Lately for Monday 8 March 2021
10:20 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine purchase agreement signed
The Government has pre-ordered enough Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to guarantee that every New Zealander can be vaccinated against Covid-19. An advanced purchase agreement has been signed for another 8.5 million doses. New Zealand has already received 1.5 million doses and at two doses each that covers 750,000 New Zealanders so far. On Wednesday we'll find out how soon we may receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Vaccinologist Dr Helen Petousis-Harris explains how the roll-out will work.
10:30 Giving women financial skills
To celebrate international Women's Day, a new course on managing money is being offered specifically to women called Sorted Women. And it's needed. Research out today showed women have fallen behind men as homeowners. The course is provided by the Commission for Financial Capability. Jane Wrightson who is the head of the commission, chats to Susana Leuitaua about what the course offers.
10:35 Calling London - Rich Preston at the BBC World Service
Rich takes a quick look at coronavirus around the world, a decision in Malaysia this week over the deportation of citizens from Myanmar and eyes on what's happening in the US.
10:45 Techtalk: Let's not go back to the office
In our weekly science and technology segment, tech commentator, Paul Brislen talks about the number of tech industry workers who simply don't want to go back to the office and yet have massively increased their productivity. And he'll discuss the ongoing saga of trying to make big social media companies pay tax.