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The Warrior Life teaches you how to be successful in all areas of your life. Warriors are mentally and physically strong, so the show focuses on complete health. Laying the foundation for a warrior’s life takes commitment and dedication to all aspects of your well-being. The show airs twice a week. Tuesdays are an expansive version of my weekly blog, which teaches you how to break through bad diet cycles and create positive relationships with food to achieve the body and life of your dreams. ...
 
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson denies he is going back on promises he made before the election about introducing no new taxes, and any suggestion otherwise is "speculative". During the election campaign, Labour announced they would introduce a new top tax rate of 39 percent, forecast to generate more than $500 million in revenue a year. On Septem…
 
Jacinda Ardern's "nuclear free moment" of her generation has arrived, as Parliament voted in favour of declaring a climate change emergency. Labour, the Greens and Maori Party have voted in favour - with National and ACT against. The Prime Minister says the Government will lead the way, with departments scrapping more than 200 coal burners, changin…
 
British lawmakers voted Tuesday local time to approve new coronavirus restrictions in England to take effect within hours, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced substantial opposition from within his Conservative Party over the measures' economic impact. England's current four-week national lockdown ends at midnight, and Parliament needed to sign …
 
Should young Kiwis be saving for their first business instead of their first house? Sale prices for small and medium businesses are usually closely guarded, but ABC Business Sales has decided to break with tradition and release data about the average business sales price. And it turns out, the average business sold for $653,000 in New Zealand last …
 
Labour MP Louisa Wall is backing a campaign to convince people to buy and drink Australian wine in a direct dig at Chinese president Xi Jinping. She joins a cast of MPs from other countries, who form part of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China. It comes after China introduced tariffs of 212 percent on Australian wine, in an ongoing trade war …
 
Many of you will know Les Mills, the New Zealand gym chain. But what many of you might not know, is that Les Mills is also a super successful export product. Les Mills International exports workout programmes to 100 other countries and to tens of thousands of gyms around the world. Naturally, in the post Covid world, home workout programmes have be…
 
New Zealand is being urged to tread carefully with China. Tensions between Australia and China have spiked, after a Chinese official tweeted a fake image of an Australian soldier holding a knife to an Afghan child's throat. Yesterday Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand had raised concerns with China over its use of a doctored image on Twitter, but toda…
 
New Zealand’s Parliament has given the green tick to declaring a climate emergency - but the Climate Change Minister has admitted that not everything will be completely carbon neutral within five years. Labour, the Greens and Maori Party have voted in favour - with National and ACT against. The Government now requires all its agencies and ministrie…
 
A row's broken out in a Wellington pottery club over an invitation to a visiting artist to hold a ceramic dildo-making workshop. Wellington Potters Association president Nicole Gaston raised the idea, saying they had plenty of progressive members who would be interested in learning from visiting mexican artist Iza Lozano. The committee thought othe…
 
The Justice Department hasn't found evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud that could have changed the result of last month's presidential election, Attorney General William Barr said in an interview with the Associated Press published Tuesday. The comments from Barr, who has been steadfast in his support of President Donald Trump duri…
 
Pure fruit juice is having its health rating slashed putting it on the same or an even lower level than diet coke. Most New Zealand juices, without any added sugar, receive an automatic rating of five stars, but new trans-Tasman rules mean they will be judged on their natural sugar content. While the food industry is furious, nutritionists say the …
 
Bugger it. I’m just going to say it. Climate change is not the biggest problem this country has at the moment. It is not our highest priority We are responsible in this country for about 0.17% at last count of global emissions. And yet today, here we have this farce of the government declaring a climate change emergency and instructing the public s…
 
The Finance Minister won't rule out extending the brightline test beyond five years. If a second house is sold within that time, the owner is taxed on the capital gain. National asked Grant Robertson to rule it out - but he says it's too soon, and the Party's getting ahead of itself. Robertson says they've asked Treasury for advice and it'd be prem…
 
One of the country's top courier companies would prefer no extra charges for using the roads. Officials are looking at charging to travel on key routes during peak hours. For a car, that could mean paying $3.50 to drive through the central city. For freight vehicles, the charge would be more like $7. Mark Troughear, the CEO of courier company Freig…
 
A secretive farewell party has been thrown for Winston Peters tonight. The leader of New Zealand First and former Foreign Affairs Minister has been in politics for two decades and counting. No media were allowed in to the Parliament event tonight - except for Newstalk ZB and the New Zealand Herald. Political Editor Barry Soper says when he suggeste…
 
