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The Huddle: Teaching kids to read, Flu isolation, Woke farming

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 7:53pm
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The Huddle: Teaching kids to read, Flu isolation, Woke farming

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 7:53pm

NZ Herald journalist Megan Wood has reported she has had to see private tuition after learning her 9-year-old son couldn’t read.

It comes as our literacy rates have significantly dropped off since changing learning to read from phonics to word association in 1970.

Epidemiologist Michael Baker has suggested isolation for the flu and treat the disease similar to Covid with recovery.    

He says we need to promote an environment where people are supported to not go into work if they are sick.

A Kiwi farmer has copped a lot of backlash for his Country Calendar appearance.

Entrepreneur Geoff Ross’ Lake Hawea farm has been labelled as woke for his innovations with shearing sheep, including classical music and white walls for shearing.

Cas Carter and Tim Beveridge joined Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle