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10:20 Community resilience for disasters 

What does resilience mean outside of major disasters like earthquakes and tsunami?

Today commuters across Wellington faced major challenges after a derailment stopped trains, strained buses and clogged roads, while people in Taupō are continue to conserve water and delay flushing the toilet after burst pipes leaked hundreds of litres of sewage into Lake Taupo and the Waikato River.  

Karyn speaks with the Director of the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency, Sarah Stuart-Black, about how to prepare for the unexpected and respond to major disruption at a local level.

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Photo: Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board

10:30 Sexual violence law reform 

Last night we talked to Kathryn McPhillips from Auckland's sexual abuse support service HELP about law changes to better protect the victims of sexual violence, as their cases go through the courts that have been unveiled by the Government. Defence lawyer, Adam Couchman, was listening and wanted to balance a number of points made last night from his experience of 30 years in the court room.

Judge talking with lawyers to make a decision in the court room


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10:45 Mid Week Media Watch: social media law in flux 

Media Watch's Colin Peacock gives us an update about what the media is up to so far this week including talking about reporters stealing other people's stories.

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Photo: PHOTO / RNZ Mediawatch