Nights for Friday 4 November 2016
7:07 Sonic Tonic
Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence. Tonight plants are in the spotlight.
8:12 Sport Stacking
We meet 12 year old Ashley Foster who is a member of the Black Stacks national team, and his dad Richard, organiser of the Auckland Regional Sport Stacking Tournament taking place tomorrow.
Thirty years after the release of their debut album, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour from Crowded House talk about the making of the record and the evolution of the songs from home demos to finished studio recordings.
9:07 Country Life
Central Otago is rapidly changing. Intensive irrigation and large amounts of fertiliser have transformed once semi-arid valleys into lush pastures that support a growing dairy industry. St Bathans based landscape artist Grahame Sydney is refusing to acknowledge this new green in his paintings and he is concerned that farming practices in the region are increasingly driven by maximising income with no view of the long-term effects or sustainability.
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 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.Tonight, the Chills frontman Martin Phillipps delves deep into his back pockets to present an eclectic and personal selection of music inspired by the joy of discovery.