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10.20  Australia deports a 15-year-old boy back to New Zealand

The Prime Minister has asked for more information about a 15-year-old boy sent back to New Zealand by Australia on last week's flight of so-called 501 deportees. Karyn will speak with Children's Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, who also has a number of questions about how this deportation aligns with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which both New Zealand and Australia have ratified.

Judge Andrew Becroft

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10:25 America's Cup racing upsets and surprises today

Team New Zealand has gone 5-3 up in the America's Cup after a dramatic win in the second race of the day on the Hauraki Gulf. Karyn speaks with RNZ National's America's Cup reporter, Felicity Reid, who's been at tonight's media conference and will share insights from today's racing and the schedule for the remaining races ahead.

Team New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke waiting for racing during the America's Cup against Luna Rossa.

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10:30 London Calling: Audrey Tinline

Every Monday night we cross to the BBC World Service in London and tonight Karyn will speak with Senior Journalist, Audrey Tinline, about the big stories she's following this week - the global rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine and the idea of a Covid passport to allow people to move around the work. Audrey will also spotlight a meeting of European Finance Ministers this week and how the EU is looking at how it can tax digital companies.

close up of a world map with the word Europe in focus

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10:45  The race to use thought control to merge humans with robots

A research company, Neuralink, which is owned by Billionaire Elon Musk, claims to have found a way to help tetraplegics use thought control to move robotic limbs, It's called Brain-Machine Interface technology and Elon Musk is calling it a "sort of symbiosis" between humans and artificial intelligence. Otago University's Associate Professor Alistair Knott is a specialist in cognitive science and artificial intelligence.

concept image of colored sections of a male human brain.

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