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Best Zealand podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Zealand podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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A record number of people have taken a bite out of their Kiwisaver to satisfy financial hardship. New Zealanders took more than $109 million out of their KiwiSaver accounts last year. The Financial Services Council's Richard Klipin says withdrawal numbers would be expected to naturally grow alongside Kiwisaver membership. But he told Kate Hawkesby …
 
Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson joins Kathryn to talk about fines against three broadband providers who continued to bill customers after their contracts had ended. She'll also look at some of the fish hooks that can come with buying a property off the plans - what should buyers know about sunset clauses? Rebecca Stevenson is Stuff's busines…
 
Kathryn Ryan talks with Sir Peter Gluckman about his new book exploring the unintended consequences of human innovation. The president-elect of the International Science Council, former Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, and distinguished Professor at the Liggins Institute of the University of Auckland has co-authored Ingenious with Mark Hanso…
 
Another 99 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, the Japanese health ministry says. The Diamond Princess has been docked outside Yokohama under quarantine since February 4 after people on board were found to have been infected with Covid-19. The total number of virus carriers has n…
 
USA correspondent Ron Elving looks at whether Bernie Sanders can continue his momentum as the Democrats head to the Nevada and South Carolina primaries. He'll also look at how super-billionaire Mike Bloomberg's campaign is going, and whether President Trump will be able to continue to try to erase the work of the US government investigating Russian…
 
The pressure is on New Zealand food producers to keep up with rapid global advances with a warning that relying on traditional meat and dairy will not keep up with changing consumer tastes and demand. The Asia-Pacific region's largest agrifood tech event, EvokeAg gets underway in Melbourne today and more than a hundred New Zealand agritech speciali…
 
Angry residents in the small Canterbury town of Prebbleton are likely to take legal action to fight to have a say over an expansion of a waste processing plant. The Regional Council is allowing only 38 properties within 500 metres of the plant to make submissions about the plan to discharge contaminants into the air for the first time. Anan Zaki re…
 
Nearly 80,000 adults were the victims of offending by family members in 2018. The report by the Ministry of Justice is part of the ongoing New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey collecting information on New Zealanders' experiences of crime. It also shows the majority of family violence is experienced by Maori and women. The Ministry's manager of res…
 
The 11 New Zealanders in quarantine on board the cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, are being offered seats on a plane that's leaving Japan for Australia tomorrow. Not all of them want to go despite another 99 cases of Covid-19 being confirmed on the ship in the past 24 hours. Auckland business owner Wren Manuel told us he and his wife and his wife…
 
The Ministry for Primary Industries is refusing to bend the rules on raw milk, leading to a stand-off with one Hawkes Bay supplier who says the existing regulations will kill the business. It follows raids in December, when, MPI confiscated milk from eight unregistered suppliers in six regions around the country, after a year-long investigation.…
 
Syrian refugees are in a desperate race to outrun the fighting as the Syrian army pledges to continue its campaign to wipe out militant groups "wherever they are found". Tens of thousands of people are on the move. Nearly 700,000 of the newly displaced are women and children, according to the latest UN figures. Emma Beals is a Kiwi who has been cov…
 
Tourism New Zealand says international tourists are starting to get nervous about travel and it's having an impact on the sector here. The government yesterday announced it would provide $11 million to boost the tourism market and try to lessen the blow of Covid-19 and travel restrictions. Stephen England-Hall is chief executive of Tourism New Zeal…
 
The tourism industry is breathing a sigh of relief that the Government is stepping in to try to lessen the blow from Covid-19 and subsequent travel restrictions. It's getting $11 million for a marketing campaign to attract visitors from outside China. Charlie Dreaver reports the details of how exactly the money will be spent are very thin.…
 
Rio Tinto is refusing to acknowledge a handshake deal it made with the Gore District Council to remove toxic waste from the Southland town of Mataura. The company reiterated in a statement yesterday the owner of the premix material stored in the town's old paper mill is now the New Zealand Government's. Rio Tinto says they will still provide $1.75 …
 
Taliban fighters attacked Afghan government forces overnight, and militant commanders said their operations would continue until they get fresh instructions based on a deal with the United States to reduce violence in the country. The US and the Taliban are perhaps just days away from announcing an agreement that could pave the way for peace talks …
 
A grieving father wants a crackdown on logging companies saying they should have to prove they are safe before they're allowed to hire workers. Doug Laing's son, Les died three years ago when he was crushed between a shipping container and an excavator. His employer, logging exporter Guru NZ, was sentenced yesterday in the Manukau District Court an…
 
The National Party has flagged a tax cut package if elected - saying New Zealanders are struggling under the costs imposed by the coalition government. But there has been little detail offered, except to say cuts would benefit "average wage earners". Paul Goldsmith is National's finance spokesperson. He speaks to Corin Dann.…
 
A lobbying firm run by a New Zealand First Foundation trustee pushed for a law change on behalf of a property development company, which then donated tens of thousands of dollars to the foundation. Doug Woolerton took on apartment developer Conrad Properties as a client for his firm, The Lobbyist. He was lobbying for changes to the foreign home buy…
 
The Serious Fraud Office has laid charges relating to two donations made to the National Party - one in 2017 and one in 2018 - both of a $100,000. At the end of last month the Office confirmed it was pursuing criminal charges against four people in relation to donations paid into a National Party electorate bank account. National Party leader Simon…
 
The New Zealanders in quarantine on board the cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, are being offered seats on a plane that's leaving Japan for Australia tomorrow but not all of them want to go. A chartered Qantas flight will fly more than 200 Australians from Tokyo to Darwin with another two week quarantine awaiting them when they arrive back home. T…
 
The UK is facing another day of flooding and travel chaos as it struggles with its second major storm in less than a week. Some areas have recorded more than double their average rainfall for February already and more than 300 flood warnings are in place. Many parts of the UK under several feet of water, damaging homes, closing roads and damaging r…
 
Schools may need more power to order students to quarantine themselves to prevent the spread of pandemic viruses. Macleans College in Auckland has hundreds of foreign students and asked 260 of them to self-isolate because they recently arrived from China. The school's principal, Steven Hargreaves, told RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen, i…
 
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