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Friday June 10


Kay Gregory spoke to laywer Andrew Butler, a specialist on Bill of Rights law, about a Wellington school that has banned a Christian club from operating during lunchtime.

Paul Henry spoke with Green MP Sue Bradford about her private member's bill outlawing hitting children in the home. The bill would repeal section 59 of the Crimes Act, which currently allows parents a legal defence of "reasonable force" against assault charges. The bill has been introduced to parliament and will be debated next month

The world final of the Paper Plus Kids' Lit Quiz is being held in Auckland this weekend. It's a school-based competition for Year 7 and 8 students that tests their literary knowledge. Kay Gregory spoke to Quizmaster Wayne Mills, and finalists Amy Crankshaw and Benjamin Goff.

Social commentator Joe Bennett discussed his eight weeks away in the country of his birth - England - and the trials of hitchhiking from Heathrow.

Kay Gregory looked ahead to a big weekend of sport with former Silver Fern Anna Rowberry and Rugby Commentator Keith Quinn. Tonight is the final of netball's National Bank Cup, as well as the All Blacks first test of the season against Fiji. Tomorrow the Lions continue their New Zealand tour with a match against the NZ Maori at Hamilton.

Paul Henry spoke to political reporter Fran Mold about the week that was in politics. Labour is reportedly starting to get nervous about its election hopes and encouraging people to get out and vote. David Benson Pope has got his job back and Michael Cullen continues to criticise member of the media.

As popular TV series 'Dancing with the Stars' draws to an end, Paul Henry spoke to dancing couple Shane Cortese and Nerida Lister - one of the three pairs remaining - about how they rate their chances of winning.

Fashion veteran Robyn Hall is celebrating 40 years of being in the fashion business. Her company High Society produces the Catalyst, Obi, Mosaic and Chocolat labels. She told Kay Gregory about her early excursions in a miniskirt, and the changes she has seen in New Zealand fashion.

 


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