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The Warrior Life teaches you how to be successful in all areas of your life. Warriors are mentally and physically strong, so the show focuses on complete health. Laying the foundation for a warrior’s life takes commitment and dedication to all aspects of your well-being. The show airs twice a week. Tuesdays are an expansive version of my weekly blog, which teaches you how to break through bad diet cycles and create positive relationships with food to achieve the body and life of your dreams. ...
 
Welcome to the Product-Cast, aka the Prod-Cast, brought to you by Gift of the Year and supported by the Giftware Association. The podcast shines a spotlight on the UK’s thriving gift industry, providing insight into all aspects of the creative and sales process, from concept to retail and everything in between. Each week you will meet a new key player from retail or supply and learn about their role within their business, their insights on the industry and, of course, to talk about their ent ...
 
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The Deputy Prime Minister is not ruling out his predecessor in the role making a return to politics. NZ First leader Winston Peters has claimed his party will be back in 2023 in his first major speech since losing his place in Parliament in the last election. Grant Robertson, who took over as Deputy Prime Minister after Labour's landslide election …
 
Private businesses are doing their bit to help mental health among their employees. A Manawatu construction company is expanding its sick leave to include mental health. Managing Director at Humphries Construction Paul Humphries wants his staff to book in mental health days to avoid stress and burnout. Humphries says that these will differ from the…
 
Text by Jane Phare Entrepreneur, businesswoman and feminist Theresa Gattung is putting her money where her mouth is by funding a $2.5 million university-based centre to foster women in entrepreneurship. A global search for an academic leader to run the Theresa Gattung Chair of Women in Entrepreneurship will start this month, to head the Aotearoa Ce…
 
Text by Chloe Melas Britney Spears broke her silence in a court hearing on Wednesday regarding her court-ordered conservatorship that has been in place for nearly 13 years. Spears requested to address Judge Brenda Penny to speak out about the arrangement. The singer attended the hearing virtually by phone and spoke for more than 20 minutes as she r…
 
India captain Virat Kohli has labelled New Zealand as deserving winners of the World Test Championship final, but believes future iterations of the tournament decider should be at least a best-of-three series. The Black Caps claimed a stunning victory over India by eight wickets to win the inaugural World Test Championship in Southampton this morni…
 
Ashburton's Mayor hasn't given up hope of a second bridge to flood-proof the South Island's main highway. The four million dollars announced by Jacinda Ardern today is for assisting farmers with uninsured repair work. Neil Brown told Heather du Plessis-Allan he didn't get a yes from Ardern for the bridge. He hopes the eventual business case for a n…
 
Officials insist no easing of Wellington's level two Covid-19 restrictions will be considered before Sunday. There are no new cases of the virus today, following the scare after an infected Sydney tourist spent the weekend in the capital. A record more than 2000 tests were done in the region yesterday. Otago University epidemiologist Michael Baker …
 
Victoria has recorded a new community case of Covid-19 that has been linked to the New South Wales outbreak. Victoria's acting premier James Merlino said the new case emerged late on Thursday morning. "A male in his 60s flew in from Melbourne to Sydney, was tested and returned a positive result this morning," he told reporters. Merlino said the man…
 
Have the Black Caps just pulled off one of the greatest achievements in New Zealand sporting history? This is an incredible feat, to beat India. India is the richest, biggest and most powerful cricket country in the world. Their cricket board is worth somewhere between ten to 30 times what NZ Cricket’s worth. To give you some perspective, our guys …
 
Ryan O'Connell talks about his memoir-turned-Netflix sitcom Special and what it's been like to turn his story, as a gay man with cerebral palsy, into a comedy series. Dhonielle Clayton and Nic Stone discuss their contributions to the anthology Blackout, which collects positive love stories by Black female writers. Canadian country singer Meghan Pat…
 
From School To Homeschool Demetria Giles has over 15 years of experience in education and is passionate about culturally responsive pedagogy, critical thinking development, and project-based learning. She is the former Director of Curriculum & Instruction at 9th Bridge School, a private early childhood and elementary school located in Downtown Las …
 
Auction house Webbs have been forced to move 44 classic cars out of ASB Showgrounds, after the venue went into liquidation last night. The cars were due to be auctioned off at the Showgrounds this Sunday, but the event has had to be postponed. The Showgrounds have been struggling financially since before the pandemic and the board have made the dec…
 
Todd Muller needs to go. I can’t believe he’s planning to stick around until the next election. What’s the point in that? If you’re quitting, then quit immediately. He’s doing taxpayers a disservice by sucking up $170K a year for another two and a half years in a job he’s already decided he doesn’t really like. And he’s doing his party a disservice…
 
