Presenter Geoff Bryan presents the 17:00 hrs news bulletin, which is then followed by a sport bulletin [regularly presented by either Chris Forster or Jeff McTainsh], and a traffic report presented by Kelly Ashdown and then a weather report. Advertisements follow and then another brief summary of the hours top news headlines.
Host for the programme is Samantha Hayes (former TV3 Nightline news presenter). Today’s guests include:
Ten Chinese Asylum Seekers reach Australian Port: A boat of
Ian Rintel (Refugee Action Coalition) talks with Samantha Hayes about the plight of the 'boat people' who only have a hand-held GPS to guide their boat. The group called in to an Australian port to pick up supplies via Malaysia and were detained by Australian authorities as suspected refugees. The group includes one experienced sailor, two children and are on board a 'sea worthy' vessel. The Australian government is considering whether to detain the group as refugees; or to allow them to carry on their journey to their intended destination of New Zealand.
At a quarter past the hour, [regularly presented by Geoff Bryan?] presents the news and sport headlines for the hour, which is followed by advertisements and then a traffic report.
Martin Cocker (Net Safe) talks about whether parents should install spyware (monitoring software) on their children’s mobile phones in a bid to track their cell phone activities; and the prevention of 'cyber bullying'. The software includes a GPS tracking device.
At the bottom of the hour (half past the hour) Geoff Bryan presents the news headlines, followed by a sport bulletin, radio advertising, and then a traffic report (regularly presented by Kelly Ashdown). Geoff Bryan then follows with a weather report for Auckland.
The RadioLive Daily Business Wrap with Andrew Patterson (Business Editor) looking at the global markets; New Zealand Stock Exchange; NZ companies and how the Kiwi dollar is faring.
Robert Mugabe close to death:
Reports are circulating saying the Zimbabwean President is 'fighting for his life'. It is believed he is undergoing cancer treatment in a Singapore hospital, while members of his own ruling party are denying the rumours. Robert Hoadley (Associate Professor International Relations, Auckland University) talks about the likelihood of this event and the ramifications for his Zimbabwean government, and who is the likely 'heir apparent'.
Advertisement break follows and then another traffic report is presented.
A Palmerston North woman is planning to hold her breath for 8 minutes underwater in the discipline of Static Apnoea - or free diving. Kathryn Nevatt (NZ Free diver and Architect) joins Samantha to explain about her chosen discipline.
Samantha then signs off for the evening.