Lately for Thursday 8 August 2019
10:20 NZ's lung cancer patients are stigmatised
Pharmac is proposing to fund new cancer drugs that are successfully being used around the world for breast cancer, lung cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Lung cancer is New Zealand's biggest cancer killer - every day 5 New Zealanders die from lung cancer with a further 6 people diagnosed with lung cancer - and the annual mortality rates from lung cancer are five times the New Zealand Road Toll.
Lung Foundation New Zealand is a non-government organisation whose mission is to increase survival for lung cancer sufferers. It's chief executive Philip Hope speaks with Karyn about Pharmac's announcement.
10:30 Bold Bondi mural scratched
A contentious mural on Sydney's Bondi Beach highlighting Australia's hardline immigration policies and deaths in detention has been vandalised, amid calls for its removal.
Artist Luke Cornish, who has an exhibition at the Bondi Pavilion, says the piece was a commentary on Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.
On Tuesday night the council's motion to have it removed immediately was defeated but by yesterday morning residents discovered the mural had been largely painted over.
Karyn talks with Luke about the response to his mural.
10:45 The Rest is History: Main Trunk Line
It's time to dive into the week's news, in the past. This week our resident historian Robert Kelly gets to talk about something he loves dearly, TRAINS!
On the 7th of August 1908 a train ran the full length of the New Zealand main trunk line.
This was a very significant step but the fact it happened so late says a lot about the political and practical history of infrastructure in New Zealand.
If you want to know more about the New Zealand Railways Magazine it is all online here.