Nights for Friday 12 August 2016
7:07 Sonic Tonic
Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence.
Sarah Mulkerrins of the BBC World Service with her series backgrounding athletes that you may not have heard of before - but who have earned their right to compete against the world's best.Tonight Triinh Thi Bich Nhu, who had polio when she was three.
8:12 Rookie in Rio
Five years on, Christchurch is in the slow and uncharted path of rebuilding itself. News reports detail a recovery beset by delays, bureaucracy, and political friction. Yet, in some parts of the city, Cantabrians have quietly got on with the business of having fun.Yadana Saw takes a tour of the rebuilding southern city and meets with local venue owners, artists and musicians who are taking things into their own hands.
9:07 Country Life
Country Life hears about the art of tasting honey, and heads off to a school farm that gives students a taste of a farming career.
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 Friday Finale
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 Singer-songwriter Robert Ruha (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui/Ngati Porou) joins Kirsten Johnstone to talk about his Kapa Haka beginnings, Maori Music Month, growing up on the East Coast and presents a soundtrack to his life so far.