Lately for Wednesday 16 October 2019
10.20 Isolated in the Netherlands and waiting for the end of time
Police in the Netherlands have discovered a family of six people at a secluded farmhouse - they reportedly isolated themselves from the rest of the world for nine years "waiting for the end of time".
A local resident alerted police to the bizarre situation when a young man came into his bar, seeking help.
Karyn speaks with Dr Dr Gerrit Breeuwsma, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences at the University of Groningen less than an hour from where the family was found in the north of the Netherlands.
10.30 Kiwisaver: Are you paying too much tax?
Kiwisaver is continues in the headlines with an estimate more than a million New Zealanders have been paying too much tax on their Kiwisaver with Inland Revenue unable to pay it back.
Meanwhile there's a proposal to allow Kiwisaver withdrawals for investment properties - Karyn Hay speaks with interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Corditz about Kiwisaver and its headline grabbing potentials.
10.40 Midweek Mediawatch: Indigenous leaders and long form journalism
Mediawatch's weekly catch up with Lately. This week Jeremy Rose talks to Karyn Hay about a new series of in-depth interviews with indigenous leaders; the latest long-form journalism offering from BWB Texts, the indigenous-led protests in Ecuador, and the under-reporting of one aspect of Turkey's assault on the Kurds in Syria.