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With a straight down the middle approach, Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive on Newstalk ZB delivers the very latest news and views to New Zealanders as they wrap up their day.

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With a straight down the middle approach, Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive on Newstalk ZB delivers the very latest news and views to New Zealanders as they wrap up their day.

    Aaron Dahmen: ZB Chief Political Editor on Co-governance's potential rebrand

    Aaron Dahmen: ZB Chief Political Editor on Co-governance's potential rebrand

    Co-governance could be in for a re-branding from the new Prime Minister.

    Chris Hipkins met with the Iwi Chair forum this morning at Waitangi, and told reporters there had been a lack of clarity around co-governance.

    Hipkins says he likes to think of it as mahitahi: working together.

    Newstalk ZB's Chief Political Reporter Aaron Dahmen told Heather du-Plessis Allan that it could be a way to introduce a new word into the political conversation.

    He suspects Hipkins will stick to the idea of co-governance, but won't call it that. Instead it may be called mahitahi, or "working together".

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    Sir Ron Young: Parole Board Chair on convicted rapist turned murderer

    Sir Ron Young: Parole Board Chair on convicted rapist turned murderer

    Disbelief over Corrections' management of a convicted rapist who moved on to murder.

    Joseph Brider was sentenced to a life behind bars this week for killing his neighbour Juliana Herrera in her Christchurch home.

    It happened just 72 days after Brider had been released from Prison.

    The Parole Board referred him to an intensive rehab programme but Corrections cancelled it, claiming there was no space.

    Board chair Sir Ron Young says that he doesn't know if Corrections lied, but the information was incorrect.

    He says it's hard to know or understand Corrections' motives, as the board thought the instructions were clear and everything was set up.

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    Enda Brady: UK correspondent on Rishi Sunak's first 100 days as Prime Minister

    Enda Brady: UK correspondent on Rishi Sunak's first 100 days as Prime Minister

    UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has completed his first 100 days in office.

    Rishi Sunak entered the role in a time of economic uncertainty and political experts feel like his progress leaves a lot to be desired.

    UK correspondent Enda Brady says costs of living are still going up, wages haven't kept up with inflation, and food and petrol costs are on the rise.

    Enda Brady says that Rishi Sunak is the wealthiest Prime Minister in the nation's history and may not have much of a grasp on the current economic climate.

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    Jamie Mackay: host of The Country on World Wetlands Day

    Jamie Mackay: host of The Country on World Wetlands Day

    Today is World Wetlands Day, and New Zealanders are being encouraged to preserve wetlands to celebrate.

    Just 9 percent of New Zealand's original wetlands remain, and Wellington and the Bay of Plenty are down to their last 3 percent.

    The Country's Jamie Mackay says we should be working harder to preserve the wetlands, as they act as nature's filter by trapping sediment and filtering nutrient run-off.

    Jamie Mackay also says wetlands play a role in mitigating climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and filtering greenhouse gases.

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    The Huddle: Saudi Arabia potentially sponsoring the Women's World Cup and James Shaw dropping out of Wellington Central race

    The Huddle: Saudi Arabia potentially sponsoring the Women's World Cup and James Shaw dropping out of Wellington Central race

    Today on The Huddle, Wellington ZB host Nick Mills and Jack Tame, host of ZB's Saturday Mornings and Q&A joined in on a discussion about the following issues of the day- and more!

    What do we think of Saudi Arabia potentially sponsoring the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup? Will Australia and New Zealand's football associations boycott this choice or ignore it by kick-off?

    Transport Minister Michael Wood is being vague about Auckland Light Rail- does this mean the project will be scrapped under Hipkins?

    Green Party co-leader James Shaw has pulled out of the Wellington Central electoral race, and is backing Wellington City Councillor Tamatha Paul instead. What do we think of this?

    Princess Anne is coming to New Zealand later this month- are we looking forward to this?

    Tom Jones hit 'Delilah' will not be performed at the Welsh Six Nations rugby tournament due to sexism concerns. Is this justified?

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    Barry Soper: senior political correspondent on Princess Anne visiting New Zealand later in the month

    Barry Soper: senior political correspondent on Princess Anne visiting New Zealand later in the month

    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has confirmed Princess Anne will be visiting New Zealand later this month.

    Princess Anne will be travelling to New Zealand at the request of the Army’s Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, of which she is Colonel in Chief, to attend its 100th Anniversary celebrations.

    Barry Soper, ZB's senior political correspondent says this visit will be Princess Anne's first since 2010 and that he hopes she'll visit Invercargill, despite countryman John Cleese's disdain for it .

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