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The GIST of It is a twice-weekly podcast on what’s going on in the sports world. Hosts Ellen Hyslop and Stephanie Rotz discuss current sports topics like what to expect (and eat) for the Super Bowl, how Coco Gauff broke onto the tennis scene, and why Rafael Nadal picks his wedgie so much. Expect a hilarious yet informative conversation with a refreshing female perspective on the world of sports.
 
Livre 1. Voici le premier livre des Fables de Jean de La Fontaine publié par le fabuliste à l’âge de 47 ans. Inspiré de l’oeuvre du fabuliste grec Ésope, Jean de La Fontaine met en scène les animaux pour mieux décrire les éternels comportements humains. Éternels ? Oui ! Car plus de trois siècles après leur première publication, les lecteurs y reconnaissent la société contemporaine. (de Jean Lambert)
 
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Can councils for just one second please start caring about what they’re doing to businesses in their area? This decision to ban cars from central Wellington is so stupid. We all know this because we’re all seeing it roll out across our own towns and suburbs up and this country but this is now in Wellington on a bigger scale. Clearly this is moronic…
 
A new report has revealed the grim state of the country’s agribusiness sector. According to KPMG's latest agribusiness agenda report, morale in the food and fibre sector has fallen significantly since last year, and the industry is facing a number of challenges. Freight costs, labour supply, and the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy were among the iss…
 
Let's Get Wellington Moving plans to make the golden mile car free. It's announced that after public consultation, the 'transform' option is the most preferred. It means by the end of 2025 Lambton Quay, Courtney Place, Willis and Manners street will become car free, and instead give priority to pedestrians and buses. The plan still needs to go to t…
 
Are utes becoming a bigger problem for the Government? Utes are set to be impacted by the Government's Clean Car Discount - The scheme rebates the cost of electric vehicles and will charge a fee from users of high emission vehicles. Farmers and tradies have complained as there are no electric alternatives for utes at the moment. Yesterday, Prime Mi…
 
It seems more people are jumping on the alcohol free band wagon, with Australian sales doubling in the last 12 months. Zeffer Cider have revealed their alcohol free cider outsells their alcohol full cider. Chief Executive Josh Townsend told Heather du Plessis-Allan the rising popularity down to people wanting to be healthier. "I think it tastes ver…
 
Wellington's Mayor wants to ensure ample parking in the city when cars are kicked off some key roads. Let's Get Wellington Moving plans to make Lambton Quay, Courtney Place, and Willis and Manners streets by the end of 2025. It still needs approval from Wellington City Council and Waka Kotahi before construction can start at the end of next year. M…
 
The Director General of Health says they've had no indication from Pfizer there's any shortage of the vaccine. Our Covid-19 general roll-out will be done in age groups -- with those aged 60 and over invited to book from July 28. Vaccines will be arriving in weekly shipments which is why the programme is staggered. Dr Ashley Bloomfield told Heather …
 
A bigger rise in GDP than anyone expected for the first three months of the year. GDP went up 1.6 per cent in the March quarter - following on from a one per cent contraction in December. KiwiBank chief economist Jarrod Kerr says consumers and businesses spent more than anticipated. "So there's a lot more confidence in the economy, and that points …
 
Central Auckland business owners say officials have been complacent in the "decimation" of their livelihoods during City Rail Link construction. After more than four years of road closures and construction noise, two dozen people protested on the steps of the Auckland Council offices this morning demanding compensation. They used placards and a lou…
 
Tasmania has become the first to close its borders to anyone who visited a “high-risk” site in NSW as Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk advised against travelling to Greater Sydney. Ms Palaszczuk said travel restrictions to Greater Melbourne remained in place for another seven days even though Victoria had eased restrictions and was allowing…
 
There is no love lost between Phil Goff and Grant Dalton, is there? After the news broke today that Team New Zealand has rejected the offer from the government and Auckland City to keep the next America’s Cup in New Zealand, Phil Goff pretty much announced he’s turfing Grant Dalton and his crew out of the viaduct events centre as soon as their cont…
 
Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protestor who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday local time. Debris fell on the field and main grandstand, narrowly missing France coach Didier Deschamps, when the parachutist struck wires for an overhead ca…
 
One of the leading America's Cup veterans is vehemently against racing being held offshore. The defence of the Auld Mug looks to be heading offshore, after the holders were unable to reach a funding agreement with the New Zealand government for it to be held on these shores. Tom Ehman, who was vice-commodore of the Golden Gate yacht club when their…
 
Team New Zealand is looking abroad for the next America's Cup after rejecting a multi-million dollar Government and Council offer. The sailing team will now enter talks with other possible host nations. Chief executive Grant Dalton says they must explore other opportunities to ensure a successful defence. But he also says the end of exclusive negot…
 
