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Tokyo olympics: How much further can performance be pushed?
Faster, higher, stronger. The Olympic motto will no doubt be getting a good run in Tokyo. But how much faster and higher can athletes go before humankind hits its peak performance? Former British international athlete and current Teesside University sport and exercise lecturer Jonny Taylor spoke to Morning Report.
Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia
It's Friday so we cross the ditch to Canberra to talk to our correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.
West African drumming can mimic sounds of language
Research has shed light on how the Dùndún style of West African drumming played by a group in Ifesowapo can mimic the sounds of a locally spoken language.
Skilled drummers can manipulate hourglass-shaped drums to mimic the frequency and timing pattern of the Yorùbá language.
Susie Ferguson spoke to researcher and musicologist at Arizona State University Cecilia Durojaye.
Third Tairawhiti art festival set to start
The third annual Tairawhiti arts festival featuring Aotearoa's top artists and performers is set to spark the east coast alight.
The festival has been growing in numbers and performers since it began in 2019 - where it launched alongside Tuia 250.
This year - will include the return of the light path - Te Ara i Whiti - theatre and dance productions, exhibitions and concerts.
Reporter Te Aorewa Rolleston spoke to the festival director Tama Waipara about the line up - which was announced at an event last night in Turanganui-a-kiwa last night.
Aucklanders flock to pancake shop for last days open in the central city
Aucklanders have been turning out in droves to support a Korean pancake store that's about to move from the central city after nearly two decades.
Covid-19: Mass vaccination event opens in Auckland
The country's first mass vaccination is on in Auckland.
More than 16,000 people are booked, with the event running throughout the weekend.
Reporter Sarah Robson spoke to Corin Dann from Manukau.
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