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10.20 One week since Whakaari White Island erupted

Hundred of people observed a minutes silence at the Te Manuka Tutahi marae in Whakatane, as it was observed throughout the country at 11 minutes past 2 this afternoon - exactly a week since the Whaakari White Island blast.

RNZ reporter Andrew McRae was at the marae and he speaks with Karyn tonight about the events of today and what lies ahead as 26 people are being treated in hospitals in New Zealand and Australia for the extensive injuries they receive, 10 in a critical condition.

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10:45 Do-It-Yourself: making Christmas crackers

Do It Yourself: we celebrate a new form of DIY: how to write a will; how to travel on your own; how to do a speech or presentation; how to organise a funeral ... and tonight.... how to make Christmas crackers.

With Christmas just over a week away, Helen Riley-Duddin speaks with Karyn from Oamaru where she runs an interior decorating studio, and her Christmas cracker making workshops are always selling out. She shares some festive tips with Karyn.

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