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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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The nine to three school day is getting a make-over across the ditch. The New South Wales Government is set to start trials in primary schools to stagger start and finish times, to create more flexibility for families. It's hoped it will stop the drop off and pick up traffic as well. Principal of Auckland's May Road Primary School Lynda Stuart told…
 
I don’t know what happened to my afternoon yesterday, but I found myself watching the livestream of Winston Peters’ speech. I know. Who even am I? I was standing by to hate it, hate everything he said, regular listeners will know I’m not a fan of this man. I was one of the first people in the media to rule him out last election when everyone said ‘…
 
Winston Peters doesn't need the support of all Kiwis to get back into Parliament. He told supporters New Zealand First will be back come 2023 at the party's annual meeting in East Auckland yesterday. Peters spoke about the increasing use of the name 'Aotearoa' over 'New Zealand' in his speech. Former National and ACT Party leader Don Brash told Kat…
 
The long drought is over for the Blues. They're Super Rugby Transtasman champions after toppling the Highlanders 23-15 in the final at Eden Park - their first title in 18 years. Three penalties after halftime put the visitors up by two, before a penalty and a 77th minute try to loose forward Blake Gibson got the Blues over the line. Blues coach Leo…
 
The Warriors' finals hopes continue to dive, after a costly 10-6 loss in Newcastle. Just like the earlier clash with the Knights this season, the Warriors were sunk by a late try, with Brodie Jones crossing in the corner in the 75th minute. This defeat will be extremely tough to take. They had plenty of chances, but couldn't make anything count, wi…
 
Black Caps paceman Kyle Jamieson says the New Zealand bowling unit will take a lot of confidence after an even start to the World Test Championship final against India in Southampton. Bad light ended play early while rain stoppages saw the sides leave the field a number of times on day two following a full opening day due to rain. At stumps, India …
 
It's shaping up to be a battle of Bledisloe Cup proportions as Australian head hunters begin luring Kiwi talent across the Tasman with pay offers that make it impossible for local employers to compete. Once news that a trans-Tasman bubble was imminent, approaches started to ramp up. Now that the bubble is open, the Aussies have landed and the tug-o…
 
So, it’s been a weird week. Last Saturday someone stole our garden wheelie bin from the curbside. It can’t have been an easy heist. It was a very full bin, a very heavy bin, and a bin filled with sharp prickly bougainvillaea cuttings. It will have been a bummer to empty – so perhaps there’s a touch of karma there. As far as theft goes - other than …
 
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian A hilarious and moving story set amongst an Indian immigrant community in Atlanta, where the weight of parental expectations sits heavily on their children. Neil Narayan really only has eyes for Anita, the girl next door, but in trying to conform he partakes of “lemonade” made through alchemy by Anita and her mother,…
 
It has been a tough year for the hospitality industry, with multiple lockdowns hitting businesses hard, while border closures are making it tough to find work. But there's a chance for the sector to celebrate with the Hospitality Awards. Travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss how it works. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
Dr Paul Wood has rapidly become one of New Zealand's key motivational writers and speakers. He has previously spoken about his journey from prisoner at the age of 18 to doctor of psychology in his bestselling book ‘How to Escape from Prison’. Now, he's followed that up with a new book, Mental Fitness: Build Your Mind for Strength and Resilience Eve…
 
During the winter months, it's quite common for us to take a vitamin C supplement. But what is Vitamin C and how is it used in the body? Will it boost your immune system and help you get better from a cold/flu faster? Naturopath and wellbeing expert Erin O'Hara joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss the benefits of the supplement. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
There's no denying that hiccups can be a real pain in the throat - they are annoying and sometimes exhausting as you try to get rid of them. Everybody has their favourite cure, from scaring people to drinking a glass of water quickly. Well now one group of scientists have invented a new type of straw that they say stopped hiccups in around 92 perce…
 
Two very different shows are making a comeback this week. Amazon Prime detective drama Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, is back for its seventh and final season which streams this week. And for a different type of audience, animated comedy Rick and Morty is back for its fifth season. Flicks editor Steve Newall joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss the …
 
Landing the job as editor in chief of Elle Magazine was all Justine Cullen had ever dreamed of since she was a teenager. However, her dream did not turn out to be all she thought it would be. The award-winning fashion magazine editor details her time at the helm, as well as her experiences raising four kids that she co-parents with three Dads, in h…
 
Coq au vin with parsnip mash (serves 6) 1.5kg skinless, bone-in free range chicken thigh 2 cups red wine 6 baby white onions, outer skin removed 2 tbsp oil pinch flaky salt and white pepper 200g button mushrooms 6 rashers streaky bacon 1 cube chicken stock dissolved in 1 cup water ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley + extra for garnish 12 Cos lettuce lea…
 
