Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:30:00 +1300Elliott Childs absorbs the atmospheric pop of Baltimore’s Flock Of Dimes.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +1300More than fifty years since they began, The Rolling Stones have made a blues record. Nick Bollinger believes it is the last great Stones album.
Sun, 11 Dec 2016 18:05:00 +1300Te Ahi Kaa is in Whakatane at Te Tohu o te Ora o Ngati Awa (Ngati Awa Social and Health Services) to find out more about the work they do in their community.
Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +1300William Dart takes a look at American country singer Gillian Welch's recent album, Boots No 1, which releases demos, outtakes, alternate versions, and alternate mixes of the songs from her first album Revival.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:50:00 +1300Some regions earmarked for panda conservation are too small to sustain them and clinical trials on a new biomarker for finding and eliminating prostate cancer begin next year.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:40:00 +1300An Australian tech company called DroneShield develops technology to identify drones and then take them down. No shots are actually fired, but its drone detection system uses high-powered microphones to pick up the distinctive sounds that drones make, and then target them up to a kilometre away. Oleg Vornik of DroneShield is selling the technology to law enforcement agencies and the military.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:35:00 +1300One way to keep birds and other animals safe from plastic rubbish is to collect it before they have a chance to eat it. The Waste Shark is a car-sized robotic catamaran that collects rubbish in a net between its twin hulls and then takes it to a dock where it can be disposed of. Richard Hardiman came up with the idea, and has been trialling the technology at the giant port of Rotterdam.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:25:00 +1300Loads of plastic rubbish finds its way into the sea every year and seabirds are hunting it out and eating it, fooled into thinking it's food by the way it smells. Matt Savoca of the University of California Davis was on the team that did the research.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:15:00 +1300George Block has been testing the claims of three 'as seen on TV' products offering easier ways to paint your home, water the garden, and chop up your garlic.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:01:00 +1300Infomercial products: do they work? Then why seabirds are eating plastic and robotic rubbish rescue offers a new way to clean up our seas. Also drone repellent technology and science news (pandas in peril & detecting prostate cancer).
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:36:00 +1300Forests planted on the East Coast 30 years ago are now being harvested and it's having a huge positive spinoff for people in the area.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:17:00 +1300John Perriam has been growing fine wool at Bendigo Station in Central Otago since 1979. He was at the centre of farmer-driven initiative that led to the formation of Merino New Zealand and more recently he has overseen the transformation of the lower slopes of the 11,000 hectare property into a significant new wine area.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:09:00 +1300Wind has ripped newly sown crops out of the ground in Horowhenua. In the South Island it's much greener than usual for the time of year but the ground is starting to dry out.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:05:00 +1300Returns for wool have taken a dive. Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre spokeserson Rick Powdrell says the demand from Chinese buyers has dropped right off and returns following the Brexit vote have dipped.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:00:00 +1300The latest regional Pacific news.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:38:00 +1300It's been an extraordinary week in politics, with John Key dropping a bombshell announcing his resignation, and Bill English now preparing to take over as Prime Minister after a swift leadership contest. The week's events have also exposed tensions and resentments among the National Party backbenchers, which had not been expressed under the tight discipline of the John Key regime. Here's our political editor, Jane Patterson.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:25:00 +1300Taranaki based four piece The Slacks song 'Big Aroha' is sprinkled with Te Reo Māori and has gone viral online. They came into the Checkpoint studio to perform it for you.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:20:00 +1300A pop-up New World supermarket is being built within 24 hours after its shop had to close during the demolition of the Queensgate shopping centre in Lower Hutt.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:17:00 +1300John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and a former US senator and war hero, has died.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:15:00 +1300Now it's time for a new comedy podcast… a pilot we're trying out and would love your feedback on. It's called 4CAST and it's a news quiz with a twist… the news hasn't happened yet. Through a series of games led by host Michele A'Court, three guest comedians test their forecasting skills, taking the mickey out of what they imagine might be in the news next week. And with a new Prime Minister due, they've picked a good week.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:13:00 +1300The Prime Minister, John Key, has spent his final full day in the job in Christchurch, where he praised the city's leadership and his fellow ministers.