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Friday 16 November 2018
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Treason
8:10 Something for the Weekend
This weekend sees the return of NZ Webfest - we talk to founder and organiser Keith Barclay
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
8:30 Friday Night Live
This week we join Portland based psychedelic rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra, performing at Auckland's Saint James Theatre as part of a six-month world tour in support of the 2015 album 'Multi-Love'
9:07 Country Life
On Queen's Birthday Monday, heavy but isolated rain pummelled steep hill country inland from Tolaga Bay on the East Coast. Farmland flooded and logging debris - slash - was mobilised off steep hillsides. Thousands of logs still litter Tolaga Bay beach. Farmers are heavily out of pocket for farm repairs and seasonal jobs are well behind schedule. One couple believe major changes are needed to how forestry blocks are managed and say this disaster is waiting to happen all over New Zealand.
Also Glenn Gamble bought his first goats in 1980 while he was still a kid. He moved into farming angoras 12 years ago because sheep prices were really poor and he hasn't looked back. Glenn still has sheep and cattle but his flock of 400 mohair producing angoras is the main focus of his farming operation. The goats are shorn twice a year and generally produce about two kilograms of fleece each time. In the last selling pool it averaged between $18 and $20 a kilo and even the stain from around the goats' backside sold for up to $8 a kilo. The value of the wool from Glenn's crossbred sheep doesn't even come close to that. Most of the mohair is sold to buyers South Africa but China looms as another potential market.
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
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, Chelsea Nikkel, who performs under the name Princess Chelsea