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10:20 Covid-19 numbers continue to spiral in Victoria

The Australian state of Victoria has passed the halfway mark of its 6-week coronavirus lockdown but the modelling curve is not flattening as expected.

Karyn speaks with Nui Te Koha from Melbourne's Herald Sun about daily life in the city that has mandatory mask wearing but no end in sight for this second wave of coronavirus outbreak.

Ambulance officers transfer a resident from the Epping  Gardens aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping on July 28, 2020 as the city battles fresh outbreaks of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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10:30 Manufacturers responsible for recycling or disposing of their waste

A change in New Zealand's waste management legislation means manufacturers of plastic packaging, tyres, electronic waste, agri-chemicals and refrigerants will have to recycle or dispose of their waste.

Karyn speaks with Laurence Zwimpher from the Product Stewardship Sector Group about the impact of these changes on diverting waste from New Zealand's landfill.

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10:45 The Rest Is History: The Wedding of The Century

The 1981 wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was widely billed as the "wedding of the century", and the highly-anticipated event at St Paul’s Cathedral in London was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 750 million people.

Here in New Zealand - we weren’t immune to the hype. According to ratings held by Neilsen TAM, the wedding was watched by 54 percent of the country's total population at the time - with about 1.6 million people tuning in. To add to the excitement our very own Kiri Te Kanawa performed ‘Let The Bright Seraphim’ while the newlyweds signed the register.

Long-time royalist Shirley Piddington joins us from her home in Timaru to reflect on the wedding which happened 39 years ago this week.

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Charles and Diana wedding 1981 Photo: Wikipedia