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Best Radio Southland podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Radio Southland podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Space Oddities is an astronomy show, brought to you by Mike Bailey and Rach Bailey with regular panelist Megan! It features “What’s in the sky this month?”, local astronomical events, space history, interviews with astronomy experts, and updates of the latest international space news! If you’re a hardwired space nerd, or are interested in astronomy, this is the show for you! Space Oddities airs at 9.30pm on Mondays.
 
Since the late 1970’s Southland artist and musician John Husband produced a daily comment piece, first for Radio New Zealand, and then on Foveaux Radio – which developed into his own long running talk show. Since retiring from radio in 2001, John has now returned to present a selection of his old scripts to show how much (or how little) has changed since the years they were first read. It’s a wonderful trip back in time, and though provoking too! “Talking in Circles” airs at 12.10pm and 5.10 ...
 
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 Manic Crew hang out with Jack, who does the SOAR show with William, here at Radio Southland. They talk about sport, Mike King, and Jack's goals for his show. Stacey and Brad play the 2nd part of their 90s playlist and as always, the show is full of good banter and heaps of laughs! This is the Crews 3rd last show, so get it into your ear holes n…
 
Amid pervasive backsliding on social distancing, Britain has made masks mandatory in shops and France is weighing whether to require people to wear them in public places. Scientists say the two countries' governments should have done so ever since they started easing lockdowns — like many other European nations did – instead of exposing their popul…
 
The World Health Organisation has unveiled its first ever 'digital health worker' using artificial intelligence. She's been created by Kiwi company Soul Machines, which makes artificially intelligent avatars who can read emotions and answer customer queries. Florence has been created to interact with people online and dispel myths around covid-19 a…
 
The World Health Organization's chief on Monday slammed some government leaders for eroding public trust by sending mixed messages on the coronavirus and warned that their failures to stop their countries' spiralling outbreaks mean there would be no return to normal "for the foreseeable future." WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did n…
 
The Warehouse founder has joined a group of the world's richest people calling on governments to raise taxes on the rich - in a bid to help with the recovery from the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Sir Stephen Tindall is the only New Zealander on a list of millionaires from different countries who have penned a letter titled "Millionaires for Humanity." …
 
The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it's unclear how soon…
 
The Serious Fraud Office investigation into Labour is to do with paintings it sold at silent auctions to raise money. The party's the latest to be probed by the SFO, for donations in 2017. Newstalk ZB political editor Barry Soper told Mike Yardley the artist has a particular figure the painting is worth and when it goes above that, it can be consid…
 
A Pacific bubble could be on its way for Kiwis within the next week. It's been revealed the Cook Islands Prime Minister held discussions with Jacinda Ardern overnight. Deputy prime minister Mark Brown told Mike Yardley they have the best health measures in place to keep both countries safe from Covid-19. “I’m hopeful both countries health officials…
 
Maybe it’s my DNA, my Irish roots, but I love potatoes. Agria, Red Rascals, Ilam Hardy…spuds rock. Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Oamaru Jersey Bennies. Our one billion dollar potato industry is a relatively intimate one, employing around five thousand people, in growing and processing. With year round harvesting, it’s a stable employer. An…
 
A political commentator says Todd Muller was clearly struggling with discipline in the National Party. He's resigned as leader, saying it's become clear to him he's not the best person for the job and the party needs someone who's comfortable in the role. Ben Thomas told Mike Yardley there was nothing resignation-worthy about the events of the past…
 
It seems the pressure of leading the Opposition caught Todd Muller off guard. He's resigned as leader of the National Party after 53 days in the role, saying it has become untenable from a health perspective. It's just 67 days to the general election. Former United Future leader Peter Dunne told Mike Yardley the intensity of the cauldron at the hel…
 
Todd Muller has resigned as leader of the opposition. He says it's become clear he's no longer the best person to be Leader of the Opposition and the National Party at this critical time for New Zealand. Muller says the role's taken a heavy toll on him and his family, and it's become untenable from a health perspective. Political editor Barry Soper…
 
