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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.
 
From the NZ Herald newsroom comes A Moment in Crime - a podcast delving into some of New Zealand’s biggest cases. Anna Leask has been a crime and justice reporter at the Herald for more than a decade. Each month she'll take you inside some of our most infamous incidents, notorious offenders and behind the scenes of high profile trials and events to show you what’s really happening in your backyard.
 
Radio Sport's Louis Herman-Watt and Mitch Powell tackle the important issues of the last seven days with a distinctly entitled millennial spin. Every so often joined by a guest to actually enlighten the masses, each week Louis and Mitch are Stoked on something new
 
After 33 years behind the Newstalk ZB microphone, Leighton can’t give it up completely. There were so many requests to continue his opinionated commentary that the prospect of podcasting was born. So, without restriction, Leighton will continue to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!
 
It's back! BYC, New Zealand's most celebrated and feared specialty cricket podcast, has strapped on the pads for another season. Join Jason Hoyte, Paul Ford, Dylan Cleaver and a range of dubious guests for those unmistakable sounds and smells of summer. Join us for such cutting-edge debates as "What's sexier, a well-oiled Duncan Fearnley Magnum or a Polyarmoured Slazenger V12?"
 
This is mildly amusing banter at its mild amusing best! We’re Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce, two best mates who started their work marriage a decade ago in a quest to become a hotter kiwi duo than a mince and cheese in a scalding service station pie! While we aren't there yet, you can catch us weekdays on The Hits breakfast to talk about our life misadventures, big interviews, fun games and plenty of LOLs. OK, we can’t promise LOLs but hopefully you stopped reading after we said LOLs the first time.
 
Home is where the heart is, and there’s no question that Kiwis LOVE property. Newstalk ZB’s OneRoof Radio Show is a full-house of property talk, tips and tricks. Leading industry experts join us to discuss and debate the latest in market trends, investments, DIY and much more. Step inside The OneRoof Radio Show and make yourself at home.
 
The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the cold case and Amber-Lee's mother's ceaseless quest to bring her daughter home.
 
Survivor Radio, hosted by Matt Chisholm and Estelle Clifford, airs Monday 6-7pm on The Hits. They chat everything about the episode the night before – including exclusive interviews with the eliminated contestants! Don’t miss Survivor New Zealand, on TVNZ 2, 7pm Sundays.
 
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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…
 
A review of Parliament's dress code is on the cards, with the Speaker taking soundings over the summer break. Earlier this week, Greens co-leader James Shaw asked Trevor Mallard if he could look into the rule that requires men to wear ties. Mallard, who first arrived at Parliament in 1984, told the House MPs can write to him individually with their…
 
The declaration of a climate change emergency next week could be a crucial move, at a crucial time. Jacinda Ardern will introduce a Government Motion on Wednesday, asking MPs to support a symbolic emergency declaration. It won't materially change any rules or regulations. But Victoria University climate change expert Adrian Macey told Mike Hosking …
 
A call for shoppers to be more sustainability conscious this Black Friday. Today retailers across the country will be lowering stock prices for the annual shopping festival. Experts expect around $300 million of spending to be injected into the economy. However shoe company Allbirds Co-founder Tim Brown wants us to approach the day differently. "We…
 
The new Health Minister is not ruling out cutting fat at Canterbury District Health Board to better use the taxpayer's health dollar. Andrew Little will today tour the new Waipapa hospital facilities and meet with the District Health Board's executive team. He told Chris Lynch there's always going to a level of administration required but he's hear…
 
All you need to know ahead of the All Blacks' clash against the Pumas in Newcastle The All Blacks have made three changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's Tri Nations rematch against Argentina, retaining an unchanged backline and most of the lineup which slumped to an historic loss to the Pumas two weeks ago. Akira Ioane will start on the bl…
 
This episode's panel features Matt Heath and ACC & Hauraki Head G Lane.The Agenda Topics touched on in this episode are:Best excuses for getting out of all responsibilities this weekend and parking up on the couch for the cricket Friday & Sunday, plus the rugby doubleheader on Saturday night?Is it unfair Greg Norman's been playing with an extra clu…
 
Produce prices could go up, because horticulture businesses have to cover the cost of MIQ for Recognised Seasonal Employees. It's one of the Government requirements for employers, after announcing 2000 seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to travel to New Zealand, to address labour shortages. Employers must pay workers $22.10 an hour. Hor…
 
TGIF! No better feeling! On today's show we caught up with Anthony & Emma from The Wiggles ahead of their New Zealand tour next year. We decided to "audition" for The Wiggles and they judged us on whether or not we'd make the cut... Ben also shared an embarrassing situation that his friend was in when he was chatting to his accountant, which is a c…
 
With his team already facing injury issues, Black Caps coach Gary Stead is hoping this is the worst he sees of the condensed cricketing schedule. New Zealand will open their international Twenty20 series on Friday against the West Indies at Eden Park, which will be their first international match since March 13. Friday's clash marks the start of a …
 
