Best New Zealand Current Affairs podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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RNZ: The Detail
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The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly and Alex Ashton every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and top experts. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.
 
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RNZ: Nine To Noon
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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.
 
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95bFM: The Wire
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95bFM's daily News and Current Affairs hour. Reuben McLaren, Leonard Powell, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright bring you the issues from Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style.
 
RNZ's review of news from the last 7 days.
 
With a straight down the middle approach, Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive on Newstalk ZB delivers the very latest news and views to New Zealanders as they wrap up their day.
 
Don't risk not knowing what's going around New Zealand and the world - catch up with interviews from Early Edition, hosted by Kate Hawkesby on Newstalk ZB.
 
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RNZ: The Panel
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The Panel features a range of panellists from across the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests.
 
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RNZ: Mediawatch
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Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
 
With a proven track record of driving the news cycle, Andrew Bolt steers discussion, encourages debate and offers his perspectives on national affairs.
 
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RNZ: Lately
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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
 
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.
 
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!
 
A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.
 
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531pi
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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.
 
A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
 
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At The Drive Thru
Monthly
 
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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The Front Page
Weekly+
 
Each Thursday The Front Page takes you behind the scenes of the biggest story from the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB. Hosted by Frances Cook.
 
TVNZ's John Campbell looks behind the stories making the news.
 
“Speak Up – Kōrerotia” – a radio show centred on human rights issues. Encouraging discussion on human rights issues prevalent in both Canterbury and New Zealand, Speak Up – Kōrerotia offers a forum to promote the issues facing New Zealanders, providing a voice to affected communities.Engaging in conversations around human rights issues in our country, each show covers a different human rights issue with guests from or working with the affected communities. Analysing and asking questions of t ...
 
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RNZ: Fair Play
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Zoë George and a roster of athletic co-hosts shine the spotlight on women in sport. – from results and athletes to current affairs and issues.
 
SH People’s Politburo is a podcast hosted by three New Zealand-based socialists, Emmy, Ti, and Justine. People’s Politburo is a fortnightly podcast that digs deep into the dungheap of New Zealand and international politics, giving you a steaming socialist perspective on current affairs.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your podcatcher of choice so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Please consider supporting our Patreon so we can continue to trash talk about New Zealand’s ruling class ...
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Hmong program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Mloog tau cov lus nrog tej qhua tswj xeeb tham, mloog tau ntau yam xov xwm thiab cov neeg zejzog tej dab neeg ntawm xov tooj cua SBS Radio Hmong Program nrog rau tej xov xwm ntawm tebchaws Australia thiab hauv ntiaj teb no.
 
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ACTivate
Monthly
 
ACTivate is a monthly show brought to you by the Christchurch branch of Amnesty International Aotearoa/New Zealand, an organisation dedicated to campaigning for human rights.Since its inception in 1961, Amnesty International has grown into an organisation of over 7 million people in 150 countries, all united by their desire to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.ACTivate covers human rights stories from New Zealand and ...
 
Our weekly SBS Rohingya podcasts include community updates and a settlement guide with expert advice and tips about daily life in Australia. - Fottí haftaát SBS Rohingya podcasts madhé taí bode ki cómajor noiya hobor ókkol fuwatí zanadé ittarra mesyuwara nosíyot kengóri Australiat taibadé yián or baabote.
 
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It Is What It Is
Monthly
 
ATEBIT is bringing a breakdown of weekly news and current affairs via conversational podcast It Is What It Is. Each and every week we'll dissect and react to the news you need to know about, including all the top stories from pop culture, entertainment, politics, national and worldwide news.We may not be experts, but we certainly have opinions! Nothing is off limits, as host Jack Kruse is joined weekly by a rotating cast from the stable of talent at ATEBIT.net, along with friends from across ...
 
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New Zealand Pubcast
Monthly
 
The difinitive guide to New Zealand Culture - seen through the eyes of a couple of blow in's. An Irish guy and a Canadian sit in a pub in Christchurch, New Zealand, talking about current affairs, culture and politics. Email: nzpubcast@gmail.com
 
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson joins Heather du Plessis Allan on the business hour, with a focus on the inquiries looking into the sexual assault allegations within the Labour Party.Today Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a plan with five actions, one of those being Maria Dew QC reviewing the sexual complaints and context within.Roberts ...…
 
Some excellent news for kiwi director Taika Waititi today, after his new film Jojo Rabbit scooped the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.It’s an important distinction, as that award is an Oscar bellweather. Nine of the last 10 winners have gone on to score at least a Best Picture nomination.So is Jojo Rabbit on its way too?Will ...…
 
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters joins Heather du Plessis-Allan, returning from a period of absence, to talk about the turmoil surrounding the Labour Party.A 19-year-old Labour volunteer detailed an allegation of sexual assault in an article published last Monday in The Spinoff.She subsequently released email correspondence to The Spinoff t ...…
 
When advertising copywriter Joshua Thompson saw the writing on the wall, and was called to a meeting with the top brass at his company, he decided on something unconventional for his support person: he hired a clown.
 
