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RNZ: Checkpoint
Christchurch council offers million-dollar support for Bromley

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 6:38


Christchurch City Council has approved a million-dollar support package for residents living directly around a damaged wastewater treatment plant. A fire in November last year has left rotting material - sending a stench across Christchurch's Eastern suburbs. Communities across the city have been feeling trapped and concerned for their health, but the financial aid will only reach residents in Bromley, where the plant is. Tessa Guest reports.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
How to help children become great communicators

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 21:02


What are the best ways for whanau to foster communication skills in a child's first 1000 days? Emma Quigan (Ngai Tahu) is co-president of the Speech and Language Therapists' Association, teaches at Massey University and was co-founder of Talking Matters - which partners with whanau, communities, practitioners, iwi and government to build and support language-rich environments for children. She says it's all about involving the village to raise the child.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
How to cope with disaster - from a world-leading expert

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 29:00


Professor Lucy Easthope is one of the world's foremost disaster planners. Her first major job in emergency planning was responding to 9/11 and since then, her career has covered almost every major disaster; the Boxing Day tsunami, the London bombings, the Christchurch earthquakes, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down over Ukraine, the Grenfell Tower fire, Covid-19 and many more. It's her job to help get the bodies identified, repatriate survivors, return personal effects, look after the bereaved, and advise governments for the future. She speaks to Kathryn about her memoir, When the Dust Settles: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope from an Expert in Disaster.

RNZ: Morning Report
12 metre long whale caught in Mallorca

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 3:50


Spanish divers have freed a 12 metre long humpback whale caught in an illegal drift net off the Balearic island of Mallorca. Although the rescue was a success, it has raised some important questions. Humpback whales do not typically migrate through the Mediterranean, so what was this one doing there? And if drift nets were banned by the UN 30 years ago, why are they still in our oceans? Marine biologist Gigi Torras was one of the divers who leapt in to untangle the whale.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Tauranga council cracks down on student fares after violence

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 3:41


In Tauranga, bus drivers and patrons are being terrorised by passengers brandishing tasers and knives and hurling racial abuse. And the shocking reality is that the perpetrators are young teens, under 14 years of age. Now the regional council has cracked down on free student fares, in a bid to stop the hoodlums wreaking havoc anytime they please. Bay of Plenty reporter Leah Tebbutt has more.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Te Aro park gets makeover in bid to improve safety

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 3:56


A Wellington park that's turned into a trouble spot is getting a makeover - in a bid to improve safety and stomp out anti-social behaviour. 

RNZ: Checkpoint
Auckland urged to rally for people to return

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 4:15


Auckland's being told to start a campaign to bring back workers, visitors and students back to the city. A global expert in revitalising cities after the pandemic says Auckland needs to catch up. Hundreds of business and civic leaders met in Auckland today to discuss the city's future at an event hosted by the economic development agency Auckland Unlimited. Reporter Amy Williams was there.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Relationships with Hannah Korrel

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 8:18


Today neuro-psychologist Hannah Korrel talks to Wallace about neurodiversity in adults and what its like to be diagnosed as an adult.

RNZ: Morning Report
Community cemeteries running out of volunteers, staff

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 4:09


Public and community-run cemeteries around the country are struggling to recruit staff and volunteers. One volunteer at a Christchurch cemetary is holding the fort alone, and he, like many others, are crying out for help. Lydia Lewis has the story.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Australian Correspondent Brad Foster

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 7:24


Today Brad Foster talks all about their new Prime Minister across the ditch. He explains why the voters turned on Scott Morrison and what it means for trans-Tasman relations. He also has some non-election news about upcoming festivals and the State of Origin series.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Former drug dealer says gangs must be outlawed

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 23:14


A former drug dealer, who's spent half his life in prison, says gangs are a scourge and must be outlawed. Rotorua based Bill McFarlane once ran a large methamphetamine operation in the Bay of Plenty, for which he was jailed in maximum security prison for 14 years, following earlier incarerations. Now he runs a residential rehabilitation programme for ex-offenders called Puwhakamua. But gang members are not welcome in the programme, and he says he's turned down hundreds of them.Billy McFarlane says he's worried that gang numbers are growing, and in Rotorua, there have been gang skirmishes even in primary schools between children of gang families. He says no one is calling it out and he's had enough.