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:08:00 +1300National MP Simon Bridges is still confident he has a shot at becoming Deputy Prime Minister, despite his rival Paula Bennett appearing to have significantly more caucus support.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:53:00 +1300'Nanogirl' Michelle Dickinson has paid a visit to a rural Taranaki primary school, as part of a workshop to inspire children to pursue science and engineering.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:50:00 +1300Heavyweight boxers Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr are preparing to face off in the world championship fight in Auckland tomorrow night.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:44:00 +1300At least one Wellington business owner is still paying rent on an office he is not allowed into, because it is too close to a quake-damaged carpark.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:42:00 +1300A company director and a senior Auckland Transport official have been found guilty of giving and accepting bribes of more than one million dollars.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:40:00 +1300The government has extended its Kaikoura business assistance package to Hanmer Springs, and for another eight weeks, but some employers say it still falls short of what they need.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:38:00 +1300The Solomon Islands is still being rocked by aftershocks brought on by a 7.8 magnitude quake this morning.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:34:00 +1300News from the business sector, including a market report.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:26:00 +1300The incoming Prime Minister, Bill English, is hinting that the government could focus more on social issues under his leadership.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:23:00 +1300Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has the support of 21 of National's 59-strong caucus to snag the job of Deputy Prime Minister. Sarah Robson reports.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:19:00 +1300Quinton Winders was sentenced today to at least 17 years in jail for killing road worker George Taiaroa, but his family says he is innocent and has been framed.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:07:00 +1300A Dunedin principal has penned an open letter to several government departments, warning that her students face a future of crime if nothing is done to help them.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +1300A summary of news around New Zealand over the past week.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:49:00 +1300The Retirement Commission's video campaign and interactive website to promote better financial literacy, encourage saving, and get us thinking about decumulation.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:41:00 +1300DoC's Krista Hupman discusses why a leopard seal has been given the keys to Auckland's Westhaven Marina.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:35:00 +1300What the panelists have been thinking about.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:33:00 +1300There is rhyme and reason to good Christmas gift giving.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:27:00 +1300Mick Jagger's become a dad again at the age of 73.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:24:00 +1300Dentists support sugar labels on soft drinks.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:14:00 +1300Rick Powdrell of Federated Farmers discusses the high crime rate on farms.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:08:00 +1300Will the 2017 General Election be called early?
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:06:00 +1300Fears an exodus of foreign landowners in Fiji could hurt the economy; The Fiji government says a woman was deported at short notice for swearing at the country's President; International Anti-Corruption Day marked in Solomon Islands; West Papuans lobby at the UN for self-determination vote; A Women's network launched in Solomon Islands.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1300There is rhyme and reason to good Christmas gift giving. What the panelists have been thinking about. DoC's Krista Hupman discusses why a leopard seal has been given the keys to Auckland's Westhaven Marina. The Retirement Commission's video campaign and interactive website to promote better financial literacy, encourage saving, and get us thinking about decumulation.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:04:00 +1300Some foreign landowners say they've been through hell because of changes to Fiji's land laws.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:04:00 +1300The Solomon Islands is marking International Anti-Corruption Day today with a series of events beginning with a march through the capital Honiara this morning.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:03:00 +1300Will the 2017 General Election be called early? Rick Powdrell of Federated Farmers discusses the high crime rate on farms. Dentists support sugar labels on soft drinks. Mick Jagger's become a dad again at the age of 73.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:03:00 +1300United Liberation Movement for West Papua leaders have been in New York this week, lobbying at the United Nations about human rights and on their push for an internationally-supervised vote as their self-determination struggle enters a new phase.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:52:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:47:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:39:00 +1300The end of year best of lists, sale of the Kings Arms and Vince Staples Auckland show.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:29:00 +1300The need to reinvent gardening and growing to the young generation .
