15 May 2024

Midday Report Essentials for Wednesday 15 May 2024

From Midday Report, 1:45 pm on 15 May 2024

On today's episode, hundreds of lightning strikes and rain have been battering the Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty on Wednesday morning, we get the latest from the MetService, a New Zealander in New Caledonia says the situation is 'dire' as riots continue in the country, a Maori technology and data ethicist says there is a real risk of discrimination against Maori and Pasifika with the police's expanding use of biometric data, and an expert in social media says a Tik Tok and Instagram protest asking people to block celebrities who haven't posted about the Israel - Gaza conflict is more complicated than it first looks.