Lately for Monday 9 August 2021
10:20 Lights out as power demand hits all-time high
Widespread parts of the North Island and parts of the South have been without power tonight as electricity demand touched an all-time high. Transpower asked lines companies to lessen the burden on the network, which meant some had to perform a series of rolling blackouts which cut power to thousand homes in the North Island. Karyn talks to Transpower's General Manager of Operations, Stephen Jay.
10:30 Billions of lives at risk - IPCC report
It's a Code RED for humanity - the world's largest-ever report into climate change has just been published, warning that billions of lives are at immediate risk. The UN report claims global heating is affecting every region on earth with many changes fast becoming irreversible. It's taken three years to complete by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - a group that looked at more than 14,000 scientific papers. The last time a report this significant into the science of global warming was released was 2013. One of the wider report's lead authors, is Marine Biologist Professor Mark Costello.
10:35 Calling London
Rich Preston from BBC World covers developments in Afghanistan this week; Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem might be forcibly removed from their homes this week and a picture of Coronavirus around the world
10:45 Word: Sexism in language
Tonight we are looking at sexism within the English language and how it may impact the way we view women. Corinne Seals is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington.