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Some moments in life are so special that most people cherish them forever, or at least have them etched in their memories. In this funny, poignant and inspirational podcast, Steve Legg chats to guests about moments in their lives they'll never forget.
 
RTHK's English-language current affairs programme that takes "The Pulse" of Hong Kong ... and the world around it. "The Pulse" is presented by locally and internationally known journalist and writer Steve Vines. Its focus? The latest events and trends that affect Hong Kong - from the corridors of power and business boardrooms, to the streets and dai pai dongs. "The Pulse" is politics. What's happening in the Legislative Council and on the streets right now. "The Pulse" is the media, informin ...
 
The Travel Diaries is a weekly interview series where entertainment and travel journalist Holly Rubenstein chats to a special guest about their adventures around the world, and the travel experiences and destinations that have shaped their lives. Be transported to exotic and far flung places as Holly and her diverse range of famous guests take you on a journey through the seven chapters of their life's travel diaries, from their earliest childhood travel memory and the first place they fell ...
 
The Origin Ventures podcast discusses all things tech, startup, and venture capital with startup founders and executives, experts in our network, and other investors. Origin Ventures is a Seed and Series A venture capital firm investing across the United States and Canada. Visit originventures.com for more details about us, to sign up for our newsletters, and other content!
 
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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Understanding for why schools are likely to be venues for Covid-19 vaccinations for 5 to 11-year-olds. The Government's hoping to roll out the inoculation programme for that age group by the end of next month. Ormiston Primary School principal, Heath McNeil, told Mike Hosking schools have always been part of the public health response, including he…
 
Dr. Ashley Bloomfield says holiday hotspots are prepared for the pending surge of visitors over the summer break. Domestic travel is expected to pick up significantly, once Aucklanders - who're fully jabbed or have tested negative - are allowed to leave the region from December 15. Rural doctors and iwi groups have told Newstalk ZB some areas won't…
 
The combined Government and Auckland Council voucher and discount programme is being described as nice idea, but not enough. The $37.5 million fund includes 100-thousand vouchers for Aucklanders this summer, in a bid to reactivate the city They can be used for a range of attractions and public facilities - but nothing for hospitality. Heart of the …
 
Tiger Woods spoke about his golf future on Tuesday in his first press conference since suffering serious leg injuries in a February single-vehicle rollover accident. Woods is hosting the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week. The 15-time major champion said he doesn't know when he would play again but is happy that he can participate. "As f…
 
ANZ Bank's Business Outlook for November is a mixed bag. Business Confidence fell 3 points from October, a slight improvement on the preliminary reading. The reading of Own Activity Outlook fell by 7 points which is trending down. JMI Wealth director Andrew Kelleher told Mike Hosking it's a very clear signal that inflation pressures are extreme. He…
 
Scott Morrison has raised hopes that a pause to the reopening of international borders could end earlier than expected as he urged the states not to be “spooked” into lockdowns. The Prime Minister has told business leaders it’s possible the delay to the December 1 reopening of international borders as a result of the new variant Omicron could be re…
 
CoreLogic has shown that the annual growth rate has dropped by 0.4 per cent between October and November in their latest data. It's the first drop since August last year. Property listing is up in some parts of the country - 33 per cent more properties in the lower North Island compared with this time last year. CoreLogic Head of Research Nick Good…
 
9/10 for Christopher Luxon. You probably had to see the whole press conference to appreciate it, and I don’t know how many would have. In that is the trouble for any opposition, getting attention and getting cut-through is hard work. But for his opening stanza, you could not have asked for more. If you didn’t know Luxon from a bar of soap you would…
 
Does Christopher Luxon have what it takes to unite the divided National Party? The first-term MP is taking over the leadership, with Wellington-based MP Nicola Willis as his deputy. Luxon's differentiating himself from previous leaders, saying each person has a unique set of skills. Former aviation industry chief executive Irene King, who has worke…
 
Some will wait longer than others to move into the Traffic Light System. Those who were vaccinated overseas may have to wait up to 14 days before their application for a Vaccine Pass is approved. It could mean they can only go to supermarkets, petrol stations and health services for a period before enjoying freedoms in the Traffic Light System. Cov…
 
Super Rugby bosses are trying to find ways next year's Pacific tournament can go ahead as planned - but want flexibility from the Government. Sports Minister Grant Robertson would like players to be able to train in isolation, but says they won't be exempt from MIQ because it's a public health matter. Crusaders chief executive Colin Mansbridge told…
 
