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APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2018: RNZ live coverage

4 Oct 2018

Enjoy RNZ Music's live coverage of the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. Follow the liveblog here to find out who the winners are and hear amazing performances of the best NZ songs from the past year. Video

Friday 19 October 2018

 

7:07 SHOES

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. Marilyn Monroe

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If there are kids who want to follow in my footsteps, I'd say that my shoes are too big for them to fill! But their shoe size is just perfect. Queen Latifah

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It's mind-altering when you slip into someone else's shoes. That's psychedelic, man. Bryan Cranston

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I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes. Oprah Winfrey

8:10 Something for The Weekend

Tonga rugby league fans at Mt Smart Stadium at training on Wednesday.

Tonga rugby league fans at Mt Smart Stadium at training on Wednesday. Photo: Photosport

Excitement is building ahead of the Australian and Tongan rugby league test this weekend. RNZ Pacific's Koro Vaka'uta is in the thick of the action.

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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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

For this Friday Night Live we go back to July 1998 and Strawpeople performing unique acoustic re-arrangements of their songs in RNZ's Helen Young Studio.

The performers are singer Fiona McDonald, composer / pianist Victoria Kelly, and members of the Auckland Philharmonia.

9:07 Country Life 

A young woman teaching kids about what happens in the primary industry through virtual reality; Brexit, and how it might cut into our red meat exports to Europe; the trouble with glyphosate.

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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

Six60 are the first New Zealand band in history to headline Western Springs, selling out the whopping 50,000-capacity venue four months before their February 2019 show.

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Lead singer Matiu Walters joined  Alex Behan of Music 101  to tell stories and select tracks for the RNZ Music Mixtape.