Lately for Thursday 15 October 2020
10:20 The final Leader's Debate
Tonight RNZ's Political Editor Jane Patterson joins Karyn Hay to talk about the last televised Leader's Debate, the latest poll results and the final hours until New Zealand's General Election.
10:30 Children's Commissioner calls for police chases of young drivers to stop
The Independent Police Authority has found the police were not justified in carrying out a pursuit in Christchurch, and said it should have been abandoned. The crash killed 64-year-old Kaiapoi man Kenneth McCaul, and the driver being persued was 17 at the time.
Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft talks with Karyn about why the police must stop pursuing young drivers. And why Covid-19 is a reason for New Zealanders to do more for the country's children, not less.
10:45 The Rest Is History: Arthur Conan Doyle comes to Christchurch
This week marks the anniversary of the 1892 publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the first collection of stories featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective - who would end up featuring in several novels and dozens more short stories. Eventually Conan Doyle grew tired of writing about Sherlock, and turned his full attention to spiritualism. This fascination with the supernatural brought him to New Zealand in 1920 - where he met a special terrier named 'Darkie' who he believed had mystical powers. Wendy Riley from Lost Christchurch joins the show to share the story.