Team New Zealand have come under media fire again over the weekend, with revelations that their team base at the Viaduct Events centre was secured for the peppercorn rental of one dollar a year. Official Information documents outline that the team’s bargain deal is locked in until March 2022, with a maximum lease term for a further five years. Que …
 
Overseas evidence suggests the Green Party's proposed ban on fossil fuels could be a step in the right direction. The Greens want to bring forward the government's 100 percent renewable energy target by five years and re-instate the ban on building new fossil fuel electricity generation. Tokoma Park City, just out of Washington DC, has finished pha…
 
Isn’t it interesting that organised crime, gangland, is being lined up by a swathe of political parties for special attention this election? National set the stage in its discussion document late last year, with the big splash on Strikeforce Raptor. Whether that policy idea has survived the leadership change remains to be seen, but National is sure…
 
There's uncertainty and unease amongst the people of Hong Kong. Tensions are rising following China's decision to pass a controversial national security law, allowing it to punish political uprising more easily. Hong Kong correspondent Jennifer Creery told Mike Yardly one pro-democracy figure has already fled. She says others are making contingency…
 
Police say the failure of a major law change around drugs is due to lack of available services. Under the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill, police officers can use their discretion to issue drug users with a health referral, rather than a prosecution. Roughly 2800 people have been brought to court for drug use/possession between mid-August 2019, when…
 
The south Sydney pub at the centre of a growing coronavirus cluster reportedly failed to take the names and contact details of some patrons, as more infections were linked to the venue on Sunday. At least nine of the state’s new virus cases have been linked to the Crossroads Hotel in Casula, with Australia’s deputy chief medical officer Nick Coatsw…
 
Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,8…
 
The Health Minister says a new isolation facility for Australian deportees will be secure but it won't be a prison. A new single dedicated isolation facility is being established this week. The Government's been forced to set it up at an undisclosed location, after Australia advised it would resume its controversial deportation programme. Chris Hip…
 
How many times have we heard of entertainers, sportsmen or aspiring stars with bright futures appearing in court for their thuggish crimes, only to be discharged without conviction. How many times have we heard the tired old sob stories from their legal counsel, about how a conviction for an assault, no matter how brutal or depraved , would cause i…
 
Helen Clark has taken on what she's calling "mission impossible". The former prime minister has agreed to lead a major international review into the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organisation has appointed her to co-chair an independent panel, reviewing how the UN agency and governments around the world responded to the virus. It will cons…
 
5G is currently rolling out across the country, despite the best efforts of protestors who are blaming it for ills from cancer to coronavirus.Karime Kuri is an expert in the introduction of emerging technologies around the world. She's about to appear virtually at the festival for the future, a New Zealand event where entrepreneurs and leaders from…
 
A solid jump in retail spending and higher-than-forecast sales tax revenue point to consumers being in good heart. Seasonally adjusted retail card spending jumped 16.3 per cent in June compared to May when it spiked 78.9 per cent from the lockdown month of April, Stats NZ figures show. Core retail spending – which strips out expenditure on fuel and…
 
Poking the Chinese bear will only come back to haunt us. That's Sir Don McKinnon's view on the Government reviewing agreements with China, after the passing of a new security law in Hong Kong. The New Zealand China Council chairman told Mike Yardley our relationship with the country has never been easy over 70 years. 'We have faced China's handling…
 
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. can obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns for a criminal investigation but sent a second request by Congress for the records back to lower courts. Here are some key questions and answers stemming from the decision: Q: WHAT WAS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S CASE…
 
The Southland Chamber of Commerce is going to fight the planned closure of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. Rio Tinto's Southland based smelter company will stop operations in August 2021, due to high power costs and poor outlooks for the industry. President Neil McAra says it's a devastating blow. He told Mike Yardley they want to engage with the Go…
 
