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Introducing the official podcast of The Alternative Commentary Collective. Featuring interviews and all the major talking points from the world of sports, urban dictionary and more. Your #2 favourite sports podcast!
 
This is mildly amusing banter at its mild amusing best! We’re Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce, two best mates who started their work marriage a decade ago in a quest to become a hotter kiwi duo than a mince and cheese in a scalding service station pie! While we aren't there yet, you can catch us weekdays on The Hits breakfast to talk about our life misadventures, big interviews, fun games and plenty of LOLs. OK, we can’t promise LOLs but hopefully you stopped reading after we said LOLs the first time.
 
From the NZ Herald newsroom comes A Moment in Crime - a podcast delving into some of New Zealand’s biggest cases. Anna Leask has been a crime and justice reporter at the Herald for more than a decade. Each month she'll take you inside some of our most infamous incidents, notorious offenders and behind the scenes of high profile trials and events to show you what’s really happening in your backyard.
 
Home is where the heart is, and there’s no question that Kiwis LOVE property. Newstalk ZB’s OneRoof Radio Show is a full-house of property talk, tips and tricks. Leading industry experts join us to discuss and debate the latest in market trends, investments, DIY and much more. Step inside The OneRoof Radio Show and make yourself at home.
 
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.
 
The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the cold case and Amber-Lee's mother's ceaseless quest to bring her daughter home.
 
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It's back! BYC, New Zealand's most celebrated and feared specialty cricket podcast, has strapped on the pads for another season. Join Jason Hoyte, Paul Ford, Dylan Cleaver and a range of dubious guests for those unmistakable sounds and smells of summer. Join us for such cutting-edge debates as "What's sexier, a well-oiled Duncan Fearnley Magnum or a Polyarmoured Slazenger V12?"
 
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 will continue to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!
 
Survivor Radio, hosted by Matt Chisholm and Estelle Clifford, airs Monday 6-7pm on The Hits. They chat everything about the episode the night before – including exclusive interviews with the eliminated contestants! Don’t miss Survivor New Zealand, on TVNZ 2, 7pm Sundays.
 
Every week, Rugby Direct gives you the lowdown on all you need to know from the rugby world. Whether it's the All Blacks, Black Ferns, NPC, Farah Palmer Cup, or just what's going down at the club grounds, we have you covered on your home for all things rugby. Listen on iHeartRadio for every angle, every moment, and every opinion.
 
Radio Sport's Louis Herman-Watt and Mitch Powell tackle the important issues of the last seven days with a distinctly entitled millennial spin. Every so often joined by a guest to actually enlighten the masses, each week Louis and Mitch are Stoked on something new
 
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Jason Pine chats to NZ Herald Wellington Business editor Hamish Rutherford on Newstalk ZB, as they discuss the decision by Team New Zealand to delay the announcement of the next America's Cup venue in order to further explore the options on the table.By Newstalk ZB
 
This week is organics week, which is a chance to look at what organic actually means. What is it good for us? It’s about what’s NOT in a product, rather than what is. Organic farmers don’t use synthetic chemicals including fertilizers, pesticides, weed sprays and antibiotics. The products are also free of GMOs and artificial ingredients. Eating org…
 
This is a good weekend to get into the garden and plan ahead for crops and fruit...and gratis pest control. Fruit Trees and crops need pollinators. It pays to always have a mixture of useful pollen and nectar sources flowering when you want to attract pollinators to your garden. The idea is simple: have a little “meadow” of flowering plants that wi…
 
American Rust: Jeff Daniels stars in this compelling drama as complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania (Neon). Scenes from a Marriage: Adapted from Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 Swedish classic, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, Scenes from a Marriage re-examines the show’s …
 
Iconic TV series Packed to the Rafters is back, and what else could it be called than BACK to the Rafters. Most of the cast is back, including legendary Aussie actor Michael Caton who's back in his role as Grandad Ted. If you don’t know the name Michael Caton, you’ll almost certainly recognise some of his most famous lines from the ‘97 film The Cas…
 
I got up early, drove out to the airport, and joined the lines of cars slowly crawling between the big marquees. It was simple. It was fast. The staff were friendly and efficient. It felt oddly momentous. Significant. A bit like I feel when I cast a ballot on election day. One day I’ll tell my kids about the time I first got vaccinated for Covid-19…
 
The America's Cup may just return to New Zealand after all. After the deadline for hosting was delayed with no solid deal in place, Mark Dunphy has made a formal offer to Team NZ and Grant Dalton to host the next competition in Auckland. Meanwhile, ahead of the weekend's Rugby Championship, former England coach Sir Clive Woodward has slammed South …
 
Italian workers in both the public and private sectors must display a health pass to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a decree adopted Thursday by Premier Mario Draghi’s broad-based coalition government. The measures are the first by a major European economy requiring proof of vaccination, a recent negative virus test or recovery from COV…
 
The Indonesian Government is planning to ban backpackers from travelling to Bali when their borders reopen. They're aiming for 'quality tourism’ so won't allow backpackers to enter the island. Travel agent Rosann Conolly told Heather du Plessis-Allan it'll be interesting to see if Bali can sustain this. “You need to look at the likes of Kuta. Now t…
 
