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Our podcast brings you our latest insights and practical advice, helping you navigate change with confidence. Hear from diverse voices - from the UK’s top business leaders to athletes, psychologists and politicians - on the issues that matter today. For more expert insights, or to find transcripts for all our episodes, visit our website, at pwc.co.uk/businessinfocus
 
A potential revolution in the energy industry is being led by the ongoing shift from the current system (based predominantly on fossil fuels) to a low carbon, smarter, and electrified system. Join PwC and third party experts in this podcast, as we examine the accelerating changes and the innovators who are tackling the sector, as it becomes increasingly digital, distributed and personalised.
 
We’re living in an era of transformation of our public services. The demands of an ageing population, the growing potential of digital to engage citizens in new ways, and continued public spending restraint are reshaping the public sector. Our monthly podcast with Nick C Jones, Director of our Public Sector Research Centre, explores the latest issues facing public sector organisations.
 
Big issues call for big ideas. We ask business leaders from a variety of industries how they are shaping their companies to meet the challenges of the future. From AI to Big Data, from shifting workforces to achieving growth, this series delves into how these leaders are planning to meet these challenges head on with bold ambitions and fresh thinking.
 
Trade matters to the UK economy. And as we prepare for Brexit and to leave the single market and current customs union, it matters more than it has for a generation. In this series of podcasts our experts will be discussing all aspects of trade as the UK navigates its exit from the EU and moves to a new global trading environment.
 
If you're fed up of hearing all the bullshit, jargon and cliches around leadership, this podcast series is about getting real. I talk with top leaders and leadership thinkers as they share their ideas and insights on leading in a world that's radically different from the one still being taught in business schools. The world needs different thinking and acting right now and leaders, believe it or not, must lead the way. Out with the top-down command-and-control models of the 20th Century, and ...
 
As a management consultant myself I’ve always been lucky to have mentors who have guided me through my career. When I was in house I regularly had quality time with Senior Partners that helped me rapidly accelerate my career and has continued to help since I’ve gone out on my own. While I had this great resource and knowledge bank to draw on I know many friends in Consulting aren’t as lucky with some only speaking with senior partners on a monthly or quarterly basis. That’s why I created thi ...
 
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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Melbourne has erupted with cheers as the world's longest lockdown was officially lifted overnight. Victoria's sixth coronavirus lockdown was finally lifted at 11.59pm on Thursday after 262 days of harsh Covid-19 measures since the pandemic hit. The CBD erupted and cheers and applause could be heard echoing through the city as the clock struck midni…
 
The All Blacks have their obligatory stop in the US before heading to Europe on their end of year tour. The team takes to the field against the US Rugby Team on Sunday morning at FedEx Stadium in Washington, D.C. Eagles coach Gary Gold told Mike Hosking rugby is starting to become a big deal in the US. “Hopefully the All Blacks are very popular in …
 
New Zealand’s 15-year Free Trade Deal with the UK is being hailed a triumph. We are only about point two of a percent of UK exports so their tariffs are gone from day one. For us, no tariffs for wine, honey, onions and hoki - while dairy, lamb and beef have increasing tariff free quotas before the tariffs disappear entirely before the 15-year perio…
 
Brian Laundrie's family lawyer has been forced to hose down a chilling theory that Laundrie's parents, Roberta and Chris, planted his possessions in Carlton Reserve before they were found by police. Steven Bertolino gave his first interview after remains, a backpack and notebook were found in the search for Laundrie, who has been named a "person of…
 
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. Drip Feeding Covid Announcements. 2/10. "What a shocking week this has been and what a crappy way to treat a population. An announcement on Monday of more announcements. An announcement on Tuesday, an announcement on Wednesday inv…
 
Calls for rapid antigen testing to be implemented in the aged care industry. The tests are commonly used overseas and can be done at home and deliver a result in as little as 15 minutes. Radius Residential Care will allow vaccinated and tested visitors into their Level 3 facilities next week, despite the Ministry of Health advising family and non-e…
 
