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10:20 Fate of NZ Nurse Kidnapped in Syria Still Unknown

The fate of Louisa Ahkavi kidnapped in Syria during her 17th mission, remains unknown - weeks after victory was declared against the violent militant organisation.  

RNZ political journalist Jo Moir joins us with a recap of the details that have unfolded today.

10:30 Online Courts

Following their introduction in a number of countries throughout the world, New Zealand may soon see the introduction of online courts. The University of Otago's Legal Issues Centre is calling on lawyers to participate in an innovative experiment to help understand how these might work practically.

10:45 Deer are Not Like Moa

There's been a long held theory that, like the moa, introduced deer do a good job of keeping the ecosystem balance in our landscape and without them, plants would grow out of control.

However, a new study completed by Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research has discovered that this is not the case, and that deer are a pest and damaging out undergrowth irrevocably.