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10:20 Review shows rest home workers ill prepared for Covid-19

An independent review of Covid-19 clusters in rest homes has revealed some facilities were ill-prepared and there was little comprehension of the risk posed by the virus.

Sixteen of the 22 coronavirus deaths were rest home patients.

The Ministry of Health report shows there was a shortage of personal protective equipment of PPE for staff - who also suffered considerable stress from longer working hours, isolation from their families, and sometimes threats of eviction.

Karyn speaks with Sam Jones, the E Tu Union organiser for 16-thousand workers in the health sector including rest home workers.

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10:30 Data shows the armed response team were used with children

Data from the police about their now abandoned Armed Response Teams trial shows they were used to deal with six incidents involving 12 years old - almost all of whom were Maori - some of the children had weapons, but none of them were carrying a gun, and some were caught stealing.

Karyn speaks with Tania Sawicki Mead who is the director of JustSpeak, a youth movement calling for the transformation of criminal justice in New Zealand.

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10:45 This week in history: The Wairau incident

On the 17th of June, 1843, an armed party of New Zealand Company settlers clashed with Ngāti Toa over the purchase of land in the Wairau Valley.  The settlers came off worst, losing 22 of their number while just four Māori were killed. This affray happened at Tuamarina, 10 km north of today's town of Blenheim. Historian Peter Clayworth explains how the incident taught the settlers that Maori warriors were a force to be reckoned with.