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Thousands of new scientific articles are published, daily. However, overcomplicated findings and technical jargon can limit the ability to understand even the basics of a paper. In Science from the Source, we attempt to demystify research findings by speaking directly to the study authors; thereby, allowing them to outline the important findings and necessary take-home messages. Through this podcast we hope to provide a resource that will allow anyone to understand even the most complex of s ...
 
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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Less than a week after announcing they would no longer fly into Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Emirates have made a sudden U-turn and announced they will resume passenger flights to the east coast of Australia. From Monday, flights will resume into Sydney, Melbourne from Tuesday and Brisbane will be back in action from Thursday. The airline’s anno…
 
It's the 66th annual NZ Grand Prix at Hampton Downs this weekend and they have a star studded lineup. Shane van Gisbergen, Andre Heimgartner, three time winner Kenny Smith and two time winner Dan Gaunt will all be out on the track in what has been called the strongest and most interesting lineup since the 80's. It's even brought legendary driver Gr…
 
This time next week, American Magic will be lining up in the Prada Cup semi-finals, just short of two weeks following their dramatic capsize on the Waitematā Harbour. 'Patriot' tipped over after tacking bearaway at 45kn on the penultimate leg of their race against Luna Rossa day three of the Prada Cup, with a rescue effort of more than three hours …
 
There are concerns that the vaccine rollout plan is not good enough for the aged care sector. Currently those in aged care and their nurses are only in the third group to receive the vaccine, only being bumped up to the first group if there is a major outbreak. Oceania Healthcare say the government should be prioritising the most vulnerable, especi…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is issuing a stern warning to promoters bringing in overseas performers without going through the proper MIQ steps – such as the case with The Wiggles. "Don't go out and put a poster up and sell tickets before you've guaranteed your MIQ place." She is also looking for a "practical solution" to the issue, which could po…
 
There is scepticism from a local economist at a suggestion New Zealand will be the first country in the pandemic era to put interests rates back up. The forecast comes from London-based research consultancy Capital Economics. Former Reserve Bank economist Michael Reddell believes this is a little too optimistic. He told Mike Hosking if there's a ch…
 
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. Joe Biden. 8/10. "A level of normality has been restored. No, he's not the best the Democrats can produce, far less America, but he's more normal, less angry, and a damn sight more honest." Donald Trump. 4/10. "A sad, pathetic sor…
 
An astonishing opening play from the Prime Minister upon her return from holiday. "I will fix the housing crisis." Are you kidding me? You will do what? No one else has fixed it, because they can't. This is the year of delivery, not, 2.0. She comes to the “I will fix the housing crisis” headline with what? Kiwibuild? The government's credentials on…
 
Exam results in some Auckland schools have jumped - raising questions over whether bonus credits awarded because of the Covid-19 lockdowns were too generous. Mt Albert Grammar School headmaster Patrick Drumm said pass rates in all three levels of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) were "the best we've ever had". Auckland Sec…
 
With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year. The 10 orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vac…
 
It’s time to catch up with one of this country's most promising drivers. Soon to be 19-year-old Liam Lawson was racing in Formula 1 last year. Well 2021 has seen him move up the ranks, he's secured a gig with the Hitech GP Formula 2 team. That's the feeder team to the Red Bull F1 team. And his 2021 schedule gets even more packed, with him also comp…
 
A major part of being the President of the United States is the image you project, not just to your country, but to the world. Civility counts as much as policy, and this is where Donald Trump's reputation has been torn to shreds. He left Washington DC today refusing to meet the incoming leader, his wife refusing to meet the new First Lady, and ref…
 
It's not just Team New Zealand and the other America's Cup competitors rallying around American Magic - a local cafe community is also playing their part. The American Magic crew have adopted Johnny Wrays cafe as their local since being here, and after the crash the cafe made a nice gesture of delivering some free coffees. Well it caught the eye of…
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the start of a new U.K.-U.S. chapter on Wednesday under incoming U.S. President Joe Biden, even as his predecessor Theresa May accused Johnson of “abandoning” the U.K.’s moral leadership in the world during the tumultuous Trump era. May, who resigned in 2019 amid turmoil over Brexit, has been critical o…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is promising to fix New Zealand's housing crisis and has unveiled new details of her Government's state housing plan. The country's state house waiting list continues to balloon – nearly 22,500 people are now on the public housing waitlist. The Government this morning releases its Public Housing Plan, which identifies …
 
