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A team of scooter riders -- riding mainly Vespas -- are currently travelling from Cape Reinga to Bluff in an effort to raise $200,000 for the Mental Health Foundation. We chat live with Perry Sansom as the team stop for breakfast in Sanson.
According to the International Narcotics Control Board, which recently issued its annual report, drug use among older adults is a 'hidden epidemic'. Dr Andy Towers from the School of Health Sciences at Massey University offers his take.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet are about to open a free show for kids and families - at Te Papa in the school holidays - The Ugly Duckling. It plays April 19 and 20. What makes this performance interesting is that it's an all-male cast.
Danish native Torbjørn 'Thor' Pedersen is on a mission to visit every nation in the world in a single journey, without taking a single flight. We last spoke to him in September 2020, and over six months later, he remains stuck in Hong Kong.
Yachting journalist Rebecca Hayter's book Wild Seas to Greenland details her attempt on the treacherous Northwest Passage with former ocean racing skipper Ross Field. She joins the show to discuss the book and her love of the sea.
Scientists from the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada in Spain examined the effect of caffeine on the oxidation of fat in morning and afternoon exercise sessions, and found a strong cup of coffee increased fat burn.
A High Country Life is a memoir of life through the different seasons on Otematata Station, a high country sheep and beef station in North Otago. The author Philippa Cameron joins the show to discuss the new book and life on the station.
Over 55 years ago, Welshman Brian Robson mailed himself to London from Australia in a crate, with the help of a couple of friends he would eventually lose touch with. Now, he wants to find those friends. Brian joins the show from Cardiff.
'Dead leader walking' a familiar line from media; Samoa's election cliff-hanger overlooked locally; Directory inquiries: Yellow Pages under pressure
On the Weekend Panel this morning are Penny Ashton and Mike Williams. Among other issues, they'll be looking at the arrival of the Australians, Prince Philip's funeral, the vaccine rollout, whether it's time to re-think the Olympic Games.
Taihape native Kane Harnett-Mutu is taking haka to Denmark and beyond, though Covid-19 has put paid to that work recently. But he plans to get back to spreading the positive gospel of haka when normalcy resumes. He's Calling Home.
Heat eight of the New Zealand Chilli Eating Champs takes place at Armageddon in Wellington this afternoon, with the ultimate 'pepper head' set to take home $1000. Organiser and hot sauce maker Clint Meyer joins the show to discuss.
The latest survey from Research New Zealand shows that only half of us are in favour of the trans-Tasman bubble, with fears of Australians bringing Covid-19 into the country being the main reason cited by those not in favour.
The ceremonial funeral for His Royal Highness Prince Philip took place overnight at St George's Chapel. The former head of public relations at Buckingham Palace, New Zealander Simon Walker fills us in on the proceedings.
A new documentary by building experts John Gray and Roger Levie has uncovered the shocking state of apartment buildings around New Zealand. Entitled A Living Hell: Apartment Disasters. Roger is with us to discuss the doco.
Prince Philip's death at the age of 99 yesterday has sent Britain into a period of mourning, and brought to an end the incredible love story between the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth, his wife of more than seven decades.
A study has found that self-monitoring using digital health tools - including apps, wearables and websites - is associated with weight loss. Study co-author Dr Shelley Patel from the Stanford University School of Medicine is with us to explain.
There's science behind why your relationship with your boss works so well - or doesn't. Sherri Malouf is the Chair and Principal of Situation Management Systems and author of Science and the Leader-Follower Relationship. She explains.
Timing of Duke's death trick for our media; Cam Wallace - new boss fights fires at MediaWorks; pent up demand travel demand bubbles up in media.
On the Weekend Panel this morning are Brigitte Moreton and Chris Wikaira. Among other topics, they'll be looking at the death of Prince Philip, the vaccine rollout, stopping travel from India to New Zealand, progress with the trans-Taman bubble, and the idea of being able to buy (and consume in public) liquor 365 days a year.…
Flick Taylor is currently living in a tent on her and husband Sam's plot in Laikipia County in Kenya while the family build a new home. It's a world away from her early upbringing on a farm in rural Canterbury. She's Calling Home this morning.
The consumer technology writer from the New York Times is urging readers to ditch Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge in favour of using private browsers like Brave. Sunday Morning tech correspondent Helen Baxter offers her analysis.
New Zealand Professor Gary McLean is with us to look at all of the latest news relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, including what the longevity of immunity is likely to be and how Covid-19 has become a 'super' coronavirus.
There isn't much E Street Band guitarist, activist and actor Stevie Van Zandt hasn't done in the world of entertainment. The man formerly known as 'Miami Steve' is in the throes of completing his memoir 'Unrequited Infatuations'.
Kiwi entrepreneur and tech innovator Jenene Crossan has become one of the unofficial faces of Long Covid sufferers in New Zealand, having first been diagnosed with Covid-19 in March, 2020. She's in the Musical Chair this morning.