Lately for Thursday 15 July 2021
10:20 Billions announced for three waters reform
The government has put a $2.5 billion sweetener on the table to get local councils onboard with massive three waters reforms.
The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta spoke about it with councillors and mayors at the Local Government conference in Blenheim this afternoon. Karyn speaks with Timaru mayor, Nigel Bowen, about the announcement and the proposed three water reform.
10:30 Research shows most New Zealanders plan to get vaccinated against Covid-19
Four in five New Zealanders plan to get vaccinated, but many people want more information about vaccine safety. Research carried out from March to May this year shows New Zealanders' intention to get a Covid-19 vaccine is at its highest since last year, at 81% of the adult population. Karyn speaks about the findings with Jagadish Thaker from the Massey University.
10:45 The Rest is History - The 'Screaming Blam-atic Roadshow'
Forty years ago this week - three indie rock bands set off on a tour of New Zealand. The 'Screaming Blam-atic Roadshow' coincided with a much more controversial tour. that of the Springboks - who were in the country playing rugby, and dividing the nation. The Roadshow saw Blam Blam Blam, the Newmatics and Screaming Meemees enter the fray - partaking in protests against the rugby tour, and finding themselves in the middle of riots. Simon Griggs was there at the time - all three bands were signed to his record label, Propellor Records, and he was the tour manager. Simon is also the founder of Audioculture, and joins Karyn Hay from Bangkok.