Americans, millions of whom travelled against the advice of public health officials, tried to stay safe before they hunkered down with their families for Thanksgiving, a holiday remade by the pandemic as case numbers and death tolls rise. Lily Roberts, 19, said she got tested for COVID-19 at San Francisco International Airport before driving home t…
 
My daughter is learning about nutrition at school at the moment, looking at how we are what we eat, how much of our health is dependent on what we consume. And while I’m always reticent about people plying teenage girls heads with too much obsession around food and focussing on dissecting every detail of what they’re eating, the general rule of thu…
 
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. Housing. 8/10. "On fire for another week. Profits on sale, prices asked, auctions attended, scraps with politicians, and angst for first timers. This is the soap opera that just won't quit." Grant Robertson's Letter to Adrian Orr …
 
The Government wants out of work New Zealanders to put up their hands for seasonal summer work. It's offering unemployed Kiwis up to $200 a week for accommodation costs, and a $1000 payment for workers who complete jobs of six weeks, or longer. Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni told Mike Hosking they're aiming to break down barriers t…
 
Black Friday is known to throw up a bargain, but what shoppers may not know is some product prices are increased ahead of the flash sales event: Data from price comparison website PriceSpy shows that one in 10 products typically go up in price around Black Friday. These items are typically gadgets and electronics, and the increases tend to happen a…
 
The Royal Commission's findings into the Christchurch shooting are with the appropriate Minister. First question is, when do we get to see it? The law says it should be put into the house as soon as practicable, whatever that means. But it is potentially the most critical part of the whole tragic event. Tarrant has been sentenced. So, justice, such…
 
Two thousand workers from the Pacific will come to New Zealand early next year to pick fruit for the horticulture and wine industries. Their arrival is hoped to cover a huge hole in the labour force and avert what many growers have been calling a crisis. But there are Government conditions to the deal. Employers will have to pay the workers a livin…
 
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…
 
The reason, at least in part, we are back into this time consuming, tedious and ultimately fruitless scrap between business and the government over jobs and how we can’t find any locals to fill them, is because up until the government decided to change the rules, we buy and large had it sorted - and we have the numbers to prove it. In other words, …
 
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…
 
Tributes to Argentina football great Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at age 60: ___ “A very sad day for all Argentinians and for football. He leaves us, but he is not gone because Diego is eternal. I stay with all the beautiful moments I lived with him and I wanted to send my condolences to his family and friends." — Argentina and Barcelona forw…
 
So it seems if you can't buy happiness, you can subscribe to it. Gone of the days of insurance and WOF's. The Giltrap Group is today launching 'Sixt', a fresh alternative to car ownership, allowing punters to subscribe to luxury cars for six , nine or even twelve months at a time. Dan Fisher is the general manager of the Giltrap Group, he joined Mi…
 
The Wiggles have announced extra dates for their New Zealand tour in March and April next year. The We're All Fruit Salad Tour will begin in Invercargill on March 19 and finish in Wellington on April 1 – traveling to Dunedin, Christchurch, Queenstown, Tauranga, Hamilton, Auckland, Napier and Palmerston North in between. The beloved children's act w…
 
A bidding war has broken out for a rare house plant, treasured for its white stains. More than 300 bids ended with around $6,500 being paid for a variegated monstera on Trade Me. Spokesman Logan Mudge told Kate Hawkesby the mad demand for the plants kicked off early this year, with a similar sale. "Apparently Instagram's got a big part to play in t…
 
There's good news for the Ministry of Health as it prepares to integrate Apple and Google's automated contact tracing solution to its NZ Covid Tracer App. A new survey has found that more than two-third of Kiwis now believe their phone's location data - which keeps a record of all your movements, if enabled - can be used positively by government ag…
 
Medical experts are teaming up with the Ministry of Health to get more people into clinical trials. The study aims to engage more Maori and Pacific Islanders, and people living in rural areas. Auckland University Liggins Institute director Frank Bloomfield told Kate Hawkesby a national system would improve access and care for underrepresented group…
 
There is confidence the Government will stick to its word when it comes to a capital gains tax. ACT leader David Seymour is accusing the Government of planning to introduce a capital gains tax by stealth, after Finance Minister Grant Robertson asked Treasury for advice on extending the bright line test. The test means people need to pay income tax …
 
The British government faced fury Wednesday after ditching its long-standing target for overseas aid in the wake of what it described as the deepest recession in over three centuries. In a statement to lawmakers, Treasury chief Rishi Sunak said the target to allocate 0.7% of national income to overseas aid will be cut to 0.5%. The move is expected …
 
Pulling back the curtain a bit, off-air (as well as on-air) Jono calls everyone "mate". And it's become such a habit that sometimes he calls his wife, Jen, "mate" too. But Jen haaaaates it. And we wanted to figure out if all women hate being called mate by their partner, or if it's just a general term that can be happily thrown around! (We even cal…
 
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