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10:20 Andy Foster: the state of Wellington's water

A taskforce has been created to look into Wellington's water problems. Mayor Andy Foster says it will include councillors, mana whenua and some individuals independent from the council. Lately has talked to Owhiro Bay resident, Eugene Doyle, and Wellington Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons, who have been damning about Wellington Water's lack of performance. The Mayor, councillors and Wellington Water met yesterday to thrash it out and the outcome is a mayoral taskforce. Mayor Andy Foster joins Karyn to look at why a taskforce is needed.

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster Photo: RNZ /Dom Thomas


10:30 New Zealander of the Year - Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira

The New Zealander of the Year Award winner has just been announced at a star-studded event in Auckland. The top category's finalists were Peter Beck founder of aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab. Veteran screen and threatre actor, Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira and Professor Jane Harding, best known for her work with babies who develop low blood sugar. The 2019 New Zealander of the Year, Mike King has presented the award to Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira. An elated Jennifer joins Karyn live. 

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira Photo: Supplied



10:40 Booklovers 2020 shortlist: Karen McMillan

The shortlist for NZ Booklovers' annual Awards has been announced.There are three categories, Best adult fiction. best lifestyle book and best children's fiction.  NZ Booklovers Director Karen McMillan joins Karyn to look at the finalists.

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Photo: 2020 Booklovers awards


10:50 The Rest is History: Kiwi queen of crime Ngaio Marsh 

It’s time for The Rest is History where we take a look at something from our past during this week.

It's the anniversary of the death of Ngaio Marsh and RNZ producer and detective fiction tragic Robert Kelly is keen to talk about the kiwi queen of crime's work and enduring influence.

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