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Every Friday from 4pm(EST) to 5pm(EST) on 365sportscast.com, join Host Matthew Blittner, Co-Host Daniel Greene, Special Guest Co-Host Walt Bonné and our guests as we pull back the onion on the latest news and developments in the NY/NJ Pro Sports circuit.
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We are a podcast dedicated to sobriety and recovery from alcohol and drugs. (And whatever other addiction that is out there) It doesn't matter what you have been through in the past. We have all done very bad things in our addiction. This does not define who we are. We know there is a way out of addiction. Family and loved ones, you play a part in this as well. There are plenty of stories out there of families and loved ones not knowing what to do with their addicted loved one. Let us guide ...
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The state of New Zealand’s economy is a disappointment. In a pre-Budget speech to the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Finance Minister Nicola Willis confirmed the Government had found savings to pay for tax cuts. However, she warned that the books are still in a structural deficit, with spending outpacing tax revenue. EMA CEO Brett O’Riley…
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Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer have hit the ground running in the UK. The leaders of the Conservative and Labour parties, respectively, are out and about ahead of the July 4 election. But Newstalk ZB UK correspondent Vincent McAviney told Mike Hosking that it hasn't been a smooth start for the Conservative leader. He says Sunak had an embarrassing fa…
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It’s little surprise a large number of Kiwi teachers didn't pass some high-school subjects. New research has found a quarter of new primary school teachers failed maths and more than half failed science at NCEA Level One. More than half who pursued Level Two maths also failed. The Teaching Council's calling for more investment and widespread change…
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A mining lobby group thinks the Resources Minister's decade-long vision for mining is achievable. Shane Jones has announced a draft strategy which would see a critical minerals list for New Zealand produced, and a detailed stock-take made of the country's known mineral potential. He wants to double export values in 10 years, from one billion to two…
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Major tornados hit Iowa, leaving towns devastated and people injured or dead. Greenfield was struck by the deadliest tornado of the storm, leaving homes and businesses destroyed, and while police confirmed fatalities at a news briefing, they were unable to say how many. The town’s hospital was among the buildings damaged, forcing the injured to fin…
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The Reserve Bank had a few surprises in its monetary policy update yesterday. While the OCR remaining at 5.5% was expected, Governer Adrian Orr’s signal that the cash rate may remain “restrictive” for longer, was not. Domestic inflation is proving more stubborn than expected, and the Bank is also considering hiking rates if it must. Malcolm Knight,…
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French President Emmanuel Macron's imminent arrival in New Caledonia is being viewed as a show of defiance. Six have died in the unrest sparked by government electoral reforms. A further 49 New Zealanders have been rescued from Noumea following the initial 50 people evacuated on Tuesday night. They arrived in Auckland early this morning aboard a De…
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In this enlightening episode, we explore the profound connection between water and our mental well-being with Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, the pioneering founder of Blue Mind Therapy. As a former sea turtle marine biologist turned advocate for water's therapeutic power, Dr. Nichols delves into how various forms of water can profoundly impact our thought…
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The OCR is expected to remain steady. It’s expected to remain unchanged at 5.5% when the bank releases its quarterly Monetary Policy Statement this afternoon. It's signalled a rate cut may not come for another year. Infometrics' Brad Olsen says the central bank is having to focus on inflation, over other negative economic indicators like rising une…
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New Zealand’s rugby provinces have been warned by the professional players to brace for a civil war if they vote to approve their own governance change proposal at next week’s special general meeting. In an explosive move that shows how distressed the New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association (NZRPA) is with the current governance system and the possi…
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Electoral paperwork is landing two MPs in hot water. The Greens have referred suspended MP Darleen Tana to the Electoral Commission for failing to put a promoter statement on a magazine advertorial. The party itself is investigating what she knew about allegations of migrant exploitation relating to her husband's business. At the same time, Nationa…
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Passengers have described their terror when a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore dropped suddenly. A 73-year-old British man has died of a suspected heart attack and dozens of others were injured. A statement from the airline says 23 of the 211 passengers were from New Zealand. Flight SQ321 was diverted to Bangkok. UK correspondent …
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Police response times in Australia’s Northern Territory have gotten worse. A domestic violence inquest has heard that police response times have increased in the past year, more than doubling over the previous five. NT Police Commissioner Michael Murphy revealed that between 2022 and 2023, the number of hours spent on domestic violence cases increa…
