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Close Up: Thursday September 20

Published: 6:15PM Thursday September 20, 2012 Source: Close Up

On the trail of oil
The Government is backing an economic boost from oil and mineral exploration.
But is it worth the perceived environmental risk to grow the economy.
Mark Crysell investigates.
Plus David Robinson from the Petroleum Exploration and Producers Association and economic and environmental strategist Rick Boven share their views.

Iva Lankum
Singer Iva Lankum has made a successful return to the school where she was once suspended. During a tough childhood Iva got into trouble but now she's as at home on the stage as she was in the principal's office.
Iva landed a record deal and invitations to sing internationally.
Jehan Casinader spoke with her.

Teaching children money sense
How early should we teach our kids good money sense? The sooner the better according to millionaire Lucas Remmerswaal.
And he's acting on what he says - taking the message of work hard, save hard into schools across the country.
Gill Higgins paid a visit to Willowbank Primary School to see what's going on.

Devastating theft
When you get robbed, it's not the missing material possessions that really get you - it's the things of sentimental value such as family jewellery or photos.
But Kane has a distressing story after returning to his Auckland house from visiting his seriously ill daughter in Starship Hospital.