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Producer: Noelle McCarthy.-31th March 2005.
12.00 bNews with Noelle, weather and surf.
12.30 Margaret Robertson. A new political party, the 99 MP Party wants to register with the Electoral Commission. The party leader is Margaret Robertson, who got enough signatures to spark a citizen’s initiated referendum in 1999 on foreducing the number of MPs from 120 to 99. Now she's also looking for a slice of the broadcasting budget. Margaret Robertson joins us on The Wire today.
12.45 John Morris. The Principal of Auckland Grammar on why changes to the scholarship exams as announced by the government today don't go far enough.
1.00 Dr. Carl Johan Calleman, And now for something
Joining us in the studio today Swedish expert on the Mayan calendar. It's a hot topic right now, his book is on the NY Times best seller list and he's going there when he leaves as part of a world tour. Unlike almost all other calendars, the Mayan calendar is not astronomically based; it's a description of this planet's evolutionary
process. What's known as the "long count" began in 3114 BC. Apparently
1.30pm Scoop's Selwyn Manning with Counter Clockwise.