The official swearing-in ceremony for President Joe Biden have concluded, but more events are planned throughout the day. Biden and first lady Jill Biden departed the platform at the U.S. Capitol following a ceremony that included Biden taking the oath Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States. Vice President Kamala Harris also took her …
 
A former US ambassador to New Zealand hopes the Biden administration is the end of mis-truths. Joe Biden has just taken the oath of office on a sunny but chilly morning in Washington DC. Mark Gilbert, who was ambassador in the final years of Obama's presidency, says people began to believe the Trump administration's rhetoric. He told Mike Hosking t…
 
The first quarantine-free flight into New Zealand for 10 months is due at Auckland Airport later this morning. Air New Zealand flight NZ0941 is due to land just before 11am and it will be first time in since last April, its passengers can walk through the arrivals area directly into the arms of loved ones. While it is for now a one-way bubble, the …
 
The United States has a new president. Joe Biden has just taken the oath of office on a sunny but chilly morning in Washington DC. So the question is, will a Joe Biden presidency have a dramatic affect on New Zealand? Chair of the NZ - US Council Leon Grice told Mike Hosking he is hopeful a Biden administration will be great partners with New Zeala…
 
Donnovan chats with Canadian NCAA lineman Liam Dobson, CFL prospect and sought after transfer from University of Maine who has found a new home at Texas State for his final season of college play. 0:00 Welcome to the Waggle presented by Sport Clips 3:33 Why Texas State was a good fit 9:49 Liam's viral photo from last year 13:35 Natural athleticism …
 
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte worked to solidify his majority in parliament Wednesday after narrowly winning a Senate confidence vote after a junior coalition ally yanked his support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Conte was expected to brief President Sergio Mattarella on his prospects to keep governing, though the timing was u…
 
U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on encouraging earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy. The S&P 500 was 1.1% higher at 3,841 in midday trading, topping its record closing level of 3,824.68 set earlier this month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up…
 
A lot of us sadly would have missed the Julian Assange decision over the holidays – when he won and lost. The appeal is on, so it’s far from over, but it would seem if you can convince a judge in Britain that you’ll take your life should you be sent to America, that’s enough to keep you from going to America and facing justice. The extradition atte…
 
It appears many Kiwis are not interested in rural work. The agricultural sector continues to struggle to attract workers they need to fill gaps created by ongoing closed borders. Despite some exemptions, the process of getting people through the border has proven complicated and difficult. However Rural Contractors New Zealand chief executive Roger…
 
Anthony Albanese has accused the Prime Minister Scott Morrison of pandering and sucking up to outgoing US President Donald Trump along with “fringe dwellers” and “Trumpists” in his ranks. In a major foreign policy speech to be delivered on Wednesday, the Labor leader will call for a reset for the US-Australia relationship suggesting that the Prime …
 
The Deputy Prime Minister concedes New Zealand's not at the front of the Covid-19 vaccine queue. With other countries into their second month of vaccine administrations, New Zealand's still expecting to wait until the end of March. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson says it's clear countries where many people are dying from the virus should be t…
 
New child food safety guidelines are receiving little support from the Early Childhood Council. From next week, foods deemed "risky" such as nuts and chips will be banned from within centres, and apples or carrots will need to be peeled or grated. But Early Childhood Council chief executive Peter Reynolds told Mike Hosking the new guidelines are ri…
 
President-elect Joe Biden is making a sober entrance to the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office. Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Wednesda…
 
Well, it's all been laid a bit bare for large swathes of our local media. They are biased. Extensive work has been done around coverage of the euthanasia and cannabis referenda. Euthanasia wasn't so bad, but as for the cannabis coverage, it was embarrassing. A lot of us already knew this to be the case, of course. If you read a lot like I do, it be…
 
