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The Provise Project is the conversation you wish you listened in on, It is the Decathlon of Interviews, Research, Banter, Stories, Laughter all wrapped into one fuzzy bearded South Auckland Interviewer. TimProvise brings the laughs as he interviews Local and International legends in his own crazy and out of the gate way. Asking questions live on his twitch stream or from viewers from Patreon. Jump on in and lets get chatting
 
Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Felix Walton, Jemima Huston, James Tapp, Justin Wong and Ayana Piper-Healion focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
 
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Workers at the Marsden Point oil refinery are bracing for substantial job losses over the next 18 months as the company carries out plans to turn it into an import-only terminal. First Union, which represents oil refinery workers, says employee numbers will fall from 300 to 60 over the next 20 months. Additional cuts to its contracted workforce are…
 
It might soon be harder to get a mortgage, as the government has given the Reserve Bank approval to tighten loan-to-value ratios and move to bring in debt-to-income ratios. The Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the central bank will start consulting on reducing low deposit lending by banks to no more than 10 percent of their total lending from …
 
A woman who's been fighting for years to get compensation for her leaky home is devastated a mult-million dollar court case against James Hardie has ended mid-trial. More than 1000 people were collectively seeking over two hundred million dollars against the cladding manufacturer. But now there's been a settlement that's resulted in a payout for Ja…
 
The huge spike in a dangerous respiratory virus that's been overwhelming hospitals has eased - but there are warnings it's not over yet. Some hospitals have seen record admissions of RSV this winter particularly in children's and babies' wards. And though rates are falling around most of the country, there are still some very sick children - and ol…
 
The Government has admitted it has got the settings wrong for its scheme to help first home buyers. Figures show the First Home Grants programme is on track to pay out the lowest number of grants since it began. People say the maximum house prices covered by the grants are too low and have not kept up with the overheated housing market. Here's poli…
 
The Wellington region won't be hitting the government's preferred vaccination deadline this year. According to the Capital and Coast District Health Board, the double jabs won't be over in at least one region until late February 2022. But the Prime Minister and others in the government have repeatedly indicated that this year was the preferred dead…
 
A first home buyers group says the price caps for the first home grant scheme are completely unrealistic in today's market. It was introduced by National in 2014 to help first home buyer raise a deposit, but now the numbers being paid out are tracking towards being the lowest since the grants started. People say the maximum house prices covered by …
 
A Wellington woman has been waiting more than 14 months for her application for an urgent protection order to be heard. The woman - we're calling 'Trish' - filed the protection order application in May last year, during the nationwide lockdown. The Family Court set a hearing date down for her case this week but - as Trish tells our reporter Anneke …
 
New Zealand's most decorated sailors are looking forward to putting their feet up when they eventually get home after they missed out on clinching a second successive Olympic gold medal by the narrowest of margins. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke led the men's 49er heading into yesterday's medal race, but finished third with Great Britain's Dylan Flet…
 
More than two weeks after heavy rain caused devastation in the Marlborough Sounds, some residents remain without road access. Samantha Gee joined a convoy with Marlborough District Council staff along the closed Queen Charlotte Drive to see the damage. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=626632489…
 
It has been a golden day for New Zealand athletes in Tokyo. Lisa Carrington is on top of the world, winning a third gold medal in the same event in three consecutive Olympics. She's now got five Olympic medals to her name. She dominated the K-1 200m - blasting to victory and leaving the rest of the competition in her wake. But just over an hour lat…
 
Laurel Hubbard has admitted she's felt the intense spotlight on her, but hopes her Olympics appearance encourages young trans people. The weightlifter became the first openly transgender woman to compete at the games when she took part in the women's 87kg-plus category last night. But she came last after failing to complete a successful snatch lift…
 
First home buyers may find themselves at the sharp end of further moves to tighten mortgage lending. The government and the Reserve Bank are having a second go at cooling the runaway housing market. The central bank is set to lower the amount of lending to low deposit borrowers, and has been given approval to reign in debt to income ratios. Amy Wil…
 
New Zealand has won its first boxing medal at the Olympics since David Tua way back in 1992. David Nyika was already guaranteed to break that drought, having secured a bronze by advancing to the semi-finals. But the pressure was on the 25-year-old today to advance to the gold medal bout. Our reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro joined …
 
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