09:05 Mystery Auckland Covid case - a city waits

A health worker conducts a test at a COVID-19 coronavirus testing centre in the suburb of Northcote in Auckland on August 12, 2020.

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Early results from genomic testing shows the latest Covid-19 community case in Auckland is looking more likely to be linked to the Defence Force cluster. The Minister of Covid-19 Response Chris Hipkins says that's encouraging with further information expected to be available later today. A woman in her twenties who lives in an inner-city apartment and works in a High St clothes shop, with no apparent links to the border, tested positive for the virus yesterday. Meanwhile, public health officials are asking people who work in downtown Auckland to work from home today if possible, but for those who must go into the central city they should wear a mask, and maintain social distancing.

09:15 Auckland CBD deserted- impact on business

The usually bustling Queen Street in Auckland during level 3 lockdown.

Photo: RNZ / Amy Williams

Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett talks to Philippa Tolley about the impact of the latest Covid outbreak in the central city.

09:20 Retail association: "No one wants a sick worker"

A-Z Collection clothing store in central Auckland.

A-Z Collection clothing store in central Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Jordan Bond

The woman at the centre of the Auckland case was a retail worker at A to Z Collections on High Street. According to health officials, she tried to call in sick - but after speaking with her manager, went to work. First Union, which represents retail workers, says its members are often made to feel responsible for inadequate staffing levels and feel pressured to cover for each other. Philippa talks with Greg Harford, Chief Executive of Retail NZ.

09:30 How Covid-19's lessons can inform action on the climate crisis

Humanity stands at a fork in the road when it comes to dealing with the climate emergency - and failure to act risks catastrophe. Climate scientist and conservationist Professor Tim Flannery doesn't hold back in his latest book on climate change, The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of Covid-19. Named Australian of the Year in 2007 in recognition of his work in trying to combat climate change, he notes since then humans have emitted about a quarter of all the greenhouse gases ever emitted by our species. The book urges Australia's government, and governments around the globe, to take the lessons learned and successes gained from the Covid-19 pandemic and apply them to action on climate change.

09:45 Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie

Pro-democracy legislators hold a press conference to resign from the Legislative Council en masse after Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki, Kenneth Leung and Dennis Kwok were disqualified when China passed a new resolution in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers resign en masse following China's moves to quash dissent, and Myanmar's election has been called as a victory for the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party - according to the party's own unofficial tally of votes.

Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong.

10:05 Railways, billboards and halcyon days

The centenary of one of our most influential design and advertising studios is being celebrated in a very beautiful new book from Te Papa.  Railways Studios: How a Government Design Studio Helped Build New Zealand tells the story of the graphics which dominated outdoor advertising for over 65 years.  Advertising posters and painted billboards adorned cities, towns and highways up and down the country. Tens of thousands of designs were produced for both the public- and private-sector. Not only posters but pamphlets, maps and postage stamps promoting not just New Zealand Rail's - and others' services but an idealised image of New Zealand and a way of life.  Philippa Tolley speaks with lead author Peter Alsop, and Neill Atkinson, co-authors of the book (along with Katherine Milburn and Richard Wolfe).

10:35 Book review - Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen

Hera Lindsay Bird of Unity Books reviews Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, pictures by Jon Klassen, published by Allen and Unwin.

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10:45 The Reading

Stuart Devenie reads the second and final episode of Owen Marshall's short story, Fellow Citizens.    

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

Glass Vaults

Glass Vaults Photo: supplied

The 3rd album from dreamy electronic pop locals Glass Vaults, a lockdown covers set from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and an Ace Records compilation of female-led power pop"

11:30 Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

Could the lastest covid pressures be the death knell for minority sport in New Zealand?. Also, how will the West Indian cricket team perform against the Black Caps after being sanctioned for flouting quarantine rules.

Warm up balls during Day 1 of the Canterbury Vs Wellington Plunket Shield cricket match, Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand, 28th October 2020.Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz

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11:45 The week that was with

Comedians Te Radar and James Elliott have ducks and bread lamps on their minds.

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Music played in this show

Artist:   Lord Echo feat. Mike Fabulous

Song:  What is that Feeling ?

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Artist:   Anna Coddington feat. Louis Baker

Song:  Beams

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Artist:   Jazzanova

Song:  Follow Your Feet

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