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If You See Me Say Yes by Flock Of Dimes

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:30:00 +1300

Elliott Childs absorbs the atmospheric pop of Baltimore’s Flock Of Dimes.

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Blue and Lonesome by The Rolling Stones

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +1300

More than fifty years since they began, The Rolling Stones have made a blues record. Nick Bollinger believes it is the last great Stones album.

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Heremaia Harawira on a mission in his community

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 18:05:00 +1300

Te 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.

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Gillian Welch's Boots

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +1300

William 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.

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Science news: pandas in peril & detecting prostate cancer

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:50:00 +1300

Some 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.

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Drone repellent

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:40:00 +1300

An 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.

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Robotic rubbish rescue: cleaning our seas

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:35:00 +1300

One 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.

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Why are our seabirds eating plastic?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:25:00 +1300

Loads 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.

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Infomercial products: do they work?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:15:00 +1300

George 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.

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This Way Up for Saturday 10 December 2016

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:01:00 +1300

Infomercial 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).

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Foresty on fire

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:36:00 +1300

Forests 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.

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Wool and Wine

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:17:00 +1300

John 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.

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Regional Wrap

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:09:00 +1300

Wind 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.

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Wool Woes

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:05:00 +1300

Returns 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.

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Focus on Politics for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:38:00 +1300

It'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.

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Big Aroha for The Slacks' Big Aroha song

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:25:00 +1300

Taranaki 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.

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Lower Hutt supermarket to be built in 24 hours

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:20:00 +1300

A 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.

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American astronaut John Glenn dies

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:17:00 +1300

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and a former US senator and war hero, has died.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:15:00 +1300

Now 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.

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John Key spends final working day in PM job in Chch

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:13:00 +1300

The 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.

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Simon Bridges confident he can get votes for deputy

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:08:00 +1300

National 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.

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Nanogirl gives power of flight to a rural Taranaki school

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.

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Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr prepare for championship fight

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:50:00 +1300

Heavyweight boxers Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr are preparing to face off in the world championship fight in Auckland tomorrow night.

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Wellington business owner still paying rent for office he can't

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:44:00 +1300

At 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.

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Senior Auckland Transport official found guilty of bribery

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:42:00 +1300

A company director and a senior Auckland Transport official have been found guilty of giving and accepting bribes of more than one million dollars.

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Quake-affected businesses say they need more help

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:40:00 +1300

The 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.

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Aftershocks continue to rock Solomon Islands

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:38:00 +1300

The Solomon Islands is still being rocked by aftershocks brought on by a 7.8 magnitude quake this morning.

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Evening business for 9 Dec 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:34:00 +1300

News from the business sector, including a market report.

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Bill English signals move towards greater social investment

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:26:00 +1300

The incoming Prime Minister, Bill English, is hinting that the government could focus more on social issues under his leadership.

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Paula Bennett favoured by caucus for deputy PM

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:23:00 +1300

Social 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.

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Family of stop-go killer Quinton Winders maintains innocence

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:19:00 +1300

Quinton 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.

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Principal's message for government: 'Help the kids'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:07:00 +1300

A 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.

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News About New Zealand for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +1300

A summary of news around New Zealand over the past week.

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Financially literate Ken and Barbie

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:49:00 +1300

The Retirement Commission's video campaign and interactive website to promote better financial literacy, encourage saving, and get us thinking about decumulation.

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Owha the seal

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:41:00 +1300

DoC's Krista Hupman discusses why a leopard seal has been given the keys to Auckland's Westhaven Marina.

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Panel says

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:35:00 +1300

What the panelists have been thinking about.

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Giving gifts

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:33:00 +1300

There is rhyme and reason to good Christmas gift giving.

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Late life fatherhood

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:27:00 +1300

Mick Jagger's become a dad again at the age of 73.

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Fizzy drink labelling

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:24:00 +1300

Dentists support sugar labels on soft drinks.

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Crime on farms

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:14:00 +1300

Rick Powdrell of Federated Farmers discusses the high crime rate on farms.

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Early election?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:08:00 +1300

Will the 2017 General Election be called early?

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Dateline Pacific evening edition for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:06:00 +1300

Fears 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.

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The Panel with Johnson Whitehira and Ben Thomas (Part 2)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1300

There 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.

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Exodus of foreign landowners in Fiji could hurt the economy

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:04:00 +1300

Some foreign landowners say they've been through hell because of changes to Fiji's land laws.

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International Anti-Corruption Day marked in Solomon Islands

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:04:00 +1300

The Solomon Islands is marking International Anti-Corruption Day today with a series of events beginning with a march through the capital Honiara this morning.

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The Panel with Johnson Whitehira and Ben Thomas (Part 1)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:03:00 +1300

Will 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.

