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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 continues to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!
 
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.
 
Every week, Rugby Direct gives you the lowdown on all you need to know from the rugby world. Whether it's the All Blacks, Black Ferns, NPC, Farah Palmer Cup, or just what's going down at the club grounds, we have you covered on your home for all things rugby. Listen on iHeartRadio for every angle, every moment, and every opinion.
 
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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Shock in political circles at the sudden fall of Simon Bridges. National party leader Judith Collins has demoted the MP and relieved him of his portfolios, after a serious complaint made by a female caucus colleague. She says the seriousness of the situation demands a swift and decisive response. The MP at the centre of the case is understood to be…
 
Fully vaccinated Kiwis and travellers will be able to bypass New Zealand's managed isolation at the border from early next year. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a three-step approach that will allow fully-vaccinated people to travel more freely in and out of New Zealand from next year. Newstalk ZB political editor Barry Soper…
 
Tim Paine has announced he is taking a break from cricket. The former Australian test captain resigned from the captaincy last week over a sexting scandal and has now today announced a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the "foreseeable future". The announcement came through a statement from Cricket Tasmania on Friday. The Peng Shuai sa…
 
Chinese tech giants including Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings were fined last Saturday for failing to report corporate acquisitions, adding to an anti-monopoly crackdown by the ruling Communist Party. The companies failed to report 43 acquisitions that occurred up to eight years ago under rules on “operating concentration,” according to the Stat…
 
The deaths of at least 27 people in the English Channel is fueling tensions between the U.K. and France over how to stop migrants from crossing the world’s busiest shipping route in small boats. Despite a pledge from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron that they would “do everything possible” to stop people smu…
 
Who should take over the leadership of the National Party? In the mix right now: Christopher Luxon, Simon Bridges, Mark Mitchell, Chris Bishop, and Shane Reti. Shane Reti is not an option. He helped Judith Collins commit the murder-suicide on Simon Bridges on Wednesday night so he’s too tainted. Chris Bishop is not an option yet. Too many people ar…
 
Australian cricketer Tim Paine has called time on his career for the foreseeable future. He released a statement on his decision through Cricket Tasmania earlier today, coming a week after resigning from the test captaincy after a sexting scandal. Meanwhile, fast-bowler Pat Cummins is set to become Australia’s 47th test captain, while former captai…
 
New Zealand news publishers want to be able to negotiate a better deal with Facebook and Google, who are regularly accused of stealing their content. They have asked the Commerce Commission for approval to collectively bargain with these tech giants. NZ Herald Business reporter Damien Venuto, who’s been speaking with Facebook and Google joined Heat…
 
A new Covid variant in South Africa has health experts concerned. It's believed to be more transmissible and vaccine-resistant than Delta. The UK has already shut their borders to six African countries which have detected the virus so far. Auckland University virus mutation expert Dr David Welch told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's definitely somethi…
 
The Police Commissioner doesn't expect to lose very many officers as a result of today's vaccine mandate. Police and Defence Force staff have to get their first dose by January 17 and the second dose by March 1. At the moment, up to 800 Police officers are unvaccinated. Andrew Coster told Heather Du Plessis Allan they'll consider giving people leav…
 
A slow move to introduce Rapid Antigen testing has been dubbed 'unfathomable'. That's from National's Covid response spokesperson after a report that finds New Zealand was ill-prepared for the Delta outbreak. Advisor Sir Brian Roche warned the health system's infrastructure was fragile - and stressed the need for rapid antigen testing. The tests wi…
 
Simon Bridges confirmed he is running for National Party leader once again after Judith Collins' ousting on Thursday. Guided-missile destroyer USS Howard arrived in Wellington this morning and is the first US Navy ship to visit New Zealand in five years. Newstalk ZB Political Editor Barry Soper joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
Former Australia cricket captain Tim Paine is taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the "foreseeable future", essentially ruling him out of the Ashes and putting his international career in serious doubt. Cricket Tasmania released a statement announcing the news on Friday morning and said it will "continue to support Tim and his f…
 
Judith Collins should think about leaving Parliament. This was the call from former National Party Cabinet minister Chris Finlayson this morning. He's bang on. Collins clearly doesn’t intend to. She’s taken to Twitter to confirm she’ll be standing again in the Papakura Electorate at the next election. But honestly, she shouldn’t even still be in Pa…
 
An advisory group says the Government was ill-prepared for the Delta outbreak. In a report written in September, advisor Sir Brian Roche said the health system's infrastructure was fragile and urged the importance of rapid antigen testing. He told Heather du Plessis-Allan other nations’ responses could have been enlightening. “We had the opportunit…
 
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. The National Party. 0/10. "A lesson in petty, self-indulgent self-distraction at a time when professionalism, coherence, and accountability have never been in greater demand." MIQ. 2/10. "No one will miss it. It should be going so…
 