A 2015 seismic report identified the structure as being earthquake-prone, and it's been under repair for much of this year. Once that work's completed, however, the REAL decision has to be made: the tower will be repainted. And the town will decide what colour.
 
Reuters has dropped a bombshell report saying Australian intelligence officials concluded China was responsible for the cyberattack on federal parliament and our major political parties in March.Citing five sources with knowledge of the matter, Reuters reports the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) determined China's Ministry of State Securit ...…
 
Following Māori language week, there's real momentum behind the idea of compulsory te reo in schools. But how have similar schemes from overseas played out?
 
A new scheme aimed at preventing financially unsound companies from winning big contracts with lowball offers is in the offering.
 
Does horse racing have an image problem on its hands?Top trainer Shaune Ritchie thinks so, and told Mike Hosking this morning that perhaps it's time to scale back the use of the whip, or the riding crop."What they see is horses coming down the home straight and being hit with the whip in the last 200 metres of the race, and it looks like it's f ...…
 
How could supermarkets reduce the amount of plastic they use?
 
A Stuff article today highlights the "ethnoburbs" that have spung up due to Auckland's superdriverse population. The city's uneven ethnic distribution means some areas are almost completely made of one ethnicity, so what does that mean for our attitudes towards race and immigration? We ask the panellists for their thoughts.…
 
Nineteen months ago Simon Wilson was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Since then he's written extensively about the experience - and over the weekend he had some thoughts about the process of screening.
 
What's going to happen to the price of petrol? Energy consultant Ian Twomey joins us to discuss.
 
How could supermarkets reduce the amount of plastic they use? A new scheme aimed at preventing financially unsound companies from winning big contracts with lowball offers is in the offering. Following Māori language week, there's real momentum behind the idea of compulsory te reo in schools. But how have similar schemes from overseas played ou ...…
 
What's going to happen to the price of petrol? Energy consultant Ian Twomey joins us to discuss. Nineteen months ago Simon Wilson was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Since then he's written extensively about the experience - and over the weekend he had some thoughts about the process of screening. A Stuff article today highlights the "ethnoburb ...…
 
What the Panellists Karlo Mila and Simon Wilson have been thinking about.
 
The Ig-Nobel Prizes for unconventional - if interesting - research have been handed out. Emile Donovan joins the panel with the winners and losers of the day.
 
Z Energy has released analysis that questions the Commerce Commission's basic arithmetic, use of economic concepts and choice of the formula it used to conclude the New Zealand transport fuel sector is uncompetitive."Z has discovered a number of inaccuracies in the draft findings on profitability, including a misrepresentation of Z's 2016-2018 ...…
 
Building organisations are developing a scheme to prevent companies and contractors offering low ball tenders for construction contracts.MasterBuilders is working on a voluntary accreditation scheme for commercial builders, which will confirm their capacity to complete a job.Specialist Trade Contractors president Graeme Burke told Mike Hosking ...…
 
Bill McKay says the Kiwibuild reset is nothing to get excited about, describing it as more of an apology than a vision of what's next. Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
 
A chance for Auckland's largest energy network to get one-up on Mother Nature.Vector is partnering with IBM to pilot technology which will help predict where power outages are likely to occur during rough weather.It'll also help pinpoint vegetation trouble spots that might interfere with powerlines.Vector's head of network field services Marko ...…
 
Plant based proteins and fake meat products are popping up in supermarkets in flashy packaging, but there's also a renaissance happening in the experimentation in kitchens in Vegan eateries.
 
A look at the fallout regarding how Labour party officials and senior politicians have responded to allegations against a former staffer, ranging from bullying to serious sexual allegations.
 
Crude oil prices have surged more than 19 per cent after a drone strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility wiped out about 5 per cent of global supplies.Brent prices jumped as much as $11.73 to $71.95 a barrel in early trading in Singapore.State energy producer Saudi Aramco lost about 5.7 million barrels per day of output on Saturday after 10 unma ...…
 
Kiran Dass of Time Out Bookstore reviews Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss, which is published by Granta.
 