It has been revealed the New Zealand media were more biased towards cannabis becoming legalised. In-depth analysis by an emeritus professor shows twice the amount of stories were written about cannabis than euthanasia. The 'Yes' side for cannabis was quoted twice as often and more than half of the cannabis articles didn't quote anyone from the 'No'…
 
America is a political crossroads, with Donald Trump hours away from leaving the White House for what could be the final time. Joe Biden will officially take over as US President about 6am tomorrow, New Zealand time. Whether Trump stands for President again in 2024 could depend on the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial in the coming weeks. Mat…
 
The approval process for the Covid vaccine is on track to be granted in the coming weeks, according to the director general of health. This morning, Dr Ashley Bloomfield told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking that Medsafe was not far from finalising the official process to ensure the first tranche of vaccine was safe for New Zealanders to use."We are comp…
 
You might have noted over the holiday period one of the flags we raised before Christmas was not to get sucked in by the government who were, once again, playing us for fools when the heat in the housing market spilled over to the political world. The politicians got embarrassed over the fact they'd banged on endlessly about affordable housing whil…
 
A serve for the world tennis number one, from Kiwi doubles player Marcus Daniell. He believes Novak Djokovic is out of order with his list of demands to organisers of the Australian Open. Djokovic has sent a letter to tournament officials, demanding things such as reduced days in isolation, the ability for players to see their coach, and players mo…
 
Tourism businesses are shaking in their boots ahead of February and March. With the holiday season coming to a close, Kiwi tourism businesses are preparing for a quiet season unlike any other. Normally relying on international visitors to make up for the lull, some businesses are preparing for the worst. Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Ch…
 
Three people have been arrested in relation to an art heist that included a Goldie painting estimated to be worth more than $1 million. Waikato Police last week reported the antiques burglary in Hamilton East that included a painting titled Sleep 'tis a Gentle Thing, of Ngāti Maru and Ngāti Paoa chief Hori Pokai, by New Zealand artist Charles Frede…
 
James Murdoch, son of Rupert, has decided he is on a slightly more woke pathway than his Dad, and has spat the dummy to the Financial Times about the media and its role in the Trump years. The trouble with such pronouncements these days is nuance and subtlety have been lost. On one hand he's right, the media has a lot to answer for. Not just around…
 
The U.K. government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation’s health care system battles the worst crisis in its 72-year-history. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Sunday that the government will soon begin a trial of round the clock injections at some locations as it continues to add more vaccina…
 
A property expert says proposed changes for Dunedin housing make sense. Next week councillors in the city will decide on new rules which could enable more than two and a half thousand more homes to be built. The plan's expected to include new areas for building and to make it easier to increase housing density in residential areas. One Roof propert…
 
President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.” But memorable turns of phrase like Roosevelt’s are more the exception …
 
Hazardous drinking rates jumped over the Covid-19 lockdown last year, says Alcohol Healthwatch executive director Dr Nicki Jackson. Her claims are backed up by the Ministry of Health's data on emergency department attendances. The number of attendances in May 2020 was higher by 200 visits than a year earlier, with roughly 400 more visits in both Ju…
 
Here’s where I am at, with where we are at as a country - at least as far as Covid goes. We are too lax at the border, I’ve said this a million times. Michael Baker is right when he said: “There have been too many breaches and mistakes and the next one, given the new strains may well mean a lock down the likes of which we have dreaded”. Given we no…
 
I'll tell you something for nothing, even if yesterday hadn't happened, the yachting - the Prada Cup, the Christmas Cup, the America's Cup, whatever you want to call it - it has been mesmerising. We wish the Americans no ill-will obviously, but what Barker did yesterday was all the evidence you ever needed that these things sail on the edgiest of e…
 
Are the days of the bottle being more popular than the can becoming numbered? A new mobile beer canning service is opening in the south island by a small business looking to get ahead. Queenstown based Crimson Badger Brewing is set to launch Loose Moose Canning Company as an alternative and more eco-friendly choice for breweries. Co-owner Wesley Mc…
 
Bold moves from social media companies to prevent violence in the US on Inauguration Day have come under scrutiny. Facebook is blocking users from creating new events near the White House or US Capitol this week when President Joe Biden begins his presidential term. Events close to state capitol buildings are being removed, in a bid to prevent viol…
 
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