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Monday, 20 August 2012 17:24

Bee Week

Today is the start of Bee Week, which is a nationwide campaign aimed at protecting kiwi bees.

Bee’s are vital to the environment, as without bees we would lose two thirds of our food!

The campaign is called ‘Love Our Kiwi Bees’ and Bee Keepers from around the country push to Urge councils and home gardeners to use bee friendly sprays, and to plant bee friendly plants and trees.

Aaron Ironside talked to President of the National Beekeepers Association, Barry Foster this morning, and he asked why are the bees so important.

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Monday, 20 August 2012 17:20

Christian Nurses poisoned

Contributor: Dan Wooding – Assist News

Eleven Pakistani Christian student nurses were allegedly deliberately poisoned with mercury recently at the Civil Hospital in Karachi.

Dan Wooding from Assist News with more about this shocking story.

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Monday, 20 August 2012 17:15

Takling Urban Poverty

Contributor: Dylan Quinnelle – World Vision

Dylan Quinnelle, from the Media Team and World Vision, talks about his role with the organisation. He further discusses the difference between urban and rural poverty.

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Monday, 20 August 2012 17:11

TPP Talks and Transparency

The closed door nature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks is being criticised in a joint statement issued by the Green parties of New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Nine countries are negotiating the text but there are concerns about the closed door nature of the talks - with the only information revealed, so far, coming through leaks.

The Greens are concerned the trade deal will lead to multi-national companies being able to sue our government over any legislation they don't like - such as plain packaging of tobacco products.

Speaking from Canada, co-leader Metiria Turei says the talks are all being done in private, but the public deserves to know what is being offered.

Meeting with Trade Minister, Tim Groser, in NZ this week is US Senator, Max Baucus - here to discuss a range of trade issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

Earlier today Anne Anderson spoke with Global Trade Watch Director, Lori Wallach, a US organization that also has concerns about the lack of transparency in the TPP talks.

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Monday, 20 August 2012 17:08

Afghanistan Deaths

Three more Kiwi soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.

Their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device yesterday afternoon in New Zealand’s assigned patrol area of Bamyan Province.

It’s the second fatal attack on Kiwi troops in as many weeks, and as Davina Williams reports, that’s led to urgent calls to speed up our soldiers’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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