The Government's agreed to add debt-to-income lending restrictions to the Reserve Bank's toolkit - but only on the condition it has minimal impact on first-home buyers. The move would cap how much someone can borrow based on their income. The Reserve Bank's been keen to add it for years, but only now has the Government given the go ahead. Finance M…
 
New Zealand's anti-terrorism hui has been marked by a mass walkout from members of the Muslim community. The country's first hui on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Ōtautahi/Christchurch involved experts discussing the evolution of terrorism risk in New Zealand, online extremism, the role of media, and the consequences of hate. The wal…
 
Mike King has returned his New Zealand Order of Merit medal in a protest over the mental health system. He’s led a group of about 100 in a silent march along Wellington’s waterfront to the Beehive, where his wife and daughter joined him in returning the gong. King says today's action is because promises in the 2019 Well-being Budget haven’t been me…
 
Cristiano Ronaldo has wiped off $5.2 billion of Coca-Cola’s market value this morning. It happened after he took the sponsored Coca-Cola bottles off the table in front of him at his press conference, and told people to drink water instead. AUT marketing lecturer Jessica Vredenburg told Heather du Plessis-Allan that this wouldn't have been what the …
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government put its best foot forward in its offer to Team New Zealand - and wants Kiwis to tell the team how they feel about the prospect of the event moving overseas. The comments come after Team New Zealand officially rejected the Government's $99 million bid to host the next America's Cup in Auckland. Arder…
 
An American president won't side with Moscow over his own intelligence agencies. There will be no talk of a "reset" in Russian relations. And it is highly doubtful that anyone will gaze into Vladimir Putin's eyes and discuss his soul. But beyond that, it's not clear what will happen Wednesday in Geneva when President Joe Biden meets Putin for the f…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government considered exemptions for farmers and tradies for its feebate scheme - but ultimately decided against them because they would be "hard to operationalise". The scheme, announced on Monday, is designed to increase the number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the country, and aims to reduce gr…
 
This survey out today about Kiwis’ changing attitudes to China is fascinating, albeit not surprising. It shows that 35 percent of kiwis now perceive China as a threat, which is a reasonable increase from last year, when it was 22 percent. There are only two countries we see as a bigger threat and they are North Korea and Russia. And for the first t…
 
A medical ethicist is slamming a tactic used to hide medication in rest home residents' food. Research shows the method is common among staff, who say it's only done in the best interest of residents who deny it. But Auckland University's Tim Dare told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's a worrying practice. "Under law in New Zealand, every patient has a…
 
In today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen and Steph talk about how TV broadcasters deal with medical emergencies in live sporting events, after watching Danish soccer star Christian Eriksen suffer a cardiac arrest during the Euros on Saturday. And then Ellen gives us a personal WTF moment after her sports fandom was questioned. It’s a can’t-miss. Today’s …
 
The Government's push for more EVs and crack-down on gas guzzlers hasn't gone without impact on our markets Z Energy has been trading lower since the announcement. And the Climate Change Commission's report has been causing big uncertainties for the market. Grant Swanepoel, director of equity research at Jarden, told Heather du Plessis-Allan the dr…
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19, a decision he said will save thousands of lives as the government speeds up its vaccination drive. In a press briefing, Johnson voiced his confidence that the new date for the lifting o…
 
Britain and Australia had agreed on a free trade deal that will be released later Tuesday, Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan said. The agreement is the first for Britain since it left the European Union. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison had reached agreement on the deal during negotiations in Lond…
 
There's now seven senior staff at Rotorua Lakes Council who can call themselves deputy chief executives. The Local Democracy Reporting Service reports one has a minimum 40-thousand-dollar pay rise, while another is undergoing a salary review. Council chief executive Geoff Williams says there's an organisational realignment underway, changing its ap…
 
Seven senior staff at Rotorua Lakes Council can now call themselves deputy chief executives, and one has had a minimum $40,000 pay rise. Another deputy chief executive is undergoing a salary review. The move has been described as "unbelievable" and “laughable” by a former Rotorua mayor, who says he believes there is little chance the change will en…
 
Kiwi kayaker George Snook is racing against time to raise $10,000 to compete in the 2021 Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships in Slovenia. The 17-year-old from Rotorua was recently voted 2021 World Grom of the Year by 500 of the world's best kayakers. The slalom junior worlds race runs from July 6-11, and Snook must leave in two weeks. The world…
 
Questions around why online tests are still being conducted at Alert Level 1. An Auckland University student claims groups are sharing answers on social media before tests. It's alleged students are also sitting tests together after meeting at a friend's house. Students Associations Union President Andrew Lessells told Heather du Plessis-Allan all …
 
New Zealand's top spy boss has warned of the real possibility the Christchurch Mosque attack could inspire similar events. The first hui on countering terrorism and violent extremism has begun in Christchurch. Security Intelligence Service director Rebecca Kitteridge says they continue to see March 15 discussed within extremist groups. "Accordingly…
 
