Lately for Monday 14 October 2019
10:20 Candidates attacked as Hong Kong pro-democracy protests continue unabaited
While our local government elections were underway here, in Hong Kong two candidates running for the upcoming District election have been assaulted in the space of a week while they were out canvassing in their districts.
Karyn speaks with Kris Cheng from Hong Kong Free Press.
10:30 19-year-old Fisher Wang elected onto the Rotorua Lakes Council
The cafe manager at MacDonald's on Rotorua's Fenton Street, Fisher Wang, used Instragram and Facebook as his go-to for campaigning as he planned to give the Rotorua Lakes Council a "breath of fresh air".
Karyn speaks with Fisher about why he decided to run in the local government elections as an independent candidate wanting to focus 100-percent on his new council role.
10:45 I Didn't Know That: How do some birds fly for days non-stop?
Bartailed godwits fly 29-thousand kilometres a year between their Christchurch feeding grounds to breed in the Arctic tundra - the longest known non-stop migration for any bird.
Arctic terns also travel massive distances and swifts spend 80 percent of their lives on the wing - even sleeping airborne.
In our occasional series, I Didn't Know That, Massey University's School of Agriculture associate professor, Phil Battley is a expert in long-distance migration and explains how they do it.