RNZ: Morning Report
Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP on shootings in the area

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 4:27


Tairawhiti police are worried the local community is developing a tolerance towards gang-related violence. This comes as two shootings took place within days of each other in Wairoa earlier this month. In the most recent one, a child's bedroom window was destroyed by a shotgun blast. Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Moorhouse says people heard gunshots in both cases but did not report them. MP for Ikaroa-Rawhiti Meka Whaitiri spoke to Corin Dann.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Why puzzles are more than just a hobby

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 20:57


Puzzles aren't just a fun pastime, they can save the world. At least AJ Jacobs thinks so. He's a lifelong lover of crosswords, jigsaws mazes, riddles and sudoku.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Podcast Critic: Caitlin Cherry

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 12:26


Caitlin talks about the NBC podcast The Thing about Helen and Olga and How to Fail with Elizabeth Day.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Why stand alone butchers are disappearing

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 11:58


A lot has been spoken about the demise of the local butcher. But one Blenheim butcher says his business is booming. Mike Newman from Meaters of Marlborough talks to Jesse.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Defence force struggling to recruit in a tight job market

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 11:29


The New Zealand Defence Force is facing it's very own battle; trying to attract and keep people in the services Army, Air Force and the Navy. Royal New Zealand Air Force Flight Lieutenant Emma Raven talks to Jesse.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
NZ's 'disinformation dozen'

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 18:01


New research into the protests at parliament earlier in the year has explored how social media inflamed tensions and finds a dozen local accounts spreading disinformation were at the heart of it. The Disinformation project - part of Te Punaha Matatini - studied data from tens of millions of online posts, tweets and comments, alongside hundreds of hours of live-streamed footage from the protest. Kathryn speaks with Director of the project, Kate Hannah.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Spare money in retirement : to spend, or not to spend?

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 8:41


Financial Planner Liz Koh says a common mistake people make in retirement, if they have a nest egg, is that they underspend. They die with more money in the bank than they intended to leave, or they live in poverty in order to preserve their investment capital. She says there is no need to feel guilty or anxious about spending retirement capital and explains why she thinks it is imperative.

RNZ: Morning Report
Blackpool FC midfielder Jake Daniels comes out as gay

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 2:22


Seventeen-year-old Blackpool FC midfielder Jake Daniels has become the first mens professional footballer in the UK in more than 30 years to come out as gay. He told Sky Sport UK he had been weighing up the decision for a while. The Sun chief sports reporter Martin Lipton spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Expert feature: Dog Grooming

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 19:55


Today's expert guest knows all there is to know about pampering man's best friend. We're focusing on dog grooming today. JR Alcantara has been in the grooming industry for more than 30 years he shares his tips today.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Australian Correspondent Brad Foster

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 7:19


With just a week to go before election day in Australia, Brad Foster talks to Jesse about the latest polls, pointing to a win for the Labor Opposition Party. He's also got the latest on the sad news from the weekend about the death of former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds in a car crash.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Television Critic: Emma John

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 11:36


This week Emma John talks to Jesse about The Staircase, Four Lives and The Thief, His Wife and a Canoe.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Derelict boats causing headaches for harbour masters around NZ

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 6:06


Derelict and abandoned boats have been causing problems for harbour masters all over New Zealand. Auckland harbour master Andrew Hayton talks to Jesse about their facing.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
The increased cost of dying

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 4:36


We all talk about the cost of living, spiraling out of control and the pressure it's putting on families. Richard Fullard the Vice President of the Funeral Directors Association talks to Jesse about the issue and solutions.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Gardening with Lynda Hallinan

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 5:48


Gardening with Lynda Hallinan

RNZ: Nine To Noon
The Week that Was with Michele A'Court and Irene Pink

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 10:21


Our comedians Michele A'Court and Irene Pink bring some levity to the end of the week

RNZ: Nights
Overseas Correspondent - Canada

RNZ: Nights

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 17:58


Our Overseas Correspondent from Canada, Peggy Revell joins us from Medicine Hat Alberta.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Solving the World's Problems with Suzanne McFadden

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 7:29


Today Newsroom's LockerRoom Editor Suzanne talks to Jesse about the borders reopening and what tourism in New Zealand is going to look post pandemic.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
How to live harmoniously as a blended family

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 21:50


Blending families almost led Lori and David Sims to separate. Now they coach stepparents on ways to have respectful relationships with your partner's children, without parenting them.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Podcast Critic: Paul Bushnell

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 11:55


Today Paul Bushnell reviews podcasts with tricky branding issues. Podcasts have been around long enough that we can talk about brand issues - and Paul Bushnell picks up several of these today as he discusses Kermode and Mayo's Take and Don't Mind Cruxmont.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Sorry, not sorry - how to apologise publicly

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 10:12


PR specialist Ben Thomas talks to Jesse about the apology from Simon Henry to Nadia Lim and what should have happened. The apology from the DGL CEO has only just arrived, after he sent it via courier!