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Local councils want a new approach to move decision making away from central government and back into communities. Local Government New Zealand is proposing city and regional deals, a system which would see councils team up with the government on specific projects. Whanganui Mayor Andrew Tripe told Mike Hosking that it will give more control to loc…
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The death of Iran's President isn't expected to have immediate impacts internationally. President Ebrahim Raisi and the foreign minister have been confirmed dead by state media after a helicopter crash near the Azerbaijan border. Iran has announced five days of public mourning. Otago University international relations professor Robert Patman told M…
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Immediate changes are in store for Kainga Ora, in light of a critical independent review. It found the public housing agency needs significant savings to become financially viable. Housing Minister Chris Bishop's indicated a total refresh of the board but rules out a mass sell-off of state houses. Community Housing Aotearoa Deputy CEO, Chris Glaude…
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In this episode, we delve into the inspiring journey of Erica Garwood, the founder of the Mark Garwood Foundation. Erica's life took an unexpected turn when she tragically lost her son to the grips of drug addiction at the tender age of 24. Driven by her grief and a profound sense of purpose, Erica embarked on a mission to honor her son's memory an…
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A sellout crowd is certain as it's just one day til Wellington Phoenix chants ring out across the city. The nix are playing the Melbourne Victory at a packed Cake Tin. Excitement's been building up in the capital about the A-League semifinal clash, as the team goes into the second leg on a nil-all aggregate score, at home. Weekend Sport host Jason …
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King Charles has been attending garden parties as he returns to public duties. The monarch returned to work in late April, about two months after it was announced he was being treated for cancer. UK correspondent Vincent McAviney told Mike Hosking that he appeared in good spirits at the garden parties this past week. He says hundreds of people are …
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The Workplace Relations and Safety Minister's being urged to address the huge cost of workplace bullying. A report by the Human Rights Commission and KPMG has found the cost of bullying and harassment to employers is about $1.5 billion a year. Equal Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo told Mike Hosking that Minister Brooke van V…
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Federated Farmers says most farmers are looking at Fonterra's change in strategy with cautious optimism. The dairy giant's signalled its intent to divest well-known brands such as Anchor and overseas brands Fonterra Oceania and Fonterra Sri Lanka. It wants to focus on producing ingredients and selling them to consumers and other businesses. Federat…
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After months of goading, Donald Trump has his wish. Joe Biden has finally agreed to presidential debates, but on a different schedule. He released a video on social media earlier today saying that he’s ready to debate, and that Trump is available on Wednesdays, referring to the day that Trump’s hush money trial is not in session. US Correspondent M…
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Hundreds of appointments and surgeries have been cancelled as junior doctors begin another strike. They’re continuing to fight for better pay and work conditions. More than 2000 doctors walked off the job at 7am for the second time in two weeks, the strike planned to last two days. Sarah Dalton, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Med…
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There's a small silver lining for regional councils amid slowing local economic growth. The March Infometrics Monitor reveals economic activity has increased just 0.2% over a year, the slowest growth since the first Covid-19 lockdown. Building consents have dropped almost 60% in the Tasman District and fell around 25% for all regions. Tasman Distri…
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Labour's anticipating many Kiwi police officers will take up New South Wales' incentivised offer. The state is 1500 officers short and has announced it'll fast-track New Zealand officers as recruits. Training requirements will be shortened and Kiwis with at least seven years' experience can keep their current rank, up to senior constable. Labour's …
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With any promise there’s always an element of wiggle room, misinterpretation, or perhaps reversing out at high speed. Although I have huge admiration for anyone who keeps their word and sticks to a promise verbatim, the coalition government’s promise of tax cuts isn’t a promise I’m happy for them to keep. Anyone who only heard that promise in the r…
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In this episode, we sit down with Mark Astor, a compassionate attorney who's dedicated his career to being a lifeline for those in need. Specializing in leveraging the legal system to support individuals battling substance abuse and mental health issues, Mark shares his inspiring journey of using the law as a tool for healing and recovery. With emp…
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A UK study has found that obesity jabs could reduce health risks. Researchers looked at semaglutide, otherwise known as Wegovy and Ozempic, and found that the weekly shots could reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. It was found to benefit cardiovascular health even if the user didn’t lose much weight. UK Correspondent Gavin Grey told Roman…
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If you feel as though you’ve been living in some kind of whack job, futuristic Netflix series when it comes to this country’s deplorable attitude to crime and our increasingly farcical judicial system you were probably suitably blown away by yesterday’s announcement by Police Commissioner Andrew Coster. Finally, there is good news. Finally, there’s…
