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Kirsten Johnstone on Nick Cave

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:25:00 +1300

Nick Cave performed for his many, many Wellington fans at the TSB arena last night. Music 101's Kirsten Johnstone was amongst the throng.

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Jordan Carter on Apps

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:15:00 +1300

Jordan Carter Internet NZ on the lack of privacy on messaging apps

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Another prison riot claims 30 lives in Brazil

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:57:00 +1300

Prison riots in Brazil have resulted in more than 30 deaths and dozens of escaped prisoners.

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Land wars site touted as golf resort

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:56:00 +1300

A heritage organisation and Maori are warning a Taranaki farmer who is touting a property steeped in New Zealand history as a potential Palm Springs-style golf resort to tread carefully.

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Britain's PM says 'clean break' from EU part of plan

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:53:00 +1300

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May says her country must make a "clean break" from the European Union if it is to prosper and trade freely across the globe.

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Regional fuel tax on the cards for Auckland

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:50:00 +1300

Auckland's mayor Phil Goff is confident he can persuade the government to bring in a regional fuel tax to help fund the city's transport needs.

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Govt's truck emissions programme on hold

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:47:00 +1300

A programme to reduce truck emissions by a third is running out of gas because not enough freight companies have signed up.

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Richard Westcott, BBC Transport Correspondent

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:44:00 +1300

The search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has officially been called off

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Recent house price spike in Wellington

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:40:00 +1300

Wellington's mayor is repeating the mantra of 'build more houses' as a solution to a recent spike in house prices in the capital.

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Trade Minister on effect of EU. UK free trade deals

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:35:00 +1300

Prime Minister Bill English has been in Europe for the last week meeting with foreign leaders and on the top of the agenda has been free trade.

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Business News for 18 January 2017

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:29:00 +1300

An update from the business sector including a market report. Today, it's the second dairy auction of the year.

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Summer weather bomb moves in today

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:25:00 +1300

It's not been the best summer, but it's set to get even more grim over the next few days.

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Labour and Greens to hold joint State of the Nation speech

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:20:00 +1300

For the first time, the Labour and Green Parties will be holding a joint State of the Nation speech.

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Man left in cells for two days after police forget about him

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:16:00 +1300

A man who was supposed to be released on bail man spent two days alone in a court cell after the police forgot he was there.

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Coromandel fire out of control as four homes lost overnight

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:12:00 +1300

A scrub fire in Whitianga has claimed four homes overnight as the fire service says the blaze is yet to be contained.

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8pm Pacific Regional News

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:00 +1300

The latest Pacific Regional News

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The Sampler 17 January 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +1300

In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger revisits notable 2016 releases from William Tyler, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam.

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Pharmac and its role in making drugs available

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +1300

Science communication student Garrett Chin talks with doctors and a health economist about the challenges that Pharmac faces in buying drugs, and what happens when new but expensvie drugs become available.

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Outspoken: Health

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:12:00 +1300

RNZ's health correspondent, Karen Brown, talks to long-time health watchdogs and takes the pulse of the sector.

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Nashville Babylon for Monday 16 January 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +1300

On this week's show - Mark plays music from Joni Mitchell and Hank Thompson, a rare demo of CSN's Marrakesh Express, some Southern Soul from Razzy, new sounds from Auckland's Tweed and classic blues from Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.

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Music 101 Pocket Edition 119

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +1300

This week, a candid chat with The Naked And Famous, British producer Sohn, and Wellington band Draghound introduce themselves, plus new tunes from The Shins, Sampha, and David Bowie.

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John Clarke

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:40:00 +1300

John Clarke speaks to Simon Morris on Matinee Idle.

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2pm Pacific Regional News

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +1300

The latest Pacific Regional News

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Aporia: making dreamy ex-pat pop in Berlin

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +1300

Aporia AKA Mitchell James O'Sullivan and his new band-mates discuss making a living from music in Berlin.

