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10:20 Modelling's role in improving Covid19 contact tracing 

We're hearing a lot about contact tracing at the moment. The Roche report into New Zealand's contact tracing scheme has just been released to the public and it contains good news and bad.

New Zealand's system for hunting the virus has improved hugely from its standing start in February. But we could be living in a Covid tracing world for years and there are definite improvements to be made. We also face a new challenge in tracing as Auckland moves into Level 2 next week. 

Michael Plank is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Canterbury University and a Principal Investigator at Te Pūnaha Matatini. 

Covid-19 modelling scenarios from Te Pūnaha Matatini.

Covid-19 modelling scenarios from Te Pūnaha Matatini. Photo: Twitter / Shaun Hendy

10:30 New app Mutu aims to reduce waste

This has been a huge year of change for businesses and social organisations alike, and that doesn't look like it's going to change for some time. One of the people looking for a solution to the problem of waste at the moment is Christchurch's Toby Skilton. He's developing an App called Mutu which is launching next week, aiming at allowing New Zealanders to borrow and lend household goods. 

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Photo: Toby Skilton

10:45 Kiwi Rules: Imugi 이무기 

Every fortnight we get a New Zealand act to pick their favourite local artist, and this week Karyn speaks with Yery and Carl from Auckland duo Imugi 이무기. They're playing at the upcoming Auckland Elemental Lights Festival planned for October. 

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Photo: Imugi