Victoria’s two largest ever coronavirus outbreaks have now been linked, forming one huge cluster that health authorities are scrambling to contain. Investigators say it is now clear the 113-case Al-Taqwa College cluster and the 159-case public housing towers outbreak have strong connections. It is not clear which may have become infected first. Bot…
 
Kiwi scientists have found a promising new treatment for Covid-19 – but say Government funding is needed to get it out of the lab and into human trials. A team led by Auckland Hospital immunologist Associate Professor Rohan Ameratunga has been developing a "decoy" molecule - delivered through an inhaler - designed to stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus from …
 
It’s a hammer blow for Bluff, for Invercargill, for Southland. So many jobs, so many livelihoods heading for the shredder over the next fourteen months. One thousand at the smelter and sixteen hundred downstream jobs. Ten per cent of the regional economy. But as much as Rio Tinto has a penchant for playing who blinks first, I respect the Finance Mi…
 
Former prime minister Helen Clark says she hesitated about heading a global Covid-19 review panel "because it's mission impossible." The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appointed Clark to co-chair an independent panel, reviewing its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the response by governments. She will look at how the outbreak happened …
 
The most exacting measure on which we rate political leaders is judgement. It’s the yardstick that really counts. Are they decisive, are they assertive and clear-eyed in their judgement? Dominating Jacinda Ardern’s negatives is the perception that she’s too kind, indecisive and too forgiving of fools. The Prime Minister might possibly have been the…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a $761 million investment to help councils upgrade "run down" water services across the country. In a politically charged piece of symbolism, Ardern and Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta chose the site of the water bore found to be the source of the fatal Havelock North campylobacter outbreak in 201…
 
The National Party is looking for a new candidate in the Clutha-Southland seat, now that Hamish Walker has quit. He admitted to passing on private details of Covid-19 patients to the media. Clutha Mayor Brian Cadogan says people in the Clutha Southland electorate are stunned and disappointed with Walker's actions. He told Mike Yardley most people b…
 
Doctors at the Vatican's pediatric hospital said today they have successfully separated conjoined twins whose skulls were fused back-to-back, an exceedingly rare surgery for an equally rare congenital defect. The twins, Ervina and Prefina Bangalo, were born June 29, 2018 in Mbaiki, the Central African Republic, with their heads attached and sharing…
 
If you're sick enough to visit your GP, you should probably be tested for Covid-19. Chris Hipkins says in recent days the number of tests processed does not meet Government expectations. The Health Minister's instructed officials to ramp up testing for the virus, with daily testing rates not meeting targets on a number of occasions this week. Offic…
 
Relief for both employers and people on temporary work visas. The Government's announced some short-term changes to visa settings. Temporary work visas due to expire by the end of the year will be extended by six months. The national announcement was made by Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. Lees-Galloway also announced the cap on the number…
 
The British government unveiled a raft of measures Wednesday it hopes will limit an anticipated spike in unemployment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Most noteworthy were a new bonus plan aimed at getting firms to retain workers that have been idle for months, as well as tax cuts for hard-pressed firms in the tourism and hospitality sector…
 
Calls for stricter rules for people at managed isolation facilities. So far, two people have escaped from their facilities, the second on Tuesday evening, from the Stamford Plaza hotel in Auckland. The 32-year-old man went to the Victoria St West Countdown, and has since tested positive for coronavirus. Otago University infectious diseases expert D…
 
So first we had the break out from the Pullman. Now the sneak out from the Stamford. Public confidence in our MIQ facilities is wobbly, despite the military precision that was drafted in to beef up our MIQS, two weeks ago. The absconders have exposed that this trust-model system is heavily at the mercy of voluntary compliance. It’s the chink in the…
 
More than 1000 jobs appear set to go in Southland, with Rio Tinto announcing it plans to close the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter next year. The Australian mining giant announced on Thursday that it will start a wind-down of operations and the eventual closure of New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS). It comes after its own strategic review conclude…
 
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