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The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly & Emile Donovan every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and experts. Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air. Produced by Newsroom. Listen on RNZ National at 6.30pm Monday-Thursday.
 
Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal dev ...
 
In depth interviews with people who are living with purpose and having a positive impact in our world. We listen as host Steven Moe asks about their life journeys and what has shaped them into who they are today.
 
Comedians Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt review a movie once a week, every week, for a year. Year one: Grown Ups 2. Year two: Sex and The City 2. Year Three: We Are Your Friends. A podcast host by two boiz who have more commitment than talent. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In June 1955, three bottlenose dolphins were observed by a local fisherman on the shores of Opononi. Spotting the dolphins by their dorsal fin, he believed the sea creatures to be sharks, so he pulled out his rifle and shot at them. Two of the three dolphins were never seen again, believed to have died by the gunfire but one remained. It is believe…
 
New Zealand is donating more Covid-19 vaccines to both the Pacific and the COVAX initiative - which supports global equitable access to the vaccine. The move has just been announced by the Government. This country will donate 708,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to the COVAX Facility to support vaccine programmes in developing countrie…
 
A comedy of errors have preceded this Friendzone but the headline news is Tim is a dad now! Tim and Guy commemorate two legends of stage and screen, Willie Garson (RIP) best known for playing Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City 2 (and its associated television universe) and the great Norm Macdonald. To commemorate his death, Guy has introduced Norm…
 
It's been a big week for New Zealand TV director Jessica Hobbs following her breakthrough Emmy win for her work on The Crown. The London-based filmmaker was born into the industry, having joined her mum, director Aileen O'Sullivan, on set for a role in local mini-series The Governor as a child. After becoming an assistant director on films like Dam…
 
It's been a big week for New Zealand TV director Jessica Hobbs following her breakthrough Emmy win for her work on The Crown. The London-based filmmaker was born into the industry, having joined her mum, director Aileen O'Sullivan, on set for a role in local mini-series The Governor as a child. After becoming an assistant director on films like Dam…
 
This week the big commercial radio broadcasters boasted of record-breaking audiences for their big brands when the latest audience figures came out. But at the same their bosses were also urging our MPs to rein in RNZ’s scope to reach new people - particularly younger ones. We ask the spokesperson for their mutual interests why.…
 
New York Times bestselling author Jessica Lahey is a mother, a teacher in a drug and alcohol centre for adolescents, and a recovering alcoholic with a strong family history of addiction. Jessica wanted to develop a better understanding of why she had become an alcoholic and yet her sister could drink without having a problem. And she wanted to know…
 
New York Times bestselling author Jessica Lahey is a mother, a teacher in a drug and alcohol centre for adolescents, and a recovering alcoholic with a strong family history of addiction. Jessica wanted to develop a better understanding of why she had become an alcoholic and yet her sister could drink without having a problem. And she wanted to know…
 
In her former life, Martinborough-based author Rosy Fenwicke was a doctor who wrote books on the side. She's been a fulltime writer for a year now and won't be going back anytime soon. Her latest book, Cold Wallet: Locked. Loaded. Gone., tells the story of Jess, a lonely young woman who marries the man of her dreams, Andrew, only to have him die tr…
 
In her former life, Martinborough-based author Rosy Fenwicke was a doctor who wrote books on the side. She's been a fulltime writer for a year now and won't be going back anytime soon. Her latest book, Cold Wallet: Locked. Loaded. Gone., tells the story of Jess, a lonely young woman who marries the man of her dreams, Andrew, only to have him die tr…
 
National's embattled leader surprised the media by spurning some interview opportunities this week - and the public exposure that would have come with them. But while political reporters often criticise the party for a failure to focus on the things that really matter, the same seems true of the news media when National MPs actually do.…
 
Lockdown has certainly had its disadvantages, but one of the few advantages has been the increase in free time many people have had. We know about what an increase in free time can do for our well-being. However, that only works to a point. New research published by the American Psychological Association shows that too much free time can also be a …
 
Lockdown has certainly had its disadvantages, but one of the few advantages has been the increase in free time many people have had. We know about what an increase in free time can do for our well-being. However, that only works to a point. New research published by the American Psychological Association shows that too much free time can also be a …
 
The results were overwhelming when Research New Zealand asked Kiwis about what we should be doing to manage Covid-19, with nearly three-quarters of people (70%) saying they support lockdowns to eliminate Covid-19. For many people, however, that willingness only extends to when the vaccination target has been reached. Half the respondents of Researc…
 
The results were overwhelming when Research New Zealand asked Kiwis about what we should be doing to manage Covid-19, with nearly three-quarters of people (70%) saying they support lockdowns to eliminate Covid-19. For many people, however, that willingness only extends to when the vaccination target has been reached. Half the respondents of Researc…
 
When a bunch of unruly British tourists caused havoc around the country back in 2019, the general director of the New Zealand Opera Thomas de Mallet Burgess was struck by a bolt of inspiration. It was a Shakespearean story that seemed ripe for the stage. But when NZ Opera announced the Unruly Tourists production earlier this year, it was met with c…
 
Doug Wilson is a medical academic author and our regular correspondent from the other side of 80. Wilson graduated from Otago University 60 years ago, and since then there have been significant changes in life expectancy thanks to medical marvels - yet only some people benefit. The figures remain quite different for Māori and Pacific Islanders.…
 
Annette Lees has long had a love affair with the night time. As a child she found it both scary and enchanting, and as an adult she revels in the sense of wonderment found in swimming under the stars or walking in moonlight. But it was a newfound love of bats that was the genesis for her new book After Dark: Walking into the nights of Aotearoa.…
 
A well-known critic of the neoliberal world order, economist Yanis Varoufakis believes capitalism has become 'techno-feudalism' - with tech companies and Covid making the rich even richer and the poor poorer. But he also believes there is a democratic socialist alternative, which he presents in his 2020 novel Another Now: Dispatches from an Alterna…
 
Horowhenia-based organic gardener Kath Irvine is passionate about the value of homegrown food - and the key, she says, is to keep it really simple. For her new book The Edible Backyard, Irvine documented a year on her own property to show how you can successfully produce bountiful crops throughout the seasons and provide a daily harvest with minima…
 
The 'Salvator Mundi' is the first Leonardo da Vinci painting to be discovered for over a century, though some question whether it is in fact by the painter. Dianne Modestini is a world-renowned restorer, conservator, and expert on historical paintings who had the painting brought to her for restoration in 2005.…
 
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