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Gardening with Gerard Martin

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:20:00 +1300

It's been a hot dry summer on the East Coast, but Gerard Martin of Kings Seeds says there are 200 millilitres forecast for today.

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NZ Principal's Federation gets a new president

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:10:00 +1300

If you have senior secondary school-aged children, today is likely to be quite a big day for your family, with NCEA results out this morning. It's also a big year in education for Whetu Cormick, formerly principal of Bathgate Park School in Dunedin, and for this year, the new president of the New Zealand Principal's Federation.

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Crafting resistance

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:45:00 +1300

Have you heard of crafting resistance? To look at Arpillera (to use its Spanish name) you may not think it is anything but beautiful, colourful, patchwork art. But actually, it's a form of artistic resistance to injustice, torture, and terror by the state. To explain more about Arpillera we chat to Camila Larsen, who teaches this skill around Auckland.

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Managing Kauri Dieback disease

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:27:00 +1300

Kauri dieback is a serious disease that kills Kauri trees. It's decimating kauri forests in northern New Zealand, and is partiucalrly severe in the popular Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland. The public is once again being called upon to help fight the spread of the disease, and getting those messages out is the task of Dr Nick Waipara, Principal Advisor for Biosecurity for Auckland Council.

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Banning microbeads

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:13:00 +1300

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment, Nick Smith. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the microplastics, which have been found to quickly enter waterways and harm marine life. Other countries have already moved to ban the products from cosmetics. Jesse talks to Dr Sally Gaw, a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Canterbury.

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Don't kill kākā with kindness

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:30:00 +1300

They were extinct in Wellington for around 100 years before Zealandia re-introduced them in 2002, but now kākā are making themselves at home again in the capital.

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Do we all have the same opportunities?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:20:00 +1300

There are about 40,000 homeless people in the country - many of them are children and questions understandably remain about their chances of ever securing decent quality of life. The issue has become very political, but taking it out of the realm of social policy and making it about human rights might just be a way around the impasse. And that is exactly what a group of Auckland students are attempting to do.

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Studying pedestrian accidents

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:10:00 +1300

Thirty percent of pedestrians - that's 104 - killed between 2006 and 2015 were aged 65 and over. That outnumbers the number of cyclists killed: 90 during the same period.

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Yellowhammer dialects found in NZ

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:56:00 +1300

A new study reveals that a type of native birdsong, now lost in Britain, can still be heard here in New Zealand after being brought here 150 years ago.

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Whanaua Ora engages with families

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:50:00 +1300

It was a rocky start for the Maori Party's Whanau Ora policy seven years ago but in the past two years the three commissioning agencies have reached and are engaging with 8,900 families.

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Some terminally-ill patients needing to 'make a fuss' over end-of-life care

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:45:00 +1300

A leading patient advocate is calling for more continuity of caregivers for those with a terminal illness.

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Donald Trump again at odds with key staff over comments on NATO

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:42:00 +1300

With just four days to go before Donald Trump's inauguration, the US President-elect has lashed out at German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling her policies on admitting migrants a "very catastrophic mistake".

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Rescuers praised for heroic, daring rescue of tourist

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:38:00 +1300

A group of people who managed to save the life of a tourist by plucking him from incredibly cold water and starting his heart again have been praised by emergency services.

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Family of fire hut victim make emotional trip to NZ

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:33:00 +1300

The family of a man killed nine years ago in a tragic hut fire have returned to New Zealand and visited the memorial erected in his memory.

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Government plans to ban products with microbeads

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:27:00 +1300

The government is planning to ban products containing plastic microbeads such as facial scrubs, cleansers, and toothpastes.

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Business News for 17 January 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:25:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

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Mangawhai residents syphoning water from fire reserves

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:16:00 +1300

Residents of a town north of Auckland are so desperate to fill their water tanks they're taking water from their fire reserves.

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3000 junior doctors walk off the job over rosters, safe hours

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:12:00 +1300

About three thousand junior doctors have walked off the job this morning with the union and health boards remaining at loggerheads.