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:20:00 +1300Michael Donaldson is author of "Beer Nation - the Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer".
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:08:00 +1300Chef Julie Biuso from sharedkitchen.co.nz with a marinated butterflied leg of lamb.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:08:00 +1300Richard reviews A United Kingdom & Bad Santa 2
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +1300The latest regional Pacific news.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:48:00 +1300RNZ sports reporter Matt Chatterton's favourite album is... Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' Greatest Hits.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:40:00 +1300Mia Blonde in Ice Dagger is a rollicking Bond-inspired comedy-dance show about a British agent, 0064 Mia Blonde, who is out to save the world from nuclear disaster. Lara Liew plays arch enemy, Belarusian ice-skater Ima Helavavich and has choreographed the award-winning romp featuring music from Abba to Ladi 6.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:39:00 +1300Nicola Toki, DoC's endangered species ambassador, introduces us to Gastrodia Cooperae AKA Cooper's black potato orchid. It's name is in recognition of Dorothy 'Dot' A. Cooper who established the New Zealand Native Orchid Group and who authored the Field Guide to New Zealand orchids in 1981.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:28:00 +1300Wellington based Kiwi fashion designer Gosia Piatek's fashion label "Kowtow" is all about being 100% environmentally and ethically sustainable. It's taking off, and selling all over the world.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:20:00 +1300Counsel in Concert, a charity concert by a choir of singing Wellington based lawyers, returns again. This year Shakespeare inspired music is on the bill, including the NZ premiere and first live concert performance of Michael Roth’s Deo Gratias Anglia penned for a production of Henry V; Prokofiev’s Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet; and tunes from West Side Story.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:19:00 +1300Professor Barbara Bollard-Breen is an associate professor at AUT. She is about to feature in the new National Geographic series Contintent 7: Antarctica. Using drones she is working with a group to make a 'photo mosaic', or digital map, of Scott's Hutt that can be used in conservation management.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:13:00 +1300John Herschel Glenn wasn't the first man in space, he wasn't even the first American but he did orbit the earth three times in February 1962 as one of the first seven Mercury Astronauts of NASA. In October 1998, 36 years later he returned to space as Payload Specialist on a space shuttle mission, becoming the oldest person to go into space at the age of 77.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +1300Te Huhu introduce their track 'Cruising Around'.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +1300Rufus Wainright, Cindy Sherman and Madeleine Pierard. They all bring a unique view of the world, and they have all come together for Wainright’s Prima Donna: A Symphonic Visual Concert at the Auckland Arts Festival. Soprano Madeleine Pierard explains her role in Wainwright’s opera and what else she’ll star in for Auckland Festival 2017. She also sings in The Messiah tomorrow with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:45:00 +1300In New Zealand for his first ever show in his country of birth, Keith Urban speaks with Yadana Saw about his eclectic music collection and the conundrum of his famous Hollywood marriage.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:35:00 +1300News from the rural and farming sectors.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:32:00 +1300Long Range Weather Forecast for 9 December 2016
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:26:00 +1300The New Zealand wicketkeep BJ Watling concedes the Black Caps haven't performed well in the field and says he must take some reponsibility for that.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:26:00 +1300Burger Fuel Worldwide has reduced its half year loss as it continues to invest to grow the business overseas.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:23:00 +1300For the latest from the markets we're joined by Kate Tyro at Hobson Wealth Partners.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:22:00 +1300New Zealand's government is basking in the glow of yesterday's revised budget forecasts .. as the economy staying stronger-for-longer boosts the treasury coffers, with bumper tax payments.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:20:00 +1300The year ahead is expected to be a good for entrepreneurs and deal-makers, with plenty of venture capital and growth funds looking to make long-term investments.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:18:00 +1300The hair product manufacturer, Roholm, is hoping to raise 1-and-a-half million dollars of capital before Christmas, to fund its global expansion plans.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:17:00 +1300Consumer spending using electronic cards has fallen as last month's earthquakes dented activity.