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10:20 Wild weather hurtles towards Wellington

Wellington's South Coast is bracing for southerly gales to coincide with six-metre swells as the rest of the country feels the chill of lowering snow.

Karyn speaks with NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll about the weather in these next few hours and before checking in with long time South Coast resident Chris Johnson hunkered down near Island Bay.

Swells on Wellington's south coast this afternoon.

Swells on Wellington's south coast this afternoon. Photo: RNZ / Hamish Cardwell

10:30 First arrest in Hong Kong under new security law

On the 23rd anniversary of the handover from Britain to China, one person carrying a pro-independence flag has become the first person to be arrested in Hong Kong under a new security law imposed by Beijing.

Tom Grundy from the Hong Kong Free Press gives Karyn an update.

Pro-independence protestors in Hong Kong

Pro-independence protestors in Hong Kong Photo: May James - Hong Kong Free Press

10:45 Midweek Mediawatch 

Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. This week Colin talks to Karyn about Newshub serving up a scoop with fish battering Winston Peters - and two politicians who sought out the media spotlight this week, while one dodged it.  

Winston Peters media criticism.

Winston Peters media criticism. Photo: screenshot / Newshub