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8pm Pacific Regional News

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:00 +1300

The latest Pacific Regional News

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Museums and their role in modern society

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +1300

Emma Hanisch, a student at the University of Otago, loves museums - and she wonders what needs to be done to keep them relevant and exciting.

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Outspoken: Democracy

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +1300

Brent Edwards chairs an Outspoken panel and questions whether significant changes to governments around the world pose a threat to democracy.

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4pm Pacific Regional News

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +1300

The latest Pacific Regional News

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2pm Pacific Regional News

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +1300

The latest Pacific Regional News

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Food with Julie Biuso

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:16:00 +1300

Julie offers suggestions for sweet corn, zucchini flower, and eggplant.

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The Haiku Walkway

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:07:00 +1300

If you're looking for somewhere to meditate, or walk off the effects of too much Christmas indulgence, then why not try the Katikati Haiku Pathway? The Pathway has recently celebrated the addition of the 44th and 45th poems to what is now the world's largest collection of haiku poem boulders in English. It was founded as one the country's Millennium Projects on January 1st, 2000. Sandra Simpson, who is on the pathway committee, tells us more.

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Teen Pan Alley - Part 5

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:05:00 +1300

Simon Morris presents part five of the Brill Building story: "Neck in noose bye bye".

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Teen Pan Alley - Part 4

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:04:00 +1300

Simon Morris presents part four of the Brill Building story: "Leader of the pack".

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Teen Pan Alley - Part 3

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:03:00 +1300

Simon Morris presents part three of the Brill Building story: "Up on the Roof".

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Teen Pan Alley - Part 2

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:02:00 +1300

Simon Morris presents part two of the Brill Building story: "Who put the bomp?"

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Teen Pan Alley - Part 1

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +1300

Simon Morris presents part one of the Brill Building story: "Teenagers in Love".

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What Are You Reading?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:50:00 +1300

Auckland City Councillor Efeso Collins tells Jesse about one of his favourite recent reads.

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Permaculture & Brian von Helzen

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:35:00 +1300

Brian von Helzen is the US-based founder of the Climate Foundation which looks in depth at food security and carbon balance in soils and seas, and mitigating climate disruption in critical eco-systems around the world.

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Preparing for Te Matatini

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:25:00 +1300

Te Matatini is the national Kapa Haka festival, and it's being held from February 22nd - 26th in Hastings. It's a giant feat of logistics: 47 performing teams, 35,000 people in attendance and a further two million following the coverage on TV, radio and online. Carl Ross, the executive director of Te Matatini, can tell us what it takes to make this event sing.

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Otago Uni recipient of amazing Xmas gift

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:10:00 +1300

The University of Otago has received from a local family a very special Christmas gift - a property worth milions of dollars. Part of the Remarkables Station, it was founded during the days of the Otago goldrush and taken over by the Jardine family in 1922, who have now donated it to the University. Vice-chancellor of University of Otago, Professor Harlene Hayne, explains why they were given it and how they will use it.

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NZ's pollination population

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:30:00 +1300

Pollination makes the world go round, and plants in New Zealand have evolved clever strategies to get the pollination services they require.    

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Rise in river drownings

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:11:00 +1300

Though the overall number of drownings is slightly down this summer, there has been a marked rise in one particular 'category' of drowning deaths: those in rivers. Jonty Mills from Water Safety NZ talks to us about the precautions people can take to avoid becoming part of the unfortunate stats.

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Worry voter participation continuing to decline despite MMP

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:53:00 +1300

Victoria University academics are worried that despite the introduction of MMP 20 years ago voter participation in elections is continuing to decline.

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Tourist numbers reaching tipping point

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:52:00 +1300

Climbing and tramping groups says tourist numbers in New Zealand are reaching a 'tipping point" and spoiling Kiwis' experience of the great outdoors.

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Fears about future protection of Antarctic marine areas

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:47:00 +1300

The incoming Donald Trump administration is prompting fears about the future protection of marine areas in the Antarctic.

