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'These are people just looking for the opportunity to make their lives better'

Geoff Copstick, a Northland angora goat farmer, is also chairman of the international aid agency ChildFund NZ. He tells Country Life about the connection he feels with the rural people he's working to help. Audio

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Today’s Schedule

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight; 12:30 Health Check (BBC); 1:05 Te Ahi Kaa (RNZ); 2:30 Chuck Berry 1926-2017 (BBC); 3:05 Mercenary Territory by Susan Pointon told by William Kircher and Sarah Boddy (4 of 5, RNZ); 3:30 Science in Action (BBC); 5:10 Witness (BBC)

6:00 AM. Morning Report

RNZ's three-hour breakfast news show with news and interviews, bulletins on the hour and half-hour, including:

6:16 and 6:50 Business News

6:18 Pacific News

6:26 Rural News

6:48 and 7:45 NZ Newspapers

9:06 AM. Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan

Current affairs and topics of interest, including:

10:45 The Reading: Run Thomas Run by Kate Carty told by Keagan Carr-Fransch - Once you've had a run-in with Saddam's regime your only chance of survival is escape. But no matter how hard you run, the past is always there, right with you (6 of 10, RNZ)

Noon Midday Report

RNZ news, followed by updates and reports until 1.00pm, including:

12:16 Business News

12:26 Sport

12:34 Rural News

12:43 Worldwatch

1:06 PM. Jesse Mulligan

An upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time (RNZ)

4:06 PM. The Panel with Jim Mora

An hour of discussion featuring a range of panellists from right along the opinion spectrum (RNZ)

5:00 PM. Checkpoint with John Campbell

RNZ's weekday drive-time news and current affairs programme

6:30 PM. Trending Now

Highlighting the RNZ stories you're sharing on-line

7:06 PM. Nights with Bryan Crump

RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information

8:30 PM. Windows on the World

International public radio features and documentaries

9:30 PM. Insight

An award-winning documentary programme providing comprehensive coverage of national and international current affairs (RNZ)

10:00 PM. News and Late Edition

RNZ news and the day's best interviews from RNZ National, including

10:45 Dateline Pacific

A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news (RNZ)

11:06 PM. Nashville Babylon

Wairarapa's Mark Rogers presents a selection of old and new music - the very best in alt.country, Americana and blues (Arrow FM)

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