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10:20 The tragedy of Peter Ellis's death before his appeal in the Supreme Court 

The Supreme Court appeal of convicted child sex offender Peter Ellis will still likely go ahead despite his death today.  Mr Ellis died surrounded by family and friends.

Peter Ellis served seven years of his 10-year sentence after being found guilty of sexual offending against children at the Christchurch City Creche in 1991. Three convictions were overturned in 1994 after one of the children said she had lied.

Peter Ellis has always maintained his innocence.

In July the 61-year-old was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer. His appeal against his convictions is due to be heard by the Supreme Court in November, and his former lawyer Nigel Hampton QC says 

Dr Jarrod Gilbert from the University of Canterbury speaks with Karyn about the importance of this case being heard posthumously. 

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10:45  Midweek Mediawatch: local body elections, David Byrne and Siberian fires

Mediawatch's weekly catch up with Lately and Karyn Hay.

Jeremy Rose talks about local body election coverage, David Byrne's new journalism venture, fires from Siberia to Indonesia, and the invisibility of women and children in the media.

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