New Zealand's none too pleased at the prospect of nukes in our waters. The United Kingdom, United States and Australia have signed a three-way military deal to counter Chinese influence in the Asia Pacific. The first initiative is to supply nuclear submarine technology to Australia. Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta told Heather du Plessis-All…
 
A Kiwi businessman is adamant the next America's Cup will stay in New Zealand. An entity linked to former investment banker Mark Dunphy is offering to provide short term funding to defend the Auld Mug in Auckland. Dunphy told Heather du Plessis-Allan they've made a formal proposal to Team New Zealand and chief executive Grant Dalton. “There are com…
 
American officials are defending a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines after French officials expressed frustration over the agreement's effect on an existing multibillion-dollar defense deal. The effort to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines -- a major step toward countering China as President Joe Biden work…
 
An Auckland Cafe owner's grilling Government for not shifting Auckland's school holidays. The Education Ministry says sticking with the rest of the country is less disruptive to educators and learners and means term four won't be extended. But parent, and owner of bagel-chain Goodness Gracious, Greg Cornes isn't pleased. He told Heather du Plessis-…
 
The bodies of the three little girls killed in Timaru have been removed from the scene. Three siblings, twins aged three and another aged seven, were killed at a Queen Street address last night. NZ Herald crime reporter Anna Leask told Heather Du Plessis Allan it's understood the mother is a suspect and police aren't looking for anyone else. “She w…
 
The Motor Industry Association has withdrawn its support for the Government’s Clean Car Standard. They say it wants to support policies to reduce CO2 emissions but this bill is poorly designed and will be impossible for the industry to meet. It also says the bill will maybe push up new car prices by 15 to 20 percent. Motor Industry Association CEO …
 
It looks like Grant Dalton might just need New Zealand after all. Today was supposed to be the deadline for Team New Zealand to announce where it will holding the next America’s Cup. But they’ve had to delay the announcement because none of the deals have come through in time. Which suggests that perhaps the America’s Cup is not quite the sought-af…
 
Ben brought this one to the table. About how when you're in a bookstore, what else can you do to judge a book apart from looking at/reading its cover!? You're not going to read the book in the store to figure out whether you want to buy it or not... We also talked about the best names you have for your pet. And we had some calls come through that w…
 
These days there seems to be a reality tv show about anything, but this really takes the cake. CBS have made "The Activist" which involves so-called activists competing against each other to go to the G20. They compete in challenges where they're judged back on how much online engagement they get. Judges include activist icons like Usher and Priyan…
 
William Willis and Hannah Rawnsley: 2/10 "Because they are idiots. But, by weeks end, I found our reaction to them about as bad as their actions, making us about as bad as each other." Siouxsie Wiles: 2/10 "Because she is a hypocrite. But she got protected because she's a luvvie and a mate of the Prime Minister." The Covid Rule Breaking Tangi: 2/10…
 
The prospect of the next America's Cup being defended on our shores remains a possibility. It comes as the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Team New Zealand have extended the selection period for the three shortlisted offshore venues. They are Spain, Ireland and Saudi Arabia. Team New Zealand Chief Executive Grant Dalton told Mike Hosking the e…
 
The Māori Party's petition to change the name of New Zealand is, of course, going nowhere, which may ultimately be an indication as to where the party itself is going. They are a rarity in MMP, a party ousted from Parliament, but able to make a comeback. Many a small party have come and gone, and with the exception of New Zealand First, no one has …
 
Day 31 in Level 4 for Aucklanders, and boy, are we over it. There’s actually a word for how we’re all feeling and it’s been called the dominant emotion of 2021. It’s called languishing. Psychologist Dougal Sutherland, who we had on the show recently, says "the psychological toll of Delta may start to show, even for those out of lockdown now." He sa…
 
A Kiwi footwear has done a world first; creating a fully biodegradable shoe. It's come from Orba and is called the Ghost Sneaker, made entirely of natural materials, things like rice husk, corks and coconut husks. Orba's sustainability manager Gillian Boucher joined Mike Hosking. Orba shoes can be found here. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
A former Defence Minister says New Zealand needs to get more involved if we want to build a better relationship with our allies. New Zealand was left out of a three-way deal between Australia, the US and UK designed to counter Chinese influence in the Asia-Pacific region. Wayne Mapp says the move shows that Australia wants to join the big internati…
 
The Blackcaps playing cricket in Pakistan is officially a thing again, as of tonight. We haven't been back since 2003 when the tour was cancelled mid-way through after a suicide bombing outside the hotels where the two teams were staying. All tours were pulled in 2009 after the Sri Lankin team's bus was attacked. Now they're back, but it still isn'…
 
A foreign policy expert says New Zealand being left out in the cold in a new security pact could be a benefit. The three-way deal between the UK, the US and Australia aims to limit China's might in the Asia Pacific by sharing military technology. Democracy Project International Analyst Geoffrey Miller says New Zealand is highly dependent on China f…
 
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