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Tongan Christmas in Salt Lake City

Bev Uipi is a city councilor in Millcreek City, a township bordering Salt Lake City. Utah is home to more people of pacific descent than anywere else in continental USA. We'll ask her about her community and what a Pasifika Christmas in Utah looks like. Audio

Friday 23 December 2016


6:30 Summer Sonic Tonic - 2016

A.K.A. Bryan Crump looks back in astonishment.

8:12 Christmas Eve in Auckland

Bryan goes walkabout on Christmas eve in the heart of the country's biggest city.

8:30 Spotlight 

In the 1970s, American band Little Feat developed a strong following in New Zealand, despite having no hit records, commercial radio play or television exposure. When they visited in 1976 they saw just how big that following was. Nick Bollinger talks to people who were there and examines the reasons behind the group's cult appeal.

9:07 Country Life 

Country Life this week visits the Cardrona Distillery where whisky, vodka and gin is made from scratch. - and the team is felling trees - Christmas trees!!.

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 The Mix Tape

Nick Bollinger convenes Team RNZ Music (plus a representative of The Wireless) to showcase some of their favourite songs of the year.