Newstalk ZB openbaar
[search 0]
Meer
Download the App!
show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
Seven jurors have officially been selected for Donald Trump’s ‘hush money’ trial, leaving eleven more still to come. Despite the trouble they’re facing, US Correspondent Mitch McCann told Mike Hosking that it is moving faster than people expected. He said it could have taken up to 22 weeks to select all 18 jurors, and they already have seven. The i…
  continue reading
 
A Christchurch entrepreneur is attempting to break into the dating app market. ‘Amor’ is trying to bring something fresh, only giving four matches a week and refusing to show profile photos for the first 2024 hours. Creator Emily Heazlewood told Mike Hosking that although the market is quite saturated, a lot of them are hook up culture apps. She sa…
  continue reading
 
As inflation cools down, homeowners are starting to hold out for cuts to the OCR. The CoreLogic April Housing report shows 56% of new loans taken out in February were on one-year fixed terms compared to 36% in December. Chief Property Economist Kelvin Davidson says that's a pretty strong indication people don't want to lock in for too long in case …
  continue reading
 
There are concerns the Government's new health guidance for children could impact employer attitudes towards parents. The guidelines say kids with a mild cough, headache, or runny nose should go to school, provided they don't have Covid-19 or other symptoms like a fever or vomiting. This move is in an effort to improve school attendance numbers. Bu…
  continue reading
 
Security guards have no more power than a regular citizen when it comes to a threat of danger. They're expected to be more visible in malls around Australia and New Zealand following the stabbing at Bondi Junction in Sydney on Saturday afternoon. Forty-year-old Queensland man Joel Cauchi stabbed six people to death, including a security guard. Secu…
  continue reading
 
Banks are picking inflation to continue falling. ASB is expecting today's figures to show annual inflation falling to 4.1%, the lowest since June 2021. ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley told Mike Hosking that things like rates, rents, and insurance are going the wrong way. But, he says, it's still likely to drop because we aren't spending as much on…
  continue reading
 
Questions are now being raised after a fire has ravaged one of Copenhagen's oldest buildings. Its iconic spire collapsed during the fire, as emergency services and passerbys rushed to save priceless works of art inside and other valuables. The 17th century old Stock Exchange building was currently undergoing renovations. Europe Correspondent Gavin …
  continue reading
 
Questions are being raised over how the salvaged Newshub 6pm bulletin will be pulled off in its new format. Stuff has signed on to produce and provide a daily bulletin on TV3 from July 6, following Newshub's closure. The Spinoff founder and media commentator Duncan Greive told Mike Hosking that the level of scrutiny and quality of performance requi…
  continue reading
 
There’s hope more landlords will give people with pets a chance in the wake of government changes. Pet bonds are being introduced: tenants will be liable for all pet damage beyond fair wear and tear and landlords will only be able to withhold consent on reasonable grounds. Pet Refuge Founder Julie Chapman hopes this means people leaving family viol…
  continue reading
 
The father of the man who killed six people and injured 12 others in a stabbing at Bondi Junction in Sydney says his son was a tormented soul. Eight people remain in hospital after 40-year-old Queensland man Joel Cauchi went on a rampage through the mall on Saturday. Australia correspondent Donna Demaio told Mike Hosking that his father, Andrew Cau…
  continue reading
 
The Government is being advised to invest in immigration data gathering as record levels of arrivals and departures continue. In February more than 253,000 migrants arrived and about 122,000 left, putting net migration at almost 131,000. Business NZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope told Mike Hosking that where they come from isn't a problem as long as ski…
  continue reading
 
Donald Trump's 'hush money' trial has begun, and it’s the first time a US president has faced a criminal trial. He's charged with falsifying business records, accused of trying to cover up a $130-thousand hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. Trump has pleaded not guilty and denied the affair. LA's KNX news pres…
  continue reading
 
