Lately for Thursday 8 April 2021
10:20 Borders to be closed to returnees from India
Kiwis wanting to return home from India are being locked out until the end of the month. From Sunday, no one who has been in India in the last 14 days will be allowed into the country as the government declares the risk from Covid-19 is too great. There were 23 new cases in managed isolation reported today - 17 from India. It has been revealed a security guard at Auckland's Grand Millennium hotel who is unvaccinated, has tested positive for the virus.
10:30 Ebike owners fight back at thieves
Theft of ebikes is becoming a really serious problem in Auckland and Wellington - the latest tale came out today of a woman who actually stole her bike back off someone who met her with it in central Wellington - having put it up for sale on TradeMe. According to the report, the woman had the police on the phone when she met the people who were selling the bike and told them she wanted to take the bike for a test ride before she was prepared to pay for it. Amadeus, who helps run the Wellington Stolen Bicycles Facebook page, talks to Karyn about what cyclists can do to increase their chances of getting stolen bikes back.
10:45 The Rest is History: first NZ state school
Well it's time for the Rest Is History, where we look at the week's news in the past. Today we're joined by Nelson historian Alan Turley to talk about the founding of Nelson College. While it wasn't quite the first school to be founded in New Zealand, it did become the country's first state school. Alan joins Karyn to discuss NZ education in the 19th century and why it doesn't necessarily match up with our modern view of state run education.