Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Afternoons
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Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Afternoons
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Jeff Wilson: We could see an upset in the Super Rugby Aotearoa Final
Ahead of the Super Rugby Aotearoa Final Crusaders v Chiefs Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford spoke to All Black Great and Sky Sport Commentator Jeff Wilson. LISTEN...
Tom Walsh: I'm very excited, it's been a long time coming, I can travel and do what I love again
Tom Walsh is a shot-put star and one of New Zealand’s most successful field athletes, having won bronze at Rio in 2016, gold at the 2017 World Championship, and...
Belgian farmer moves border with France by mistake
A major diplomatic incident has been avoided in Europe after a Belgian farmer accidentally moved the border with France, making his home country about 1,000 square...
A missing toddler is every parent's worst nightmare
The father of a three-year-old boy found after 20 hours ... says the community's help was amazing. Axle disappeared yesterday in Tolaga Bay -- after wandering off...
Queenstown accommodation provider: We're paying enough tax as it is
The issue of a potential bed tax in Queenstown has sparked debate. Despite denials from Tourism Minister Stuart Nash three weeks ago, Parliamentary questions from...
'I think Bro realised Axel was lost': Dog owner on his role in Tolaga Bay search and rescue
A little white dog pointed searchers in the right direction to find a young boy who disappeared in Tolaga Bay. Three-year-old Axle was found safe today, 20 hours...
Consumer NZ 'We need a uniform nationwide recycling programme'
New Zealand has come in second to last in an international survey by Consumers International that examined how well 11 products could be recycled in nine countries. Consumer...
Cook Islands bubble announcement sees 4000% increase in holiday package views
Kiwis are already rushing to snap up holiday packages and flights to the Cook Islands after a much-anticipated travel bubble was officially announced. Travel group...
NZR Chair: Kirk's claims about Silver Lake deal are untrue
New Zealand Rugby's provincial unions have voted unanimously in favour of a deal with us investment firm silver lake. The deal's worth nearly $390 million dollars;...
David Kirk: Players fear profitability issues over Silver Lake deal
New Zealand Rugby could be a loss-making venture by 2025 and living off its capital reserves if it takes the deal with Silver Lake. The national union will, according...
National's Shane Reti: Put $200m into Pharmac's drug buying budget
Some tough calls for our national medicines agency. Pharmac has released figures around what it would spend on drugs if more funding was available. It includes...
Six and A Song with Pic Picot
Pic Picot’s peanut butter business has grown from a one-man operation in his garage to employing over 50 people and being one of the most respected brands in the...
World Vision: 'We need a Modern Slavery Act'
World Vision is calling on more transparency on our imports. Its research shows 3.1 billion dollars of imports are produced with forced labour. They want Government...
Negative 80-year-old review ruins Citizen Kane's perfect Rotten Tomatoes score
The online reviews database Rotten Tomatoes has unearthed a negative 80-year-old write-up of "Citizen Kane," stripping the cinematic classic of its perfect score...
Positive Parenting can reduce alcoholism
Research from Otago University has found ''positive parenting" can prevent alcohol abuse in adulthood. Academics looked at data from the Christchurch Health and...
Should the IPL Cricket be stopped amid the horror of Covid in India?
New Zealand Cricket Players Association boss Heath Mills knows those at the Indian Premier League are anxious about what they're seeing. Some foreign players have...
'They are burning bodies in the local park': Caller's horror story from Delhi
One Kiwi Indian has spoken about the terror his family back home are facing as Covid ravages the country. It's recorded more than one million new cases in the...
Would free visits to the doctor be a good investment?
Making GP visits free is being seen as an investment, rather than a drain. A Herald analysis has found enrolled patients can pay between 10 and 70 dollars for an...
Expert says India's Covid crisis will only get worse
In February, it seemed like India had gotten Covid-19 under control, with daily cases falling nearly 90% from the peak of the first wave last year. Now, the country...
New see-through pool suspended 115 feet above London streets
For some, flailing around in a clear box suspended 115 feet above the streets of London is the stuff of nightmares. For others, it's the ultimate status symbol. The...
Simon Barnett 'My waste disposal unit exploded!'
Si had a wonderful meal of Mexican beans, only to wash the reminder down the insinkerator and find it was all too much for the machine which exploded.
International relations expert: Five Eyes doesn't have to agree on everything
An international relations expert say there'll always be differences of view within the Five Eyes intelligence alliance. Sydney Morning Herald foreign affairs correspondent...
Josh Emett: 'Our job is to make sure dishes do work'
Josh Emett is a household name in New Zealand. He worked and won Michelin stars with Gordon Ramsay for more than a decade in the UK, before coming home to open...
Black Lives Matter co-founder says Chauvin guilty verdict is a hollow victory
Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in the murder of 46 year old black man George Floyd doesn't mean all black people will receive justice. A jury has today found the...
Kirk Hope: We are competing with many other countries for skilled migrant workers.
The Government should commission a major review of migration policy to ensure New Zealand employers have access to skilled workers while reducing the inflow of low...