RNZ: Nights
Understanding the 'attention economy'

RNZ: Nights

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 19:39


Nights Philosopher Ann Kerwin looks at a book by former Google strategist turned Oxford-trained philosopher, James William called Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Relationships with Hannah Korrel

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 7:24


Today Hannah Korrel is talking about workplace relationships and how to navigate when workmates want to be friends, and it's not reciprocal.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Governors Bay Jetty to be rebuilt after the community took ownership of it

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 8:49


The Governors Bay community weren't going to accept a Christchurch council decision to close the 140 year old jetty following earthquake damage in 2011. Nick Harwood's part of the group and handily a geotechnical engineer.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Australian Correspondent Brad Foster

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 7:21


In another, very Australian move, there's now been an attempt for our trans-Tasman cousins to claim Taika Waititi as their own. Sydney based correspondent, Brad Foster, explains the move to Jesse.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
2000s Babies turning 21, a new series

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 5:16


A new docu-series has launched following the lead up to 21st parties for five babies born in 2000. Co-directors, Maggie Shui and Liam van Eeden talk to Jesse about the characters they followed and what's important to them.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Builder Stan Scott joins Jesse on the show to talk about DIY jobs and give tips to listeners on their projects.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Fishing contest with twist in Gisborne

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 3:33


A fishing contest called SAM's Waioeka Hook Up, which will focus on Dads and other significant adult male figures getting out fishing with their kids. Eastern Whio Link co-founder Sam Gibson talks to Jesse about their competition.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Can a board game help future generations save the planet?

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 10:04


It's hoped that a new board game will play a bit part in future generations taking care of the planet. Called Earthcare, the game's being developed by Australian Lisa Wriley. She talks to Jesse.

RNZ: The Detail
Trying to walk again

RNZ: The Detail

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 23:31


America's Cup sailor Simo de Mari's life changed in the most unimaginable way in March 2019. He tells The Detail about his mission to walk again after a freak accident at Omaha Beach. 

RNZ: Checkpoint
Pacific Island funeral director urges better cultural understanding

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 3:26


New Zealand's first qualified Pacific Island Funeral Director is calling for better cultural understanding if there's ever a return to lockdown restrictions. Ese Tatupu says grieving Pacific communities have faced "extremely harsh times" during the pandemic. Lydia Lewis has the story.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Last surviving member of Māori Battalion knighted

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 3:39


The last remaining member of the 28th Māori Battalion has been knighted by Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro this morning. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6305586889112 Ninety-seven-year-old Sir Robert Gillies, known as "Bom" served in B Company during World War 2 from 1942 to 1945. He initially turned down the knighthood but accepted the accolade in the recent New Year's Honours. Our reporter Ashleigh McCaull and cameraman Samuel Rillstone have the story.

RNZ: The Panel
The Panel with Teuila Fuatai and Guy Williams (Part 2)

RNZ: The Panel

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 24:47


Panellists Teuila Fuatai and Guy Williams discuss the realities of getting your period as a sports person, compulsory bike training in schools, and Whangamomona's recent fame due to a BBC travel article.

RNZ: The Panel
The Panel with Teuila Fuatai and Guy Williams (Part 1)

RNZ: The Panel

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 22:23


Panellists Teuila Fuatai and Guy Williams discuss hospital wait times, couples upscaling and buying mansions, and wearing too much perfume in the office.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
The question around having children: a nine month long study!

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 21:16


Nothing made Gina Rushton question her choice not to have children until she faced the possibility that she might not have that choice at all after an emergency surgery. She talks to Jesse about her research on the matter!

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Podcast Critic: Ellie Jay

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 13:03


Ellie Jay reviews Man Hunt for Kevin Parle, A BBC ongoing series of a live manhunt and Liar Liar: Melissa Caddick and the missing millions, a podcast by the Sydney Morning Herald.

RNZ: Checkpoint
First international tourist flights land in two years at Auckland Airport

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 4:44


The first international flights have touched down in Auckland in over two years, bringing in tourists, family and Kiwis home from holidays or business trips. A historic and entirely unprecedented decision to close the border 767 days ago has ended - New Zealand is now "open for business". Our reporter Jordan Bond and cameraman Nick Monro were out there to welcome the flights.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
How humour can be a boost for business

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 21:56


A funny thing happened when a behavioral scientist and professor at Stanford University and a corporate strategist got together to teach a course called Humor: Serious Business. Some of the most ambitious business students in the world learned how to use humor to be better leaders and maybe even better humans. Dr Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas take behavioral science and principles of comedy, and apply them to business, leadership and our everyday lives. They've written a book based on their course called Humor, Seriously: Why Humor is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
The Week that Was with Te Radar and Michele A'Court

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 9:47


Comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court with a few laughs - including a gifting idea that involves sausages!.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Parenting skills for blended families

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 22:25


Kathryn talks with parenting coach and education consultant Joseph Driessen about parenting skills for blended families.