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It's thought the Christchurch Call's refresh is in-line with technology's rapid evolution. The call —designed to battle online extremism and hate content— is becoming a foundation. Taxpayer funding ends in July. Dame Jacinda Ardern will become patron, rather than New Zealand's special envoy. Gorilla Tech Chief Executive Paul Spain told Roman Traver…
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Some police officers are sceptical about the Government's new crackdown on gangs. The Police Minister and Police Commissioner have announced the establishment of a new National Gang Unit. It'll have around 30 people and up to seven ring-fenced officers in each police district. Police Association President Chris Cahill told Roman Travers that if it …
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There are concerns the Government's charter schools plan could be a political football. Associate Education Minister David Seymour's announced more than $150 million to set up 15 new charter schools in the next four years and convert 35 state school in the next two. Massey University's John O'Neill told Roman Travers that since the last government'…
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Australia’s federal budget is due today. With gross debt predicted to rise above $1 trillion by 2026, Treasurer Jim Chalmers is walking a tightrope between offering cost-of-living relief without fuelling inflation. Repayments on Government debt have become the fastest growing expense in the budget, and Dr Chalmers is facing calls to continue cuttin…
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All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has announced his retirement from the international stage. From next year he’ll take up a three-year contract with Suntory in Japan, where he spent this season’s sabbatical. Elliott Smith, Newstalk ZB’s rugby commentator, told Mike Hosking that it isn’t quite the bombshell people are calling it, but it is still earlier t…
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There are calls for the government to better regulate salt content in our processed foods. Research from Otago and Auckland universities reveals about two thirds of packaged foods on supermarket shelves exceed the World Health Organisation benchmark. Stroke Foundation General Manager Jess Winchester says one fifth of New Zealanders already have hig…
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It's thought a Court of Appeal decision finding the Waitangi Tribunal could summon ACT MP Karen Chhour doesn't set a precedent for future cases. The decision overturned a High Court ruling which found the Children's Minister did not have to front with her reasoning for removing Section 7AA from the Oranga Tamariki Act. Massey University Law Profess…
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New teachers across the country are not being set up to succeed, according to the Education Review Office (ERO). Two thirds of principals are reporting new teachers coming into the role are unprepared, and a third of new primary teachers claim they are unprepared to teach science. The ERO is calling for more to be done. Ruth Shinoda, Head of ERO’s …
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A new proposal could see protest groups in the UK banned in a similar way to terrorist organisations. Extracts of an upcoming report show recommendations will be made for a new category proscribing “extreme protest groups”, defining these as those which routinely use criminal tactics to try to achieve their aims. Protest groups such as Just Stop Oi…
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In the A-League semi-finals, the Wellington Phoenix had a nil-all draw against the Melbourne Victory. The Phoenix return home this Saturday for the second leg of the semi. The Warriors suffered another loss, going down 38-18 to the Roosters in Sydney. The game brought on injury concerns as Shaun Johnson left the field in the second half. And, Aimee…
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Big changes are coming to parking in Auckland’s CBD. Auckland CBD residents and visitors will be stung with new 24-hour parking charges covering overnight, at weekends and on public holidays from July – as Auckland Transport seeks to collect more money. Heart of the City CEO Viv Beck tells Mike Hosking news of the parking charges is out of the blue…
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In this compelling episode of Real Recovery Talk, we delve into the remarkable story of Jason Phillips, a man who transformed his personal struggle with anorexia into a beacon of hope for others. Join us as we unravel the layers of his journey, from the depths of his battle with anorexia to the heights of his entrepreneurial success. Jason's journe…
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Unlike the US, the UK is not withholding arms to Israel. Foreign Secretary David Cameron said that their position is not comparable with that of the US, since the UK is not a large state-to-state arms supplier to Israel. However, they don’t support a large-scale invasion of Rafah unless there is a plan to protect civilians in place. UK Corresponden…
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There's doubts a potential raising of the international visitor levy will impact tourism numbers. Overseas visitors pay $35 collected through visa applications, which is evenly split between conservation and tourism. Speaking at the TRENZ conference, Tourism Minister Matt Doocey says that advice he's received shows it would have to rise to about $4…
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Archives New Zealand's shutting down its digital archiving programme. It's part of an initiative to digitise historically significant images and documents. But the agency says it's been unable to secure further funding, and it will have to cut at least three jobs. Historian Paul Moon told Mike Hosking that this is important work and should remain. …
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A potential power outage is looming in the chilly air. Many parts of the country have seen temperatures dropping below zero with an early season cold snap. Electricity grid operator Transpower's warning households to limit power use between 7 and 9 Friday morning where possible. It suggests turning off lights and heaters and delaying use of applian…
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