Lately for Wednesday 18 September 2019
10:20 The AA questions fuel price hikes after Saudi Arabia oil attack
The Automobile Association says the fuel companies that hiked their prices in response to an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, need to explain why they did so when others didn't.
BP and Z increased prices by 6 cents a litre yesterday after the attacks caused a spike in global oil prices, but Gull didn't.
The AA's fuel analyst Mark Stockdale speaks with Karyn about the standard practice for fuel companies to quickly raise prices for fuel in their tanks that was brought at a different price.
10:30 Yuki Kihara will represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale 2021
The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa has announced artist Yuki Kihara as New Zealand's artist for the 59th International Art Exhibition -the venice Biennale in 2021.
Arts Council Chair, Michael Moynahan says, "Yuki Kihara will be the first artist of Pacific descent to represent New Zealand at the Biennale Arte. This is a significant moment, not only for Yuki, but for the legacy of the New Zealand presentation."
Yuki speaks with Karyn about this selection.
10:45 Midweek Mediawatch: Legal personhood status and crystal mining
Jeremy Rose is in the chair for Midweek Mediawatch tonight.
Activists take on the Bronx zoo in New York to have legal personhood status given to its elephant, Happy, echoing New Zealand's decision to legal personhood status to the Whanganui River and Te Urewera.
And New Zealand journalist Tess McClure ventures down a Madagascar mine-shaft to witness first-hand the dangerous daily reality of the children who dig out the crystals so prized by the wellness industry and its new age devotees.