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Best India Hicks podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best India Hicks podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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A wonderfully intimate look into the life and work of India Hicks and her extraordinary family. In Season One we’re talking Movie Stars, Matadors and Maharajas as we have tea and cake with Lady Pamela, daughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten and of course India’s much moved mum. Now in her 90s Lady Pamela’s stories will astound you; she’s first cousins with Prince Philip, travelled the world on the famous Commonwealth tour when Princess Elizabeth became Queen, befriended everyone from Grace Ke ...
 
The Big Travel Podcast: Exploring Life-Stories Through Travel. Taking you on a journey of discovery, with a wonderfully diverse selection of characters, The Big Travel Podcast explores life-stories in travel; from childhoods with little money for much more than camping holidays to fabulous tales of exotic climes and incredible adventures. Politicians, Paralympians, famous faces from TV, radio, music, stage and screen, SAS soldiers, adventurers and ordinary people taking extraordinary journey ...
 
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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We’re sitting in the drawing room of Lady Pamela Hicks’ home in Oxfordshire listening intently to Lady Pamela’s mesmerising stories. It’s just India, Lady Pamela and Lisa the producer who's recording it and putting it all together. We’ve chosen to have no studio, no formalities just conversation and plenty of tea and cake. This episode is all about…
 
Entrepreneur and style icon India Hicks has lived an extraordinary life so far. The daughter of designer David Hicks and granddaughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten (and related to everyone from Prince Philip to Queen Victoria), she ran away, of sorts, to a remote island in the Bahamas and 25 years and five children later is still there. India talks…
 
By RNZ A bill that would bring together all 16 of the country's polytechnics by establishing the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) has passed its third and final reading in Parliament. The Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill passed 63 votes to 57. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said the current…
 
Nearly a third of New Zealanders now in their early 40s have tried meth at least once, suggests new research exploring the link between the drug and violence in society. The Otago University researchers behind the study also found that those who used methamphetamine at least once a week were between two and five times more likely to be involved in …
 
A free speech advocate says it's disappointing a philosopher has been barred from talking at SkyCity. Controversial Australia philosopher Peter Singer is being forced to find another Auckland venue for his speaking tour, after his June event was cancelled. Singer's been criticised over his view it could be ethical for parents to euthanise a severel…
 
Kiwi couples and solo mums seeking IVF are being misled, according to a new study which has found major variations in the way fertility clinics measure their success rates. Experts say this is a "huge concern" as people who are infertile can spend up to $150,000 on IVF, which is a process of fertilisation combining egg with sperm outside the body. …
 
Calls for leadership on a national level in facing the country's water problems. The Auditor-General has released a report detailing New Zealand's issues with its water systems. It looks at the way councils and the Government oversee drinking water, wastewater, allocation and river quality. Water NZ's Lesley Smith told Mike Hosking we have floods a…
 
The Electricity Authority plans to ban the use of offers to "win back" customers within 180 days of a customer leaving - beginning at the end of March. Electric Kiwi is applauding the decision, saying the win back scheme only helps out the big companies. CEO Luke Blincoe told Mike Hosking the scheme didn't cater for smaller companies. "The best pri…
 
Shane Jones says stories about New Zealand First are a distraction - and driven by hysteria. The party's mysterious foundation is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. Meanwhile, photos of journalists taken by someone linked to New Zealand First were leaked to an online blog. Jones told Mike Hosking he's not surprised the office is invest…
 
The Health Minister says the Government is continuing to take an extremely cautious approach to coronavirus. Up to 11 New Zealanders are due to be evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama later today. They'll be on board a Qantas flight to Darwin with about 200 Australians. The Kiwis will then be transferred to the Whangaparaoa e…
 
Former Austalian prime minister Tony Abbott has revealed the "highest levels" of the Malaysian government believed from "very early on" that the MH370 tragedy was a murder-suicide plot. Speaking in a new documentary set to air in Australia this week, the former leader, who was PM when the plane disappeared over the South China Sea in 2014, said it …
 
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg wit…
 
Elton John's promoter is shooting down any suggestion of partial refunds for Sunday night's shortened concert. That puts Michael Chugg at odds with New Zealand consumer authorities. And he's laughed off suggestions that the performance was purposely extended with the use of instrumentals. Chugg says 105 of the 34,000 people at the concert have aske…
 
France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was named on Sunday as a new candidate for mayor of Paris, a late entry by the country's governing party after a scramble to replace the original contender who abruptly withdrew after a leak of sex videos on social media. The choice of Buzyn, whose profile rose with the outbreak of the new deadly virus from Chin…
 
