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10:20 Covid-19 vaccine rollout is announced for all New Zealanders

Two million New Zealanders will be able to get their first Covid-19 vaccination in the next three to four months under the government's roll out plan announced this afternoon. New Zealanders older than 65 will be eligible to get their first covid jab in May after border workers' households and frontline health workers. Karyn speaks with Dr Api Talemaitoga who is a GP in South Auckland and the chair of the Pasifika GP Network.

Dr Api Talemaitoga

Dr Api Talemaitoga Photo: Supplied

10.27 Residents of East Otago updated about lead levels in drinking water

Residents of East Otago have been told it is unlikely there have been long-term health effects from the community's exposure to lead in the drinking water. At a meeting in Waikouaiti tonight, the Southern District Health Board said the number of people with higher blood-lead levels is not substantially different from what's expected nationally. Karyn speaks with Waikouaiti Board Chair Alisdair Morrison after the meeting.

A water tanker near the Golden Fleece Hotel in Waikouaiti where high lead levels were discovered in the water supply.

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10:30 ReliefAid provides support for Syria from Auckland

New Zealand based humanitarian organisation ReliefAid is launching a campaign to raise money for hula hoops, soccer balls and skipping roles for the children in refugee camps in Syria. Karyn speaks with ReliefAid's founding director Mike Seawright about their "Bounce Back for Syria" campaign.

Mike Seawright from ReliefAid

Mike Seawright from ReliefAid Photo: Supplied

10:45 Midweek Mediawatch: Colin Peacock

Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately tonight - Colin Peacock will speak with Karyn Hay about the Prime Minister cancelling her Monday morning spot with Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB,  NZME's banning of Dr Michael Bassett's column, and alarming accounts of Wellington after dark by a New Zealand Herald journalist.

Jacinda Ardern and Mike Hosking.

Jacinda Ardern and Mike Hosking. Photo: RNZ