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10:20 The countdown is on to mask up

Auckland remains under level three restrictions, until midnight on Sunday, while the rest of the country remains at level two until at least Sunday the 6th of September. Karyn talks to Professor Al Gillespie from Waikato University's law school about what the mandatory rule to wear a mask on public transport will mean. 

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10:30 An eye on the globe with the BBC's Rich Preston 


The BBC's Rich Preston joins me now for a look at the stories developing internationally this week. This week Rich has his eyes on alleged poisoning of the Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny in Russia, the rising tensions on Turkish borders and the imminent commencement of the Tour de France. 

Colombia's Egan Bernal (R), wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey (C-R) and cyclists ride down the Champs Elysees avenue next to the Arc de Triomphe during the 21st and last stage of the Tour de France in Paris, on July 28, 2019.

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10:45 Auckland Libraries leap into online 

Lockdown in its many forms has brought change in all sorts of different ways. The way we use our libraries has changed sharply this year, with a huge amount of the patronage moving online. Auckland's library network passed it's 10 millionth e-book download last week. It's the first library in the southern hemisphere using their system to do so.

Auckland Libraries' Reading Engagement Specialist Alison Fitzpatrick joins Karyn to explain how a digital library works and why it's proving so popular.

E-book and online education. A man is reading a quarantined book at home. A man in a medical mask remained at home in self-isolation.

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