Coronavirus cases dropped by around 30% in England during the country's second national lockdown, researchers say. Swab tests on more than 105,000 people showed that Covid-19 infections are declining in England, according to an interim report from the Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT) program. The report includes results from h…
 
This time last year, the tourism industry was talking about needing an extra 40,000 workers. Such was required from the influx of international visitors this country was basking in. So Matt Stenton set up a new support service called 'go with tourism'. He even got $5.2 million in funding from the new visitor levy to help attract people to tourism j…
 
There are hopes new legislation will protect New Zealanders from dangerous drugs. A short-term law will allow on-site drug testing, just in time for summer festivals. It allows concert goers to check what's in their drugs without risking legal repercussions. Know Your Stuff Director Wendy Allison told Heather du Plessis-Allan people are less likely…
 
How accurate is your kicking and throwing? Are your reflexes good enough for you to touch only rugby balls - never soccer balls - on an interactive display screen to beat the other side? If you want to test those abilities and explore the story of our deep passion for sport, then the new multimillion-dollar All Blacks Experience in Auckland is for …
 
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says his 10-year Recovery Budget proposal prioritises value for money. Goff is proposing selling surplus properties to invest in critical infrastructure - as a response to the $1 billion loss in revenue. He also wants a one-off 5 percent rates increase for the next financial year, before reverting to 3.5 the following year.…
 
Sky TV's new boss has plans for a bright future. Martin Stewart's stepping down as CEO of Sky TV, after less than two years on the job. Sophie Moloney will be taking up the mantle, the company's first female CEO. She told Heather du Plessis-Allan she's honoured and humbled. "Slightly exhilarated, not going to lie, but I come with a huge amount of e…
 
What’s exasperating right now is the suspicion of what this government will get away with it if they decide to break their promise over the bright line test. I think if they extend it beyond five years, despite only three months ago promising they wouldn’t, that broken promise will probably be ignored. I just find that so hard to stomach, because i…
 
China’s state-controlled media has bluntly warned Australia’s warships to stay out of the South China Sea or risk the “bitter pill” of confrontation. In an ominous threat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, China is doubling down after the furore over a shocking doctored image depicting a grinning Australian soldier slitting the throat of an Afghan c…
 
New Zealand could now open up quarantine-free travel with several Australian states, a leading epidemiologist in Melbourne says. "It is safe for New Zealand to have quarantine-free arrivals from most of Australia," Professor Tony Blakely, a public health medicine specialist at Melbourne University, told the Herald. "In fact, it has moved beyond tha…
 
By RNZ A congestion charge of $3.50 to drive through Auckland's central city at peak hours is one option being considered to handle the city's traffic problems. Details of the scheme have been revealed in a just-released report. According to the report, there could be a peak period travel charge of $3.50 with a lower charge of $1.50 at other times.…
 
OPINION - by Darren Lovell for Mountain Scene There's a bloody big elephant stampeding through the streets of Queenstown and no one, it seems, can see it. And if someone doesn't do something soon, that bloody big elephant is going to smash our streets to smithereens. Our elephant, the one thing no one seems to be talking about, is that we are a tou…
 
In episode 460 of The Half Size Me™ Show, Heather talks with Debbie about why it’s important to take time out and write down your feelings and why she emotionally eats and how to overcome it how she can learn what is not working for her in two weeks when you want to start getting into your maintenance calories how she will work on reducing her snac…
 
As the coronavirus leaves many people housebound, the World Health Organisation says people need to get more active, insisting that up to 5 million deaths worldwide could be avoided each year if people would run, walk and simply move more. The U.N. health agency, launching updated guidelines on physical activity and its first advice on sedentary be…
 
Scott Morrison has demanded an official apology from China for the posting of an “offensive” and “outrageous” and “deplorable” fake image of an Australian soldier slitting the throat of an Afghan child. The Prime Minister called an unscheduled press conference this afternoon to respond to the image which was posted on an official Chinese Government…
 
Congestion charges are back on the table again. This time because of an NZTA report. This report recommends that they’re introduced in Auckland within the next three years. For motorists trying to get in to the central city during peak times, it recommends a charge of up to $3.5 for going into the central city between 6am-9.30am and 3.30pm-7pm. I f…
 
ANZ economists have made a bold call. To round off a week where we've been talking about fast rising house prices, ANZ is predicting the housing market will cool next year. Their latest property focus report cautions the days of hefty price rises and buyer frenzy are not sustainable. ANZ economist Liz Kendall told Heather du Plessis-Allan that it i…
 
