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After 33 years behind the Newstalk ZB microphone, Leighton can’t give it up completely. There were so many requests to continue his opinionated commentary that the prospect of podcasting was born. So, without restriction, Leighton will continue to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!
 
Home is where the heart is, and there’s no question that Kiwis LOVE property. Newstalk ZB’s OneRoof Radio Show is a full-house of property talk, tips and tricks. Leading industry experts join us to discuss and debate the latest in market trends, investments, DIY and much more. Step inside The OneRoof Radio Show and make yourself at home.
 
Open your mind to the world with New Zealand’s number one breakfast radio show. Without question, as New Zealand’s number one talk host, Mike Hosking sets the day’s agenda. The sharpest voice and mind in the business, Mike drives strong opinion, delivers the best talent, and always leaves you wanting more. The Mike Hosking Breakfast always cuts through and delivers the best daily on Newstalk ZB.
 
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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…
 
Several things about our GDP number this week. One, its absurd we are waiting till now to get details about the economy from January, February, and March. The irony being we are about to end the second quarter of the year and we haven’t even got the statistics for the first. Two, just what is it going to be? The thing almost everyone is agreed upon…
 
On this week's podcast:Adam Creighton makes his first guest appearance. For three years, he was the economics editor for The Australian. Earlier this year he became the bureau head for the paper in Washington D.C.His column “Covid-19: When Governments Started Lying to Us” earned him a guest spot this week. We talk economics, politics and social mat…
 
San Francisco announced the return of its iconic cable cars. Disneyland threw open its doors to out-of-state tourists. And Gov. Gavin Newsom marked the day with Hollywood flair, visiting Universal Studios to celebrate the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions and what he called the "full reopening" of the Golden State's economy Tuesday. "California…
 
There is good news for those sick of Cookie Times and plain corn chips, Air New Zealand are stepping up their game when it comes to in-flight food on domestic flights. They have teamed up with Eat My Lunch as part of a trial. Eat My Lunch are likely to be making little wraps or croissants as well as other things - which could sit alongside other sn…
 
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…
 
Universities will come together to discuss allegations of cheating. A student has claimed cheating during online exams at Auckland University is widespread -- with students gathering on group calls to discuss answers. The university is investigating after being alerted to the issue and has warned tutors to be extra vigilant around academic miscondu…
 
The co-owner of a major farm machinery business wants more rural sector acknowledgement from MPs. A record number of Labour MPs will be at Fieldays 2021. Power Farming's Brett Maber says farmers often get a bad rap - but they've had a good season, especially given the past year. He says some in the sector have concerns about environmental and gover…
 
There are some big questions for authorities and community leaders on how New Zealand can prevent further terror attacks. The National Countering Terrorism Hui is entering its second day in Christchurch. Police National Security Advisor Cameron Bayly says a big focus from day one has been the threat of isolated individuals. He told Mike Hosking the…
 
Nearly a third of all adults became victims of crime last year - but only a quarter of all crimes were ever reported to the police. People said the most common reason for not reporting offences was that it was too trivial, there was no loss or damage, or it was not worth reporting, followed by the feeling that "police couldn't have done anything" a…
 
I’m wondering how much Covid unsettled us in terms of work. You know all that time reassessing how we work – office versus home, all that downtime to ponder what it is we do. And for many, a time to re evaluate priorities. Some unfortunate ones lost jobs, had to retrain in new areas, take on different jobs, weigh up how to cope with no job at all i…
 
A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros in fines and damages Tuesday over a campaign to spy on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in France. Two former Ikea France executives were convicted and fined over the scheme and given suspended prison sentences. Among the other 13 defendants …
 
The United Fire Brigades' Association wants ACC coverage for volunteer firefighters, not just for paid firefighters. There are 13 and a half thousand firefighters in New Zealand, and 11 and a half thousand of those are volunteers. ACC would cover the likes of work-related cancer claims and post-traumatic stress disorder. The association's CEO, Bill…
 
No final decision has been made about where the next America's Cup will be held - but it is highly unlikely that it will be in New Zealand. Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton on Tuesday night told more than 400 members of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) that it was extremely unlikely that an agreement with the Government to stage the ne…
 
It has been revealed our rest home staff are commonly hiding medication in food. It's called Unauthorised Covert Administration. And the report into it says staff are facing ethical concerns between respecting resident's wishes, and giving them their needed treatment. The report’s co-author, Ngaire Kerse says even though the report has a small samp…
 
A village of campervans has had to be set up for this year's Fieldays vendors. The giant four-day agriculture event at Mystery Creek, in Hamilton, begins today. Chief executive Peter Nation says a lot of the city's accommodation is being used for emergency housing and managed isolation facilities. He says it hasn't been an easy project setting up t…
 
Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how smartphones are changing the way we handle our cash. Hosted by Frances Cook. We've all heard about how Covid-19 forced us to do years worth of digital adoption in just a few short weeks, and now, we've got some numbers on it. The Financial Service…
 
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…
 
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