Whether its staff shortages, price increases, or an alert level change like in Wellington tonight - running a business isn't easy at the moment. With that in mind, Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive is bringing back Business Doctor, to answer listener’s questions when it comes to running a business. Tonight, the first topic is about an issue many busin…
 
National MP Todd Muller's resignation announcement followed a late-night caucus meeting in which Muller admitted he was one of several unnamed MPs criticising returning MP Harete Hipango in a media article. Muller has confirmed to the Herald that he admitted at that caucus meeting to making a comment that was quoted in the media. "I did not leak. I…
 
A law change designed to protect taxpayers from a repeat of a $350 million bill to clean up the Tui oilfield could reshape the rules of business by creating unlimited perpetual liability, an industry group warns. On Wednesday Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods said legislation put before Parliament this week would impose an explicit statu…
 
Judith Collins is claiming a genuine mistake was made by an MP over the purchase of furniture and a television. Collins says it was the mistaken use of codes by a staff member working for Harete Hipango, who's just returned to Parliament after the departure of Nick Smith. She says that's been confirmed by the head of Parliamentary services. Collins…
 
Southerners feel like they're paying the price for the government's $800 million Northern Pathway project. Councils around the country are having to cut back on planned spending after millions of dollars of expected Waka Kotahi funding for the next three years did not eventuate. Southern mayors say there is no fat to trim and this may cost lives. C…
 
The Wellington region, including the Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast, have been put into alert level two until Sunday. It comes after a man from Sydney travelled to Wellington over the weekend, and tested positive for the virus on their return to Australia yesterday. Under level two, gatherings are limited to 100 people, masks are mandatory on public tr…
 
Businesses are being hit by massive rises to their power bills as dry weather and a natural gas shortage wreak havoc in the electricity market. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra costs are hitting firms as they look to renew their fixed power contracts. Christchurch-based firm Enztec employs 70 people to design and manufacture high-end medic…
 
In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and affairs since 2008. If Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny does not make a last-minute decision Wednesday to seal the proceedings, Spears' words will be heard in op…
 
New Zealanders stranded in Sydney after New Zealand quickly closed its borders to New South Wales as it deals with a growing number of Covid-19 cases are now bracing themselves for extended stays across the ditch. Last night, Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins called a halt to the quarantine-free travel bubble arrangement with New South Wales as…
 
I’m pleasantly surprised by the decision to move to level 2. I was fully expecting the government to take Wellington straight to the usual level 3 lockdowns Auckland’s been forced into, so I find myself feeling grateful for a reasonably measured response today. What failed to surprise me though was the immediate public reaction to the news of the i…
 
Legendary singer Dionne Warwick talks about her incredible life, decades-spanning music career and new-found social media fame. Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, widow of horror filmmaker George A. Romero, shares the story behind her husband's lost 1973 film The Amusement Park, which was commissioned by the Lutheran Society as a PSA about elder abuse and a…
 
The government's response to the 2017 Mycoplasma bovis outbreak was poorly managed and inflicted significant and lasting trauma on farmers whose stock was culled, a University of Otago study has found. M.bovis was first detected in New Zealand in 2017, after a large number of cattle on a South Canterbury dairy herd began displaying symptoms of a no…
 
The World Health Organisation has been accused of sexism after releasing a draft report that pushed for women of "child-bearing age" to be prevented from drinking alcohol. The controversial advice was laid out in WHO's draft of its Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030, which urges countries to raise awareness among the public about the risks and ha…
 
Health Minister Andrew Little says he is "extraordinarily" frustrated at the slow pace of the Government's $1.9 billion mental health package announced in 2019. It comes after revelations from the Herald of acute mental health units running at capacity, and Newshub reporting just five extra acute mental health beds have been added as a result of th…
 
Pharmac's set to change another epilepsy drug -- saying the decision is beyond its control. Current primidone supplier, Apotex, is discontinuing its supply to New Zealand in October. Pharmac has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Teva - meaning 800 people could have to change brands. The drug-funding agency's now seeking feedbac…
 
New marine protection areas are being created and new trawl fishing restrictions are being introduced in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf - and have confused some recreational fishers. The changes are part of a new strategy, just announced by the Government. 18 new marine protection areas will be established -- although customary fishing will continue to be…
 
The wait will soon be over for Lorde fans - she will return to New Zealand stages for a summer tour. Lorde will embark on a tour of the country in February and March next year which includes dates in Auckland, Christchurch, Lower Hutt, Upper Moutere, Havelock North, and New Plymouth. She is playing outdoor venues fitting with the summer theme of he…
 
Big tobacco played a key role in this morning's dairy owners' march at Parliament. Dairy owners gathered on the steps of Parliament this morning to protest the Government's proposed restrictions on tobacco sales. It would include limiting the sale of cigarettes to specialist stores or pharmacies. But the postcards signed by more than 100, and given…
 
