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Thousands of new scientific articles are published, daily. However, overcomplicated findings and technical jargon can limit the ability to understand even the basics of a paper. In Science from the Source, we attempt to demystify research findings by speaking directly to the study authors; thereby, allowing them to outline the important findings and necessary take-home messages. Through this podcast we hope to provide a resource that will allow anyone to understand even the most complex of s ...
 
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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I think we can all agree that Tiwai going nowhere is a good thing. But that’s not the real story - or at least it shouldn’t be. Tiwai is a lesson in why this country in parts needs to get its act together. The clue here is the balance of power - no pun intended. Does Tiwai need Southland or New Zealand? No. Does Southland and/or New Zealand need Ti…
 
Shane van Gisbergen put on an extraordinary exhibition to take out the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix — delivering a show not seen in the Toyota Racing Series since its 2005 inception. Van Gisbergen started dead last from pit lane but took the chequered flag at the end of 28 laps from Andre Heimgartner and Matthew Payne. Van Gisbergen didn't make it o…
 
February 11th is a big day, with big change coming if you are a landlord. The hype is flying. The biggest reforms in 35 years, claim headlines. Houses to be emptied as landlords bail, suggest others. Here's what I know: the harder you make it to do something, the less likely people are to do it. There is no question that being a landlord under the …
 
A Chinese-born alleged drug kingpin accused of presiding over a multi-billion dollar narcotics operation has been arrested by Dutch authorities. Canadian national Tse Chi Lop was detained at Amsterdam's Schipol International Airport on Friday, according to Australian Federal Police (AFP), which has taken the lead in a sprawling international invest…
 
INEOS Team UK skipper Sir Ben Ainslie is irritated his team runs the risk of being disqualified from a race in the Prada Cup final for a rules infraction that isn't performance enhancing. Luna Rossa complained about the British team's mainsail configuration ahead of the round robin racing, and the measurement committee ruled there was a breach and …
 
Another sign that some of the economic pain of 2020 has been dealt to. Data from credit bureau Centrix shows the number of people wanting mortgage holidays is down to 0.6 per cent of all loans - just more than 8,000 in total. Centrix chief executive Keith McLaughlin told Mike Hosking this is despite deferrals being taken up "aggressively" over the …
 
It took just over a year for the US to go from one to 25 million coronavirus infections. That's an average of about 67,934 new infections every day. Or an average of one new infection every 1.2 seconds since January 21, 2020. As infections kept soaring this weekend, so did the death toll. As of Sunday, more than 417,000 people have died from Covid-…
 
The discovery online of CCTV footage from New Zealand home and businesses has sparked a reminder for people to change their passwords. Unknown to the user, views of people's homes and workplaces were streamed online after hackers accessed their camera feed. All Round Security director Philip Walsh told Mike Hosking hackers have systems to automatic…
 
Encouraging signs as we wait to see how far or wide, our latest Covid-19 case in the community has spread. The 56-year-old woman was released from MIQ on January 13 - after testing negative twice. She then travelled to 30 different locations around southern Northland before returning a positive test late on Saturday. Her husband and hairdresser hav…
 
New Zealand's latest Covid case in the community could be a lot worse, according to one of our top epidemiologists. A 56-year-old woman, who lives south of Whangārei, was released from MIQ in Auckland on January 13, developed mild symptoms on January 15 and got tested on January 22 after her condition deteriorated. She is currently in isolation wit…
 
Less than a week after announcing they would no longer fly into Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Emirates have made a sudden U-turn and announced they will resume passenger flights to the east coast of Australia. From Monday, flights will resume into Sydney, Melbourne from Tuesday and Brisbane will be back in action from Thursday. The airline’s anno…
 
It's the 66th annual NZ Grand Prix at Hampton Downs this weekend and they have a star studded lineup. Shane van Gisbergen, Andre Heimgartner, three time winner Kenny Smith and two time winner Dan Gaunt will all be out on the track in what has been called the strongest and most interesting lineup since the 80's. It's even brought legendary driver Gr…
 
This time next week, American Magic will be lining up in the Prada Cup semi-finals, just short of two weeks following their dramatic capsize on the Waitematā Harbour. 'Patriot' tipped over after tacking bearaway at 45kn on the penultimate leg of their race against Luna Rossa day three of the Prada Cup, with a rescue effort of more than three hours …
 
