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531pi has served our Pacific communities since 1993 with a blend of news, views, information and talk back - all combined with a music mix you'll hear nowhere else. During the day, our programmes cater to first and second generation Pacific migrants. After 6 pm, our nine community language programmes serve a different Pacific island each night.
 
Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Jessica Hopkins, Jemima Huston, Frances Wright, Zazi Hewlett, Justin Wong and Noah Ferguson-Dudding focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
 
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!
 
From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
 
At The Drive Thru (formerly known as The Egonomist); your premier source for rants, raves and arguments on topics from Politics to News to Social Trends, with a focus on New Zealand but with an eye to the world. Each week Dan and Dave will bring you new episodes. Sometimes deep and philosophical, sometimes filth and vitriol, we aim to be a voice of informed malcontent.
 
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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Barbara Relph has been through the breakdown of a long term relationship and hopes to help others with her book Uncoupling. It's a practical guide to the many and varied situations break-ups can bring. This includes the laws of separation, how to tell your children, or other family members and how to take care of yourself. Barbara says breakups are…
 
Tennis players who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination are unlikely to get a visa to enter the country for the Australian Open in Melbourne in January, according to the political leader of the state which hosts the season-opening major. Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews has already introduced a vaccine mandate for professional athletes comp…
 
As if this week’s not tough enough and we’re not rarked up enough already, now they want to carve up heritage houses for more development. A new bill aims to force councils to allow more dense housing. The "new intensification rules will allow buildings of up to three storeys on most sites in cities without any need for resource consent from August…
 
This year marks 60 years since the building of the Berlin Wall, appearing practically overnight on the 12th -13th of August 1961. It separated families, friends, lovers and even parents from their babies. The wall wouldn't come down for another 28 years, and during that time, at least 140 people would die trying to flee from East to West - but many…
 
Australia correspondent Bernard Keane joins Kathryn to talk about Australia's climate position and the difficulties and disagreements the coalition government is having ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. He'll also talk about whether a national plan for tackling Covid has been ditched in favour of states doing their own thing - and whether that's having th…
 
A new bill designed to cut red tape and allow more intensification in housing construction could be pointless if practical aspects aren’t taken into account. Labour and National have joined forces on the rules, which will allow up to three homes of up to three storeys built on most sites, without resource consent. AUT construction expert John Tooke…
 
Prison staff have been taken by surprise by the Government’s move to include them in mandatory vaccination. All staff working in New Zealand prisons now need to get their first dose by October 30 and both doses by December 1. Corrections Association Acting President Floyd du Plessis told Kate Hawkesby the news has come as a shock to members. He say…
 
Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't. Many scientists are now calling on the government to reimpose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe's highest, rise still …
 
Surely in these dark and troubled times, a level of cooperation from unlikely foes has to be welcomed. The deal done between the Government and National over housing at last addresses, at least in part, one of the biggest obstacles to supply. The councils. We have, for years, argued around all the other issues that prevent supply growth in housing.…
 
New research calls for improved stewardship of antimicrobials, including antibiotics, and chemicals found in personal care and cleaning products to protect human and ecological health.The review of the role of Emerging Organic Contaminants - which are also found in pharmaceuticals and agrichemicals - examines the effect they have on Antimicrobial R…
 
Plastic surgeons seeing a rise in botched jobs are urgently calling for legislation to regulate non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Botox and lip fillers. New Zealand currently has no age limits for the procedures, and there are limited levels of regulation for dermal fillers in particular. One in six people who get Botox suffer from complication…
 
Is the last summer before we see the price of beer go up in this country? It's already set to happen in the UK - increased costs and crippling supply shortages has 80 percent of British pubs saying they plan to or already have raised their prices. The threat of the 30p rise means people are calling for a freeze on the alcohol duty rate so that pint…
 
Wellington's Mayor says a new bill to allow more housing intensification goes against the Government's climate change objectives. The rules would allow as many as three homes, up to three storeys, on most sites, without resource consent. About 105,000 extra homes are expected to be built in the next five to eight years. Andy Foster told Mike Hoskin…
 
