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Andrew Alderson: Tour de France has a new champion
Andrew Alderson joins Kate Hawkesby to talk all things sport. In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic...
Nicola Waldren: Level 1 needed to help CBD-based cafes and restaurants
The Government has the chance to help reinvigorate business in the country's CBDs with Cabinet deciding today whether there will be any changes to the country's...
Kate Hawkesby: Why isn't the PM social distancing?
Today the rest of the country will most likely get to Level 1. Aucklanders, not so much. Our restrictions are likely to remain in place, which is annoying for Aucklanders...
UK virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes
Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily...
Former Reserve Bank economist on NZ being in recession
We're officially in recession, but what really matters is what happens next. The gross domestic product shrank by a record 12.2 per cent in the June quarter, showing...
National's finance spokesman: 'The economy is in long-term trouble'
New Zealand is officially in recession, but the true extent of that recession is yet to be known. The gross domestic product shrank 12.2 per cent in the June quarter,...
Kate Hawkesby: Will we see that economic bounce back?
COMMENT So we got the GDP figure yesterday - the one we've been bracing for. The one Treasury predicted could be as bad as 16 per cent Banks thought it would be...
Should employers prevent workers from sharing pay details?
Should we make it unlawful for employers to prevent employees discussing what they get paid? Equal Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo says...
Service to help people with eating disorders launched
New Zealand's first community based service for eating disorders has been launched, after demand for support services over the first Covid-19 lockdown increased...
Joe Biden travels to Florida to boost support among Latinos
Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election...
Kiwi kids who go to childcare tend to make friends easier - study
Kiwi kids who go to early childhood education centres tend to make friends easier but are also likely to get sick more often, new research has found. Exactly what...
Kate Hawkesby: Our 'team of 5 million' is not working as a team
This ‘team of 5 million’ response to Covid, is reliant on us actually all working as a team, which just has not, or is not happening. We had the gang funeral example...
Jack Keeys: Running a marathon in gumboots for charity
You'll always get people crossing the finish line of a marathon quite dressed up for the occasion, wearing anything but active wear. But have you ever seen someone...
Tertiary Education Union on the pros and cons of Labour's education plans
Labour's being applauded for promising to increase funding for polytechs and universities so they don't have to rely on international students. Michael Gilchrist...
Shortage of virus tests in UK hurts effort to fight second wave
Hospitals in England say a shortage of COVID-19 tests in the U.K. is jeopardizing medical staffing and preparations for a potential surge in coronavirus cases this...
Kate Hawkesby: Mongrel Mob funeral is taking the mick out of us
COMMENT: So I see that yesterday we had a large gathering of well over 100 people for a gang member's funeral in Auckland. News reports said a large convoy congregated...
Airlines taking advantage of relaxed physical distancing rules
Easing restrictions on domestic flights will help our airlines get off the ground. The Government's eased physical distancing rules on public transport and aeroplanes. It'll...
Oracle confirms deal with TikTok to become ‘trusted technology provider’
The short-video app TikTok has chosen Oracle as its corporate savior to avoid a U.S. ban ordered by President Donald Trump. The U.S. government will review the prospective...
Victoria's tough coronavirus restrictions start to ease
Victoria's tough coronavirus restrictions have now started to ease as the state takes its first tentative steps towards "Covid normal". Victoria's restrictions...
National wants to spend $2b on education if elected
The National Party is focusing its education policy on children with learning needs and is promising to invest almost $2 billion into education if it is elected. It...
Kate Hawkesby: How does Ardern think alert levels are good for the economy?
COMMENT So after 14 days at 2.5 in Auckland, the news was not great yesterday was it? It's all about the cluster, and its tail. The Government needs to see that...
Former British PMs urging MPs to reject attempted changes to Brexit treaty
Two former British Prime Ministers are urging MPs to reject attempted changes to the Brexit treaty, describing the actions by current PM Boris Johnson as shameful. Tony...
No reason for South Island to stay at level 2, former health director says
Should the South Island be given the green light to re-open and drop to alert level 1? The Government will today announce whether New Zealand's alert levels will...
Wildfires destroying American states on west coast
More than 30 people have died in the wildfires that are ravaging the West Coast of the United States. The fires are stretching through California, Oregon and Washington. They...
Kate Hawkesby: Where's Judith Collins gone?
COMMENT: Where’s ‘Crusher’ gone? What’s happened to Judith Collins now that she’s hit the campaign trail? I fear the same people who muzzled Muller to the point...