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The Daily Aus podcast is a five-minute entree to your news diet, and is presented by co-founders Sam (26) and Zara (24). Join them every weekday morning as they cover the news of the day in your language and take a deep dive into the biggest story of the day so that you’re armed with talking points when you meet your blind date, get caught chatting in the coffee line or have to face the in-laws. Over 80,000 Australians get their news from The Daily Aus on Instagram, and now they're hitting y ...
 
In this in-depth interview show, German journalist Anne Voigt takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating artists, spiritual thinkers and scientists. This podcast from annevoigt.com offers intimate conversations on what it means to live a wise life and how we can connect more meaningfully with one another. It’s about humanity, social courage and joy. Spiritual practices like yoga and meditation and their impact on daily life get discussed in a wider sense. Anne believe ...
 
A podcast that travels the bumpy road to achieving your dreams and speaks to those who have successfully made the leap. Have you ever wanted to quit your day job and follow your dream career? Cathrine Mahoney did it. It wasn't easy, but she gave up a cushy job as a celebrity publicist and decided to try and make it as an author. But she's going to need some help! Every week Cathrine will be speaking to a different person who has quit their jobs and followed their heart and getting their advi ...
 
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Welcome to The Daily Aus - join Sam and Zara every weekday for a five-minute entree to your news diet. They'll cover the news of the day in your language and take a deep dive into the biggest story of the day so that you’re armed with talking points when you meet your blind date, get caught chatting in the coffee line or have to face the in-laws. T…
 
The inability to visualise mental images - a condition called aphantasia - affects around 2-5 percent of the population, but very little is known about it. Aphantasia comes in different shapes and sizes - with some reporting a reduced ability to remember the past, imagine the future, or even dream
 
When David Mitchell's son was diagnosed with autism at three years old, the British author and his wife Keiko Yoshida felt lost, unsure of what was happening inside their son's head. In an effort to find answers, Yoshida ordered a book from Japan written by non-verbal autistic teenager Naoki Higashida. Entitled The Reason I Jump, the book was a rev…
 
The relationship between mothers and daughters has been a central theme of much of the work by Asian-American writer Amy Tan. The best-selling author, whose books include The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife and Where The Past Begins, is the focus of a new documentary which not only examines Tan's relationship with her own mother, but also tra…
 
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony took place overnight Friday, kicking off a games that has faced countless challenges amid a global pandemic. Professor Ian Culpan, co-director of the NZ Centre for Olympic Studies, says it's astonishing the games are going ahead. He believes the decision goes against the International Olympic Committee'…
 
Pressure is mounting on the Fijian government to impose a national lockdown amid the worsening Covid-19 crisis in the Pacific island nation; Local media in Bougainville report that several villages in the upper Konnou are being held captive by militants demanding money; The resilience and unity of the Cook Islanders across the globe is being celebr…
 
Hawke's Bay's long established Clifton Station made its early fortunes off the sheep's back. But with the crash in wool prices, diversification has been the key to its survival into the 21st century. Owners Angus Gordon and son Tom run a Wiltshire self-shedding sheep breeding programme, do carbon farming, produce organic maize and have a cafe and g…
 
Wee newborns are popping out right, left and centre on James Hills' dairy goat farm. His farm sign says "Jebel 5, only the best for our goats." In Afrikaans Jebel means joyous and he says if you can't be joyful when you visit, then don't come. Even the very young boy goats which do end up going to the meat works have their own playground and lots o…
 
The small predominantly Māori communities in Te Tairāwhiti north of Gisborne are almost fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In Te Araroa this week, close to two hundred second doses were given over two days by local vaccinators. Our reporter Tom Kitchin rolled up his sleeves to see how the roll out in the Matakaoa area up the top of the East Cape we…
 
Protesters took their chants to Auckland Council today, calling for the resource consent for a marina on Waiheke Island to be revoked. But the Council has made it clear that it cannot do anything. The Protect Pūtiki group are protesting against the development which has seen violent clashes between occupiers and security personnel. Anei te kai ripo…
 
A woman of Samoan descent who was adopted out to a palagi family says it resulted in a complete disconnect from her cultural roots. Known as Ms CU, she has told the inquiry into abuse, that although she loves her adoptive family, the placement in 1975, wasn't suitable in a cultural sense. Here's our reporter Andrew McRae.…
 
If you're a New Zealander in Sydney without a flight home, you could be stranded there for some time. It comes as New South Wales recorded a record 136 Covid-19 infections overnight with officials describing the outbreak of the highly contagious Delta strain as a 'national emergency'. And as Ella Stewart reports, for those New Zealanders stuck, it …
 
New Zealand Rugby league is considering the future of unvaccinated players on the world stage after pulling out of the 2021 World Cup in the UK because of Covid-19 safety concerns. It's not convinced the organisers bio-security plan was up to scratch and it says there was no detailed plans to get players home to New Zealand via MIQ after the tourna…
 
Search efforts to find baby orca Toa's pod will ramp up this weekend as crews make the most of a fine weather window. The orphaned calf was moved from a pool to a sea pen last night where he began calling and zooming around. But it has been nearly two weeks since the young orca stranded near Plimmerton, meaning a decision over his fate looms. Ko ta…
 
Whitewater paddler Luuka Jones has her mind very much on her Olympics campaign, and she's operating on a no news is good news basis on the home front. Having won New Zealand's first ever canoe slalom medal at the Rio Olympics, Jones is aiming for gold in Tokyo. But before she left for the games the Tauranga-born paddler had to sort out some babysit…
 
There's something in the water in a Canterbury town, and it isn't pretty. Methven business owners say they've reached boiling point after more than 10 years of contamination issues with the busy ski town's water supply. The latest Ashburton District Council notice means thousands of winter visitors to the Canterbury town are being warned off the H2…
 
Officials are investigating how a Covid-19 pamphlet showing a cartoon virus with a full face moko being kicked was able to make it through quality checks. The Bay of Plenty health staff have apologised over the material, which encouraged people to 'give Covid-19 the boot'. It has since been pulled, but MPs are among those wanting to know how it was…
 
Negotiations over a new pay agreement for police officers have hit a brick wall, with the Police Association saying the government has shown a lack of respect and for the job they do. The government's offer is for a lump sum payment into the banks of police staff, but no actual pay rise. The president of the police association, Chris Cahill, told m…
 
New Zealand's rowers have made a good start to their Olympic campaign ahead of tonight's opening ceremony in Tokyo. Four of the five New Zealand boats have made it through their heats today. Day one of the Olympic rowing regatta comes ahead of tonight's opening ceremony - that will be stripped back due to Covid-19. Clay Wilson is in Tokyo and joins…
 
Air New Zealand is doing a lot of the heavy lifting as New Zealanders look to bail out of Australia within the seven-day exit window, and the race is already underway. There are no flights out of Sydney for New Zealand now, Air NZ chief executive Greg Foran confirmed to Lisa Owen. "Unfortunately passengers do have to do 14 days when they come back.…
 
It is a different deal for New Zealand returnees depending on what Australian state they are in. New South Wales is the worst hit with 136 new community Covid-19 cases in greater Sydney today, with New Zealanders heading home from there required to go straight into 14 days of MIQ.\ Not so for anyone coming home from Victoria. Te Pirimia Jacinda Ard…
 
The trans-Tasman bubble has officially burst and with it the plans of those hoping to visit loved ones across the ditch. The government today announced quarantine-free travel with Australia will be suspended for at least eight weeks from 11.59pm Friday. It is organising managed flights out of all states to get up to 20,000 New Zealanders home. Here…
 
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