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2020 may go in the record books as an epic fail for all the challenges it gave us. Elizabeth Day prefers to think of it as the year we got a lot of opportunities to learn about what to do when life doesn't go to plan. She's a writer and host of the podcast, How To Fail. Her new book brings together the lessons she's learned not from success but fai…
 
In Dunedin, all eyes are on a famous corpse flower at the Dunedin Botanic Garden. It blooms sporadically and emits an odour so rancid it's been compared to a rotting corpse in the process. Keenly waiting on that smell is the garden's Winter Garden Plant Collection Curator, Stephen Bishop. He speaks with Te Aniwa Hurihanganui.…
 
Researchers have found that ensuring quality sleep for young people is more effective for their mental health and well being than restricting time on social media. Study co-author, Dr Damian Scarf talks to Jesse about the study they carried out showing that quality slumber should be prioritised over restricting time on social media to help young pe…
 
The Auckland Busking Festival is gearing up for a spectacular end to the month. Jugglers, acrobats, circus performers and even fire eaters are girding their loins the weekend of the 29th of January. Among them is Mitchell Pitch, better known by hi performing moniker Tripp Hazard. He's an acrobat and circus ringmaster, as well as a whole bunch of ot…
 
Women have been watching the night skies for eons, but have not always gained the recognition they deserved. But they have a champion here in Auckland, in architect Bill McKay You might know his name, he's a regular urban issues commentator on Nine to Noon on RNZ. Bill is also a star-gazer, and he has a specific interest in the women of astronomy w…
 
Have you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes at a Kiwi fish and chip shop? As far as settings for digging into the greasy world of human lives and relationships it must be hard to batter. Author, broadcaster, columnist and Lyttleton local Joe Bennett has penned a play titled The Die which he's billing as a 'deep-fried psychological t…
 
The riots in Washington DC on the 6th of January stormed headlines around the world for their ferocity and the type of people involved. Many of the people in the riots and who stormed the Capitol building were wearing patches and insignia of several self-defined "Militias". Where did these militias come from and how do they work? Dr Amy Cooter is a…
 
Magicians around the world are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first time a woman was sawn in half. The illusion was first shown to the public by PT Selbit in Finsbury Park in London in 1921. 100 years on members of The Magic Circle will be meeting online to celebrate and show off their versions of this classic trick. Bernard Reid is New Z…
 
A new exhibition in New Plymouth offers a stark interpretation of the impact of colonisation on Maori. Subtitled - 'a cautionary tale about human endeavour in Aotearoa New Zealand' - it pulls no punches in drawing parallels between the land wars, confiscation and environmental and economic problems of the present day. Our Taranaki Whanganui reporte…
 
A team of Nepali climbers has set a new world record by becoming the first to reach the summit of K2, the world's second highest mountain, in winter. Dozens of climbers this winter had hoped to achieve the same feat on the mountain that's often called "the savage mountain". Nita Blake-Persen speaks to Christine Jensen Burke, the only New Zealand or…
 
Just weeks before the government appoints commissioners to the Tauranga City Council, local leaders still don't agree on the best way for the city to move forward. The council is set to be replaced by commissioners early next month following a string of problems - including bitter infighting among councillors and governance issues. Jean Bell report…
 
The mayor of South Taranaki, Phil Nixon, says he's shocked to hear the police have launched a homicide inquiry after two people were found dead in Hawera early this morning. Emergency services, including two ambulances, were called to the property in Taranaki just before 3 o'clock. One person at the scene has been arrested and the police are not se…
 
The earth is heating up, and so are hopes for climate action in 2021. Climate change strikers say they'll be back this year, after their plans for 2020 were stifled by the global Covid-19 pandemic - starting with a rally at Parliament on January the 26th. It follows a report from NIWA that found last year was New Zealand's 7th warmest year on recor…
 
The entertainment promoter, Gray Bartlett, says immigration decision-makers are playing favourites over which overseas music and comedy acts are being allowed into the country. British comedian Russell Howard is about to tour New Zealand and other acts allowed in this summer include drag queen RuPaul and musicians appearing at Northern Bass in Mang…
 
Half of the people in a new union survey say Covid-19 had a negative impact on their working life. That's the finding of the Council of Trade Union's annual work-life survey, which shows a snapshot of people's work experiences. And 42 per cent of the people surveyed say workplace bullying is an issue - a number only marginally down on last year. Co…
 
The Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce are applauding a one way travel bubble into New Zealand as an exciting first step for the island nation. On Thursday, passengers from the Cook Islands can fly into New Zealand and skip managed isolation. Nita Blake-Persen speaks to Fletcher Melvin, the President of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce and head o…
 
It has been a long night for the American team challenging for the America's Cup after the American Magic monohull capsized. The team had been sailing towards their first win of the America's Cup Challenger Selection Series when disaster struck The boat was temporarily airborne before crashing back to the water and tipping over. They've now got the…
 
Hawke's Bay is one of Aotearoa's premier wine spots, drawing in tourists from across the country and around the world. But the region has recently been making a name for itself because of its craft beer offerings, with several taprooms opening just in time for summer. RNZ's Hawke's Bay reporter, Tom Kitchin, has been checking them out.…
 
It's crunch time for apples - an orchard owner believes New Zealand could face a shortage in the coming weeks. The apple season is set to start sooner than usual, due to warm temperatures, but there may not be enough hands to harvest them. Apple imports are also being interrupted by international shipping holdups. So is New Zealand facing the great…
 
The number of tennis players forced to quarantine for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne has risen to 72, after another person on a charter flight to Australia tested positive for Covid-19. A member of the broadcast team became the fourth person to test positivefor the virus. New Zealand tennis player Artem Sitak is one of the play…
 
An Auckland foodbank service is still trying to meet the demand from families affected by the very first Covid-19 lockdown. The Village Community Trust founded by All Black legend Sir Michael Jones has been inundated with requests since the first lockdown when thousands of parcels were distributed - and things haven't stopped. Reporter Louise Terno…
 
Some families in emergency housing are reporting their children are becoming emotionally distressed because of their living conditions. Demand for emergency accommodation has escalated this past year with the number of emergency housing grants increasing by half last year. Those working in the sector say it's not a good environment for families, an…
 
An innocent man who was mistakenly arrested and held at gunpoint by police says he is traumatised and has not been offered any official apology or help. Brandon Moase said he and his friend were ordered to their knees by police yesterday in a street in West Auckland, handcuffed with guns pointed at them, before being released 15 minutes later after…
 
An Auckland man who had a gun held to his head while his young son watched on is shaken by the Police's actions. Brandon Moase and his friend were handcuffed with guns pointed at them, in a busy mall carpark, before the Police admitted they'd got the wrong people. Mr Moase says he has not been offered any apology or help, but the police say otherwi…
 
There's unprecedented security around Capitol Hill in Washignton DC, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Thursday. All 50 American states are also on alert for possible violent protests. National Guard troops have been sent en masse to Washington DC, to deter any repeat of last week's deadly riots. The Biden team has set out its pl…
 
The Covid-19 recovery minister, Chris Hipkins, says New Zealanders have to wait for the vaccine to roll out in countries being ravaged by the virus before they'll get their turn. New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine roll out will be the largest ever mass immunisation campaign in our history and the government is hoping it will be available to the general…
 
The American Magic yacht is back at its base on Auckland's waterfront after a dramatic capsize yesterday. The team were sailing towards their first win of the America's Cup Challenger Selection Series when disaster struck on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. The AC75 monohull was on its foils and flying when the crew, helmed by New Zealander Dean Barker, lo…
 
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