Research has highlighted the need for more support to be wrapped around medium-sized businesses.The Grant Thornton New Zealand research found mid-sized businesses have grown in employee numbers at a faster rate, but they're falling behind in productivity and profit growth.Canterbury Employers Chamber chief executive Leeann Watson told Mike Hosk ...…
 
Pedestrians strolling past the White House today witnessed a rare sight — Donald Trump himself on the balcony, and an impressive scene below him.Donald Trump is preparing to host Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for a prestigious state visit later this week.Today members of the US military were visible on the White House lawn as they re ...…
 
Joy Harjo is a critically acclaimed poet and musician and she is the first Native American to be named US poet laureate. Born in Oklahoma, Joy Harjo is of Muscogee Creek heritage, and often draws on Native American spirituality and culture in her work. She will be a guest of the NZ festival in March next year.…
 
A leading horse trainer wants to change the public perception's on racing and ban the whip. The World Racing Association has called for US and Canadian jockeys to only use riding crops in dangerous situations. Shaune Ritchie told Mike Hosking New Zealand needs to move with the times and get the public back on side. He says crowds don't see how ...…
 
The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will meet outgoing Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on tomorrow, in a big shift from his 'let them come to me' rhetoric early on in his premiership. Also, there's controversy over the list of new EU commissioners and Italy's new coalition softens its stance on migrant rescue ships.…
 
A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid heightened tensions over Tehran's collapsing nuclear deal.U.S. Secretary of St ...…
 
At the start of music therapy week, how music is helping people with dementia, anxiety and with stroke recovery. It's a growing style of treatment here and around the world, with international research showing music can unlock areas of the brain other medical procedures have yet to reach.
 
Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his hig ...…
 
Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.A mixed crowd of hardcore protesters in black and wearing masks, along wit ...…
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month.Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31 deadline no matter what."The madder Hulk gets, the stronger ...…
 
Former Prime Minister David Cameron has broken his long silence on Brexit, confessing in new memoirs that he is "truly sorry" for the chaos and rancour that has engulfed Britain after it voted to leave the European Union three years ago."I failed," Cameron concedes in his book, "For the Record," excerpted on Saturday in the London Times.The mem ...…
 
Limits on vaping products are imminent, bringing them more into line with controls on tobacco - this amid criticism that a 'regulation vaccuum' has seen the proliferation of young vapers.
 
New Zealand petrol prices could reach a nightmare $3 a litre following the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, an economist says.However, the true impact the explosions would have on the oil industry remains to be seen.As of Monday morning, the "horror scenario" at this stage would see fuel prices reach $3 at the pump, economist Cameron B ...…
 
A Solomon Islands diplomatic taskforce has recommended severing ties with Taiwan in favour of China; Huge crowds gathered at the Nadi Magistrates Court today in Fiji to see a New Zealand resident face multiple murder charges laid by police this morning, three weeks after the family's bodies were discovered in the Nausori Highlands; Former gover ...…
 
The administrator on Norfolk Island has dismissed claims by the Chamber of Commerce that the island is at risk of becoming a failed state.
 
The administrator on Norfolk Island has dismissed claims by the Chamber of Commerce that the island is at risk of becoming a failed state; medical specialists have been told about the work of gut doctors providing free consultations and education in the Pacific via instant messaging and telemedicine; Fiji's government says empowering women econ ...…
 
Medical specialists in Adelaide have been told about the work of gut doctors providing free consultations and education in the Pacific via instant messaging and telemedicine.
 
Fiji's government says empowering women economically can help them escape abusive relationships.
 
They have all the flair in the world, look like they're having fun, and their fans are the most fervent - but in spite of being . neighbours to the All Blacks, the Pacific teams are the have-nots of the Rugby World Cup.
 
New Zealand's Parliament is expanding its support to its counterparts in the Pacific with a new programme, Tai a Kiwa.
 
Vaping is on the rise, with many people turning to them to help quit smoking cigarettes. While many still contain nicotine, they do not contain many of the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes that can often lead to death. A New Zealand study has found that those who use nicotine e-cigarettes in conjunction with other nicotine supplements such ...…
 
Sherry spoke to Human Rights watch reporter for Indonesia Andreas Harsono on the rise of political islam. Theyalso speak on discrimination between minority religions, LGBTQ community, the ethnic Chinese and the 2019 Indonesian elections, one of the largest democratic processes.
 
This week on the Monday Wire, Sherry interviews Cotton On workers on strike over the living wage in Auckland. Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the government's progress on the climate crisis and compulsory Aotearoa history in schools. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Dr Natalie Walk ...…
 
Welfare cheats, Saudi oil attack, Gladys Liu Labor, Bin Laden son, VIC breast cancer screening, Morrison Washington. - Neeg dag tsoom hwv Australia tej nyiaj Welfare siv tshaj $100 million, Saudi lub chawm lim roj raug tua, pab nom Labor thiab tus nom Gladys Liu, Bin Laden tus tub cov kev nruam sim, xeev Victoria cov tshuab ntsum cancer mis, Mo ...…
 
Joining a walking group is not only keeping you healthy but also having fun and creating friendship at the same time. - Cov kev mus koom nrog ib pab neeg taug kev ua ke tsis yog yuav pab kom koj tau txais kev noj qab nyob zoo xwb tab sis koj tseem muaj kev lom zem thiab tsim tau kev phooj ywg nrog thiab.…
 
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