I don’t mind that Shane Reti is the interim leader. The main reason being, if you are going to do this, try and do it properly. Far better to make a solid, well considered decision over a mad cap heat of the moment one. Whether Reti held the job for a while will matter not in the fullness of time. As for poor old Judith Collins, her demise will be …
 
Surprise from Judith Collins' former and current colleagues, about how her time as National leader came to an end. MP Jacqui Dean has told the Otago Daily Times she's surprised and disappointed Collins used a conversation from some weeks ago to demote Bridges. But speaking exclusively to Newstalk ZB, Collins says she has no regrets about demoting S…
 
Who’d be in politics, eh? I mean talk about brutal. How do they just keep getting knocked over and get back up again. It’s so so tough. I don’t know what came over Judith, apart from obvious desperation and I actually feel a great deal of sympathy for her; she clearly felt so backed into a corner she lost all perspective. And I don’t know whose adv…
 
This week's border announcements have spurred a surge of international travel bookings. Air New Zealand's seen 25-thousand international flight bookings since Wednesday. From January 17 vaccinated Kiwis travelling from Australia can skip MIQ, subject to a negative covid test. They'll have to isolate at home. From mid-February New Zealanders from ot…
 
Adrian Orr thinks house prices will drop over the next year. The Reserve Bank Governor and his colleagues have increased the Official Cash Rate to point-75 percent, partly to deal with ballooning house prices. Orr said what people are having to pay is well above sustainable levels but will decrease as significant supply comes on stream. He told Mik…
 
The latest changes to Covid testing and home isolation may be a sign the virus is going to spread to more corners of the country. Businesses can source rapid antigen tests from Wednesday, and people can buy their own from pharmacies from December 15. The Government's also committing extra funding to managing and supporting more people in home isola…
 
England and France are at odds over how to deal with illegal migrants crossing the Channel, after 27 people died trying to get across. It's the largest loss of life there in a decade. Europe correspondent Vincent McAviney told Kate Hawkesby 25,000 migrants are trafficked across each year from Iran, Iraq, Syria and Eritrea. He said they're smuggled …
 
The retail sector is in for a much-needed boost today. The industry is set to make about 270-million dollars from Black Friday sales. Retail NZ Chief Executive Greg Harford told Kate Hawkesby he's hoping Kiwis will get out and support businesses. “It could really be busier than Boxing Day. Black Friday has become a really significant part of the sh…
 
Judith Collins says history will judge her kindly, for her decision to demote Simon Bridges. Collins was removed from the leadership yesterday -- after her surprise decision to demote Bridges the night before. She says she was acting on a complaint from a female caucus colleague about comments Bridges made in that colleague's presence five years ag…
 
Former National Party leader Judith Collins believes it was time for a new generation of leader to come through - citing Christopher Luxon, Chris Bishop and Nicola Willis as leading contenders. Collins specifically did not mention Simon Bridges or Mark Mitchell when speaking with Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking this morning. Asked how she felt this morn…
 
A reminder to prepare for home isolation, in case you're struck by Covid. The Student Volunteer Army is receiving over 350 referrals a day to gather supplies for families stuck in isolation with no other support. It's working the Covid Welfare Support team in Auckland, and is seeking volunteers to pack and deliver 200 food boxes this weekend. SVA C…
 
National MPs will elect a new leader on Tuesday after a bruising caucus session dumped Judith Collins on what has been described as "not our best day" for the party. Former leader Simon Bridges has revealed he is considering seeking a return to the role - saying National under Collins "haven't done a good enough job". Collins was removed in a vote …
 
Now listen up men, what comes to mind when you hear the word 'menopause'? Let's admit it, probably nothing, because according to Rod Stewart, men have absolutely no idea what it's about. Rod has admitted he nearly lost his marriage over it, and is now calling for all men to be given lessons. Health expert Niki Bezzant has done extensive research in…
 
Black Friday is tomorrow, but it feels like most of the sales have started. So what products are worth buying tomorrow? And how do we not end up getting duped by all this? Tech commentator Jordan Tini joined Heather du Plessis-Allan on how to not to make a fool out of yourself. LISTEN ABOVEBy Newstalk ZB
 
The National Party is without a long-term leader, after Judith Collins was booted by the National caucus this morning. On the way out of Parliament today, Collins said she didn't regret last night's move against Simon Bridges Meanwhile, Simon bridges is tossing up whether to have another run at the top job. Caucus will vote in a new leader next Tue…
 
Another tool is being rolled out in the fight against Delta. Rapid antigen testing kits will be available in pharmacies from December 15 ... to be conducted under supervision. It's part of the Government's $1 billion investment package for living with Covid in the community. College of GPs Medical Director Bryan Betty says told Heather Du Plessis A…
 
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