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10:20 Facebook blocks Asutralian users from news content

As Facebook blocks Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, the flow on impacts are ramping up. The tech giant is resisting the Federal Government's plans to make it and Google pay for publishing Australian news content.  But Facebook's sweeping shutdown has extended well beyond major media companies. Karyn Hay speaks with Senior Lecturer Media and Communications, Dr Belinda Barnet, from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

Adelaide, Australia - October 3, 2012: Deleting the Facebook app from an iPad by clicking the cross at the corner of the icon for the app.

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10:30 Wellington Council votes to privatise part of its library

Wellington City Council has narrowly voted in favour of a plan to sell part of its central library that will slash its book-buying budget by 40 percent over the next two years. Karyn speaks with councillor for Paekawakawa Southern Ward, Fleur FitzSimons, about the decision and also asks about the fate of the Island Bay cycleway.

Barriers in front of Wellington Central Library.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

10:45 The Rest is History: the sinking of the Mikhail Lermontov

In this week's The Rest Is History we go back 35 years to 1986 in the Marlborough Sounds when the Russian luxury cruise ship Mikhail Lermentov steamed through the Tory Channel at dawn towards Picton on the last leg of a two week cruise. The ship never made it. Karyn speaks with journalist and historian, Tom O'Connor, about his research that became the book Death of a Cruise Ship: The mystery of the Mikhail Lermontov.

The Mikhail Lermontov listing to one side near Port Gore.

The Mikhail Lermontov listing to one side near Port Gore.EP/1989/1713/4 Soviet cruise liner the Mikhail Lermontov sinking in the Marlborough Sounds, taken ca 16 February 1986 by the skipper of a fishing boat. Photo: Supplied