Lately for Tuesday 2 April 2019
10:20 Thames-Coromandel mayor explains not signing Climate Change Declaration
In a decision that has left environmental advocates outraged, the Thames-Coromandel District Council has voted against signing the Local Government Leader's Climate Change Declaration. The declaration, which has already been signed by over 60 mayors and council chairs around New Zealand, calls for the government to be ambitious with its climate change mitigation measures. However, the Council voted 6 to 3 against the declaration, much to the dismay of school children and locals who were at the meeting to lobby the council to take action and sign up. Karyn speaks to Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie about why she doesn't want to sign the Thames-Coromandel District up to the agreement.
10:30 Slovakia elects first female president
In a rebuke to the wave of nationalism that has washed over central Europe, Slovakia has elected their first ever female head of state, a pro-Europe liberal. A political outsider, Zuzana Čaputová ran a campaign built on anti-corruption sentiment. To understand the significance of her appointment Karyn speaks to New York Times central Europe correspondent Marc Santora.
10:40 Gang members children studying for police career
Keri Welham has been in Kawerau, where children from established gang families are considering a future in the police thanks to a new and unconventional programme at the local high school.