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10.20 Covid-19 impacts New Zealand's exports

The Covid-19 coronavirus has cost about $300 million in lost exports to China in the past month.

New statistics from Stats NZ compared the earnings for the past four weeks against the same period last year and the agency said exports to China were at $1.1 billion, down 8 percent or $93m on the same time in 2019.

The largest falls were in meat, seafood, and forestry.

Karyn speaks with Alan Pearson from TIL Logistics Group that handles freight for customers who export meat, agriculture, viticulture and aquaculture.

Exports rose 14 percent to $4.5 billion in April.

Exports rose 14 percent to $4.5 billion in April. Photo: PHOTO NZ

10.30 Choose Clean Water protests in their togs in front of parliament

RNZ National, this is Lately with Karyn Hay. "Young people, our children, don't deserve to inherit polluted rivers, poo-y streams and contaminated aquifers."

Those are the words of "Choose Clean Water" who held a protest in the grounds of parliament today dressed in their togs and towels, demanding the Government to deliver on its promises as it finalizes its water policy.
Karyn speaks with Mary Fisher from Choose Clean Water.

Choose Clean Water don togs and towels in Parliament grounds this morning.

Choose Clean Water don togs and towels in Parliament grounds this morning. Photo: supplied

10.40 Do-It-Yourself: Home Brew

Our occasional feature Do It Yourself finds out how to homebrew beer.

Karyn Hay gets a few tips from Gary Henwood who is the head brewer and owner of Kainui Brew Co in Kerikeri. Gary is also the co-host of of the New Zealand brewer podcast.

Gary Henwood is the head brewer and owner of Kainui Brew Company in Kerikeri.

Gary Henwood is the head brewer and owner of Kainui Brew Company in Kerikeri. Photo: supplied