is saying farewell.