Iran has launched more than 200 drone missiles on Israel. Neighbouring nations are calling for restraint, while Jordan, the US and UK military are intercepting attacks. International Relations and Strategic Analyst Paul Buchanan says the strikes are a direct violation of an agreement between the nations. Buchanan tells Mike Hosking hard liners want…
  continue reading
 
Five victims have now been identified as among those killed in a stabbing spree at a Sydney shopping centre, which left six dead. Australia correspondent Donna Demaio tells Mike Hosking 11 people remain in hospital. Many stories are emerging of near misses with the attacker, and of people who tried to protect others. Sydney lifeguard Andy Reid race…
  continue reading
 
New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has slumped out of contention at the US Masters, currently tied for 20th position. Meanwhile, the Warriors made a lucky comeback in a dramatic golden-point draw against Manly. The Sea Eagles lead 22-20 with three seconds left on the clock, when a post-siren penalty denied Manly the victory. LISTEN ABOVE See omnystudio.co…
  continue reading
 
This week, Minister of Trade Todd McClay visits China hoping to promote New Zealand business and exports. Executive Director of the NZ China Council Alistair Crozier tells Mike Hosking the two countries are very adept at having difficult discussions in the open. NZ exports to China are double what is exported to the US or Australia, and prospects a…
  continue reading
 
New Zealand is committing to working more closely with the United States. The countries have agreed to work more closely with each other and common allies like Australia, in areas like defence and intelligence. New Zealand's joining the US in financially supporting two initiatives in the Pacific to the tune of $16.4 million. Massey University defen…
  continue reading
 
The Minister for Space has been working on our space image over in the US. Judith Collins spoke yesterday morning at the Space Symposium as New Zealand’s first Space Minister, putting us on the global stage. She told Mike Hosking that Rocket Lab has done an incredible job at putting New Zealand on the American space map with the work Peter Beck has…
  continue reading
 
There’s concerns the Government's tenancy changes won't affect rent prices. A Bill being introduced to Parliament will bring back 90-day no-cause terminations for periodic tenancies. Labour removed them last term. Housing Minister Chris Bishop believes it'll push down rents. Aspire Property Management managing director Mike Atkinson told Mike Hoski…
  continue reading
 
The US state of Arizona is close to joining Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in imposing a strict abortion ban. Arizona's conservative Supreme Court has decided an abortion law —first introduced 160 years ago— is now enforceable. US correspondent Mitch McCann told Mike Hosking that abortions are currently legal until 15 weeks of pregnancy. But he says…
  continue reading
 
Ikea seems to be looking "big picture" as it enters the New Zealand market. The Swedish furniture giant is looking for a "people and culture manager", ahead of its opening at Auckland's Sylvia Park in late 2025. The successful manager will first be tasked with recruiting 400 people. First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson told Mike Hos…
  continue reading
 
Health advocates say enforcement officers are needed to clamp down on the illegal vape trade. Reports suggest that the sale of vaping products that don't meet regulation is widespread. Asthma Foundation Chief Executive Letitia Harding told Mike Hosking that retailers selling illegal vaping products need more than a slap on the wrist. She says penal…
  continue reading
 
The mainstream media industry is shrinking, and television is leading the way out. Newshub has confirmed its closing on July 5th, while TVNZ is cutting four of major programmes. Media and Communications Minister Melissa Lee says the global market is facing the same difficulties. She's written a cabinet paper on the media sector but hasn't disclosed…
  continue reading
 
European football fans may be seeing increased security at this week’s Champions League games. A pro-IS media channel has published several images calling for attacks at the stadiums hosting the quarterfinals. UEFA said it was aware of the threats, but the London, Madrid, and Paris games would go ahead as planned, and Ministers in Spain and France …
  continue reading
 
The Official Cash Rate is likely to remain unchanged for at least the next few months. Most economists expect the Reserve bank to keep the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 5.5% when it comes up for review at 2pm. It's remained unchanged since May last year. Jarden Investment Strategist John Carran says it's 50-50 whether the Reserve Bank cuts the OC…
  continue reading
 