Christopher Luxon says the country needs a Prime Minister who understands business. The former Air New Zealand chief executive and first-term MP is taking over the National Party leadership, with Wellington-based MP Nicola Willis as his deputy. Luxon says the New Zealand economy is doing well on macroeconomic indicators like unemployment. But he to…
 
“I remember thinking CP30 was a lot like my dad…uptight and fastidious, persnickety and super-gay.” Superstar DJ, Scissor Sister and Star Wars fan, Ana Matronic is kind of obsessed with sci-fi. Over Elevenses she explains how she turned her adoration of the Bionic Woman into a religion and why the Cylons from BattleStar Gallactica are an inspiratio…
 
France will double the staff of the agency in charge of fighting smugglers after 27 people died trying to reach Britain in an overcrowded boat last week and will talk with Britain about how best to stop migrants from undertaking such dangerous Channel crossings, a French official said Monday. Speaking after a defence council meeting, Interior Minis…
 
This time last year, we caught up with actor Graham McTavish. He teamed up with his Outlander co-star Sam Heughan, travelled around the Scottish Highlands in a campervan, did a podcast, wrote a book about it. The book was so popular a television series had to be made, and now there's a sequel called The Clanlands Almanac: Seasonal Stories from Scot…
 
Community sport can start again for all regions in Orange. There will be no limits if vaccine certificates are used. However, if vaccine certificates are not being used, the limit will be 50 people. Sports Minister Grant Robertson told Mike Hosking it will be up to organisers to police vaccine certificates. “The example that we’ve been working thro…
 
Are we really blaming Africa for Omicron? Or are we simply not in a mood to take risks? Everyone from the South African President down is lashing out at a world they see as treating the country unfairly, and yet even in their response, you can smell the politics at play. Cyril Ramaphosa blames Britain for kicking off the travel restrictions. But wa…
 
Ghislaine Maxwell's high profile sex trafficking trial is getting underway in New York today. The 59-year-old has been in jail since her arrest last year, awaiting the high-profile six-week trial. It's alleged she groomed underage girls for former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein. The financier died in prison in 2019 as he awaited his trial on sex traffic…
 
A South Island music festival is going ahead but it's unclear whether two North Island ones will open their gates. Rhythm and Alps in Wanaka is due to start on December 29 after the area was given an orange light. Director Alex Turnbull told Mike Hosking they're good to go because they check Vaccine Passes as people buy their tickets. He's not sure…
 
A tragic reminder of the pressures entrepreneurs face. Founder of Unfiltered and Oompher Jake Millar died this week while working in Kenya. The 26-year-old ran into some trouble with Unfiltered and ended up selling it to his business partner Jamie Beaton. Crimson Education founder Jamie Beaton told Mike Hosking Jake was a tall poppy and had some st…
 
The Police Association wants to see more than a slap on the wrist following the latest Auckland shooting. Three AOS members were shot yesterday in Glen Eden after a man opened fire at them. The gunman was killed, while one officer was seriously injured and two colleagues were hurt. Police Association President Chris Cahill told Mike Hosking if we s…
 
The leadership of the National Party is set to come down a vote. MPs will select a new leader at a caucus meeting about 3pm this afternoon with an announcement expected before the end of the day. Former Air New Zealand boss Chris Luxon appears to have the numbers over former party leader Simon Bridges. But Newstalk ZB Political Editor Barry Soper t…
 
I wonder how many who have embraced the cancel culture are celebrating the demise of Tim Paine. I wonder if those who think that cancel culture is some sort of answer, also think that the inevitable outworking of a few people who didn’t actually do a lot wrong getting dispensed with is a small price to pay for some of the bigger fish that also end …
 
Australia is waking with fresh fears over what the Omicron variant will mean for its immediate future as governments begin to grapple with a new Covid threat. The confirmed arrival of the highly-transmissible strain on Australian shores on Sunday — after two passengers from southern Africa who landed in Sydney on Saturday night tested positive — ha…
 
Australia is going after online trolls, but it won't be easy catching them. The country is introducing laws this week to crack down on abuse and bullying on social media. Online platforms will be forced to reveal the identity of trolls who post defamatory or damaging material anonymously. Gorilla Technology Chief Executive Paul Spain told Mike Hosk…
 
Black Friday has morphed into Cyber Monday. Consumer advocates say that in the Black Friday sales over the weekend, more than one in 10 products had fake sales and one in five increased their price. Retail X Managing Director Juanita Neville-Te Rito told Mike Hosking if the sale seems too good to be true, it probably is. She says it's in New Zealan…
 
