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Hugging at work is a no-no

11/11/2019
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Some people are huggers, others not so much. But is hugging at work appropriate or not? A BBC piece says not. Alison Green, creator of a workplace advice column, asks whatever happened to a simple handshake? She goes on to say that while hugging used to be reserved for close family and friends, it's now common in the workplace.

Duration:00:01:22

Kapiti expressway prompts calls for a roll out of barriers

11/11/2019
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The success of safety barriers on the recently opened Kapiti expressway has prompted calls for more to be done on other roads aroudn the country. Figures from the NZTA show there was just one serious crash on the highway in the two years after it opened compared with seven on the old route in the two years prior. Dylan Thomsen from the AA joins the discussion.

Duration:00:06:30

Will prison reform work?

11/11/2019
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An opinion piece on Stuff argues that the government's plan to reduce the number of Maori in prison won't make them safer. The writer says you have to take into account the crime they've been charged with.

Duration:00:06:17

Question of the Day 12 November 2019

11/11/2019
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What is proper public transport etiquette? What annoys you on the bus, ferry or train?

Duration:00:05:34

Man takes up row of train seats for a nap

11/11/2019
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The NZ Herald reports that a cyclist caused an uproar after he laid down on four priority seats to take a nap. When approached the cyclist became aggressive and refused to move, hurling abuse at the manager.

Duration:00:02:50

Helen Clark's rules for the internet

11/11/2019
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The Helen Clark Foundation has released its latest report laying out what it calls 'the Christchurch Principles' which is a set of 10 broad recommendations for internet regulations and policies.

Duration:00:05:09

NSW fires emergency: why they're so dangerous

11/11/2019
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Officials in New South Wales say the situation with the fires is unprecedented and worse than imagined. The wildfires have torn across the region, burning through 850,000 hectares.

Duration:00:05:42

Govt looks at restricting firearms

11/11/2019
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The Government is floating the ideas of what's known as Firearms prohibition orders, aimed at those with a history of violent offending, gun crimes or family harm.

Duration:00:09:13

School system overhaul

11/11/2019
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The government has announced a massive overhaul of the school system, stripping them of the right to manage their enrollment zones and their property.

Duration:00:04:33

The Panel with Julia Whaipooti and Chester Borrows (Part 2)

11/11/2019
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Topics - What is proper public transport etiquette? What annoys you on the bus, ferry or train? An opinion piece on Stuff argues that the government's plan to reduce the number of Maori in prison won't make them safer. The writer says you have to take into account the crime they've been charged with. The success of safety barriers on the recently opened Kapiti expressway has prompted calls for more to be done on other roads aroudn the country. Figures from the NZTA show there was just one...

Duration:00:26:28

The Panel with Julia Whaipooti and Chester Borrows (Part 1)

11/11/2019
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Topics - The government has announced a massive overhaul of the school system, stripping them of the right to manage their enrolment zones and their property. There'll also be minimum standards for new principals, and consider training for school trustees. Officials in New South Wales say the situation with the fires is unprecented and worse than imagined. The wildfires have torn across the region, burning through 850,000 hectares. At least three people are dead and 600 schools have closed....

Duration:00:25:07

Story of the Day and I've been thinking for 12 November 2019

11/11/2019
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An introduction to our panellists and the topics for the day plus our panellists share their thoughts on something they've been thinking about.

Duration:00:14:56

Are shorts appropriate at work?

11/10/2019
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Do you ever wear shorts to work? That's the debate between stylists in a piece on the ABC. It begins with a quote from fashion designer Tom Ford - "A man should never wear shorts in the city, shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or the beach".

Duration:00:03:09

Home ownership at lowest level since 1951

11/10/2019
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Home ownership levels are at the lowest level since 1951. According the the 2018 census 64.5 percent of New Zealanders own their own home compared with nearly 74 percent in the early 90s.

Duration:00:08:34

National MP says benefit cuts could be good for Māori

11/10/2019
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National MP Joanne Hayes reckons benefit cuts could be good for Māori. She says cutting benefits could strengthen whānau - if they're resourceful. Her comments have been condemned by the Māori council.

Duration:00:06:24

The Question of the Day for 11 November 2019

11/10/2019
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The Berlin Wall came down officially on November 9, thirty years ago. What world/local event do you recall exactly where you were at the time? E.g Berlin Wall

Duration:00:07:07

Singles' Day: why it's becoming more popular here

11/10/2019
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Have you ever heard of Singles' Day? It's the biggest global shopping event - in 2018 it made $46 billion sales in one day. But it's generally unknown to Kiwis.

Duration:00:04:12

Fear over new armed police teams

11/10/2019
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Residents and politicians fear new armed police teams are being used for lower risk responses and "preventative patrolling" after an arrest in suburban Hamilton over the weekend.

Duration:00:04:49

Is there a need for the new sustainable party?

11/10/2019
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A new political party launched yesterday, called Sustainable NZ. The party's leader Vernon Tava said that the party would be pro environment, science and business.

Duration:00:09:31

Australian fires level "catastrophic" threat

11/10/2019
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Australia is burning and residents have been warned the threat to areas around Sydney is "catastrophic". At least three people are dead and thousands have been displaced in the fires.

Duration:00:04:10