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Join our heroes (SYFY WIRE’s Brian Silliman, Caitlin Busch, and Matt Romano) for a celebratory visit to the world of Star Wars each and every week, where they’ll cover everything going on in the galaxy far, far away. Celebrating the films in the saga? Of course. Exploring new movies and shows? On it. Big news? They’ll have it. New episode breakdowns for The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars, and more? Bet on it. From interviews, new canon reveals, intensely spirited discussions and more, JABBA THE ...
 
NIGHTWATCH , The radio show for Things That Go Bump In The Night - and the Largest independent Paranormal Radio show in the world! Broadcast in 14 countries incuding affiliates in Europe, Australia, Japan, China and Canada! Join host Todd Sheets each week LIVE Tuesday Nights 9 PM Central with replays at 6 PM Central on Wed and 10:30 PM Central Sunday nights here at Jackalope 105. You just NEVER know what you'll find on NIGHTWATCH! Some of the guests include: Jason and Grant from TAPS (Sci-Fi ...
 
Things are about to get weird when Tony, Casey, and Betty get together weekly to provide a “nerd’s eye view of pop culture.” These only children get silly as they chat and improv about movies, television, and all things pop culture. If you like comedy podcasts with a geeky twist, you should check out Geek Vs - A Pop Culture Comedy podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tony-henderson7/support
 
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 lesson about lessons is there only ever any good if you learn them. KiwiSaver, in some respects, has been a god send for a country that never quite had the knack of saving money. Generations of New Zealanders got to retirement and needed the state to help with super because they never quite had the idea that one day the wages would stop and the…
 
A doctor says suggestions children should be banned from playing contact sport because of concussion risks .. go too far. Neuroscientist Dr Chris Nowinski told TVNZ sports, including rugby, should be restricted in under 14s, to avoid repeated head knocks. But former All Black and Warriors team doctor John Mayhew told Mike Hosking that won't prevent…
 
The founder of New Zealand's first online high school says selecting school times will always be a fine balancing act. New South Wales is trialling staggered start and finish times in primary schools, to create more flexibility for families and reduce school rush hour traffic. The government is being urged to consider a similar trial in New Zealand…
 
text by Evin Priest Four new Covid-19 cases in Sydney have prompted NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to introduce several restrictions relating to masks across greater Sydney, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Sydney’s Covid-19 cluster has grown to nine with two new local cases recorded before 8pm on Saturday, while two more community cases were recorded …
 
The Ministry of Health has been conducting public consultation on burial reforms and cremation laws. It's now looking to set guarantee price transparency and minimum standards for funeral directors. The industry has been calling for the regulation alongside central registration. Tipene Funerals director and star of Casketeers, Francis Tipene told M…
 
text by Aya Elamroussi, CNN As the United States continues on a path to near pre-pandemic normalcy, experts remain concerned over low vaccination rates and the spread of variants, which could potentially exacerbate a pandemic that has upended life for more than a year and inflicted a damaging toll on Americans and the world. New York and California…
 
No hint of any intention of retirement from Winston Peters. The New Zealand First leader criticised a multitude of people and policies during his speech at the party's annual general meeting yesterday. It was Peters' first major appearance since the party failed to return to Parliament last year. He told Mike Hosking they'll be back for the 2023 el…
 
At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big-ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all. GDP Number: 7/10 "It's not all roses. It's stoked by the astonishing amount of debt thrown into the economy. But it's above zero and that’s a win any day." Inflation: 3/10 "This is the story for the rest of the year. It's real, it…
 
Victorians aged 40 to 59 seeking to book their first jab face waits of several weeks because the Covid-19 vaccination rollout has hit another hurdle. Under new health advice, 2.1 million Australians in their 50s yet to be jabbed are now being told they should not have AstraZeneca. Seven new cases of an ­extremely rare blood clot in AstraZeneca reci…
 
Police are warning Aucklanders to be prepared for a large funeral procession for a senior head hunter gang member today. There's expected to be a large number of patched members in Auckland to farewell a Head Hunters member who died in police custody. And there hasn't exactly been a good track record with these things - and questions are being aske…
 
New Zealand take on India in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship final beginning Friday, with a $2.24m prize up for grabs for the victor. The two sides were judged to be the best in test cricket after competing for nearly two years against seven other countries and will now face off on neutral territory in England, a rare sight for…
 
