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12:00 News with Kim, weather, surf report.
12:20 Peter McKinlay, consultant on local governance.
Council rates are increasing across the board. Councils point to years of under-funding and demand for public facilities as factors for the increases. How do rates work and how to councils decide to increase them? Peter McKinlay of McKinlay Douglas Ltd is on the Wire to explain the whys and hows.
12:40 Tuma Hazou, Auckland Palestine Human Rights Campaign
As we speak an Israeli operation is underway in Gaza. Operation Summer Rain as it's called was started in response to the capture of Corporal Gilad Shalit by Palestinian militants. New Zealand has expressed concern at the escalating violence at a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. But the Auckland Palestine Human Rights Campaign sez in response to the statement that New Zealand has it wrong.
1:10 pm Ryan Sproull.
The Editor of Auckland Uni's Craccum is on the Wire to speak his mind on issues of the day.
1:30 Professor Richard Wiseman
Professor Richard Wiseman conducted something called the SBS Born Lucky experiment at the New Zealand International Science Festival. The study, which mirrored one carried out in the UK, shows according to Prof Wiseman that if you're born during the summer you're more likely to be lucky. His other research interests include Physiology and the Paranormal