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10:20 WHO warns world leaders as Covid19 infection rates rise

The head of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned leaders around the globe today that if they did not put the needs of humanity ahead of national interests they risked disaster. This warning was released with the news that one million new cases of Covid19 have been recorded globally in the last 8 days. It took over three months for the world to reach its first million cases.

Karyn is joined by international law Professor Al Gillespie form the University of Waikato to explain why the WHO are so worried about the actions of individual nations. 

Undertakers carry a coffin during the funeral proceedings for a COVID-19 coronavirus victim at a Mosque in Cape Town, on June 16, 2020. -

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10:30 Australia braces for a second wave of Covid19

While the world is worried about a rising infection rate, Australian doctors are worried that the re-opening of society may be leading to a second wave. This casts serious doubt on the idea of a Trans-Tasman bubble and put the federal government response in Australia under further scrutiny. ABC federal political reporter Matthew Doran joins Karyn to explain how the Australian response is changing.

This file photo taken on April 15, 2020 shows a COVID-19 coronavirus sign at a Pacific Highway vehicle checkpoint on the Queensland-New South Wales state border near Coolangatta.

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10:45 Native birds bounce back in the regions 

 It's all go in our gardens for birds and people alike! 

The annual Garden Bird Survey for 202 is just days away from kicking off and the results from last year have just landed. The results are always slightly surprising, especially in the regions.

Karyn speaks to Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research Angela Brandt to explain how the survey works and what it has found this year. 


In a poll of garden bird survey participants, tui came out as people's favourite bird. It is the 5th or 6th most common bird in gardens. Photo: CC BY 2.0 Matt Binns