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10:20 Covid tracing expands to pencils and paper 

The Government has turned to pen and paper for its newest covid tracking tool to support people who don't have smart phones and therefore aren't using the Covid tracer app.

More than two million people have downloaded the Covid tracer app and Karyn speaks with Coivd data modelling expert, Professor Shaun Hendy from University of Auckland, about how well the tracking data is helping our national effort to protect against the coronavirus.

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10:30 Government funding for restoration of Ruapekapeka Pā 

Yesterday the Provincial Growth Fund announced $8.5 million funding for the restoration of Ruapekapeka Pā in the Far North.

The site was the location for one of the key battles of the New Zealand wars and one of the pivotal moments in 19th century history in Aotearoa. 

The money will allow the site to be improved, and access to the pā sealed, ahead of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Te Ruapekapeka in February 2021.

Pita Tipene of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine joins Karyn to discuss the significance of the move.

A British cannon at Ruapekapeka.

A British cannon at Ruapekapeka. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

10:45 Midweek Mediawatch 

Mediawatch's midweek catch up with Karyn Hay on Lately. This week Hayden Donnell talks to Karyn about the New Zealand Herald's "A Nation Divided" and interpretations of an exclusive NZ Herald Kantar poll about Auckland coming out of lockdown level 3. Hayden also looks at NZME's Newstalk ZB and Mediaworks' station Magic Talk and their responses to warnings about Covid.