There are concerns that the vaccine rollout plan is not good enough for the aged care sector. Currently those in aged care and their nurses are only in the third group to receive the vaccine, only being bumped up to the first group if there is a major outbreak. Oceania Healthcare say the government should be prioritising the most vulnerable, especi…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is issuing a stern warning to promoters bringing in overseas performers without going through the proper MIQ steps – such as the case with The Wiggles. "Don't go out and put a poster up and sell tickets before you've guaranteed your MIQ place." She is also looking for a "practical solution" to the issue, which could po…
 
There is scepticism from a local economist at a suggestion New Zealand will be the first country in the pandemic era to put interests rates back up. The forecast comes from London-based research consultancy Capital Economics. Former Reserve Bank economist Michael Reddell believes this is a little too optimistic. He told Mike Hosking if there's a ch…
 
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. Joe Biden. 8/10. "A level of normality has been restored. No, he's not the best the Democrats can produce, far less America, but he's more normal, less angry, and a damn sight more honest." Donald Trump. 4/10. "A sad, pathetic sor…
 
An astonishing opening play from the Prime Minister upon her return from holiday. "I will fix the housing crisis." Are you kidding me? You will do what? No one else has fixed it, because they can't. This is the year of delivery, not, 2.0. She comes to the “I will fix the housing crisis” headline with what? Kiwibuild? The government's credentials on…
 
Exam results in some Auckland schools have jumped - raising questions over whether bonus credits awarded because of the Covid-19 lockdowns were too generous. Mt Albert Grammar School headmaster Patrick Drumm said pass rates in all three levels of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) were "the best we've ever had". Auckland Sec…
 
With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year. The 10 orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vac…
 
It’s time to catch up with one of this country's most promising drivers. Soon to be 19-year-old Liam Lawson was racing in Formula 1 last year. Well 2021 has seen him move up the ranks, he's secured a gig with the Hitech GP Formula 2 team. That's the feeder team to the Red Bull F1 team. And his 2021 schedule gets even more packed, with him also comp…
 
A major part of being the President of the United States is the image you project, not just to your country, but to the world. Civility counts as much as policy, and this is where Donald Trump's reputation has been torn to shreds. He left Washington DC today refusing to meet the incoming leader, his wife refusing to meet the new First Lady, and ref…
 
It's not just Team New Zealand and the other America's Cup competitors rallying around American Magic - a local cafe community is also playing their part. The American Magic crew have adopted Johnny Wrays cafe as their local since being here, and after the crash the cafe made a nice gesture of delivering some free coffees. Well it caught the eye of…
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the start of a new U.K.-U.S. chapter on Wednesday under incoming U.S. President Joe Biden, even as his predecessor Theresa May accused Johnson of “abandoning” the U.K.’s moral leadership in the world during the tumultuous Trump era. May, who resigned in 2019 amid turmoil over Brexit, has been critical o…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is promising to fix New Zealand's housing crisis and has unveiled new details of her Government's state housing plan. The country's state house waiting list continues to balloon – nearly 22,500 people are now on the public housing waitlist. The Government this morning releases its Public Housing Plan, which identifies …
 
The official swearing-in ceremony for President Joe Biden have concluded, but more events are planned throughout the day. Biden and first lady Jill Biden departed the platform at the U.S. Capitol following a ceremony that included Biden taking the oath Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States. Vice President Kamala Harris also took her …
 
A former US ambassador to New Zealand hopes the Biden administration is the end of mis-truths. Joe Biden has just taken the oath of office on a sunny but chilly morning in Washington DC. Mark Gilbert, who was ambassador in the final years of Obama's presidency, says people began to believe the Trump administration's rhetoric. He told Mike Hosking t…
 
The first quarantine-free flight into New Zealand for 10 months is due at Auckland Airport later this morning. Air New Zealand flight NZ0941 is due to land just before 11am and it will be first time in since last April, its passengers can walk through the arrivals area directly into the arms of loved ones. While it is for now a one-way bubble, the …
 
The United States has a new president. Joe Biden has just taken the oath of office on a sunny but chilly morning in Washington DC. So the question is, will a Joe Biden presidency have a dramatic affect on New Zealand? Chair of the NZ - US Council Leon Grice told Mike Hosking he is hopeful a Biden administration will be great partners with New Zeala…
 