National is calling on the Government to move faster, to scrap the MIQ system and end lockdowns. The Government is due to announce its own vaccination targets on Friday, and stepped changes to managed isolation in the coming week. National says it would do so once 85 to 90 percent of the country is double-vaccinated and had hit certain milestones, …
 
Today could be another record-breaking day for Covid case numbers in Auckland and Waikato. New Zealand recorded 94 new community cases yesterday -- our highest daily case number since the pandemic began. Covid Minister Chris Hipkins says case numbers could reach about 100 today He told Mike Hosking the good news is vaccination is reducing the sprea…
 
Auckland primary schools are calling for clarity around what measures they need to put in place when children go back to school. Education Minister Chris Hipkins is expected to announce a plan today to get Auckland students back into the classroom. Auckland Primary Principals' Association president, Stephen Lethbridge, told Mike Hosking schools wan…
 
Financial hardship thanks to lockdown means more people are trying to get their Kiwisaver funds out earlier. Budgeting advisers say there's been a 25 to 40 per cent increase in the number of payouts being approved. That means an increase in rejected applications that they don't quite meet the hardship standard - and this is proving tough for some t…
 
In this podcast, we talk about what property investors need to know about the FIRE movement, which stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. We talk about how this way of thinking challenges you to think about the hours of life energy put into a purchase before swiping your credit card. And these tactics can gradually help you to improve you…
 
National and Labour have teamed up on a bipartisan deal on housing density. As many as 105,500 new homes are to be built in less than a decade under the new Housing Supply Bill, which is done by allowing up to three homes of up to three storeys to be built on most sites without the need for resource consent. Frustration is seeping in towards the Go…
 
A quarter of the Google reviews for a property development company appear to be written by its staff. The staff didn’t change their names when publishing their review. A competition lawyer says they’re in breach of the Fair Trading Act by doing this. Consumer NZ's Gemma Rasmussen told Andrew Dickens it's reasonable to assume that reviews are coming…
 
For the first time in its 117 year history, Addington Cup Week won't be open to the public. Addington Raceway announced that since the South Island is still at Level 2 for the foreseeable future, there's no longer time to make all the arrangements required for a full crowd. The races are going ahead as scheduled in November, but only racing industr…
 
A promise of no more red tape, more housing development and up 105,000 new houses in more than eight years. It sounds like a new KiwiBuild headline, but it's actually the Government's bipartisan plan to boost housing supply. Under the new rules, three homes of up to three storeys can be built without the need for resource consent. Property develope…
 
There were 94 new community cases of Covid-19 today. Seven cases were in Waikato and the remaining 87 were in Auckland, and Waiheke Island has got one of those new cases. Local board chair Cath Handley told Andrew Dickens it's the first locally transmitted case on the island since Covid began. "Last year, we might've got a couple of people over vis…
 
An immigration lawyer is offering up ways to boost vaccination among migrants. Pacific Legal's Richard Small told Andrew Dickens we should only give visas to double-vaxxed people and offer an amnesty to any fully vaccinated overstayers. He says it would boost immunity in hard to reach communities, particularly with 165,000 new residents expected ne…
 
The Housing Minister says there'll still be protections for heritage under new density laws. National and the Government have joined forces to design a new Bill to cut red tape that blocks development and enable more intensification. It'll allow three homes three storeys tall on most sites without resource consent. Megan Woods told Andrew Dickens i…
 
For a government that prides itself in its communication skills and saying the right things at the right time the wheels really have come off. Yesterday’s announcements about lockdown levels was largely predictable. What the electorate really needed was some more complicated detail. Monday was supposed to be the first week of term. Students were ex…
 
The manipulative nonsense and the endless make it up as you go along dressed up as some sort of plan from the Government needs to stop. Auckland is not going to Level 4 for a circuit breaker because it wouldn’t work. Wouldn't it? So why then were we ever in Level 4 for Delta? Why did they tell us Level 3 is still about elimination? Do they actually…
 
You knew when the PM started selling the idea that we should be so grateful not to be going into level 4, that the mind games were on, and she was going to make Level 3 sound like a picnic. And picnics as it turns out, is all we got. Two more weeks of them. I could not have called this more wrong. Yesterday, I optimistically said they’d definitely …
 
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