The Prime Minister has slammed the ABC’s “baseless conspiracy theories” over claims he was influenced by old family friends linked to the QAnon cult to refer to “ritual sex abuse” or that he planned to holiday with the couple in Hawaii during the bushfires. The ABC’s Four Corners program examined the QAnon cult on Monday night and the involvement o…
 
The University of Auckland is taking the mickey. There are allegations that students sitting exams right now are cheating on a huge scale, because the university is allowing them to sit their exams from home on their computers. Which means they can and are either simply sharing answers with each other online during the exam, or they’re calling each…
 
Grant Dalton is expected to tell Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron members tonight that Team New Zealand has no option but to defend the America's Cup off shore The three month exclusive negotiation period with the Government ends on Thursday. It's understood there is a significant gap in what the Government is prepared to offer and what Team New Ze…
 
This week we give an update on the latest gymnastics news including the Russian Cup and Tokyo Olympic qualifiers. In the second half of the episode we have an interview with 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion, Carly Patterson! Carly shares stories from her Olympic experience and that fateful day she won the Olympic AA title! Thank you to our monthly …
 
The Government is speeding ahead with incentives for electric vehicles but is facing backlash. New rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be introduced on July 1st - with fees on higher emitting vehicles to help fund the scheme starting next year. It follows the Climate Change Commission's advice to increase the uptake of low emissio…
 
The Government has denied it's Clear Car Discount breaking tax promises. It yesterday announced a fee would be tacked on to newly imported, higher emitting cars from January 2022. Meanwhile, Kiwis who opt for an electric vehicle will be offered big discounts on both new and used car from July 2021. Finance Minister Grant Robertson told Heather du P…
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of the Delta variant first identified in India. While hosting the Group of Seven summit in southwest England, Johnson conceded over the weekend that he had grown more pessimist…
 
Doubt is being thrown over the deliverability of big construction projects in the capital, where there is roughly a 140 per cent shortfall in the number of construction workers. Across the entire country, it is estimated an extra 65,000 workers are needed to be able to complete the programme of works being launched by both the private and state sec…
 
Sir Eion Edgar, a Queenstown-based investor, businessman, philanthropist, husband and father, has died aged 76. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer since late last year. Sir Eion made a big difference in New Zealand as a philanthropist in sport, education, youth, arts, sports and health. He was the chairman of numerous charitable trusts and orga…
 
Tomorrow could be the day that the world finds out if aliens are a thing - or not. The Pentagon will release a report in front of the US Senate on all documented UFO sightings this month. UFO Focus director Suzanne Hansen told Heather du Plessis-Allan she's anticipating there won't be a great deal in the report because they haven't had much time to…
 
Toyota's snapped back at the Government for spreading misinformation about the future of electric utes. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today claimed the car company plans to bring in EV utes within the next two years, saying in her morning interview rounds: "We're hoping in the next 12 to 24 months, the likes of Toyota are talking about bringing in …
 
Jonathan Steckbeck is the founder of Peptilogics, a biotechnology platform company that develops best-in-class novel peptide drugs for unmet medical needs. He also has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. Amongst other problems, his company Peptilogics is focused on developing a new ca…
 
A member of the Polynesian Panthers during the 70s is eager to see more than an apology for the dawn raids. At an event in Auckland on June 26, the Government will formally apologise for the 1970s dawn raids on Pasifika, Māori, and other people of colour. Melanie Anae says she's waiting with bated breath to see what other detail there might be. She…
 
Federated Farmers wants new fees on higher emitting cars to be rural proofed. The Clear Car Discount scheme is offering new EV buyers a rebate of up to $8625. But it'll be funded by a fee on high emission vehicles such as utes staring from January. Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard told Heather du Plessis-Allan there are no current alterna…
 
Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth leads a list of more than 1000 Australians to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. The Thor heart-throb was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to the performing arts as well as his commitment to charitable organisations. A total of 1190 Australians were reco…
 
A political commentator has put his support behind a controversial Christchurch Mosque attack film. Almost 60,000 people have signed a petition against "They Are Us", a new movie set to focus on Jacinda Ardern's response to the March 15 attacks. The petition, led by the Muslim community, has criticised the film for focusing on the Prime Minister in…
 
Anyone else starting to develop the niggling feeling that Labour is anti-motorist? If you are, that’s a problem for Labour. Of course, I’m asking this question off the back of the EV announcement yesterday. The political nerds right know will be wondering how much is this new petrol car tax going to hurt Labour. Answer, not a lot right now, because…
 
Recent changes to Default KiwiSaver Schemes have reignited the debate about whether active or passive fund managers are better. People who don't pick a KiwiSaver fund themselves will be assigned a Default fund from now on, but all of the funds available are passive. Sam Dickie from Fisher Funds thinks that having an active fund is better. “As we go…
 
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