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10.20 Strong support for urgent changes to Oranga Tamariki

The Children's Commissioner is calling for urgent changes to Oranga Tamariki in the second of two reports, Te Kuku o te Manawa. With regard to Maori children, that would involve a transfer of resources and power to enable a by Maori, for Maori approach that keeps pepi in the care of whanau. Susana speaks with Dame Naida Glavish who led the Māori inquiry into Oranga Tamariki this year, about this latest report.

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10.30 London Calling: the BBC's Peter Ross  

A weekly cross to the BBC's World Service team, and tonight Peter Ross will provide an update about Covid-19 from around the world in light of recent promising news on potential vaccines. He'll also report on the trial of the chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei who is fighting extradition from Canada to the United States. Plus a preview of next weekend's referendum in Switzerland which, if passed, will make Swiss businesses legally and financially liable for human rights abuse or environmental damage anywhere in their supply chains.

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10.45 The future of emergency 1-1-1 calls in a power cut

As telecommunications companies move to replace copper lines with fibre, the trusty old landline is becoming obsolete. In light of this, the Commerce Commission has established it's 1-1-1 Contact help people who rely on their home phone to get in touch with emergency services in the event of a power cut. Gorilla Technology chief executive Paul Spain explains the landline landscape in New Zealand.

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