Yet another reason to thank Boris Johnson and be grateful that there remain a few visionaries about the place that want us to prosper and succeed. By all accounts, our free trade deal with the UK is a winner. It's open and truly free, the hurdles remain few and far between. The gains we stand to make are enormous. It's a tangible example of what we…
 
The Government's being urged to set clear and realistic targets for its new Covid restrictions. Their set to announce a tiered framework of restrictions this morning, to replace the existing alert level system. It's likely to see us getting more freedoms, as we reach certain vaccination targets. Auckland University Emeritus Professor of Medicine De…
 
Disappointment, but no surprise, for Waikato residents facing an extended lockdown. Parts of Waikato will stay at Alert Level Three for the next six days subject to a further review on Wednesday. It includes the Waitomo, Ōtorohanga, Waipa, Hamilton and Waikato districts including: Te Kuiti, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Raglan, Ngāruawāhia, Huntly and Te …
 
In today's podcast I wanted to speak about the great resignation. I always wanted to cover news of another big 4 accounting ceo stepping aside. Go to https://www.tryvoomer.com/big4 to get 10% off or use code big4 at checkout. Support our podcast through the following link https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ZDdaxk7GK If you are inquiring about being a gue…
 
In today's podcast we discuss news about PwC selling their global mobility practice. We also discuss a couple of interviews that EY did on CNBC. Go to https://www.tryvoomer.com/big4 to get 10% off or use code big4 at checkout. Support our podcast through the following link https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ZDdaxk7GK If you are inquiring about being a gu…
 
Nikki Sixx is a name synonymous with Rock and Roll. He, of course, was a founder member of Mötley Crüe along with Tommy Lee. And as we know, the band dominated the charts for years with their most successful album, Dr Feelgood staying on the charts for 114 weeks. Sixx has had quite the life story, and he's telling a part of it in his new book The F…
 
Let me give you one of my working theories at the moment. We have, as an example, a couple of debates or scraps that, depending on who you listen to, depends on what you might think is happening. One, ICU capacity in our hospitals. Two, saliva testing in the public sector as opposed to the private. I wonder how much of what Ministers say in public …
 
An entertainment battle has emerged in recent times: Subbed vs Dubbed. The extremely popular Squid Game has reignited the discussion after complaints that the English dub over lost a lot of the emotion and character growth. A lot of the big shows now are foreign, meaning subtitles, or a terrible dubbed version that gets widely panned. But the most …
 
Concerns about the number of students returning next week. From next Tuesday, years 11 to 13 students under Alert Level Three are able to go back to school ... with the Government considering options for years 1 to 10. PPTA President Melanie Webber says told Mike Hosking some schools will have up to two thousand students back in the classroom. She …
 
The Health Minister is confident the health system will cope with the coming rise in Covid-19 cases. New Zealand recorded 60 new community cases yesterday, but much higher case numbers are possible in the coming days. People with symptoms or exposure in Auckland's New Lynn and the North Shore's Rosedale, Redvale, and Bayswater are being told to get…
 
The Central Otago District Council is picking good ideas to reduce fruit loss New research has found more than 10 percent of fruit grown on orchards in the region isn't being sold or eaten. The district council commissioned the study. Suncrest Orchard Manager Michael Jones told Mike Hosking there's always going to be some form of wastage. “I mean i…
 
Concern about a lack of consultation on the High-Wealth Individuals Research Project. It's aimed at figuring out how much the ultra-rich pay in tax, as a share of their economic wealth. Inland Revenue has started writing to 400 New Zealanders with a net worth of at least $20 million, asking about their assets. PWC partner Geof Nightingale told Mike…
 
Vaccinations are likely to be saving many lives in Britain's latest surge in Covid case numbers. The country has recorded another 179 deaths today, on its eighth consecutive day of more than 40-thousand cases. Brits are now facing the possibility of more restrictions in the coming months, with officials bracing for up to 100,000 cases a day over th…
 
