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From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
 
531pi has served our Pacific communities since 1993 with a blend of news, views, information and talk back - all combined with a music mix you'll hear nowhere else. During the day, our programmes cater to first and second generation Pacific migrants. After 6 pm, our nine community language programmes serve a different Pacific island each night.
 
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!
 
Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Zoë Larsen Cumming, Jemima Huston, Bronwyn Wilde, Justin Wong and Oscar Perress focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
 
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.
 
At The Drive Thru (formerly known as The Egonomist); your premier source for rants, raves and arguments on topics from Politics to News to Social Trends, with a focus on New Zealand but with an eye to the world. Each week Dan and Dave will bring you new episodes. Sometimes deep and philosophical, sometimes filth and vitriol, we aim to be a voice of informed malcontent.
 
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Lucinda Baulch became an MIQ martyr and a cause celebre for Covid sceptics when she refused a Covid test and was held for a second stint in MIQ. The media reported her reasons for refusal in detail and made her stance appear almost rational - but not her fringe beliefs and anti-lockdown activism which were easy to find on the internet.…
 
Last week Facebook turned off Australian users’ access to news over a looming law change to make them pay to distribute it. This week news is back in their feeds after a face-off with the government there. Australia’s been praised for taking Zuckerberg on - but would news media be better off in the long run without Facebook?…
 
Thomas Monckton is an award-winning physical theatre and circus performer originally from Patea, South Taranaki. He trained at Christchurch circus school CircoArts, and the physical theatre school Lecoq in Paris. He's returned to Aotearoa from his base in Helsinki, for performances of The Artist, a solo a physical theatre comedy show he created. Yo…
 
Dr Janja Lalich is a professor emeritus in sociology who specialises in cults, extremism, and coercive influence and control and has spent decades helping people escape and recover from such manipulative groups. She's the author of several books including Bounded Choice, Take Back Your Life: Recovering from cults and abusive relationships, and Esca…
 
A mammoth return-trip, criss-crossing the Tasman Sea, today for the Royal Australian Air Force. They'll be flying from Sydney to Masterton - and back - to take part in this year's Wings Over Wairarapa. Because of Covid-19, the crew will have to stay in the plane the whole time. That means a round-trip of almost five thousand kilometres. Squadron Le…
 
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) is a grass-roots initiative lead by the marine research non-profit organisation ProMare and backed by IBM. The MAS spends months at sea collecting data and providing information on issues such as global warming, pollution and marine mammal conservation. The autonomous ship is now preparing for its next big expedi…
 
Emory Douglas is an American graphic artist and member of the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s. As a 'revolutionary artist' and the Minister of Culture for the BPP, Douglas created iconography to represent Black-American oppression and his work became symbolic of the movement. He continues to create new art and t…
 
How would we design, implement and evaluate public policy if it were based on our love for future generations? This is the question at the centre of Dr Girol Karacaoglu's new book Love You: Public policy for intergenerational wellbeing Now the Head of the School of Government at Victoria University, Dr Karacaoglu was born in Turkey and studied in H…
 
The short but stellar career of the late comedian John Belushi is celebrated in a new documentary featuring previously unseen footage from those nearest and dearest to him. Born and raised in Chicago, Belushi worked with the improvisational comedy group Second City before writing, acting and directing for The National Lampoon Radio Hour. Working wi…
 
Our regular commentator Cambridge University consultant clinical virologist Dr Chris Smith joins us with the latest Covid-19 science, and to answer your questions. This week; a worrying new variant emerges in New York, the latest on the UK variant at the centre of New Zealand's community outbreak, should children get a vaccine, and a huge new study…
 
81 year old Roman Catholic Sister Helen Prejean is a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, and a spiritual adviser to men and women on Death Row The New Orleans.based Roman Catholic sister is best known as the author of Dead Man Walking, which was made into a film. She is also the subject of a recent documentary, Sister.…
 
Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner's visa has been given the green tick by Immigration New Zealand. After National MPs raised questions at a parliamentary select committee about whether it had been approved immigration officials double-checked they were right to approve it. Head of Immigration Greg Patchell viewed the file and confirmed the …
 