Buller is starting to make a bit of a comeback. New figures show the West Coast district's economy grew by 2.3 percent in 12 months, after shrinking 44 percent since 2012. Buller Mayor Jamie Cliene told Mike Hosking it was driven locally. "Council decided to set out on a path to diversify the economy 12 to 18 months ago to see how we can diversify …
 
Many industries in New Zealand are starting to feel the effects of coronavirus but tourism is feeling the squeeze the most. With travel bans, precautions and fears keeping people off planes and out of tourist spots, local businesses are getting worried. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis told Mike Hosking that's why they're investing millions of dollars…
 
Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm's third confirmed victim. To the east, Dennis' gale-force winds also left nine people injured in Germany as their vehicles crashed…
 
A Government programme to wipe out pea weevil has achieved a world first, with Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor today announcing the successful eradication of the noxious pest from Wairarapa. This means the nearly four-year ban on pea plants and pea straw was lifted today. Commercial and home gardeners can again grow pea plants and use pea stra…
 
The right to silence is being seen by one Queen's Counsel as an important part of our justice system. There are renewed calls for it to be abolished following the latest horrific case of child abuse. A four-year-old Flaxmere boy remains in Auckland's Starship Hospital after what police say was a brutal assault at the end of last month. Children's C…
 
Former V8 Supercar star Greg Murphy says he's shocked to see Holden go. General Motors announced on Monday it would wind down sales in New Zealand and Australia by the end of the year. People had history and memories with the brand and thought it would be "here for eternity", motor racing hero Murphy told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking this morning. Bu…
 
Sir Elton John fans who attended Sunday's Auckland show cut short after the superstar nearly collapsed could be entitled to partial refunds, Consumer NZ says. The distraught 72-year-old left the stage in tears about two thirds of the way through the performance as his voice deserted him. Medical staff rushed to give John, suffering from walking pne…
 
A key KiwiSaver figure who oversees hardship claims is playing down the significance of last year's record number of claims. New Zealanders took more than $109 million out of their KiwiSaver accounts last year. Mark Jephson, chief executive of KiwiSaver trustee company Perpetual Guardian, says it's only a small representation of the scheme. He told…
 
Comedian Celeste Barber made headlines all over the world with her record-breaking bushfire appeal, which raised $52 million for the NSW Rural Fire Service. However, no one has yet received any money and now lawyers for Barber and the NSW Rural Fire Service have been called in to try and come up with a solution. The money has been locked under RFS …
 
More than 1180kg of methamphetamine was nabbed heading into New Zealand last year - enough to cause nearly $1.5 billion worth of harm potentially. And that's just the meth - Customs says it stopped more than three tonnes of illegal drugs coming into New Zealand last year. That includes 329kg of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine precursors, which could …
 
Unexpected roll growth has left some Auckland schools scrambling for teachers even though they thought they had enough staff just before the school year started. Schools in high-growth areas, such as Beach Haven School on the North Shore, say they are at full capacity. "There's only so many broom cupboards one has," said Beach Haven principal Steph…
 
Thousands of students aren't sure if they will make it to class on time because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus, and universities and polytechnics stand to lose more than $100 million if the restrictions continue, a sector spokesmperson warns. Health minister David Clark has extended a ban on foreigners entering the country if…
 
National leader Simon Bridges will today outline the party's economic goals and who will benefit most from the party's proposed tax cuts. But he is keeping mum on how much people will be better off from the tax cuts, saying that will be unveiled later this year. Bridges said the party will also target costs of living, including reversing new costs …
 
Australia is stepping in to help 11 New Zealanders still on board the coronavirus-hit cruise ship docked in Japan. The Kiwi passengers are among thousands who remain on board the Diamond Princess during a 14-day quarantine that is due to finish on Wednesday, if all goes well. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed Australia's assistance in an inte…
 
The ban on people travelling from China to Australia has been extended as the number of those infected with the coronavirus continues to rise. The travel ban was due to end on Saturday, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison making the announcement of the extension after a national security meeting. Mr Morrison said the decision has been made to extend…
 
The Sky Sport Breakers may get blocked from the Australian basketball league play-offs, heading into the final round. Melbourne United can thwart the hopes of the New Zealand-based franchise after they beat Cairns to move into fourth on the ladder with a 22-point differential on the fifth-placed Breakers. Both those sides and Brisbane are tied on 1…
 
Schools not eligible for the Government's donation scheme might miss out on crucial funding. More than 1500 schools have signed up for the programme, which pays schools in deciles one to seven $150 per student if they don't ask parents for donations. Waimea College Principal Scott Haines told Mike Hosking all schools should be allowed to opt in. "T…
 
