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:
Christchurch Central Development Unit:
Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Earthquake Recovery announced the new unit which is to be headed by CERA GM Operations, Warwick Isaacs, which has been given 100 days to prepare a 'blueprint for action'. Samantha talks to the Minister as to why the Christchurch Mayor, Bob Parker and staff are unable to manage this initiative.
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.
Dementia patient held illegally in a mental unit for a year:
An Auckland health care provider was blasted for 'inexcusable failings' for illegally holding a 43 year old woman in a secure dementia unit for a more than a year. Anthony Hill (Health and Disability Commissioner) released his findings in a report that Taikura Trust and Aranui Home and Hospital Limited had held the woman in conditions that were described as 'worse than a prison without an appropriate court order'. The woman in question had a complex history involving severe psychological trauma, depression and alcohol abuse. Tim McBride (Auckland Civil Rights Lawyer) explains some of the legislation surrounding a case like this.
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 (Kelly Ashdown). Geoff Bryan then follows with a weather report for Auckland.
Stolen cell phones?
Good news for anyone who has ever had their cell phone stolen - major Kiwi telco providers are looking to work together to implement a nationwide system aimed at stopping thieves using stolen cell phones. Paul Brislen (CEO TUANZ) talks with Samantha about the new initiative.
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Kaimanawa Heritage Horses for adoption: 140 Kaimanawa horses are to be culled from the DOC (Department of Conservation) biannual muster which will be held at the end of May 2012. Kaimanawa Heritage Horses President, Elder Jenks explains about the plight of these doomed animals.
More advertisements and then another traffic report is presented.
London Olympics 100 days away:
Keith Quinn (veteran broadcaster) joins Samantha to talk about the lead up to the London Olympics 2012, and the role he will play for New Zealand spectators as part of the OBS (Olympic Broadcasting Service) who are the host broadcasters of the Olympic games. The team provides the coverage of the rostered events in both Spanish, English and Arabic.
Samantha then signs off for the evening.