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Scepticism over 70 countries' message Israel and Palestine

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:41:00 +1300

Ministers from 70 countries meeting in Paris say Israel and Palestine need to commit to a two-state solution, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the meeting was a waste of time.

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The New Zealand Superfund invests millions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:35:00 +1300

Over Seventy six million dollars of taxpayer's money has been invested in foreign companies that make a large chunk of their profit from coal.

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Business news for 16 January 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:29:00 +1300

Australian autoparts company Bapcor eyes a smooth transition as it takes a majority stake in investment firm Hellaby Holdings.

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Police seek suspect behind suspicious scrub fire in Blenheim

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:27:00 +1300

Fire and police are searching for the person behind yet another deliberately lit fire in Blenheim over the weekened.

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Junior doctor strike likley to go ahead on Tuesday

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:22:00 +1300

A major strike by about three thousand junior doctors appears certain to go ahead tomorrow amid a deepening dispute over rosters

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Two richest NZers better off than poorest 30 per cent

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:12:00 +1300

New Zealand's two richest men own more wealth than the poorest 30 per cent of the country.

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Restoring the graves of Cook Islands Anzacs

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +1300

Graves of Cook Islands soldiers who served in the First World War have fallen into disrepair on Rarotonga but volunteers are working to restore the sites at Nikao Cemetery.

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Annie Whittle

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:18:00 +1300

From folk music to a Week of it to the Garden.

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Pam Corkery

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:31:00 +1300

4 questions in under 4 minutes.

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +1300

William Dart goes to Morocco, spurred on by some fascinating field recordings made by writer and composer Paul Bowles in 1959. As usual he provides his customary eclectic mix with tracks from Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, Crosby Stills and Nash, and The Rolling Stones.

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2016 Book Council Lecture by Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:05:00 +1300

In a lyrical and amusing lecture, the storytelling skills of the poet Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh are to the fore. Despite childhood and university reading which was very Anglocentric, she discovered the significance of writing about who you are and where you stand. The lecture takes the listener from the book corner of the Avondale Salvation Army shop, to Westminster Abbey where Tusitala Marsh performed a commissioned poem in front of the Queen. An epilogue explores her riposte to a faded member of the British aristocracy who refused to shake her hand at that event.

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To Have an Ordinary Life (part 4)

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:30:00 +1300

Mike Gourley critically examines the latest government foray into disability issues - The Enabling Good Lives initiative.

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Māori Side Steps creator Jamie McCaskill

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:50:00 +1300

The Māori Side Steps are a musical comedy group that riffs off past bands like The Howard Morrison Quartet, but takes the genre in a new direction. They've got their own webseries and are playing the Gardens Magic concert series at Wellington Botanic Gardens.

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Learning the lingo: migrants in NZ

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:30:00 +1300

For new migrants just getting a job is hard enough. But once they do, they also need to quickly get a grip on our metaphors, euphamisms, sayings and workplace culture. Lynn Freeman visited Victoria University's English Language Institute which runs a course on workplace language for skilled migrants.

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A new generation’s entrepreneurial spirit

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:06:00 +1300

The Weekend speaks to some young people who took the leap of faith and become entrepreneurs at a tender age.

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All spun out: spinoffs - the good, the bad and the blah

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:45:00 +1300

What makes a spinoff good, bad, or just blah? Can you build something new and glorious around a fan favourite character or will they lose what makes them special, if they take a starring role?

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Recycling: Tim McGurk

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:30:00 +1300

Over the summer on The Weekend we've been talking to recyclers and upcyclers, people who like the Wombles, are making good use of the things that they find, things that the everyday folks leave behind. This is true of Christchurch builder, artist and furniture maker, Tim McGurk. He says he works with whatever junk and materials he can find. Tim crafted several items from the materials salvaged from an earthquake damaged Christchurch house, as part of the Whole House Reuse project. He also made the news when he made a Star Wars inspired X-wing sculpture/lamp out of salvaged rimu.

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