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10:20 Fire bans and restrictions as weekend weather hots up

Fire officials around New Zealand are urging caution as temperatures are set to swelter this weekend.

MetService is forecasting a hot and dry spell with fire danger spiking, as temperatures top 30 degrees in many areas.

Karyn Hay speaks with Rural Fire Manager Tim Mitchell about the risks and how to keep safe.

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10:30 Public generosity raises thousands for burns unit

Thousands of dollars have been donated by members of the public to the National Burns Centre at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland after the Whakaari White Island volcanic eruption.

Twenty-five people are still being treated in hospitals around Australia and New Zealand, including nine at Middlemore.

Middlemore Foundation's chief executive, Sandra Geange, talks to Karyn about the donations and how they are being spent to support the patients at the national burns centre.

Sandra Geange is the CEO of Middlemore Foundation

Sandra Geange is the CEO of Middlemore Foundation Photo: supplied

10:40 Out Lately with Finn Johansson

Finn Johansson's on the road tonight and joins us from just up ahead with a preview of three new music selections on Out Lately.

Wellington's avant Finn Johansson with his Out Lately depth and intrigue.

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