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10.20 Stress endemic on DHB mental health services across the country

The Ombudsman has called on the Waikato DHB to address overcrowding and the use of seclusion and physical restraints at its mental health unit.

Four reports by Peter Boshier have been tabled in Parliament today after unannounced inspections in September last year.

Karyn asks Shaun Robinson from the Mental Health Foundation about overcrowding and the use of seclusion and  physical restraint in mental health services around New Zealand.

Mental Health Foundation chief executive Shaun Robinson

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King


10.30 COVID-19 outbreaks: an update from Europe

The third case of coronavirus in New Zealand is an Auckland man in his 40s whose family recently travelled from Iran, the Health Ministry has confirmed.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said the latest case was one of family transmission because the man himself had not travelled to a country with coronavirus. His family had been to Iran.

Earlier this week a woman was diagnosed with Covid-19 - she had recently returned from Northern Italy. Karyn Hay crosses to Europe Editor Olly Barratt for an update on the COVID-19 outbreaks in Europe.

Countries, territories or areas with reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 4 March.

Countries, territories or areas with reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 4 March. Photo: WHO

10:45 The Rest is History - Sir John Tenniel

Tonight we're going down a wee bit of a rabbit hole, with the illustrator who drew the beautiful pictures that helped make Alice in Wonderland such an iconic children's story. He was Sir John Tenniel and just last week he would have been 200 years old.  Senior lecturer in English at Otago University, Paul Tankard, joins Karyn to chat about Tenniel's timeless illustrations.

Mad Alice Drink illustration

Mad Alice Drink illustration Photo: Pixabay