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10:20 New Zealand's Terrorism Suppression Bill passes its first reading

Legislation to strengthen powers to clamp down on foreign fighters returning to New Zealand has passed its first reading.

The Terrorism Suppression Bill will give the government more powers to impose restrictions on people who have been involved in terrorist activity overseas - such as the so-called bumbling Jihadi, Mark Taylor, currently being detained in Syria.

Karyn speaks with Dr John Battersby from the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University.

Counter-terrorism expert Dr John Battersby, from the Centre for Defence and Security Studies.

Counter-terrorism expert Dr John Battersby, from the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. Photo: David Wiltshire

10:30  Day Three of Auckland's Skycity Convention Centre Fire

SkyCity's chief executive expects most of the central Auckland precinct to re-open tomorrow.

It was evacuated on Tuesday when a fire started at its under-construction convention centre, and its restaurants, casino and the SkyTower were all closed.

RNZ News reporter Katie Scotcher speaks with Karyn about the third day of firefighting.

Damage from the SkyCity Convention Centre fire can be seen on the roof.

Damage from the SkyCity Convention Centre fire can be seen on the roof. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

 

10:45 The Rest Is History: Concorde 

It's time to dive into the week's news, in the past. This week our resident historian Robert Kelly is looking towards the skies! It's the anniversary of the last ever commercial Concorde flight in 2003 today and Robert is going supersonic!

A left side view of an Air France Concorde supersonic passenger aircraft parked on the flight line during a stopover at the air station.

Photo: PH3 Caffaro