In today's podcast I discuss how the big 4 accounting firms can be improved. Go to https://www.tryvoomer.com/big4 to get 10% off or use code big4 at checkout. Support our podcast through the following link https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ZDdaxk7GK If you are inquiring about being a guest on the show, please see this link first. https://big4accountingf…
 
Tennis players who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination are unlikely to get a visa to enter the country for the Australian Open in Melbourne in January, according to the political leader of the state which hosts the season-opening major. Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews has already introduced a vaccine mandate for professional athletes comp…
 
Surely in these dark and troubled times, a level of cooperation from unlikely foes has to be welcomed. The deal done between the Government and National over housing at last addresses, at least in part, one of the biggest obstacles to supply. The councils. We have, for years, argued around all the other issues that prevent supply growth in housing.…
 
Is the last summer before we see the price of beer go up in this country? It's already set to happen in the UK - increased costs and crippling supply shortages has 80 percent of British pubs saying they plan to or already have raised their prices. The threat of the 30p rise means people are calling for a freeze on the alcohol duty rate so that pint…
 
Wellington's Mayor says a new bill to allow more housing intensification goes against the Government's climate change objectives. The rules would allow as many as three homes, up to three storeys, on most sites, without resource consent. About 105,000 extra homes are expected to be built in the next five to eight years. Andy Foster told Mike Hoskin…
 
National is calling on the Government to move faster, to scrap the MIQ system and end lockdowns. The Government is due to announce its own vaccination targets on Friday, and stepped changes to managed isolation in the coming week. National says it would do so once 85 to 90 percent of the country is double-vaccinated and had hit certain milestones, …
 
Today could be another record-breaking day for Covid case numbers in Auckland and Waikato. New Zealand recorded 94 new community cases yesterday -- our highest daily case number since the pandemic began. Covid Minister Chris Hipkins says case numbers could reach about 100 today He told Mike Hosking the good news is vaccination is reducing the sprea…
 
Auckland primary schools are calling for clarity around what measures they need to put in place when children go back to school. Education Minister Chris Hipkins is expected to announce a plan today to get Auckland students back into the classroom. Auckland Primary Principals' Association president, Stephen Lethbridge, told Mike Hosking schools wan…
 
In today's podcast I discuss news that PwC is being investigated in Hong Kong over work that they performed over Evergrande. Go to https://www.tryvoomer.com/big4 to get 10% off or use code big4 at checkout. Support our podcast through the following link https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ZDdaxk7GK If you are inquiring about being a guest on the show, ple…
 
The manipulative nonsense and the endless make it up as you go along dressed up as some sort of plan from the Government needs to stop. Auckland is not going to Level 4 for a circuit breaker because it wouldn’t work. Wouldn't it? So why then were we ever in Level 4 for Delta? Why did they tell us Level 3 is still about elimination? Do they actually…
 
Supercans fans will be familiar with the name and voice of Neil Crompton. First, he was a legend of the sport; twice making the podium of the great Bathurst 1000. He’s since taken his talents to the microphone and screen and has been the face and voice of Aussie motorsport for decades. He’s now telling his story in his autobiography ‘Best Seat in t…
 
Auckland businesses continue to bleed money. The retail and hospitality sector is desperate for the Government to announce an opening date. The Government will announce more business support by Friday. Co-owner of Auckland's The Grange Restaurant Mark Wilson, told Mike Hosking they're getting the resurgence payment. But, he says come level two, the…
 
National says the Government is continuing to downplay the economic impact of the extended restrictions. Leader Judith Collins told Mike Hosking small business owners are on their knees across Auckland and around the country. “Those are just people, they are people who have often mortgaged their homes to be able to go into business, they are people…
 
A PR expert says the people at Saturday night's influencer party deserve to be dumped by those who support them. Attendees at the gathering on Auckland's North Shore were seen dancing and kissing in videos posted to social media. A 28-year-old man has been arrested and will appear in the North Shore District Court on Friday. PR expert Deborah Pead …
 
