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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!
 
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.
 
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The Warriors have hatched a plan to flood New Zealand with their NRL games in 2022, and some Australian clubs are backing the move. Warriors chief executive Cameron George plans to buy home games off their NRL opponents and play them around the country. The club is marooned in Australia for a second season because of Covid-19 travel restrictions. T…
 
As Auckland moves out of Alert Level 3, many in the city are hoping to not find themselves in that position again - while counting themselves lucky it was only a week. Auckland moved down to Level 2 this morning, and the rest of the country down to Level 1, after a week at higher alert levels due to the threat of Covid-19 exposure at various locati…
 
Bridgerton: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn The first book in the Regency-era romance series behind the hit Netflix TV show.Knock Knock by Anders Roslun It’s set seventeen years after a young girl survives a family shooting and is placed under witness protection, but now it seems the killers are back. There’s a break-in at the apartment where the ori…
 
Alert level changes may have forced many to cancel plans for holidays or weekends away last minute, people are still being urged to commit to their plans. Travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss the ramifications of the latest lockdown but also why its important to still focus on travel. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
After another week of level 3 in Auckland, the country is once again reminded of how devastating Covid-19 and lockdowns can be for businesses. But in a time of despair for many, it was a time of pivoting and a time where entrepreneurial spirit shone. And it’s the focus of a new book written by two men who were very much part of the pivoting themsel…
 
This week on March 4th, it was World Obesity Day, which aims to address the causes of obesity and how to medically treat. It is one of the world's fastest-growing diseases, but many still think of it as being the result of eating too much and not exercising enough - when in reality, there are a number of genetic, behavioural, metabolic and hormonal…
 
Mikes Creamed Corn on Oat bread rolls 6 x fresh corn 2 tbsp unsalted butter 2 tbsp creme fraiche salt and pepper Rolls 400ml warm water 2 tsp dried yeast 2 tsp brown sugar 100g wholemeal flour 500g strong flour 1 tbsp Himalayan salt 2 tbs oil 1 egg 1 tbsp milk2 tbsp oats to garnish Ensure your corn is peeled well and remove any treads from the cob.…
 
Everyone around the world has learnt about social distancing over the past year - but some animals have been doing this naturally for years. New research published in the journal Science has highlighted some of the many non-human species that already practice social distancing to stop the spread of bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections. And, j…
 
In 2017 Julie Zarifeh suffered the most unimaginable loss. That November, Julie lost her husband Paul to pancreatic cancer. 16 days later her eldest son, 27-year-old son Sam, was killed in a white water rafting accident on the West Coast’s Landsborough River. As a clinical psychologist, Julie knew she needed to face her grief head-on by embracing t…
 
"Bugger it" were the Prime Minister's first thoughts when she was jolted awake by an earthquake on the same day she would decide whether Auckland's Covid outbreak was contained and the city could come out of lockdown. Ardern felt the 7.1 east coast quake which rattled many New Zealanders awake at 2.27am on Friday. She texted Emergency Management Mi…
 
The timing couldn't be worse for Harry and Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will finally get the chance to tell the story behind their departure from royal duties directly to the public on Sunday, when their two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey is broadcast. But back home in Britain, events have conspired to overshadow the tale of a prince a…
 
Auckland's latest community Covid cluster appears to have been brought under control. The city is officially out of lockdown -- with the Auckland region now in Level Two and the rest of the country moving back to Level One. No new community cases have been reported overnight -- meaning the city has gone six straight days without further cases. Covi…
 
The European Union has been blasted as a "total disgrace" for allowing Italy to block a quarter of a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from reaching Australia — and some Brits are even offering to forego their jab so more can be sent here. Amid a botched rollout across the EU, the Italian government notified Brussels of its decis…
 
It’s been a long time since Crowded House did a full tour, so what’s a few more days? The band was due to reform for a tour starting this week, but the first few dates have been postponed (cheers COVID). Devising a tour during a pandemic isn’t the only thing they’ve been working on, the band is also about to release its first album in over a decade…
 
Composting I have a new compost bin, designed and made in NZ by the Carbon Cycle people. Their idea is to make good-looking bins that are so elegant that you don’t need to “hide” your bin, somewhere in a dark corner of the garden. And that means you use it more and make it your pride and joy. I also reckon that if you have a good system and good se…
 
