Lately for Wednesday 16 June 2021
10:20 Preparing New Zealand for Covid-19 long term
Internationally there are discussions about learning to live with Covid-19 and accepting that there can't be zero-risk. What does this mean for New Zealand in the months and years ahead. At the moment health officials here are preparing advice on whether people vaccinated for Covid-19 should be allowed to skip a stay in managed isolation when arriving in New Zealand. Karyn speaks with epidemiologist, Professor Michael Baker.
10:30 Cars will be banned from Wellington's Golden Mile
Wellington is moving ahead with plans to ban cars from the central shopping district. The Golden Mile - Lambton Quay, Manners Street, Willis Street and Courtenay Place - will only be open to buses, cyclists and pedestrians. Construction is expected to take two years - starting in late 2022 - and cost up to $80 million. Siobhan Procter is the project director for Let's Get Wellington Moving.
10:45 Midweek Mediawatch - Colin Peacock
In a weekly update of the latest from the news media, Colin Peacock speaks with Karyn Hay about a variety of stories from Danish footballer Christian Eriksen's near death on the pitch to the new UK channel GB News, and NZME's 2021 Lifestyle Survey.