A warning a home isolation model will come with more risk. The Government says positive Covid-19 community cases will be quarantining in their own homes fairly soon, as rising cases will make it unsustainable to put them all in MIQ. Auckland University modeller Dr Dion O'Neale says the risk is mitigated a bit if there's a large number of vaccinated…
 
There's still no guarantee Aucklanders will be able to travel in and out of the region this Christmas. Jacinda Ardern is set to announce a new "traffic light" system of Covid restrictions on Friday, which could include allowing double-vaccinated people with negative Covid tests to cross the Auckland border. But she says Aucklanders shouldn't necess…
 
The once glorious then mysterious Warriors career of David Fusitu'a has come to an end. The giant wing - believed to be on a massive $650,000 a year contract - will head to English club Leeds, according to Stuff. The 27-year-old was a homegrown Warriors legend in the making but his career derailed at the very point it was ready to take off. Backlin…
 
Big questions for the Government today, as we face another Cabinet meeting and another breathless 4pm revelation. Firstly, if there is no change, they need to do a lot better than last week when they ignored Auckland. The pain is Auckland, whether you are in the city or not, is real, it's getting worse by the day, and it affects the entire country.…
 
The arts need support now more than ever. A fortnight ago, Creative New Zealand was allocated five million dollars to provide short-term support to the arts and culture sector. Royal New Zealand Ballet board chair Dame Kerry Prendergast told Mike Hosking things are still very tough. Prendergast says they're going to film it, like they did last year…
 
We're being urged to continue to reach out to those who have yet to receive their first jab after Super Saturday. National Hauora Coalition Clinical Director Dr Rawiri Jansen told Mike Hosking there are families working long hours, with limited access to transport, who vaccinators still need to reach. "There are families where lives are really comp…
 
School holidays are over but not everyone is heading back to a classroom. It's the first day of term four, with students in Tāmaki Makaurau continuing with remote learning. Papatoetoe High School Principal Vaughan Couillault told Mike Hosking student engagement is at about 50 percent. "That doesn't mean that students aren't doing any work, what it …
 
Another decision day for the Government on the alert levels and restrictions in Auckland, Northland and Waikato. Cabinet will review the settings for all three regions this afternoon. Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says the lack of cases in Northland is promising, but the new cases in Waikato are a concern. He says told Mike Hosking t…
 
Inflation data due out today is expected to be the highest in a decade. The latest Consumer Price Index will be released this morning. A 1.4 percent rise is forecast for the last quarter - meaning an annual inflation rate of around 4.1 percent. Independent economist Tony Alexander told Mike Hosking it's not just happening in New Zealand. "It's all …
 
In today's podcast we discuss news that KPMG lied to regulators in the UK. Go to https://www.tryvoomer.com/big4 to get 10% off or use code big4 at checkout. Support our podcast through the following link https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ZDdaxk7GK If you are inquiring about being a guest on the show, please see this link first. https://big4accountingfir…
 
In today’s episode of Climb In Consulting we’re trying something new. Something a little different that we hope you’re going to really enjoy.We’re big believers in the Tony Robbins quote that “success leaves clues” and we’ve learned so many of these clues from guests of the show, whether they were solo consultants, partners in big firms or consulti…
 
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. The Government's Week:3/10 "What a miserable week it's been. No change for Auckland, Waikato, or Northland. The Prime Minister vanished with her boyfriend cause the going got sticky. We are held hostage by low-lives, the hookers a…
 
The Student Volunteer Army is rallying its troops to help out with Super Saturday. Volunteers will direct traffic and people to clinics tomorrow. 700 group members have volunteered more than 1500 hours at vaccine clinics in the last three months. Chief executive Sam Johnson says it's a shame New Zealand did not mobilise as many volunteers as it cou…
 
So, we end the week in a state of malaise around where we sit on Covid. There is yet another of these dreary over-hyped decision days coming Monday. Waikato and Northland got a good dose of it this week, the old feeling of "are we, are we, are? No, we are not." Elimination is well and truly over. So, guessing levels and easing of restrictions based…
 
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