Jeanette Brown-Opoku is having to start from scratch after armed robbers barged their way into her home.
Jeanette has been based in Africa for 18 years and is the founder of Children of the Light - a Christian charity which provides holistic education for children in need.
Aaron Ironside spoke with Theresa Fincham, Jeanette’s close friend in NZ regarding the incident.
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Nevil Gibson, Editor-in-Chief for The National Business Review, and David Slack from Metro, share their opinions on the MMP change to be brought before the government.
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Ian shares about puting your children first before your work, though it may be a struggle, and what benefits it has for your children.
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The Website of the Week ( http://ctrlq.org/youtube/ ) for Tech Tuesday helps you find Youtube videos that were made near you. Not necessarily helpful for anything, but interesting nevertheless.
We also spoke about Facebook etiquette and looked at the NERF Shoot to Snooze Alarm Clock, an alarm clock that you have to shoot a NERF projectile at to hit the snooze button. ( http://rbg.co/Nesxu6 )
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"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ."
Flooding caused by torrential rain has paralysed parts of the Philippine capital, forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes and closing schools, offices and the stock exchange. Authorities said half of Manila had been hit by floods, with water up to waist and neck levels in some areas. There were no new reports of casualties from these floods.
More than 50 people died after Typhoon Saola struck over a week ago, mostly in the north of the country. The severity of the rain since Monday afternoon - in an already saturated city - has led officials to issue the highest level of alert, says the BBC's Kate McGeown in Manila. Weather officials warn that the floods could get worse as the overflowing La Mesa dam, which holds back Manila's main reservoir, spills more water.
Residents living in slums and shanty-towns on low ground have taken shelter in community buildings, reports said. Several key roads were impassable and power had also been cut in some areas, mostly as a precaution, officials said.
Please inlcude these suffering people in prayers.
Brad Mills has your latest news of the day with reaction from Phill Gifford and Graeme Steel over the drug scandal with Nadzeya Ostapchuk losing her Gold Medal to Valerie Adams. Also Labour party members agree to put in-fighting behind them.
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The PSA says the modest payrise for police reflects a difficult environment.
Around 8,500 officers won't get a payrise in the first year of the three-year agreement that has just been announced. That hiatus will be followed by a one-percent increase in the two years afterwards.
PSA National Secretary, Richard Wagstaff, remarked that contract negotiation is tough for all those funded by the State. He says budget cuts, redundancies and rising unemployment all put pressure on the bargaining process.
- Newstalk ZB
Three New Zealanders have been caught up in a hostage drama in West Papua.
Foreign minister Murray McCully has confirmed the incident happened, although details are vague. It's reported up to 10 hikers were held captive for a day on Sunday. All tourist hostages have now been released and are safe.
Mr McCully says tourists are advised against travelling to the Indonesian territory, which is the western peninsula of the island of New Guinea. MFAT travel warnings are also in place against all non-essential travel to the Central Sulawesi and Maluku provinces.
- Newstalk ZB