Grant Robertson says everyone needs to come to terms with the reality that interest rates are going to rise. Economists are now predicting a rise to the Official Cash Rate early next year. It follows a higher-than-expected 1.6 percent rise in GDP in the first three months of the year -- and America's Federal Reserve warning of interest rates rises …
 
A planned standalone cycle and walkway bridge next to the Auckland Harbour Bridge has come under fire for its cost, and a newly released figure shows the cost of it could far outweigh the benefits. Transport Minister Michael Wood did not provide the benefit-to-cost ratio (BCR) when he announced the new $785m project earlier this month – but has now…
 
So here is one of many major questions around the vaccine roll out The WHO still has to work out what we required by way of numbers for herd immunity, but they say its north of 80 percent. A poll out this week in Australia has hesitancy at 26 percent - That’s people that most likely won’t get a jab. That number is down, but not much. We are learnin…
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and US President Joe Biden agreed in a "constructive" summit today (NZ time) to return their nations' ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Putin said there was "no hostility" during the talks that wrapped up…
 
Russell Howard is mainstay British comedian around the world. His stand up and TV shows have become massive, with a global audience of hundreds of millions of people. He was in the country at the beginning of the year on a tour, one of the first international acts to head to our shores post-pandemic. Howard also toured Australia, so he decided to m…
 
The former top aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramped up his criticism of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, releasing what appeared to be private message exchanges in which Johnson branded his health minister "hopeless". Dominic Cummings, who was Johnson's most senior adviser until late last year, publ…
 
A real success story has emerged about a Covid business pivot. Many will remember Zorbing in Rotorua, like with a lot of tourist attractions they've had a hard time keeping the business afloat. So, naturally, they've switched to board games. The creators of Zorb have started up a new company, Potamus Games, and have launched a Kickstarter to help g…
 
The Mayor may be coming to the rescue to save the Hamilton Great Kiwi Beer Festival. The festival has been canned this year after Police and the DHB opposed their alcohol licence and laid down what are being described as "untenable conditions" despite restrictions being agreed to back in January. The conditions include further reducing the hours al…
 
The America's Cup has become far more than just a yacht race. This from the minister in charge, as Team New Zealand looks elsewhere for funding to mount its defence. CEO Grant Dalton says it's time to explore other opportunities, turning down the 99-million dollars on offer from the Government and Auckland Council. America's Cup Minister Stuart Nas…
 
There has been a positive start to New Zealand's trade trip to Europe. Trade and Export Growth Minister, Damien O’Connor, is there pushing for free trade deals with Britain, the EU, and France, after Australia signed an FTA with the UK. He arrived in London last night and has already met the head of the unions, the head of farmers, the Agriculture …
 
It's do or die for businesses impacted by the City Rail Link. Today at 9am businesses that are imminently due to close will gather as part of a demonstration of the steps of the Auckland council. They are calling on a decision to be made on financial relief and have invited Michael Wood, Stuart Nash, Phil Goff and Brian Roche to meet with them. Hea…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Although you don’t expect a lot out of things like the G7, a couple of observations can be made. 1 billion vaccines is tangible, but is yet again the result of exactly what we said would happen six months ago. People with money and influence get better deals no matter what you’re dealing with and a vaccine was never going to be any different. But o…
 
One of the most respected US news correspondents is calling time on his stint in the States. The BBC’s Nick Bryant has been in the USA since the 1980s, and has seen massive changes in the world's superpower over the last three decades. Now, he’s leaving the role behind and moving to be closer to family in Australia. So what's the journey been like?…
 
What should be the perfect opening to England's European Championship campaign — in its home stadium on a scorching summer afternoon — instead carries an element of trepidation about the reception the players will receive from their own fans. When players took a knee before both Euro 2020 warm-up games, the response from sections of England fans wa…
 
A warning for people intending to book a New Zealand Great Walk today: consider your abilities first. There's concern with off-peak season prices nearly $100 less than peak season for international visitors, less-experienced hikers could be tempted to book a bargain. The Department of Conservation says protocols haven't, and won't, be put in place …
 
