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Drive from 4:00 to 7:00pm, interviews and commentary from a Christian perspective, hosted by Luke Weston.

Contributor: Dan Wooding - Assist News

It appears the only thing worse than being in Greece during the economic crisis is being an immigrant or refugee. The economic collapse has turned many Greeks against outsiders, especially from non-Western nations.

Dan tells us about this and also how a Christian group is trying to help these refugees.

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A very exciting and poignant photographic exhibition is opening in Christchurch today, at the Christchurch museum. It is organised by Unicef New Zealand and is titled “See through my eyes”.

Earlier Rhema announcer Andrew Urquhart spoke with the executive director of Unicef New Zealand, Dennis McKinlay, and asked how does this exhibition convey the unique perspective of the children impacted by the Christchurch disaster.

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Since the Tornados hit West Auckland yesterday, around 600 homes are still without power in the damaged suburbs of Hobsonville and Whenuapai.

Crews working through last night managed to restore power to around 700 other homes, but lines company Vector says the damage, particularly around the Scott and Clarke Road areas, is extensive and will take time to fix.

Brad Mills has a wrap on the situation 24 hours after the storm ravaged the area, including some audio from one of the construction site workers who saw three of his workmates perish.

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At times, people can feel like mere pawns in the game of life. King’s Strike, a new program on SAT-7 TÜRK, offers Turkish speakers a strategy for understanding this life on earth. Dan tells us more about this program which features the game of chess, which is really popular in Turkey.

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Are stepmothers really wicked and cruel?

That's to be the focus of a study being carried out by University of Auckland doctoral student, Anna Miller, who's completing her clinical psychology training.

She says popular children's stories like Cinderella and Snow White portray stepmothers in a negative light, so she wants to know how stepmothers feel about that stereotype.

Anna Miller joins George now to exposit more on the study.

At least three Assyrian Christians have been kidnapped recently from their villages in Hasake, Syria.

Two of the victims are young men and the kidnappers have asked for at least $100,000 USD in ransom for each.

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Well, today critics are out and about sharing their opinion about Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings prelude The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The movie uses Jackson’s innovation in shooting at 48 frames per second instead of the traditional 24 frames in 3D.

A reviewer from stuff.co.nz has described the high-definition image was as sharp, almost startlingly so initially.

Editor Steve Newall, from Flicks.co.nz, had the privileged of viewing the film and his comments.

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