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The Celtic Soul Podcast is a Celtic FC Fans Podcast. In each episode, Andrew Milne, editor of More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine, chats to Celtic players and Celtic fans from all walks of life about the issues of the day which concerns Celtic FC and the Celtic Fanbase. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Nothing quite like a NATO exercise on Russia's doorstep. The Queen made a grand appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Switzerland has voted to boost the availability of transplant organs by making everyone a potential donor after death unless they have expressly objected. UK correspondent Gavin Grey joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABO…
 
The farming sector has welcomed today's Emissions Reduction Plan. The Government wants to set up a new centre for climate action on agricultural emissions to find innovative ways to reduce emissions. President of Federated Farmers Andrew Hoggard joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABOVEBy Newstalk ZB
 
Some sad news for the business community today... With the passing of Brian Gaynor. The business commentator, co-founder of Milford Asset Management and backer of Businessdesk. Someone who knew Brian for decades is NZME's business commentator Fran O'Sullivan. Fran joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
It's a big week for the Finance Minister as he gears up to budget day on Thursday. Things were supposed to start big today with the release of the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan. But the lack of detail is what really stuck out. Finance Minister Grant Robertson joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
Was Wellington mayor Andy Foster right to pull the pin on plans to light up a Wellington landmark in Palestinian colours, after a warning he might upset Israel? The big Emissions Reduction Plan – not many specifics, a lot more consultation – has the plan fallen flat? A report into High Performance Sport has recommended the approach needs to be chan…
 
Wellington's mayor is defending his move to put the brakes on a Palestinian commemoration event. The Michael Fowler Centre was set to be lit up in the colours of the Palestinian flag tonight to mark Nakba Day ... which recognises the impact of a 1948 war with Israel. However, the capital's mayor vetoed it after MFAT expressed concerns about Israeli…
 
The findings of the Cycling New Zealand and High Performance Sport inquiry have been released, following the death of Olivia Podmore last August. The report found that there is an inherent tension between well-being and the pursuit of medal success, and recommends cyclists be treated as "people first, athletes second". Issues have also been raised …
 
The Government's released its long-awaited plan on how to reduce emissions – but many big decisions have been put in the "for later" basket. 570 million dollars will go towards funding low- and middle-income households to swap their old gas guzzlers for EVs. The Government wants 30% of our cars to be zero emissions by 2035... But hasn't gone as far…
 
The much-anticipated emission reduction plan's been released – what are the highlights and what has been the reaction? There's been a spate of ram-raids again overnight... what's the Government doing about it? NZ on Air's given a $220,000 grant for a film about Chloe Swarbrick – how have they justified that? Chief political reporter Jason Walls joi…
 
It’s the final week of the election campaign and it's looking like Anthony Albanese will be the next PM. Andrew Symonds's death continues to rock the cricketing world as the police investigation continues. The North Sydney Bears set to re-enter the NRL – but not in North Sydney. 6PR Perth Live Presenter Oliver Peterson joined Heather du Plessis-All…
 
I’m not entirely sure what James Shaw has been doing with his time. But whatever it is, it certainly wasn’t spent nailing down a climate plan. What he’s released today is very short on detail. Very short. This is supposed to be a big day for the Government by the way. The PM’s called climate change the nuclear-free moment of our generation. Her gov…
 
The number of fines issued over breaches of coronavirus regulations at British government offices, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence, has expanded to more than 100, London’s Metropolitan Police force said Thursday. Johnson admitted last month that he was among dozens of people who paid a police fine for attending lockdown-…
 
A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing's erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand a blanket crackdown on all forms of dissen…
 
Climate Change Minister James Shaw revealed his emissions budget this week and has been backed by both Labour and National. The budgets will see New Zealand have to reduce emissions quite significantly this decade. The Emissions Reduction Plan will be released on Monday which will outline how we get there. Business commentator Rod Oram joined Heath…
 
Russia has threatened to retaliated against Finland after the country’s president and prime minister said they wanted to join NATO without delay. Finland and Sweden are expected to make their NATO applications official on Sunday. NATO’s general secretary Jens Stoltenberg expects the process to membership to be quite quick. Russia has responded by s…
 
Brendon McCullum has been named test coach for England. The former Black Caps captain will take up the role ahead of the Black Caps test series against England in June. In other cricketing news, the Black Caps have announced their 20-man contract list. The most notable omission was fan favourite Jimmy Neesham, while Michael Bracewell was offered a …
 
Brendon McCullum has been named the new England test cricket coach. The former Black Cap captain will take the reins for the test side ahead of the series against the Black Caps in June in a deal worth $3.9 million over four years. McCullum currently coaches the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Former Black Cap Craig Cumming joined Heather du Ples…
 
Here’s a tip for the Maori Party: if you’re going to go out and suggest an entire electorate is racist, you need to get your facts straight. The Party’s announced today it is not standing a candidate in next month’s Tauranga’s by-election because doing so would mean “consciously sending out people into an unsafe environment”. You might wonder why i…
 
Move over Bird of the Year. We’ve now got an inaugural Tree of the Year competition and already it’s upsetting people. Kaipara Mayor Jason Smith is upset over Tane Mahuta not being among the nominees. Jason Smith joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABOVEBy Newstalk ZB
 
One vaccine expert isn't too concerned about Covid-19 heading into winter. Ashley Bloomfield today warned there could be another peak - when flu and RSV will also hit. Immunologist Graham Le Gros told Heather du Plessis Allan the latest variants haven't been very nasty and we are well-immunised. “I think what the Government should be worried about …
 
Warnings white supremacist material is a blight on Tauranga. The Maori Authority's chairman has offered sympathy for Te Pati Maori's decision not to stand a candidate in the seat over fears it would be unsafe, pointing to an Internal Affairs report that labelled Tauranga a hot-spot for white supremact hate speech. Matthew Tukaki told Heather du Ple…
 
The Maori Party have had to retract an inflammatory statement. This morning, Maori Party president Che Wilson announced they would not be entering a candidate for the Tauranga by-election over a claim that a Department of Internal Affairs report stating Tauranga is a hotspot for hate speech and white supremacy. But the report did not mention the re…
 
Finland's president and prime minister announced their support for joining NATO on Thursday, moving the Nordic nation which shares an 800-mile border with Russia one step closer to membership of the US-led military alliance. The Kremlin has responded by saying the move would be a threat to Russia and warned of possible retaliation. The statement of…
 
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