The NRL yesterday gained some new fans for their tough policing of the game and high shots this season. 29-year-old Australian captain Boyd Cordner announced his retirement due to multiple concussions robbing him of his confidence to properly compete in the NRL. Cordner hasn't played since getting knocked out in November last year and although he w…
 
A virology expert says Boris Johnson is making the right call in extending England's lockdown restrictions. The British Prime Minister has delayed the easing of restriction by four weeks, from next Monday to July 19 due to rising cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19. Cambridge University's Chris Smith, founder of the Naked Scientist podcast, says…
 
An official apology for dawn raids that racially targeted Pasifika families and have been described as "state-sanctioned terrorism" is being welcomed by those impacted as a "very small start to the healing process". But advocates say to be truly meaningful the apology needs to be accompanied by a strong education campaign, compensation and pathway …
 
Concerns have been raised over New Zealand's continued export of shark fins. Figures from Seafood NZ show we exported nine tonnes of fins to Singapore last year, and four and a half tonnes to the Pacific Islands. In 2014, it was made illegal to remove fins from sharks caught in New Zealand waters and throw back the bodies. The fins that we've been …
 
It was labelled a shock, but is it really? The City Rail Link in Auckland ,the gargantuan mess that is ruining businesses, behind time and over budget, will in fact, it is reported, need billions and billions more to achieve what they said it would. It’s at $4.4 billion currently - and just think about that number. The CRL is 3.5kms long – that’s w…
 
Covid-19 restrictions are likely to remain in place in Victoria for at least the next four days. The Australian state has another two community cases of Covid-19 this morning, who are contacts of existing cases. But officials still haven't sourced six "mystery cases". Melbourne media personality Steve Price says the state's restrictions probably wo…
 
An Auckland real estate agent has had enough of unruly berms. Northcote's Rick Mozessohn is offering extra pocket money to local kids to maintain the grass on his street. "I'm gonna pay each set of kids 100 bucks and what they'll do is basically go along my street and mow any of the berms that look like they need a bit of TLC. I probably have about…
 
Challenges when it comes to reducing the amount of antibiotics dished out. An Auckland University-led study has found a drop-off in prescriptions during last year's Covid-19 response didn't result in more patients turning up at hospital. The researcher says GPs should aim to reduce the number of antibiotic prescriptions they write by around a third…
 
Most rental properties aren't meeting the Government's Healthy Homes standards. Data from Betta Property Compliance shows only about a quarter of homes are passing initial compliance inspections. The new standards set out minimum requirements for heating, insulation and moisture in rental properties. But Property Investors' Federation chief executi…
 
Plenty of agreement from world leaders, at the latest G7 Summit. Joe Biden and Boris Johnson have met with the leaders of other powerful countries in Cornwall, on the first leg of Biden's first overseas trip since taking office. The group had major disagreements about Brexit, and what it meant for the future of Northern Ireland. But correspondent P…
 
The generation dubbed "the Zoomers" would prefer to see their workmates in the office -- than on a Zoom call. New research by Mainstreet Insights shows seven out of 10 Australians see the workplace as their best source of social interaction. Generation Z were more likely to find the face-to-face connection important, while boomers were less likely …
 
Joe Biden is talking up the achievements, of the latest G7 Summit. The US President has met with leaders of other powerful countries at the meeting in Cornwall. The leaders agreed to fund a billion Covid-19 vaccine doses for poorer countries, and improve early warning systems to prepare for future health crises. US correspondent Richard Arnold told…
 
The Government's being accused of disguising tax as a fee. New rebates for new electric cars and used imports will be introduced next month. People can get a discount of 8,625 dollars for new vehicles and 3,450 dollars for used. The scheme will be funded by fees on higher emitting vehicles from next year. Transport Minister Michael Wood told Mike H…
 
Ransomware is a growing problem, and companies aren't making it any better by paying hackers the ransoms they're demanding. The meat supplier JBS USA paid an $11 million ransom in response to a cyberattack that led to the shutdown of its entire US beef processing operation last week, the company said in a statement Wednesday evening. The Colonial P…
 
Nate Carroll is currently working with the Guinness Book of Records to get his year long record verified - 1,500,231 push ups in a year, and counting, seeing as he still has until June 13. It equates to roughly 4000 press ups a day, and was done as a way to raise money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation's Fallen First Responder home programme. All…
 
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