There are questions over whether Australia's Attorney-General is fit and proper for the role, amid rape allegations. Christian Porter revealed he's the man at the centre of the allegations, after a woman claimed he raped her when he was 17 in 1988. Police confirm the woman laid a complaint then told police that she didn't want to proceed, and later…
 
Twitter’s rolling out “Super Followers” Imagine getting exclusive Jack Tame content via Twitter for $4.99 a month. A Jack Tame supporter badge could be added to your profile, with exclusive content, super follower only newsletters, special deals and access to the Jack Tame community. It’s a way to give back to creators you enjoy and keep those crea…
 
National Treasures: Scotty and Stacey Morrison are joined by a panel of experts as they search for objects and taonga significant to New Zealand’s history (TVNZ 1, Sunday 8.30pm) Zero Zero Zero: an Italian crime drama television series that follows the journey of a cocaine shipment, from the moment a powerful cartel of Italian criminals decides to …
 
Nici’s Amazing Tomato Sauce Hot chips and homemade tomato sauce. Does it get any better? This rich tomato sauce is absolutely fabulous and I make a batch every year, some for my pantry, some for gifts. Makes about 2 litres 2kg fresh tomatoes, chopped roughly 400g can crushed tomatoes 2 large apples, chopped roughly 2 large onions, chopped roughly 1…
 
The estate for Doctor SeussHas made a public call It’ll keep publishing his booksBut it won’t publish them all. Six different titles Will no longer be dispersed. But is it a reasonable reaction? Or cancel culture at its worst?In case you missed it between the raging pandemic and urgent warnings over potential tsunamis, the second highest-earning de…
 
Businesses in Auckland can reopen when the city moves to alert level two at 6am on Sunday, but there are rules. The rest of the country will move to level one at the same time. The levels will be reviewed at the end of next week - with the view of moving Auckland to alert level one at the start of the weekend. Jacinda Ardern says gatherings can be …
 
Meal maker My Food Bag has had a weak debut on the stock exchange. The company's shares initially traded at $1.75 each, down 10 cents on the issue price, and have fallen as low as $1.69. The $342 million share float was the largest in the country for seven years, with the bulk of shares taken up by local investors, ranging from investment funds, st…
 
Ports of Auckland is optimistic about the second half of the financial year, despite dismal first-half results. The company's had a 20.8 percent drop in net after tax profit to $13.6 million for the six months to December. CEO Tony Gibson says Covid-19 means goods are being delayed in other ports, like Los Angeles. But he says in Auckland ships are…
 
It's been a week to forget for Jacinda Ardern, with the Prime Minister burning through her political capital, according to Newstalk ZB's Political Editor Barry Soper. Auckland businesses are struggling to stay alive, after being placed in level 3 restrictions, despite no new community case of Covid-19 in the city. Wrapping the political week with H…
 
Auckland's lockdown will lift at 6am on Sunday. The city will move to alert Level Two, with the rest of the country simultaneously shifting to Level One. Cabinet will review the decision at the end of next week - with a view to Auckland joining the rest of the country at Level One at the start of the weekend. Ardern says that Level Two restriction …
 
Frustrating has been one of the words of this past week. First it was Jacinda Ardern being frustrated at the non-isolating positive Covid case. And now it seems a lot of New Zealander’s are frustrated, still in levels 2 and 3, yet no new cases since Saturday. So is that frustration justified? Dougal Sutherland is a Psychologist, and he joined Tim D…
 
Amid worker shortages and fruit been left in the ground or on trees, the kiwifruit industry stands as a lone bright spot. This year's kiwifruit harvest is expected to be another record breaker Nikki Johnson, from New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers, said the increase was mainly from more plantings of gold fruit, which the exporter Zespri had been plannin…
 
The UK are looking to potentially give financial rewards if you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, as they struggle under increasing obesity rates. It could be like Singapore's model where they had a national step challenge, if you did a certain amount of physical activity and measured it, the government gave you health points you could exchange for…
 
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 Lockdown. 2/10. "Short of a surge today in cases, we can quite rightly ask whether this has been a fear driven cock-up from a trigger happy government advised by bewildered modellers who's record seems to be reduced to saying …
 
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