Here in New Zealand, the Government has introduced travel restrictions for several southern African countries, in defence against the Omicron variant of Covid-19, and expects to pick up any cases through routine border testing and managed isolation. Auckland University Emeritus Professor of Medicine Des Gorman told Mike Hosking we should be concern…
 
Backroom talks are likely to continue today -- ahead of the National Party's leadership decision. Christopher Luxon appears to have made up his mind to run for the leadership -- and is thought to have the edge on Simon Bridges in terms of numbers. The pair could face off in the vote at tomorrow's caucus meeting. But former National leader Don Brash…
 
Low-vaccinated parts of the country are bracing for extra Covid restrictions, when the traffic light system takes effect on Friday. Cabinet will meet this afternoon to determine which parts of the country will be at what level. Auckland and any other areas with high case numbers or low vaccination rates will move to the Red Level, while other parts…
 
Time may be on our side, when it comes to fending off the latest variant of Covid-19. Many countries are now recording cases of the Omicron variant, first detected in South Africa. In Australia, two cases have been picked up at the border. Cambridge University virologist Dr Chris Smith says told Mike Hosking while the variant is concerning, the fac…
 
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NSW residents will have to keep wearing face masks on public transport but density limits will be scrapped under changes to the government’s reopening plan. The Perrottet government on Thursday unveiled some adjustments to the next batch of Covid rules after its pandemic subcommittee spent the afternoon debating them. The next set of rules will com…
 
Every Friday, Mike Hosking catches up with Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson to discuss the events of the weeks. Kate and Mike reminisce on how they met Sting in New York – the moment, Mike says, he felt their marriage was in trouble. The three discussed how Judith Collins used Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean’s story to demote Simon Bridges which, in turn, lead …
 
A jury Wednesday found three White men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, guilty on multiple murder counts, as well as other charges. The verdict, delivered by nine White women, two White men and one Black man, came after more than 11 hours of deliberation spanning two days. It followed eight days of testimony, involv…
 
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. The National Party. 0/10. "A lesson in petty, self-indulgent self-distraction at a time when professionalism, coherence, and accountability have never been in greater demand." MIQ. 2/10. "No one will miss it. It should be going so…
 
I don’t mind that Shane Reti is the interim leader. The main reason being, if you are going to do this, try and do it properly. Far better to make a solid, well considered decision over a mad cap heat of the moment one. Whether Reti held the job for a while will matter not in the fullness of time. As for poor old Judith Collins, her demise will be …
 
This week's border announcements have spurred a surge of international travel bookings. Air New Zealand's seen 25-thousand international flight bookings since Wednesday. From January 17 vaccinated Kiwis travelling from Australia can skip MIQ, subject to a negative covid test. They'll have to isolate at home. From mid-February New Zealanders from ot…
 
Adrian Orr thinks house prices will drop over the next year. The Reserve Bank Governor and his colleagues have increased the Official Cash Rate to point-75 percent, partly to deal with ballooning house prices. Orr said what people are having to pay is well above sustainable levels but will decrease as significant supply comes on stream. He told Mik…
 
The latest changes to Covid testing and home isolation may be a sign the virus is going to spread to more corners of the country. Businesses can source rapid antigen tests from Wednesday, and people can buy their own from pharmacies from December 15. The Government's also committing extra funding to managing and supporting more people in home isola…
 
Former National Party leader Judith Collins believes it was time for a new generation of leader to come through - citing Christopher Luxon, Chris Bishop and Nicola Willis as leading contenders. Collins specifically did not mention Simon Bridges or Mark Mitchell when speaking with Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking this morning. Asked how she felt this morn…
 
At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France's interior minister called the biggest migration tragedy on the dangerous crossing to date. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 34 people were believed to have been on the boat. Authorities found 31 bodies — including those of five w…
 
The Italian government on Wednesday decided to exclude unvaccinated people from certain leisure activities in a bid to contain rising coronavirus infections and stave off financially crippling lockdowns just as the economy is starting to grow again. Starting Dec. 6, only people with proof of vaccination or of having recovered from COVID-19 can eat …
 
A former National Cabinet minister is disappointed by what’s unfolded in the National Party overnight. National MPs have gathered in Parliament for an urgent caucus meeting. It follows Judith Collins' late night move against Simon Bridges. There's speculation he'd been preparing to roll Collins as leader of the party. The National Party leader has …
 
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