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Craig Potton

28 Sep 2016

Celebrated New Zealand photographer and publisher Craig Potton is chair of the trust behind the $12 million renovation of one of the country's oldest public art galleries, the Suter Art Gallery in Nelson. The gallery reopens this Sunday. Audio

Friday 30 September 2016

 

7:07 Sonic Tonic

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

8:12 National Dog Show

The Discover Dogs Eukanuba National Dog Show is described as canine version of New Zealand’s Got Talent. Over 3 days, an estimated 1700 purebred dogs representing over 100 different breeds from across New Zealand and Australia will compete to take out the coveted Best In Show title. Plus there's obedience and agility competitions, as well as some quirky events. We'll talk to Kaye Findlayson the Operations Manager for the event, which started today in Christchurch and continues over the weekend.

8:30 Spotlight 

On Friday 18 November 1988, Run-D.M.C. played The Powerstation in Auckland. Under the Influence: Run-D.M.C. is the story of how the Queens trio's one-night-only appearance altered the course of rap music in this country.

9:07 Country Life 

Tonight, floppy-eared cattle with humps and harvesting Wellington's wind, and the team talks about  a new series  of rural films from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

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

For the latest series of The Mixtape, RNZ Music invites guests to compile a C60 of local sounds, and talk us through their selections.This week, poet, rapper, writer and youth mentor Dominic Hoey aka Tourettes  joins Kirsten Johnstone to talk through a wordy selection of songs that have shaped his work.