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Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:40

Global Product Design Award

A waterproof hearing aid, a tree harvester for sustainable forestry, and a self inflating life jacket designed for safer free diving, have been announced New Zealand finalist designs in the annual James Dyson Award.

This is the twelfth year of the James Dyson Award which is open to final year tertiary students studying in the areas of design, technology or engineering, and to graduates in these areas who are in their first four years of work.

One of the judges, Ingrid Leary from British Council New Zealand, says the short listed three are examples of Kiwi ingenuity at its best.

David Lovegrove, the Award’s head judge and professional member of the Designers Institute of NZ, shares more on the topic.

Listen below for the story.

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Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:38

Running for Life

Contributor: Dan Wooding – Assist News

A former Sudanese child soldier, who ran in the final of the 5,000 meters for Team USA, has said that he was running both for God and Olympic Gold. He didn’t win a medal, but Dan Wooding tells us about his extraordinary story.

Listen below for the story.

Go to Assist News for the story

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Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:35

Heart of God

Contributor: Frank Ritchie – TEARfund

Frank Ritchie loves the Bible, in fact, he’s been reading it since he could read.

Recently though he’s discovered a new favourite bit, that he believes releaves the heart of God, particularly towards areas of justice.

Listen below for the story.

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Published in Drive
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:31

Whanganui Residents Unhappy About 'Beast'

The Department of Corrections is saying little following a heated meeting in Wanganui last night over the impending arrival of the so-called 'Beast of Blenheim'.

There were more than 200 residents present who voiced their concern, including some of Stewart Murray Wilson’s Victims.

After serving an 18-year stint in jail for a variety of serious sexual offences, Stewart Murray Wilson must be realeased back into Society and The Corrections Department has made it clear that no alternative options are available.

Its clear Whanganui residents aren’t happy, but there may be nothing that Whanganui can do.

Listen below for the story.

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