Barnaby Joyce’s toddler has attempted to gatecrash an official photograph with the Prime Minister as his father’s return as Nationals leader was rubber stamped. Mr Joyce travelled to Government House in Canberra for an official swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, where his return to the deputy prime ministership was confirmed by Governor-General David…
 
The UK government looks likely to ban elephants from zoo's and safari parks. They are set to introduce a law that would make it illegal to replace elephants when the old ones have died. The move has support from New Zealand's SPCA. Dr Arnja Dale, the SPCA's chief scientific officer, told Heather du Plessis-Allan that the move is "excellent". "There…
 
If you want a perfect example of suits in Wellington turning up on the farm with no idea, just have a look at the study into how badly the bureaucrats treated farmers and money during the bovis eradication programme. The University of Otago researchers who did this study reckon they had farmers breaking down when they turned up to talk about their …
 
Actor, comedian and author Graham Norton talks about his latest novel, Home Stretch, and shares how a near-death experience changed his outlook on life. Music critic, author and producer Jessica Hopper takes us through a gateway to Joni Mitchell's Blue on the landmark album's 50th anniversary. Poet and playwright Joseph Dandurand reads his poem The…
 
The panic buying pandemonium that swept the world last year is not as concerning as first thought. New research done by researchers at the University of Canterbury and University of Lincoln, alongside international colleagues, has found that the level of spending ahead the level 4 lockdown last March was about the same as the average Christmas peri…
 
A key former New Zealand First MP is confident a High Court case won't handicap the party's comeback. Leader Winston Peters signalled the party's return with a scathing speech targeting the Government at an Annual General Meeting yesterday. But New Zealand First is still under fire from the Serious Fraud Office - which has charged two people over a…
 
Former U.K. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, a longtime Conservative lawmaker who gained international fame refereeing the country's bruising political drama over Brexit, said Sunday he has switched allegiances and joined the opposition Labour Party. Bercow was a Conservative member of Parliament for 12 years until being elected in 2009 to the…
 
In episode 489 of The Half Size Me™ Show, Heather talks with Kim about why finding her maintenance calories is the best way to lose weight sustainably, plus they make a plan for Kim to pre-track some of her meals approach the weekends differently re-evaluate after her maintenance break ends and more!Do you want to get support and connection at a pr…
 
Winston Peters doesn't need to appeal to everybody to make it back into Parliament. In an exclusive interview with Newstalk ZB, he says he'll lead New Zealand First into the 2023 election - if the Party wants it. In his comeback speech at First's annual general meeting , Peters slammed Labour and National - and the use of the name "Aotearoa" over "…
 
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has become the first openly transgender athlete picked for an Olympic Games. She has been named as part of a five strong New Zealand contingent for Tokyo. Hubbard will compete in the women's 87kg category and is ranked fourth in the division. Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand High Performance Director Simon Kent told Hea…
 
Health officials are being urged to keep its priorities in order for the vaccine roll-out. Medsafe has granted the provisional green light for 12 to 15-year-olds to receive the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine. Cabinet will review Health Ministry advice, before deciding whether to administer doses to the new age group. Immunisation Advisory Centre Director …
 
Salvation for a small skifield whose access road was wiped out by the Canterbury floods. Mount Olympus was facing a bleak season, with $30,000 of emergency road repairs needed to open next month. But a crowd-funding flurry of donations has raised $75,000. Vice president Tim Cookson says it's a turnaround - after facing more closures on top of Covid…
 
Resurrected Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has vowed he is a “better person” after he resigned in a storm of controversy three years ago in the wake of a romantic affair with a staffer and allegations of sexual harassment that he firmly denies. The father of six again rejected the sexual harassment allegations on Monday as “spurious and defamatory”…
 
The National Party leader is already threatening not to return to Waitangi next year. Judith Collins has announced today she won't show up unless she's allowed to speak on the Treaty ground's upper Marae. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was the only Pakeha woman permitted by tangata whenua to make an address this year. The Waitangi Trust Board's repo…
 
Does Winston Peters have a path back to Parliament? Too right he does. I reckon this all comes down to how much of a mess the National Party is in 2023. If they are still the shambles they are right now and have no hope whatsoever of getting enough votes to from a government. And the only possible scenario is a government of Labour or Labour plus t…
 
Ojibway poet Duke Redbird reads a poem he wrote to honour the victims of residential schools. Blackfoot and Sámi filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers discusses a collection of films she curated for the Toronto International Film Festival in honour of National Indigenous History Month. Cree author David A. Robertson opens up about his first memoir, Bla…
 
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