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West Papuans lobby at the UN for self-determination vote

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:03:00 +1300

United 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.

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The Panel pre-show for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:52:00 +1300

We find the answers to any queries you can think up.

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One Quick Question for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:47:00 +1300

We find the answers to any queries you can think up.

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Music with Alex Behan

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:39:00 +1300

The end of year best of lists, sale of the Kings Arms and Vince Staples Auckland show.

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Seeds with Gerard Martin

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:29:00 +1300

The need to reinvent gardening and growing to the young generation .

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Beer with Michael Donaldson

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:20:00 +1300

Michael Donaldson is author of "Beer Nation - the Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer".

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Food with Julie Biuso

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:08:00 +1300

Chef Julie Biuso from with a marinated butterflied leg of lamb.

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Film Review : Richard Swainson

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:08:00 +1300

Richard reviews A United Kingdom & Bad Santa 2

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Favourite album: Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker's Greatest Hits

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:48:00 +1300

RNZ sports reporter Matt Chatterton's favourite album is... Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' Greatest Hits.

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Blonde, Mia Blonde

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:40:00 +1300

Mia 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.

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Critter of The Week

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:39:00 +1300

Nicola 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.

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Clothes with a conscience

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:28:00 +1300

Wellington 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.

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Counsel in Concert

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:20:00 +1300

Counsel 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.

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Digital mapping of Antartica

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:19:00 +1300

Professor 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.

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Astronaut John Glenn Dies aged 95

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:13:00 +1300

John 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.

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Introducing: Te Huhu

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +1300

Te Huhu introduce their track 'Cruising Around'.

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Pierard perfect for Prima Donna

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +1300

Rufus 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. 

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I am a satellite: the orbit of Keith Urban

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:45:00 +1300

In 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.

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Midday Sports News for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:26:00 +1300

The 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.

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Business briefs

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:26:00 +1300

Burger Fuel Worldwide has reduced its half year loss as it continues to invest to grow the business overseas.

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Midday Markets for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:23:00 +1300

For the latest from the markets we're joined by Kate Tyro at Hobson Wealth Partners.

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Australian budget forecasts under pressure

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:22:00 +1300

New 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.

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Strong funds growth points to opportunity for entrepreneurs

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:20:00 +1300

The 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.

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Roholm raising capital to fund global expansion

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:18:00 +1300

The hair product manufacturer, Roholm, is hoping to raise 1-and-a-half million dollars of capital before Christmas, to fund its global expansion plans.

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Electronic card spending falls

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:17:00 +1300

Consumer spending using electronic cards has fallen as last month's earthquakes dented activity.

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Midday News for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +1300

Reports of quake damage and building collapse from Solomon Islands. Paula Bennett is confident she'll be the next deputy Prime Minister.

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The week that was

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:50:00 +1300

With Te Radar and Irene Pink.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:32:00 +1300

Black 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.

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Revelling in Dadrock

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:07:00 +1300

Jeremy 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.

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Children's Book Review - John McIntyre

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:37:00 +1300

The 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.

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Death in a cold climate

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.

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Extra Time for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +1300

The 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.

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Pacific correspondent Mike Field

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:45:00 +1300

The 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.

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Measuring brain signals to ID criminals

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:36:00 +1300

Lynn 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.

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Political commentators: Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300

The 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.

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Go Ahead Caller - Ser 3, Ep 4 by Paul Casserly

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1300

Ken 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

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More Maori doctors heading into the work force

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:51:00 +1300

A commitment some years ago to increase the number of Maori doctors is bearing fruit. Tomorrow 45 will graduate from the University of Otago.

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Auckland mayor has plans for new taskforce on housing

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:47:00 +1300

Auckland'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.

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Iwi treaty settlements grow in value to around $6 billion

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:44:00 +1300

Ngati Whatua o Orakei and Ngai Tahu are star performers, returning healthy profits on treaty settlements according to Maori Issues Correspondent Mihingarangi Forbes

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Boxing legend Bob Arum and Duco unite to promote Joseph Parker

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:41:00 +1300

Joseph 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.

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Should NZers get free access to watch important matches

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:35:00 +1300

A 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.

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Markets Update for 9 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:29:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

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Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:25:00 +1300

Civil Defence says the potential tsunami threat for marine and beach areas in New Zealand has been cancelled.

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Solomon locals talk about magnitude 7.7 quake

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:23:00 +1300

A huge quake hits the Solomons. There are Pacific-wide tsunami warnings

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Labour's Little urges government to hold early election

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:19:00 +1300

The Labour party leader Andrew Little is calling for an early election

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Budget surpluses forecast to soar

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:15:00 +1300

Budget 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.

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