A former political colleague of Winston Peters says news New Zealand First may have photographed journalists could damage the Government. Photos of RNZ and Stuff reporters, with former New Zealand First president Lester Gray, were posted to a website linked to conservative blog Whale Oil. Former United Future leader Peter Dunne told Mike Hosking it…
 
President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after the ex-adviser came to the defense of a former national security aide who offered key testimony in the impeachment inquiry. The president's comments targeting Kelly came after Kelly defended Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was…
 
A call to introduce a capital gains tax and limit how much money wealthy people can borrow has been labelled 'nonsense'. The latest Helen Clark Foundation report recommended the new restrictions, in a move to drive down house prices. It states the decades-long property investment boom has created windfall gains for property owners, the real estate …
 
Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items of the week and lets you know what he makes of it all. Taika Waititi. 8/10. "Another Oscar from a tiny country at the bottom of the world." The Oscars themselves. 4/10. "Lowest audience ever, because they will not learn that being boring, woke, and self involved is not an aud…
 
The man shot dead by police last night in Tauranga fired at officers up to 20 times before officers returned fire. The shootout left a police patrol car riddled with bullets and the officers who fatally shot the man - a suspect in a double murder earlier this week - were distraught, district commander Superintendent Andy McGregor said this morning.…
 
The Silver Ferns have struck gold — again. The netball world champions scooped the top honours at the Halberg Awards on Thursday night, acclaimed as the team of the year before also winning the supreme award. It was recognition of their stunning triumph in Liverpool last year, when they edged Australia 52-51 to take the World Cup for the first time…
 
Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservative critics. In an eagerly awaited document, Francis didn't refer to recommendations by Amazonian bishops to conside…
 
New Zealanders, for better or worse, see housing as one of the best investments to make. So a new business that helps get those who wouldn't necessarily be able to afford a deposit can only be a good thing. Real Estate Together is a business that negotiates homes on behalf of investors, who then chip in with an equal share and is aimed at first hom…
 
If there was one voice you heard during the tumultuous days of Brexit, more than any other it was John Bercow. He was elected four times as the speaker of the House of Commons, the only way to be elected that many times since World War Two. He stepped down late last year as Brexit reached its conclusion, and now he's telling his story in his new bo…
 
European Union lawmakers threw their weight Wednesday behind the negotiating package the 27-nation bloc's chief negotiator wants to use during upcoming trade talks with former EU member Britain. The European Parliament adopted a text embracing the key positions of negotiator Michel Barnier with a 543-39 vote that included 69 abstentions. The remain…
 
The Bay of Plenty's gang problems are being seen as something police can't solve on their own. A homicide investigation's continuing today, after two men were shot dead near Tauranga. Police say the 32-year-old and 43-year-old knew each other. They haven't said if the shootings are gang-related or not. Gang expert Jarrod Gilbert told Mike Hosking g…
 
Court action could be taken over hazardous waste left in an old Southland paper mill. Almost 10,000 tonnes of a by-product from Rio Tinto's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is being stored at the former Mataura paper mill. There were fears it would contaminate the Mataura River during last week's flooding. Gore Mayor Tracy Hicks told Mike Hosking the …
 
National is hoping a private member's bill cracking down on gangs gets the Government's backing. The party's police spokesperson Brett Hudson has had his Firearms Prohibition Orders Bill drawn from the ballot. Two men were shot dead at Omanawa near Tauranga on Tuesday night. It comes at a time of growing concern over gang tensions in the city. Huds…
 
Winston Peters is being criticised for turning a 'tell all' into a tell nothing. The Deputy Prime Minister went live on Facebook last night, to talk about the New Zealand First Foundation. In answer to question about whether donations should be transparent, Peters said simply that electoral law should be followed. He said he was "pretty certain" wh…
 
Prince William and Kate Middleton are heading to Australia to tour bushfire-ravaged coastal towns, according to reports. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, talks have been underway between the federal government and Kensington Palace for weeks, with an official invitation from Prime Minister Scott Morrison expected in the coming days. The Duke…
 
A lukewarm reaction from those helping our most vulnerable, towards Jacinda Ardern's so-called 'year of delivery'. The Salvation Army's released its State of the Nation report this morning, focusing on areas like poverty and housing. One of the report's authors, Ronji Tanielu, says for the army. investing in people is just as important as investing…
 
Shocking figures from the Motor Trade Association over warrants of fitness. End of year WOF figures show four in every 10 vehicles aren't roadworthy enough to pass their first inspection. More than 1.8 million vehicles failed their first warrant of fitness inspection last year. MTA Advocacy and Strategy Manager Greig Epps says the 41 percent fail r…
 
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