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US President Trump says people flush the toilet too often

12/8/2019
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US President Donald Trump making America great again by regulating toilet flushing.

Duration:00:01:45

Latest poverty report shows one in ten children are in hardship

12/8/2019
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Professor Jonathan Boston talks about the latest statistics on child poverty and why policies have not yet made a difference.

Duration:00:08:24

More cameras than ever surveilling public places

12/8/2019
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More cameras than ever are in public places around New Zealand.

Duration:00:05:25

Question of the day for 9 December 2019

12/8/2019
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What's a NZ building, heritage or modern, that you really love? Why?

Duration:00:05:59

White island eruption update 2

12/8/2019
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government cannot confirm yet if there have been any fatalities

Duration:00:00:42

Next plastic to be targeted to improve the environment

12/8/2019
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Associate Professor Terri-Ann Berry talks about the next single use plastic which the government is looking to phase out.

Duration:00:07:46

Auckland commuters hit by ongoing bus driver pay dispute action

12/8/2019
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Auckland commuters hit by ongoing pay talk break down between NZ Bus drivers and the company.

Duration:00:05:03

White island eruption update

12/8/2019
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government cannot confirm yet if there have been any fatalities She says "we believe 100 people were on, or around the island". Some are "unaccounted for".

Duration:00:01:57

Infrastructure buckling in light of bad weather

12/8/2019
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Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair talks about the need for more resilience in infrastructure projects in the future to cope with increased powerful weather events.

Duration:00:07:04

The Panel with Nadine Higgins and David Slack (Part 2)

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What's a NZ building, heritage or modern, that you really love? Why? More cameras than ever are in public places around New Zealand. Professor Jonathan Boston talks about the latest statistics on child poverty and why policies have not yet made a difference. US President Donald Trump making America great again by regulating toilet flushing.

Duration:00:24:40

The Panel with Nadine Higgins and David Slack (Part 1)

12/8/2019
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Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair talks about the need for more resilience in infrastructure projects in the future to cope with increased powerful weather events. Auckland commuters hit by ongoing pay talk break down between NZ Bus drivers and the company. Associate Professor Terri-Ann Berry talks about the next single use plastic which the government is looking to phase out. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government cannot confirm yet if there have been any fatalities

Duration:00:26:12

I've been thinking for 9 December 2019

12/8/2019
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What the panellists Nadine Higgins and David Slack have been thinking about.

Duration:00:03:44

Story of the Day for 9 December 2019

12/8/2019
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We just want to pay tribute to Big Bird and Oscar the grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney.

Duration:00:10:27

The survival of the apostrophe

12/5/2019
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Earlier this week there were reports all over news sites that the Apostrophe Protection Society - an organisation set up to preserve the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark - has been disbanded.

Duration:00:02:07

WHO: Measles deaths a global problem

12/5/2019
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The measles death toll in Samoa is now at 63, as mobile vaccination units hit the deserted roads, making sure everyone has their shot.

Duration:00:04:25

Pelosi confirms impeachment to go ahead

12/5/2019
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It's official - Impeachment charges will be filed against the President of the United States. Democrat and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the decision today saying "the facts are uncontested.

Duration:00:10:14

Question of the day for 6 December 2019

12/5/2019
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What food, in any country, REALLY challenged you? How so?

Duration:00:02:58

Food norms in other cultures - who are we to judge?

12/5/2019
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An opinion piece on Stuff caught our attention - what right do we have to have moral outrage at other culture's food choices?

Duration:00:04:17

Are we rational enough for referenda?

12/5/2019
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An interesting piece on the NZ Herald website by Damian Venuto about the dangers of taking complicated issues to a people's vote.

Duration:00:03:52

New Zealand's porn problem

12/5/2019
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Yesterday the Office of Film and Literature Classification released a report, analysing the pornography videos most watched by New Zealanders on September 13th of this year.

Duration:00:09:53