Santa will ride through Auckland streets as usual on Sunday, brushing aside coronavirus fears. The city's annual Santa Parade will have just one QR code to cover all sections of the parade, which is expected to draw more than 100,000 people. Spectators will have to wear masks if they come into town on public transport, but will be free to take thei…
 
Skiers and snowboarders across Europe are experiencing a roller coaster ride as doubts build over when the mountains might open for sport this winter. Until this week, there had been some optimism among ski industry experts, with hopes that the ski season would get underway before year's end, and perhaps the prospect of uncrowded slopes might help …
 
There is little argument from New Zealand Apples and Pears CEO on the government's insistence the skilled seasonal workers being allowed into the country get the living wage of $22.10 an hour. The Greens say all New Zealand workers doing the same job should get the same pay. Employers will have to pay the workers a living wage of $22.10 an hour, pa…
 
Cricket commentator Bryan Waddle has fired back at the outburst by former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar. The former fast bowler has taken offence to the 'final warning' issued to the Pakistan touring party who breached managed isolation protocols in Christchurch. Akhtar warned NZC to "behave yourself" for threatening to cancel the tour, accusin…
 
Victoria has effectively eliminated coronavirus after recording its 28th consecutive day of zero new infections this morning. Epidemiologists regard 28 days without new or mystery cases in the community as elimination of Covid-19. Victoria hit no active cases on Tuesday, when the last coronavirus patient was discharged from hospital. It was the fir…
 
Isn’t it a bit rich of the Ministry of Health to be so indignant over members of the Pakistani cricket team mixing with each other in the corridors? The way Ashley Bloomfield and quite frankly members of the public are reacting, you’d think it’s the crime of the century. These guys posed no threat to the public. Even Grant Robertson the sports mini…
 
If the Government plans on extending the brightline test as a way to substitute the Capital Gains Tax, Heather du Plessis-Allan says that there are two major flaws with the plan. ACT has accused the Government of planning to introduce a capital gains tax by stealth. Finance Minister Grant Robertson has asked Treasury to look at a range of tax optio…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will introduce a Government motion next week to declare a climate change emergency. If Parliament supports the motion, it will be a symbolic move - the declaration of a climate change emergency doesn't effect any rules or regulations. The exact wording of that motion will be publicly released the day before. About 18 m…
 
Europe remained the biggest global contributor to new Covid-19 cases and deaths in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, despite signs that stricter measures against the spread of the virus are starting to have an impact. The European region accounted for 44% of global new cases and 49% of global new deaths in the past week, acco…
 
The Foreign Affairs Minister has not spoken with China yet since taking the role. Nanaia Mahuta was named Foreign Affairs Minister last month, the first woman to take up the role. The first statement she signed as minister was to sign a Five Eyes statement that was critical of a Chinese government resolution, which led to the disqualification of fo…
 
The story of Waikato company Fiasco is nothing short of an extreme Covid pivot. Before the pandemic, they were making those really cool road cases that bands use for all their stuff on tour, but then Covid hit, and they turned their attention to producing amazing flat pack home desks, and specialist screens to help businesses protect staff and cust…
 
The Climate Change Minister doesn't want declaring a climate emergency to be a hollow promise. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will introduce a Government motion next week. Minister James Shaw says the declaration will be a clear statement of the Government's intent to address the crisis. He told Heather du Plessis-Allan other countries' declarations…
 
The Oceania footballer of the 20th century is remembering one of the world's best. Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. Wynton Rufer says the Argentine was one of a kind. "Incredible dribbling ability, and because he was small, the centre of gravity was just incredible. He'd look to go left, and he would go right, and he would do things in the…
 
On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of his campaign to “turn the election over.” Biden, in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation, put the surging pandemic front …
 
Meghan Markle's revelation she had a miscarriage in July has sparked calls to normalise a tragedy experienced by thousands of New Zealand women. The Duchess of Sussex has written an opinion piece in the New York Times, saying she felt a "sharp cramp" while changing the diaper of her first child. She's described dropping to the floor with her toddle…
 
Hospitality venues are being served a fresh Covid-19 blow as some employers move to cancel or tone down festive work parties amid lingering Covid-19 concern and budget constraints. A survey from the Restaurant Association shows Christmas function bookings are down on normal levels and about a third of venues are experiencing Christmas party cancell…
 
Air New Zealand says it's actively monitoring the situation around Covid 19 vaccines. Qantas has announced a no jab no fly rule -- where international passengers could be refused a seat, if they're not vaccinated against Covid-19. Air New Zealand says its chief Medical Officer Dr Ben Johnston talks regularly with colleagues at other airlines, and i…
 
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