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Monday 6 April 2020
1:00 Live coverage of the Ministry of Health's latest Covid Update
Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health provides a live health update on Covid-19.
1:28 Testing for COVID-19 in New Zealand
Gisborne laboratory d-nature specializes in the technique being used for COVID-19 testing.
The lab is bringing in the chemicals and components that are needed to turn the swab material into RNA, and the reagents needed to copy and detect the COVID-19 RNA.
We speak to DNA scientist John Mackay.
1:36 Short film competition for young people in lockdown
Miss Conception films has launched a short film competition for young people in lockdown.
The competition is calling for children and teenagers up to the age of 16 to make their own short film using the devices in their bubble.
The theme for the competition is ‘Finding our way home’, and submissions are open from April 13th until May 8th.
We speak to producer Ainsley Gardener, who is a co-partner of Miss Conception Films.
1:45 Great NZ Album Shona Laing - South (1987)
2:10 Linda Burgess's TV picks
These are not normal times: there's just a couple of things that currently matter about TV: does it distract you, stop you thinking about Now? OR does it make you feel that human beings are decent and kind and this will never change? Linda Burgess is our TV reviewer this week and critiques Locke and Key and The Repair Shop.
2:20 Breaking your bubble to save a life
Last month Jesse spoke to Sally Barraud who was a few months into an OE in Asia with her husband Josh and young children when covid began to spread, making their trip untenable.
After many set backs they finally made it back to New Zealand and are now self isolating in the Wairarapa
But the drama did not end there
A few days ago Josh Barraud had to break their bubble to save someone's life
2:30 Mike Bell - preserving native Birds in The Chatham Islands
Mike Bell is an ornithologist passionate about native bird conservation in the Chatham Islands.
He has spent 30 years travelling to the isolated Rēkohu archipelago, also known as the Chatham Islands, to do conservation work there - starting when he was a teenager.
He’s the managing director of Wildlife Management International, but also works closely with the Chatham Islands Tāiko Trust - among many other things.
3:10 Voices of Hope - Stop Surviving Start Fighting says Jazz Thornton
Long before enforced social isolation, thousands of New Zealanders struggled with loneliness, depression, dark thoughts and hopelessness. Jazz Thornton knows it. She's lived it. Now she's a film maker and co-founder of Voices of Hope, which helps people struggling with mental illness. She shares her journey from despair to hope in her new book, Stop Surviving Start Fighting.
In 'Voices' today; how some people in New Zealand are looking back at a historic event that changed their lives forever, 26 years ago this April - the genocide in Rwanda.
3:45 The Panel with Janet Wilson and Duane Major