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Remembering the 2011 Christchurch earthquake
Tonight we're remembering the 2011 Christchurch earthquake 10 years ago today. The 6.2 magnitude quake was an aftershock of the earlier 7.1 magnitude earthquake on September 4 2010. The quake struck at 12.51pm on 22 February. It took the lives of 185 people. Karyn speaks with three people who remember the day clearly.

10.18  Chair of New Zealand Rugby Brent Impey 

Chair of New Zealand Rugby, Brent Impey, had just finished as the CEO of Mediaworks and was on air as an announcer for Radio Live that afternoon, broadcasting in a talkback format that allowed people to call in and share their experiences including helping people find each other.

All Blacks Chairman Brent Impey.
Steve Hansen's announcement of his decision to step down as All Blacks Head Coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
All Blacks press conference at Heritage Hotel, Auckland on 14 December 2018.
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10.28 London Calling: Peter Ross

In our weekly cross to the BBC World Service, Karyn will speak with correspondent Peter Ross about the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the United Kingdom, latest developments in the international nuclear deal with Iran, and the EU's consultation to help online platform workers including Uber drivers.

Samples awaiting testing for novel coronavirus Covid-19, are pictured at Biogroup Laboratory's lab in west London on January 21, 2021.

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10:36 Christchurch businesswoman Rowena Watson

Christchurch businesswoman Rowena Watson has two shops on New Regent Street. She talks with Karyn about her memories of that day and what she's learned to continue growing her businesses in the 10 years since that fateful day.  

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10:47  Sam Johnson founded the Student Volunteer Army

Sam Johnson founded the Student Volunteer Army from a Facebook page in response to the Christchurch earthquakes. Sam spoke with Karyn on air ten years ago today, and he shares his memories including how the Student Volunteer Army has grown into a nationwide movement.

Sam Johnson

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