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Host Simon Pound
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12 00 b news with Will

12 15 Auckland City Police Operations Manager Inspector Jim Wilson will be talking to us about car-jacking – urban myth? He suggests that that is not the case at all.

12 30 Serious Fraud Office director David Bradshaw will be talking to us in regards to a story that ran in the NZ Herald that suggested that some white-collar criminals were still being treated more leniently than other criminals.

1 00 Children of the Migration is a documentary that will be screening on TV One Saturday 16th October. This documentary looks at children of the families who migrated to New Zealand from the Pacific in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The producer is Fiji-born Lala Rolls, We will be talking to one of the people involved in the documentary.

1 15 Live cross to University of Auckland Quad where AUSA are holding an election campaign to make Ahmed Zaoui Algerian Affairs Spokesman.

1 30 Alistair Thompson scoop.co.nz with ‘In the House’

1 45 Ant Timpson – Film Review

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