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Guest Speaker: Denys Jones Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of October 2016 Released: 17th of October 2021 Duration: 46 minutes 43 seconds This episode is a recording of a fantastic talk given by Denys Jones of Ferrymead Aeronautical Society in Christchurch at a Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand on the …
 
Bill McKay talks to Kathryn about code compliance of cabins to be used as backyard dwellings. Recent loosening up of rules means building consent isn't required if the cabin is under 30m2, it used to be 10m2 for a sleepout. But are the rules open to interpretation? Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the Un…
 
Professional rugby player turned entrepreneur Riki Hoeata is a smooth operator. He's bursting with ideas to get nutritious superfoods into our daily diet. After receiving a head injury playing for Taranaki, the former lock finished the season with a medical diagnosis ending that career, but starting another one. Riki tells Kathryn about his and par…
 
Cabinet will today review the alert level three settings for Auckland, Northland and parts of Waikato. Despite the Super Saturday event which saw almost 130 doses administered, current modelling shows it will take Auckland just over a month before 90 percent of the population is fully covered, this as fatigue with restrictions sets in. Neale, Ben a…
 
By 2014 ISIS had taken great swathes of Syria's northeast and Iraq's north, going through cities and towns at surprising speed, forcing women and girls from the Yazidi minority to be traded for rape between ISIS soldiers. Among Syria's Kurdish communities, all-female combat teams had formed, and their stand against the terror group at Kobani is whe…
 
Seamus says Europe is on alert after UK and Norway terror attacks and there are mass protests in Italy over a Covid pass for workers showing that they've been vaccinated. Also he joins us fresh from the closing ceremony of the Lumière film festival in Lyon, where New Zealand director, Jane Campion has been awarded one of France's top cinema honours…
 
New Zealand is on a cusp of a major energy transition - but it's not been all smooth sailing. Jarden says it's possible for New Zealand to reach its 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. The investment and advisory group covers New Zealand's electricity, oil, and building sectors for clients. It says the next 10 years are likely to be the most tra…
 
Nineteen South Canterbury men have not shaved their beards in nearly five months. And they refuse to do so until alert level 1. But it's not all about rebellion - these men are growing their fuzz to raise money for beds at Starship children's hospital. It all started at the local pub, says farm manager and Beards for Beds spokesman Brendan Feely .…
 
Business leaders say while quarantine-free travel for South Islanders to Australia is encouraging, it'll have little impact without the arrangement being a two-way street. From Wednesday, travellers from Te Waipounamu won't have to face a 14-day stint in quarantine when landing in Australia. They'll still have to join the queues for MIQ to return t…
 
There are dire warnings a decade of economic development in the Pacific region could be wiped out by the Covid-19 pandemic. A new report by World Vision reveals 60 percent of households in the Pacific have lost jobs and incomes, forcing them to skip meals and send their young children to work. World Vision international partnerships director TJ Gra…
 
Dozens of people from around the south gave up their time at the weekend to test and improve how Milford Sound Piopiotahi will respond to an emergency, such as a magnitude 8 earthquake along the Alpine Fault. While it was fun for all involved, emergency responders in the tourist town say the government needs to stump up more resources for small rem…
 
New Zealand's Pacific neighbours are in for a climate aid boost. The government's committing $1.3 billion over four years to support countries most vulnerable to climate change - at least half of that money will go to the Pacific. The announcement comes ahead of the UN's Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, which begins at the end of October. Clim…
 
Church lawyers are pressuring the Royal Commission of inquiry into abuse to narrow the scope of its investigation. In response, the commission has asked for submissions about its scope, infuriating a survivors' group so much it has pulled out. This comes as the inquiry undergoes a reset after the government knocked back its bid for more time - and …
 
An organiser of a Givealittle campaign for mobile vaccinations in Tairāwhiti is stunned New Zealanders contributed more than $100,000 to the campaign. With only 912 jabs, the Tairāwhiti region had the lowest turnout for Super Saturday, so Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust set up a GiveaLittle page to get their own vaccination van and donations started floodi…
 
The new school term starts today, but the experience will be very different for pupils in the south compared with the north. Nearly 400,000 children in Auckland, Northland and Waikato are starting the final school term of the year learning from home. Schools in the three regions are remote learning because they are still in alert level 3. Auckland'…
 
Re-engaging children and preparing teenagers for NCEA exams are top of mind for Auckland schools as they start the fourth term today. The city's 250,000 school children have been remote learning since the middle of August. Principals say they will start the final term of the year poised to go back to class at any moment. Here's RNZ education corres…
 
Kia ora, Welcome to Monday's Economy Watch where we follow the economic events and trends that affect New Zealand. I'm David Chaston and this is the International edition from Interest.co.nz. Today we lead with news sharply rising commodity prices are being caused by shortages that are undermining economic activity. Inflation with stagnation. First…
 
Compliance is on the mind as Auckland's lockdown drags on. Thousands attended an anti-lockdown protest at the Auckland Domain on Saturday, and videos on Instagram show dozens apparently gathering for a party on the Auckland's North Shore that same night. The waning compliance has been a growing concern in this Delta outbreak, and the government has…
 
An Auckland councillor says weekend partygoers were only thinking about themselves with a gathering that has infuriated people. Footage has been circulating on social media of the event, which was attended by dozens of young adults who appear to be flouting Covid-19 restrictions. Albany Ward councillor John Watson told Morning Report that what happ…
 
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the Ministry of Health expects it will take Auckland just over a month before 90 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Around 70 percent of the region is fully vaccinated now, with close to 90 percent having had one dose. "It will take the next few days to get up to 90 pecent [single dos…
 
Auckland is being told it's not vaccinated enough to relax restrictions but there are calls to reward the vaccinated with small freedoms. Eighty-nine percent of eligible people in the city have now had at least one vaccination with the Super Saturday vaxathon that broke nationwide records. It's so close to the magic 90 percent the Prime Minister ha…
 
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