Lately for Thursday 23 July 2020
10:20 Racist landlords and NZ human rights
A Maori woman missed out on 10 rental properties in Christchurch in two weeks and then she westernised her name, reapplied for the rentals and heard back from three of the landlords.
She was told by one of the landlords he didn't want 'her sort' in his property.
Human Rights Commissioner Meng Foon says this is not an isolated incident, and he speaks with Robert Kelly about how people can respond to racism when looking for a home.
10:30 China goes to Mars while the US evicts China's consulate
China has launched its first rover mission to Mars - Tianwen-1 - which will take seven months to reach the Red Planet.
Meanwhile the Trump Administration has requested the China consulate leaves Houston, Texas.
The ABC's Bill Birtles with an update from Beijing.
10:35 Concerns about economic complacency
Economists have labelled the government's wage subsidy scheme an expensive exercise in delaying the inevitable. Infometrics' July forecast expects unemployment to edge above 8 percent this year and peak at 9.7 percent next year. Gareth Kiernan joins Robert to discuss his forecasting.
10:45 The Rest is History: a capital affair
It's time for The Rest is is History where we look at the week's news in the past.
This week marks the anniversary of Aotearoa's Capital moving to Wellington.
Robert is joined by the Chief Historian of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Neill Atkinson, to discuss the fraught political history of where parliament sits.