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +1300Reports of quake damage and building collapse from Solomon Islands. Paula Bennett is confident she'll be the next deputy Prime Minister.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:50:00 +1300With Te Radar and Irene Pink.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:32:00 +1300Black Caps have a dismal showing in the Chappell-Hadlee series, tomorrow's heavyweight title fight between Jo Parker and Mexican Any Ruiz and Lydia Ko parts with her coach.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:07:00 +1300Jeremy Taylor goes fully Dadrock with the new Rolling Stones blues covers album, Kate Bush's live tour de force, and a star-studded tribute to the magnificent Emmylou Harris.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +1300The latest world, Pacific and sports news.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:37:00 +1300The Christmas Story by Robert Sabuda, published by Walker Books. Refuge by Anne Booth, illlustrated by Sam Usher, published by Nosy Crow. Jingle Bells, Rudolph Smells by Deano Yipadee, illlustrated by Paul Beavis, published by Scholastic.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:08:00 +1300'Vera' and 'Shetland' author Ann Cleeves talks to Nine to Noon about what makes a cracking murder mystery. Her latest book 'Cold Earth', is Ann's thirtieth book in 30 years.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +1300The country gears up for Joseph Parker's heavyweight title fight in Auckland… Lydia Ko's former coach says the 19 year old's parents are influencing her game too much…. the hunt for a new Wellington Phoenix coach begins after Ernie Merrick's shock resignation…. Shane van Gisbergen ends the Australian Supercars championship in style and the Black Sticks men's hockey coach Colin Batch leaves New Zealand for his dream job.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +1300The latest world, Pacific and sports news.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:45:00 +1300The latest on the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Solomon Islands, some breaking news on a "Fonterra tax" that is lurking in Tonga and Pacific Bluefin tuna face disaster.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:36:00 +1300Lynn Freeman talks with Harvard neuroscientist and researcher Dr Larry Farwell, who invented brain fingerprinting or forensic brainwave analysis. The technique which measures electrical brain signals, can establish whether a person has knowledge of given information or not.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300The anointing of Bill English as PM just over 72 hours after John Key’s resignation was a ‘perfectly executed coup’, political commentator Matthew Hooton says.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1300The latest world, Pacific and sports news.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1300Ken has an opinion about the right to die issue but has to field a call from Alistaire who has an opinion on a foot care product. Features Bill Kerton, Mahoney Harris, Graeme Hill, Paul Casserly
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:51:00 +1300A commitment some years ago to increase the number of Maori doctors is bearing fruit. Tomorrow 45 will graduate from the University of Otago.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:47:00 +1300Auckland's mayor Phil Goff has announced plans for a Taskforce on the city's housing crisis, but says he didn't consult key people on the council who've spent years working on housing policy. our Auckland Correspondent Todd Niall has more detail.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:44:00 +1300Ngati Whatua o Orakei and Ngai Tahu are star performers, returning healthy profits on treaty settlements according to Maori Issues Correspondent Mihingarangi Forbes
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:41:00 +1300Joseph Parker's promoters, Duco Events, are joining forces with American boxing legend Bob Arum to push the South Auckland heavyweight on to the world stage.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:40:00 +1300The latest news in Tongan language.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:35:00 +1300A bill has been drawn from parliament's ballot to debate whether or not to guarantee free live coverage of All Blacks matches and other significant sporting events.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:29:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:25:00 +1300Civil Defence says the potential tsunami threat for marine and beach areas in New Zealand has been cancelled.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:23:00 +1300A huge quake hits the Solomons. There are Pacific-wide tsunami warnings
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:19:00 +1300The Labour party leader Andrew Little is calling for an early election
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:15:00 +1300Budget surpluses are set to rise to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis. Economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara looks at what Treasury's forecasting.