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10.20 Weather forecast hopefully stalls Mackenzie blaze

Firefighters hope forecast rain will bring much needed relief in the fire-affected Mackenzie District.

Fire and Emergency say the scrub and tree fire which started yesterday has burnt through an area around three-and-a-half-thousand hectares.

Mid-South Canterbury principal rural fire officer Rob Hands speaks with Karyn about today's efforts and the firefighting plan for tomorrow.

Two helicopters sweep overhead of the fire at Lake Pukaki in the MacKenzie District.

Photo: RNZ / Nathan Mckinnon

10:30 Cyber attacks continue on New Zealand businesses

The national cyber security centre says financial organisations must stay alert for cyber attacks.

The denial of service attacks have targeted New Zealand businesses including the stock exchange and media companies in the past week.

Paul Spain from Gorilla Technology shares his perspective on the attacks.

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10:45 Trillions of tonnes of ice disappear from Earth

A team of scientists from the universities in the UK have found that 28-trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994, with 60-percent of all melting occurring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Greenland's ice sheet lost a record amount of mass last year - more than a million tonnes of ice every minute - which could result in a catastrophic sea level rise.

Karyn speaks with glacier scientist, Professor Jamie Shulmeister, from the University of Canterbury.

Greenland Ice sheet

Greenland Ice sheet Photo: NASA