Migration won't likely return to pre-Covid levels when the borders reopen. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi is telling businesses who've relied on migrant workers in the past to have a re-think. The Government wants to prioritise upskilling New Zealanders. Apples and Pears' Allan Pollard told Heather Du Plessis-Allan he doesn't expect this to impac…
 
This week we brought you stories of people using the old art of letter-writing to stay in touch in the pandemic, including Brian Barnes, who wrote 300 letters to his wife Joanne in her locked-down care home. Those stories prompted listeners to share their own. We hear your tales of embracing slow correspondence.…
 
After weeks of civil unrest, violence, and refusals to back down, Myanmar is facing some of its largest protests to date. We talk to Aye Min Thant, a reporter in Myanmar covering the protests; Kyaw Win, founder and executive director of the Burma Human Rights Network; and Damien Kingsbury, who led the Australian election-observer mission to Myanmar…
 
Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, released a scathing report this week on Iran's shooting down of Flight PS752. She calls into question who made what decisions, and when, and tells Matt Galloway the Canadian government has been "too passive" in the fight for answers.…
 
Our latest Covid-19 community case worked at KFC Botany when they were potentially infectious. The person's a household contact of our latest three positive cases, and returned to positive test in quarantine. They could've been infectious when they working at the KFC store between 3.30pm on Monday and 12.30am the following day. Customers who used t…
 
Taxpayers are footing a large annual bill for patients who need public hospital care after private inpatient treatment, according to a new study from the University of Otago. National's housing spokesperson and Wellington-based MP Nicola Willis says the newly heritage listed Gordon Wilson flats have become a symbol of the problems the city faces. F…
 
Auckland's ageing Harbour Bridge can't take any more strengthening and traffic will need to be restricted in order to maintain its "structural integrity". Waka Kotahi says the bridge has previously been strengthened several times but it is not possible to do it again due to the weight of the steel that would need to be added. Instead, "active traff…
 
Looks like we finally have confirmation that even when the borders are open again, migrants will not be coming back here to work like they used to. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has pretty much told employers struggling without offshore owners while our borders are closed that this is not temporary, this will go on. I’m sure there will be plenty…
 
Political pressure is mounting on the government to prioritise vaccinating South Aucklanders against Covid-19. There is some pressure to prioritise vaccinating South Aucklanders against Covid 19. Consumer NZ is backing recommendations by the Retirement Commissioner to review the Retirement Villages Act and ensure better protection for residents. Mi…
 
The Government has announced the four life-shortening conditions that will allow people impacted by them early access to their KiwiSaver funds. Anyone with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Huntington's disease or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder will from March now be able to access their funds earlier than 65 as life expectancy is lower than other pe…
 
Sky TV and NZ Rugby have inked a deal for Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 matches to stream in more than 100 countries via Sky's RugbyPass service - including top-tier rugby nations the UK, Ireland and France for the first time. Weekly passes, featuring two live games every weekend, plus highlights and condensed games, will be available. RugbyPass' servi…
 
News will be back in Australians’ Facebook feeds from Friday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said. Speaking to 2GB radio station after the federal government’s contentious media bargaining code passed into law, Mr Frydenberg said the social media giant told him it would reinstate news content on the platform. Asked when news will be back on the site…
 
The new age of medical supply delivery is here. Across the ditch in Australia, a company called Swoop Aero has signed a deal with the chemist company TerryWhite Chemmart to do medical deliveries via drone. Their drones can deliver within a 130 kilometre range, saving dozens of hours of travel and wait time for patients. The New Zealand operations m…
 
Excitement is building as boxing rivals Parker and Fa prepare to step into the ring for what has been billed as one of the biggest events in New Zealand boxing history.Fight night is tomorrow at Auckland's Spark Arena with tickets selling fast for the much-anticipated event.Yesterday, promoter David Higgins said about 80 per cent of the tickets hav…
 
Auckland's Papatoetoe Covid cluster has dented business confidence, and taken a massive slice out of businesses' bottom lines. New figures from Paymark show the main five days of the outbreak have cost retailers about $50 million dollars. Most of that lost spending was in Auckland, where Alert Level Three restrictions forced all cafes, restaurants …
 
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. Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout. 9/10. "First for the country this week. Is it light at the end of the tunnel? Or maybe the start of the end?" Britain and Israel's Rollout. 8/10. "They are the guiding lights. If you want to see where we …
 
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