Donnovan chats with Canadian NCAA lineman Liam Dobson, CFL prospect and sought after transfer from University of Maine who has found a new home at Texas State for his final season of college play. 0:00 Welcome to the Waggle presented by Sport Clips 3:33 Why Texas State was a good fit 9:49 Liam's viral photo from last year 13:35 Natural athleticism …
 
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte worked to solidify his majority in parliament Wednesday after narrowly winning a Senate confidence vote after a junior coalition ally yanked his support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Conte was expected to brief President Sergio Mattarella on his prospects to keep governing, though the timing was u…
 
U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on encouraging earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy. The S&P 500 was 1.1% higher at 3,841 in midday trading, topping its record closing level of 3,824.68 set earlier this month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up…
 
A lot of us sadly would have missed the Julian Assange decision over the holidays – when he won and lost. The appeal is on, so it’s far from over, but it would seem if you can convince a judge in Britain that you’ll take your life should you be sent to America, that’s enough to keep you from going to America and facing justice. The extradition atte…
 
It appears many Kiwis are not interested in rural work. The agricultural sector continues to struggle to attract workers they need to fill gaps created by ongoing closed borders. Despite some exemptions, the process of getting people through the border has proven complicated and difficult. However Rural Contractors New Zealand chief executive Roger…
 
Anthony Albanese has accused the Prime Minister Scott Morrison of pandering and sucking up to outgoing US President Donald Trump along with “fringe dwellers” and “Trumpists” in his ranks. In a major foreign policy speech to be delivered on Wednesday, the Labor leader will call for a reset for the US-Australia relationship suggesting that the Prime …
 
The Deputy Prime Minister concedes New Zealand's not at the front of the Covid-19 vaccine queue. With other countries into their second month of vaccine administrations, New Zealand's still expecting to wait until the end of March. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson says it's clear countries where many people are dying from the virus should be t…
 
New child food safety guidelines are receiving little support from the Early Childhood Council. From next week, foods deemed "risky" such as nuts and chips will be banned from within centres, and apples or carrots will need to be peeled or grated. But Early Childhood Council chief executive Peter Reynolds told Mike Hosking the new guidelines are ri…
 
President-elect Joe Biden is making a sober entrance to the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office. Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Wednesda…
 
Well, it's all been laid a bit bare for large swathes of our local media. They are biased. Extensive work has been done around coverage of the euthanasia and cannabis referenda. Euthanasia wasn't so bad, but as for the cannabis coverage, it was embarrassing. A lot of us already knew this to be the case, of course. If you read a lot like I do, it be…
 
It has been revealed the New Zealand media were more biased towards cannabis becoming legalised. In-depth analysis by an emeritus professor shows twice the amount of stories were written about cannabis than euthanasia. The 'Yes' side for cannabis was quoted twice as often and more than half of the cannabis articles didn't quote anyone from the 'No'…
 
America is a political crossroads, with Donald Trump hours away from leaving the White House for what could be the final time. Joe Biden will officially take over as US President about 6am tomorrow, New Zealand time. Whether Trump stands for President again in 2024 could depend on the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial in the coming weeks. Mat…
 
The approval process for the Covid vaccine is on track to be granted in the coming weeks, according to the director general of health. This morning, Dr Ashley Bloomfield told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking that Medsafe was not far from finalising the official process to ensure the first tranche of vaccine was safe for New Zealanders to use."We are comp…
 
You might have noted over the holiday period one of the flags we raised before Christmas was not to get sucked in by the government who were, once again, playing us for fools when the heat in the housing market spilled over to the political world. The politicians got embarrassed over the fact they'd banged on endlessly about affordable housing whil…
 
A serve for the world tennis number one, from Kiwi doubles player Marcus Daniell. He believes Novak Djokovic is out of order with his list of demands to organisers of the Australian Open. Djokovic has sent a letter to tournament officials, demanding things such as reduced days in isolation, the ability for players to see their coach, and players mo…
 
Tourism businesses are shaking in their boots ahead of February and March. With the holiday season coming to a close, Kiwi tourism businesses are preparing for a quiet season unlike any other. Normally relying on international visitors to make up for the lull, some businesses are preparing for the worst. Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Ch…
 
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