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Best Newstalk ZB podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Newstalk ZB podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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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!
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Recent polls on legalising recreational cannabis show support falling for the 'yes' vote, but also a significant number of undecideds who could ultimately swing the September 19 vote. The 'yes' and 'no' campaigns are pulling together funding and strategies to reach voters - including the roughly 10 per cent of undecided voters - in what is expected…
 
"This is about understanding, this is about empathy and this is fundamentally about your safety." Those of the words of Tauranga mayor Tenby Powell spoken at a public meeting called after a spike in gang violence in the Western Bay of Plenty. Roughly 250 people have gathered at a public meeting which is being facilitated by Powell and the Western B…
 
Trump loyalist Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone's crimes demanded a significant time behind bars, but she said…
 
Trump loyalist Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone's crimes demanded a significant time behind bars, but she said…
 
A German who shot and killed nine people of foreign background in a rampage that began at a hookah bar frequented by immigrants had posted an online rant calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our midst,” authorities said Thursday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the attack exposed the “poison” of racism in the …
 
Veteran Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor will notch his 100th test for the Black Caps today, when he takes the field in the first match against India at the Basin Reserve. The 35-year-old has scored 7174 runs at an average of 46.28, scoring 19 hundreds including a high score of 290. The first ball from the Basin Reserve is at 11:30AM, with live, ball…
 
An NCEA level one revamp is being supported by principals. The Ministry of Education has proposed a number of changes to the year 11 curriculum, after the Government gave the green-light for a "comprehensive review". The changes are expected to make level one broader, keeping students' options more open. John Paul College principal Patrick Walsh to…
 
Changes to the Tenancy Act could drive rent prices even higher and increase homelessness. The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill passed its first reading at Parliament yesterday and is progressing to the select committee stage. It proposes a ban on rental bidding, limiting rent increases to just once a year, and ending no-cause evictions. Propert…
 
Gun lobbyists are being directed to focus their attention on New Zealand First, as debate continues over changes to our firearm legislation. The Arms Legislation Bill passed its second reading last night - by a slim majority of 63 to 57. It paves the way for a firearms register and a maximum two year prison sentence for those who supply firearms to…
 
Two passengers with coronavirus from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have died, according to Japanese news reports. They were an 87-year-old man and 84-year-old woman, both Japanese, the public broadcaster NHK reported, citing government sources. These are the first deaths associated with the coronavirus outbreak on the Diamond Princess, which has…
 
Companies in Britain are warning that a new immigration system that priorities skilled workers could lead to labour shortages in industries including farming and social care. The UK government on Wednesday unveiled a system under which potential immigrants to the country will be assigned points based on their specific skills and qualifications, pot…
 
Schools are increasingly resisting attempts to make them enrol children who have been kicked out of other schools for violent behaviour. Primary school principals say they are facing a "growing sea of violence" and the Ministry of Education (MoE) has told MPs it is having difficulty directing schools to enrol violent students. "What we are finding …
 
Demand for private jets has soared since the coronavirus outbreak. Operators have reportedly seen a 300 per cent increase in enquiries to get people out of China. Paramount business jets' Darin Voyles told Heather du Plessis-Allan family members abroad are trying to help, as well as people in China trying to move. He said the issue is tying up crew…
 
The Government has announced it's going to replace the Social Investment Agency - with the Social Wellbeing Agency. The social investment approach was Bill English’s brainchild to identify and target social services to the most disadvantaged people. Now the approach is set to get more into "wellbeing". Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepulon…
 
A Hawke's Bay MP has hit out at criticism of Oranga Tamariki's handling of a boy brutally beaten in his Flaxmere home saying they are "damned if they do and damned if they don't". The Ministry, which last year had to apologise for the handling of an attempted uplift of a baby at Hawke's Bay Hospital, now finds itself in the eye of another storm for…
 
Warning: Distressing content The brother of murdered mum Hannah Baxter has revealed his family's desperate attempts to save her from her "monster" husband. Baxter, 31, died at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital overnight after being doused in petrol by her estranged husband and the children's father, Rowan Baxter, 42. The children - Aaliyah, 6…
 
It's not just New Zealanders who love Wellington's craft brewery scene. Punters across the globe have raised a glass to the capital's Garage Project brewery in the latest world rankings. Co-founder Jos Ruffell to be ranked 59th on the popular RateBeer's top 100 amongst the world's best is a great feeling. He told Kate Hawkesby getting more New Zeal…
 
It's time to catch up with British acting royalty. Sir David Jason made his big break way back in 1967, and went on to star in Only Fools and Horses, and of course, A Touch of Frost. Now, the iconic show is returning to our screens, with A Touch of Frost coming to streaming service Acorn TV. Sir David Jason joined Mike Hosking to discuss what we ca…
 
There are opposing views on whether alcohol should be permanently banned from Christchurch rugby league sidelines. A city council hearings panel will weigh up submissions today. Canterbury Rugby League supports the call, saying dealing with regular alcohol related problems dissolved in last year's alcohol ban trial. But Canterbury Rugby League Mast…
 