New Zealand First supporters will be holding their breath this morning ahead of a significant speech by leader Winston Peters. It’s one of the first public appearances he’s made since being booted out of Parliament last year. Chief political reporter Jason Walls says much is riding on what Peters has to say. He says the veteran politician has gone …
 
Sir Michael Cullen is known for a number of roles while in politics: former deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Attorney General, deputy leader of the Labour Party from 1996 to 2008. He left parliament in 2009, but certainly didn’t slow down, going on to hold a number of public service roles. He has slowed down over the last year, after Sir…
 
One person is dead, one injured and residents of more than 1200 mostly Papatoetoe homes - 60 of which are now uninhabitable - have been left picking up the pieces after an ordinary Saturday morning turned to terror when a tornado ripped through South Auckland. It was just before 8.30am when the tornado struck, in a matter of seconds tearing off roo…
 
New rules for commercial fishing operators are hoped to stop illegal fish dumping and protect endangered species. The Government is banning commercial fishers from discarding unwanted fish overboard again. It's also paying to put cameras on 300 fishing boats, to keep a better eye on what goes on at sea. Auckland University Fisheries expert Glenn Si…
 
Maroon 5 has a new album, Jordi, and it’s brought out some brutal reviews.Pitchfork says “The most you can hope for from Maroon 5 is oblivion. The band hummed and strummed their way into perpetual background music, cooing sanded-down soft rock in every Starbucks. It was anaesthesia. Levine became a bland, steady presence in pop culture, preaching b…
 
Fruit tree maintenance Here are a few quick-fire ideas to get the best out of your fruit trees in the future… and it all starts by planting (and some pruning) in the winter! 1) Do your home work – select tree varieties you actually like to eat! (or like the look of – blossom?) 2) Buy good stock from good nurseries and check if they need specific po…
 
Lawmakers want to take away the surprises from subscriptions Everything is a subscription these days and companies have made it very easy (and appealing!) to sign up for a trial, only to then sign you up at full price without a reminder. A group of bi-oartisian US lawmakers want to change that. The Unsubscribe Act does it in a couple of ways: + it …
 
A whole generation of parents have turned to Steve Biddulph for parenting advice. The author of classic books Raising Boys and Raising girls as well as around a dozen other parenting titles. He’s described as one of the world’s best-known parent educators. After a career of helping us raise kids, Steve’s turned his hand to helping the rest of us, w…
 
Pear, blue cheese & walnut tart Pears pair with tangy blue cheese and honeyed walnuts in this gorgeous tart. Makes 26cm tart Pastry 200g wholemeal flour 100g chilled butter ½ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons ice cold water 2-3 pears 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup brown sugar 3 heaped tablespoons cream cheese 75g crumbled blue cheese (I used Kapiti creamy bl…
 
Winston Peters has ended his long-running media hiatus by appearing on Australian morning TV and giving the vaccine rollout in New Zealand a bit of a kicking. It’s been too slow, he says.Easy to criticise when you’re out of government of course, but is that fair? I think it’s worth considering a really basic question: What was the primary aim for N…
 
Police didn't make a single arrest after hundreds of gang members blocked roads and crisscrossed Auckland on bikes and hanging out of cars all day. The gangs were out in force after a large funeral procession for one of their own this morning. NZ Police Superintendent Karyn Malthus told Heather du Plessis-Allan that the gangs were well behaved duri…
 
Police appear much more likely to charge people for drug use/possession in Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, Auckland city and the Bay of Plenty than in the rest of the country. The regional differences are revealed as the Government reviews an aspect of the Misuse of Drugs Act to ensure police discretion for charging drug users is applied consistently across…
 
A major gang member's funeral, and the procession that followed, appears to have gone off without a hitch. Hundreds gathered for a service at a church in Grey Lynn, before the procession traversed across Auckland. During the service, police temporarily closed part of the street outside the church.. Gang expert Dr Jarrod Gilbert told Heather du Ples…
 
Thousands of permanent Air New Zealand staff will get $1000 worth of company shares. Chief executive Greg Foran told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's to say thank you for the job they've done over the past 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic. He says the staff have gone above and beyond - including pilots who've had over a hundred Covid-19 tests and en…
 
text by NZ Herald India have seized the initiative in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand by naming their starting XI a day early. That's despite rain pouring at the venue, and the whole first day in doubt due to the forecast. India have opted for two spinning all-rounders and three seamers, paying no attention to the conditions o…
 
Text by Ariane de Vogue and Chandelis Duster, CNN The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday in a decision that will leave the law intact and save health care coverage for millions of Americans. The justices turned away a challenge from Republican-led states and the former Trump administration, which urged the ju…
 
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