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Jeremy Paxman, of Newsnight and University Challenge fame, has decided there must be more to life than cudgelling politicians and students on TV. ‘The Lock In’ is, as he puts it, “an excuse for me to talk to people I want to hear from, in a place I want to be...the pub”. So it is that, free at last of any editorial oversight, Jeremy has been sitting down in some of London’s finest boozers to enjoy drink and conversation with an eclectic bunch of guests. There are famous ones and obscure ones ...
 
Take the widest variety of music, mix it with the widest variety of topics, a positive attitude and a wicked sense of fun, and you get Lu and Matt Fresh for Breakfast. They’re locals, living and loving life in the Border Region with family and friends. So why don’t you join them and become part of The River family, and at one with the Fun!! Lu and Matt: It’s the Freshest Brekkie Show on The Border from 5.30am weekdays on Triple M The Border 105.7
 
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Looking through the fog of an ongoing pandemic, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has proposed a billion dollars to fight what he says will have a much greater impact than Covid. His climate change-centred budget proposal would put more buses on the road, electrify ferries, and provide better walking and cycling routes. But a catch: Aucklanders will have to…
 
Optimistic but not over the moon - that's how Auckland business group Heart of the City feels about the new summer support package for Tāmaki Makaurau. A $37 million package has been announced by the government with the aim of rebooting the city. But will 100,000 vouchers and discounts to council facilities like the Zoo actually help businesses who…
 
4G wireless broadband, mobile voice, data and text services; a new satellite link, satellite dish and five cell sites have been installed around the Chatham Islands. The sytem went live on Wednesday. Checkpoint tried to call Chathams Mayor Monique Croon but could not get through, so it was back to the landline. [embed] https://players.brightcove.ne…
 
It looked like a hard sell - land stuck next to a noisy neighbour - an international airport, with high voltage cables directly overhead. But Christchurch Airport has found a solution, devoting 400 hectares to create a renewable energy park. More than half will be dedicated to solar energy, generating 150 megawatts - enough to power 30,000 homes or…
 
The police are now investigating self-styled justice campaigner Scott Guthrie, after another inquiry found he breached numerous regulations. The Department of Corrections started investigating after Checkpoint revealed Guthrie had charged an inmate's family thousands of dollars for support and advice dealing with the department. Guthrie had been gr…
 
The government has announced a $37.5 million support package to put the sizzle back into Auckland's venues and events, but some in hospitality are not happy. The government will subsidise 100,000 freebies and discount vouchers for council attractions and facilities like pools, museums and Auckland Zoo, to get people back into the city after the Cov…
 
In Northland, Aucklanders' bookings are being cancelled and Waitangi commemorations at the Treaty Grounds have been scrapped. From December 15, unvaccinated people can travel north if they return a negative Covid test within 72 hours prior. But Te Tai Tokerau iwi chairs and leaders of the Auckland, Waitematā, Counties-Manukau and Northland DHBs hav…
 
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There is so much reality TV to cover as 2021 hits the home stretch. For us, it's been quite a busy month. So we spend this episode talking about the last few episodes of The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies, and discuss all the recent controversy surrounding the show... from Ashley's mysterious exit (and why MTV is covering up) to Leroy's instagr…
 
Uncertainty continues to hang over the New Zealand Golf Open in the wake of planned changes to border rules. event falls less than a month before the border opens to fully vaccinated foreign travellers. And while it has been placed on the government's "Approved Event" list - organisers are not optimistic it will happen. Clay Wilson reports.…
 
The National Party will be hoping to reach new heights with newly appointed leader Christopher Luxon. The political newbie - and former Air New Zealand chief executive - was elected earlier today with Nicola Willis his deputy. It comes after a tumultuous week for the National Party - with Judith Collins booted from the leadership after she stripped…
 
Relatively new entrant to Parliament, former Unilever and Air NZ boss Christopher Luxon has landed the job as leader of the National Party. The situation vacant sign when up last week when Judith Collins was tossed out of the job after a no confidence vote, which was called when she demoted Simon Bridges over inappropriate comments he made several …
 
Marlborough Sounds killer Scott Watson has again been denied parole, 23 years after he was imprisoned for the murder of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope. The 50-year-old was sentenced to life in prison in 1998 with a minimum non parole period of 17 years. He has always protested his innocence, and his father says today's ruling is frustrating. Conan Young…
 
Some wannabe returnees have been left out in the cold, after Omicron prompted a last minute change to the number of MIQ rooms released today. Officials say they are taking precautions so there's enough room for community cases as well as international arrivals in coming days and weeks. That includes travellers from 'high risk' countries who need to…
 
Red level restrictions are presenting a challenge for pubs and restaurants over the summer break. Auckland venues can reopen from Friday after a three month shutdown, but they are not popping the champagne just yet. At red, venues using the vaccine pass can have up to 100 people but they have to be seated and separated. And dancing is off limits. A…
 
You may have noticed empty shelves at some supermarkets, particularly in Auckland. Bare supermarket shelves, swathes of missing products, your favourite must-have ingredients missing. Countdown is playing catch-up after a strike last week across its two Auckland Distribution centres. Food and Grocery Council chief executive Katherine Rich talks to …
 
Learner drivers looking to lose the L plates won't be able to sit practical tests unless they're fully vaccinated. VTNZ's line has drawn the ire of the Driving Change Network. It says hundreds of students, who are not yet fully vaccinated, will face further delays to getting licences. The network worries teens in the lowest vaccinated areas will al…
 
The new National Party leader Christopher Luxon is promising to revitalise the party, saying his relative inexperience in Parliament is an advantage. The former Air New Zealand boss has been elected by the caucus to replace Judith Collins, who lost the job last week after a no confidence vote. Nicola Willis, National's housing spokesperson, has bee…
 
"Beleaguered and weary" in the back room fight against Covid - that is how the team of 4,000 lab workers is feeling after what has been described as a "war-like onslaught" for their services according to their professional body. The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science says the northern laboratories, which have been in the thick of t…
 
The Omicron Covid variant is spreading across the world, and with it fear of a major step-back in the pandemic. More than a dozen people now have it in the Netherlands, eight in France, three in the UK, and at least three in Australia. Yet it's still unknown how dangerous the variant, first discovered in South Africa, really is. Max Towle has more.…
 
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