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10:20 Revelations and confessions around the Covid-19 leaks

The Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has confessed to leaking the private details of people infected with the coronavirus to the media.  

And in a further twist, Michelle Boag has admitted sending the information to Mr Walker.

The Health Minister Chris Hipkins says he is deeply disappointed that politicians are involved, but the investigation by Michael Heron QC will carry on.

Karyn Hay asks Professor of Law, Andrew Geddis, from Otago University for his thoughts on these latest developments.

Professor Andrew Geddis

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

10:30 Auckland's water restrictions impacting businesses

The drought in the north and the subsequent water restrictions in Auckland are effecting more than just residents.

Some businesses rely on water to carry out their work and the most obvious of those is water blasters.

Water blasting businesses say Watercare is unfairly targeting them and Karyn speaks with one of them, Brian Edwards.

High pressure water cleaning at house deck, waterblast, waterblasting.

Photo: 123RF / Wojciech Kozielczyk

10:45 Mummified dog discovered in Rawene 

Heritage restorers in the Hokianga town of Rawene made a startling discovery when restoring a former Weslyan Church. The mummified corpse of a dog surfaced, with a collar and dog tags intact. 

As well as being a grisly sight, the mummy is a reminder of an often forgotten regional conflict in the Hokianga at the end of the 19th century.

Bill Edwards is the Northland Area Manager for Heritage New Zealand and is involved in the restoration of the Church. 

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