Lately for Monday 30 September 2019
10:20 Pharmac changes to one generic epilepsy drug with unknown consequences for users
From tomorrow Pharmac will no longer fund the drugs used by 95-percent of people with epilepsy, instead paying for only one generic drug.
The Transport Agency says some of those using the new brand should voluntarily stop driving for eight weeks.
Pharmac has been called on to fund taxis for those affected, but it says it won't fund taxis for those standing down from driving because they switched epilepsy medication.
Ross Smith is the CEO of Epilepsy New Zealand and speaks with Karyn about the impact of these sudden changes in medication.
10:30 Freshwater ecologist calls on politicians and the public to trust scientists know what they're talking about
The Prime Minister has indicated a climate emergency declaration in Parliament is unlikely, despite last week's School Strike 4 Climate protests.
About 170-thousand protesters were reported at gatherings around the country, with activists in Wellington bringing an open letter signed by 11-thousand people calling on the Government to declare a climate emergency.
Freshwater ecologist Dr Mike Joy speaks with Karyn about his plea to politicians and the public to trust the people who study water quality know what they're talking about.
10:45 Recycling batteries, bread tags ...all the small things
Tonight our occasional series "I Didn't Know That" is about recycling.
We're bombarded with information about recycling but we may not know as much as we think we do.
Olivia Wannan is an investigative writer with Consumer magazine who has been looking at all the things you might wonder how to recycle, such as batteries.