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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.

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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.

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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.

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Question of the day for 6 December 2019

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What food, in any country, REALLY challenged you? How so?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Kris Faafoi under fire over immigration case

12/5/2019
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Yesterday Newshub reported it has seen texts and Facebook messages between Government minister Kris Faafoi and Jason Kerrison over an immigration case.

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The Panel with Sue Bradford and Chris Finlayson (Part 2)

12/5/2019
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What food, in any country, REALLY challenged you? How so? An opinion piece on Stuff caught our attention - what right do we have to have moral outrage at other culture's food choices? Ben Groundwater writes that though it's being debated at the moment - our society has decided eating cows, chickens and pigs is ok - even though it may horrify others. So why do we judge what they eat? It's official - Impeachment charges will be filed against the President of the United States. Democrat and...

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The Panel with Sue Bradford and Chris Finlayson (Part 1)

12/5/2019
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Yesterday Newshub reported it has seen texts and Facebook messages between Government minister Kris Faafoi and Jason Kerrison, the lead singer of the band Opshop, whose stepfather's partnership visa application had been declined. While we haven't seen the texts, Newshub alleges Mr Faafoi asked for details of the case and promised to "talk to the right people" on Kerrison's behalf. Ben Thomas, former political staffer who now works at lobbying firm Exceltium, joins the discussion. Yesterday...

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I've been thinking for 6 December 2019

12/5/2019
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What the panellists Sue Bradford and Chris Finlayson have been thinking about.

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Story of the Day for 6 December 2019

12/5/2019
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If you've ever been talking to your pet and really wondering if they're understanding the answer is yes. If you have a dog, according to a new study.

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Kissing kids on the lips - inappropriate?

12/4/2019
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Footballer David Beckham has ignored criticism of his PDA with his daughter Harper, sharing another photo of them kissing on the lips on social media.

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Everyone's a winner

12/4/2019
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Everyone's a winner in the world's most sought after art prize. The Turner Prize is seen as one of the world's most prestigious prizes.

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No more jargon - putting the onus on insurers

12/4/2019
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A suite of draft changes to the insurance industry has been announced by Consumer affairs Minster Kris Kaafoi. Last year the Govt launched a review of the insurance contract law.

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Long walk home: the resilience of Wellington's rail network

12/4/2019
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If a major earthquake were to strike Wellington, up to 80,000 commuters would likely be forced to walk home. In fact if a big one hit, the passenger rail network might well be out of action for almost three years.

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Question of the day for 5 December 2019

12/4/2019
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Xena - Warrior Princess was super popular but for one woman it left a permanent mark on her life. It got us thinking - is there one thing or event that you can point to that changed your life?

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#KuToo takes on glasses and make-up

12/4/2019
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Last month we mentioned that in Japan women were fighting against mandatory workplace rules, making them wear high heels everyday. They called the movement KuToo. The movement's now expanded.

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Banking sector shake-up announced

12/4/2019
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The Reserve Bank has ordered retail banks to hold $20 billion in capital - they want banks to be in a position to cope with a one in 200 year financial calamity.

Duration:00:10:18

ComCom's fuel industry recommendations

12/4/2019
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The Commerce Commission has completed its year long study into fuel retailers, at the request of the Government out of concerns that motorists were being fleeced at the pumps.

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