New Zealand Media and Entertainment's Radio Sport has today announced it has chosen not to renew the rights to broadcast live commentary of New Zealand Cricket's domestic season (domestic and international matches played in New Zealand) next summer. Radio Sport will continue to keep Kiwi cricket fans in the know across next summer with match update…
 
The Housing Minister is making very few promises over the progress of Kiwibuild construction. Figures on the number of new homes completed in January will be released over the coming weeks. The scheme's been criticised for its slow progress. Megan Woods told Mike Hosking she's not expecting January's numbers to be much of an improvement on last yea…
 
It's understood a mayoral task force is being mooted as Wellington City Council moves into damage control over what some councillors are calling a water crisis. An urgent meeting was held yesterday after two major wastewater pipelines failed within a month of one another and a string of burst water mains, which left hundreds of residents without wa…
 
RNZ Two New Zealand passengers leaving the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. They were barred from taking the evacuation flight which left Tokyo at 5am. The pair were among eight New Zealand passengers due to arrive in Auckland tonight. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said during fin…
 
Up to 200 Kiwis could be saved each year if a common medicine preventing stomach ulcers was avoided in hospitals' intensive care units (ICU). That's according to the largest ever New Zealand-led randomised clinical trial involving 27,000 critically ill patients from five countries. "Hundreds of New Zealand patients and tens of thousands of people i…
 
Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year. Farms, food factories and care homes said Wednesday that they will face severe labor shortages un…
 
By RNZ A bill that would bring together all 16 of the country's polytechnics by establishing the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) has passed its third and final reading in Parliament. The Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill passed 63 votes to 57. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said the current…
 
A housing commentator is rubbishing suggestions the state of housing in New Zealand is a human rights crisis. United National Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, has been in New Zealand over the past 10 days to assess the situation. She's says it's clear there's a housing crisis and is struck by how unanimously suppo…
 
Nearly a third of New Zealanders now in their early 40s have tried meth at least once, suggests new research exploring the link between the drug and violence in society. The Otago University researchers behind the study also found that those who used methamphetamine at least once a week were between two and five times more likely to be involved in …
 
A free speech advocate says it's disappointing a philosopher has been barred from talking at SkyCity. Controversial Australia philosopher Peter Singer is being forced to find another Auckland venue for his speaking tour, after his June event was cancelled. Singer's been criticised over his view it could be ethical for parents to euthanise a severel…
 
Kiwi couples and solo mums seeking IVF are being misled, according to a new study which has found major variations in the way fertility clinics measure their success rates. Experts say this is a "huge concern" as people who are infertile can spend up to $150,000 on IVF, which is a process of fertilisation combining egg with sperm outside the body. …
 
Shane Jones wants to introduce a new law to protect meat and dairy industries from plant-based replacements. He told Newstalk ZB’s 'The Country’ that "This notion of veganism and almond powder or something akin to that is going to replace genuine red meat, genuine dairy milk, it needs to be stopped in its tracks." He says he’s planning to take it t…
 
Calls for leadership on a national level in facing the country's water problems. The Auditor-General has released a report detailing New Zealand's issues with its water systems. It looks at the way councils and the Government oversee drinking water, wastewater, allocation and river quality. Water NZ's Lesley Smith told Mike Hosking we have floods a…
 
Pressure from ratepayers and Government agencies to do more about climate change is a main driver behind ECAN's proposed rates hike of almost 10 percent. ​The first fully-elected councillors since the earthquakes will approve the Draft Annual Plan tomorrow before it goes out for consultation.​ ​ Deputy Chair Peter Scott isn't happy about the rates …
 
There is gratitude in the Far North for government support to help residents get water to their homes and businesses. The area is in the middle of a serious drought. $2 million from the Provincial Growth Fund will go into setting up temporary water supplies in Kaikohe and Kaitaia. The Far North Council is putting $400,000 towards it. Mayor John Car…
 
There are calls for an update to our electoral laws after two separate investigations by the Serious Fraud Office. Four people with alleged links to the National Party will be in court next week. As well, the SFO is investigating the New Zealand First Foundation. Political commentator Liam Hehir told Kate Hawkesby change could be a good idea, to ma…
 
The Electricity Authority plans to ban the use of offers to "win back" customers within 180 days of a customer leaving - beginning at the end of March. Electric Kiwi is applauding the decision, saying the win back scheme only helps out the big companies. CEO Luke Blincoe told Mike Hosking the scheme didn't cater for smaller companies. "The best pri…
 
Shane Jones says stories about New Zealand First are a distraction - and driven by hysteria. The party's mysterious foundation is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. Meanwhile, photos of journalists taken by someone linked to New Zealand First were leaked to an online blog. Jones told Mike Hosking he's not surprised the office is invest…
 
The Health Minister says the Government is continuing to take an extremely cautious approach to coronavirus. Up to 11 New Zealanders are due to be evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama later today. They'll be on board a Qantas flight to Darwin with about 200 Australians. The Kiwis will then be transferred to the Whangaparaoa e…
 
Former Austalian prime minister Tony Abbott has revealed the "highest levels" of the Malaysian government believed from "very early on" that the MH370 tragedy was a murder-suicide plot. Speaking in a new documentary set to air in Australia this week, the former leader, who was PM when the plane disappeared over the South China Sea in 2014, said it …
 
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