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10:20 New Zealand needs to do something about its terrible domestic violence record

Today is international White Ribbon Day - it's the day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violcence towards women.

At an event this afternoon outside Parliament the Chief Ombudsman who is the Patron of the White Ribbon Trust, Peter Boshier, said New Zealand is a great country, but it needs to get on top of its shameful violence record.

He speaks with Karyn about the need to bring about change.

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10:30 Pro-democracy voters win in Hong Kong  

After almost six months of anti-government protests. Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists are celebrating sweeping wins in district council elections, as residents turned out in record numbers to vote.

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said the government will listen to the public with an open mind, after pro-Beijing candidates were resoundingly defeated in local elections.

Tom Grundy of Hong Kong Free Press joins Karyn from Polytechnic University, where he's been inspecting the scenes of last week's violent protests as the backdrop to the election results.

Pro-democracy supporters celebrate after pro-Beijing candidate Junius Ho lost a seat in the district council elections in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong, early on November 25, 2019.

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10:45 I Didn't Know That Recycling: how far can you go? 

 Australian company Licella says it has created a system that can recycle all types of plastic, even items with neoprene and bits of wood in them. At present just 10 per cent of plastic is recycled in Australia.

The company is using hot water to turn the chemical compounds in plastic back into oil. It's been so successful it's about to open its first commercial recycling plant in the UK.

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer of the University of Sydney invented the technique with Lincella chief executive, Len Humphreys.