Lately for Thursday 29 July 2021
10:20 Nurses reject latest pay offer and threaten strike action
Nurses strikes are back on the cards after they rejected the latest pay offer from district health boards. Last month about 30-thousand nurses walked off the job in huge demonstrations around the country. Talks have broken down and District Health Boards say the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and its members have turned their backs on a settlement package of safe staffing and patient initiatives plus pay rises worth more than $400 million. Karyn Hay with speak with Glenda Alexander from the Nurses Organisation.
10:30 Sydney records worst day as New Zealand prepares to pause trans-Tasman travel
The trans-Tasman bubble will close as planned tomorrow at midnight in New Zealand. Today Sydney reached a new daily record with 239 new coronavirus cases in the community. Karyn speaks with Natasha Lee from the Australian Radio Network who's based in Sydney.
10.40 The Rest Is History: the birth of the world's first IVF baby
On the Rest is History we look back to this week in 1978 when the world's first IVF baby was born in Manchester, England. Karyn speaks with New Zealander Dr Richard Fisher who was in the UK at the time finishing his study of obstetrics and gynaecology. He later co-founded Fertility Associates in New Zealand.