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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 continues to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!
 
Looking to make sense of your dollars? Newstalk ZB’s Smart Money delves into the deep, dark recesses of unwanted debt, traverses the highs and lows of investments and helps to ensure you money works for you. Our industry experts give us their top tips on a wide selection of topics including mortgage rates, stock, savings, goal-setting and retirement.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Every weekday join the new voice of local issues on Canterbury Mornings with John MacDonald, 9am-12pm weekdays. It’s all about the conversation with John, as he gets right into the things that get our community talking. If it’s news you’re after, backing John is the combined power of the Newstalk ZB and New Zealand Herald news teams. Meaning when it comes to covering breaking news – you will not beat local radio. With two decades experience in communications based in Christchurch, John also ...
 
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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Where does the blame lie with Novak Djokovic in Australia; Tennis Australia, Novak, or the Australian Government? The U-turn sporting organisations had at the start of the pandemic when they realised they weren't essential and how it has led to athletes like Novak Djokovic, Kyrie Irving, and Aaron Rodgers being able to behave the way they do. How N…
 
Des Gorman, Professor of Medicine at Auckland University. He was Head of the School of Medicine from 2005-2010. We had a wide ranging discussion on multiple matters; science, philosophy, education, intelligence, the shortcomings of governance and what binds us together. File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz Haven't listened…
 
Barry Brownstein was a find in 2021. Author of “the Inner-Work of Leadership” and Professor of Economics and Leadership, Barry proved himself worthy of a long form interview. He was amazed and impressed with the response his podcast drew. File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz Haven't listened to a podcast before? Check out …
 
Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's top tips to reduce your food bill. Hosted by Frances Cook. Food is one of those core expenses that soaks up a lot of our money, but that we can feel powerless over. Now you do have to pay something for food, obviously, but there are ways to reduce bot…
 
Rodney Hide, ex-politician, independent thinker and the only scientifically qualified member of parliament in his day, is always a great conversationalist. File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz Haven't listened to a podcast before? Check out our simple how-to guide. Listen here on iHeartRadio Leighton Smith's podcast also a…
 
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's why giving to others can give you a boost too. Hosted by Frances Cook. This podcast focuses a lot on how to fix your finances, but once you've got yourself sorted, should you be helping others? Well, yes. For starters, nobody succeeds …
 
2022 is a very big year for the All Whites. They are two steps away from the football World Cup in Qatar with Oceania qualifying in March and then the prospect of a one-off intercontinental playoff against the fourth best CONCACAF nation in June. How are the All Whites placed after their most recent matches? And who are the players who are most imp…
 
Martin Kulldorff, ten years Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School, has found controversy over his Covid data interpretations. Described by a Harvard colleague as a “world class superstar”, Kulldorff is not a group thinker. Just a brilliant scientist. File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz Haven't listened to a …
 
Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson chats to Jason Pine about some of his favourite memories of playing England in the Ashes. He played 46 tests in the 1980s, taking 180 wickets. 21 of those tests were against England, in which he claimed 97 wickets.By Newstalk ZB
 
University of Otago Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker joins us on Politics Central He says keeping the Omicron variant out of New Zealand will be important while so much is unknown and looking overseas to see the effect it's had on different countries won't tell us the full story. He also discusses our border opening policy and thinks that we …
 
Wish You were Here by Jodi Picoult. The story of two people in their 30s, living in NYC and planning a getaway trip to the Galapagos – where she’s sure he’s going to propose – when Covid arrives and spoils their plans. He’s a doctor and the hospital where he works cancels all leave, but he says she should go instead. The book is told in two parts –…
 
I’m flying to Hawkes Bay on Sunday morning for my family Christmas lunch. I land at 11am and will work out to be somewhere with good cell coverage for my final segment of the year! I’m excited NZ is 90% double vaxxed. I think this will bode very well for NZ being a huge draw for overseas tourists when we finally open our borders. I got my booster s…
 
A HUGE Friday for kiwi band LAB. They dominated the Aotearoa Music Awards, picking up four Tui’s – winning best album, best group, best roots artist and single of the year for Why oh Why. It wouldn’t be summer without a new LAB album; on Friday they also released their fifth album in five years – LAB 5. LAB lead vocalist Joel Shadbolt joined France…
 
Mike’s website – www.goodfromscratch.co.nz Well, that's that! 2021 is almost over. For the final Christmas segment, I want to run you through a recipe that uses that left-over Christmas ham. But I've added a touch of greens too!! What! Kale on boxing day I hear you say! Yes, give them a go as they are delicious and they might just help you feel a b…
 
Good news to end the year – you are just as smart as a rocket scientist! The phrases “it’s not rocket science” and “it’s not brain surgery” are often used to describe tasks that aren't very difficult or that don't require much thought. However, the phrase also implies that these jobs require high-level intelligence, so are rocket scientists and bra…
 
Georgia Pritchett is a five-time Emmy award winning scriptwriter, she also has a Golden Globe, a Bafta and according to her official bio, a Trampolining Proficiency Level 1 Certificate. You will absolutely be familiar with Georgia’s work, she’s written for some of the best TV shows in recent years, including smash hit show Succession, VEEP and Thic…
 
Well, we all love a bit of weather chat don’t we, and it’s been a bit of a crazy unsettled start to summer this year. What scenarios are we looking at for Christmas / NY period? Over Summer in general? Are extreme weather events becoming more common? MetService Head of Weather and Communications, Lisa Murray, joined Francesca Rudkin. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
Changes to the Resource Management Act making it easier to build houses in the country's biggest cities has passed its final reading in Parliament with cross-party support. Does it address concerns raised at the select committee stage? Is this going to make a difference to the housing crisis, or for first home buyers. The Government has delayed the…
 
How to deal with Omicron? Yesterday four more cases of the new variant were found in MIQ, bringing New Zealand’s total to 8 cases at the border. It is spreading like lightening through cities around the globe. Melbourne University epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely is about to publish his thoughts on how to react and deal with Omicron. Tony Blak…
 
So, this is our final show of the year, and I want to start by saying thank you to you, our listeners, for hanging with us on Sunday mornings. We’re very grateful for your support, and my producer Kerrie and I hope we’ve kept you informed, entertained, and hopefully inspired by the range of guests and contributors on the show. You have certainly in…
 
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