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10:20  Leaders of the Royal Commission of the Inquiry into Abuse in Care must take responsibility 

Tonight the Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft said "children and their parents are watching this Royal Commission with the expectation it will uncover the extent of past sexual abuse and help protect children and young people from abuse in the future. We all need to see a process that can be trusted. Without confidence in a respectful and appropriate process, New Zealanders won't have any faith that the Commission can help to prevent this type of abuse from happening ever again."

Karyn speaks with Dame Susan Devoy about news a convicted pedophile has been involved in the Commission's meetings. Dame Susan was instrumental in the inquiry's beginnings when she asked the UN in 2017 to urge the New Zealand Government to hold the independent inquiry into the abuse of children and people with disabilities in state care. 

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10:45 Lately Book Club: Tracey Slaughter's Short Back & Sides 

It's time for Lately Book Club where we go exploring in the world of literature and invite you to come along. 

Tracey Slaughter's short fiction and poetry have been widely anthologized in New Zealand and she has received numerous awards for her writing.

Tracey speaks with Karyn about teaching creative writing at the University of Waikato, and next month's Tauranga Arts Festival and her short story workshop. 

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