Rideshare company Ola is hitting the brakes in New Zealand. The Uber rival told Auckland customers they won't be able to book future rides from Friday but can still access their app until it shuts down next month. But First Union is worried the loss will give Ola's main rival Uber more control of the gig economy. Strategic project coordinator Anita…
  continue reading
 
Winston Peters has pulled no punches over the need for a two-state solution in Gaza. The Foreign Affairs Minister has reiterated his calls for an immediate ceasefire at the UN General Assembly in New York. He says the two-state solution is the only blueprint for peace, but Israel's seizing of Palestinian territory imperils that. Otago University in…
  continue reading
 
A looming financial issue is being highlighted as the country works towards its next emissions budget. The Climate Commission is recommending greenhouse gas is limited by 134-million tonnes between 2036 and 2040. But Victoria University Adjunct Professor Adrian Macey told Mike Hosking that there's still a massive issue if we are going to meet our P…
  continue reading
 
An education expert says the Government's plan to improve students' learning has been successful overseas. Christopher Luxon's unveiled nine Government targets for delivery by 2030. They include increasing student attendance and getting more students to the expected curriculum level. New Zealand Initiative Education Research Fellow Michael Johnston…
  continue reading
 
The Government has brought in immediate changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa. There will now be an English language requirement for low skilled jobs, while fast-tracking will be removed for construction and the franchisee category will be disestablished. Owner and Principal Consultant at Into NZ Katy Armstrong tells Mike Hosking the Governm…
  continue reading
 
A new law in Scotland, designed to prevent hate crimes is being targeted by Neo-Nazi and far-right agitators. The groups are making vexatious complaints en masse in an attempt to overwhelm police systems. UK & Europe correspondent Gavin Grey tells Mike Hosking the definition of a hate crime is wide ranging, and an inundated system makes policing th…
  continue reading
 
The Warriors showed their potential over the weekend, beating the Rabbitohs in an impressive 34-4 win. Andrew Alderson updates Mike Hosking on how the team looked. Meanwhile, the Sevens held at Hong Kong stadium for the last time. And, a man known as the ‘hardest geezer’ has run the length of Africa. Russ Cook covered 16,300km as the first person t…
  continue reading
 
AN OIA has revealed police abandoned almost 60 percent of cases reported to them last year. Of 962,521 emergency calls, 572,037 were abandoned. In 2023, reports were up 50 percent from 2019 and of cases reported, 179,957 were closed without any investigation at all. Police Association President Chris Cahill tells Mike Hosking that online reporting …
  continue reading
 
The deaths of UK aid workers from an Israeli air strike has reignited debate in the UK over the level of support, military aid, and weapons they’re providing Israel. Over 600 legal experts, including three former Supreme Court Justices, have come forward in an open letter calling on the Government to end the sale of weapons to Israel. They say that…
  continue reading
 
There’s been a breakthrough in the rules governing whether people who've been scammed are eligible for compensation. The banking sector has launched a review around victim reimbursement. This comes after consumer protection criticism and the threat of regulatory intervention from the government. Consumer NZ boss Jon Duffy told Mike Hosking that alt…
  continue reading
 
A Northland mayor is hailing the new law that requires Māori wards to be put to referendum as a win for democracy. The coalition Government is introducing a bill allowing communities to petition for binding polls on Māori ward decisions. It reverses legislation from the previous Government that ensured councils would not have wards overturned throu…
  continue reading
 
ASB Bank is sending the message their predicted infrastructure bill isn't an impossible figure. The bank's new research suggests a trillion dollars will be needed over 30 years. ASB's Senior Economist Mark Smith says it's a huge number and we need to tap into as many funding sources as possible. He says there needs to be greater alignment between p…
  continue reading
 
Bosses are finding Gen Z to be something of a nightmare. They’ve found that they have poor work ethic, miss meetings, and even ditch the company on their first day of work. In contrast, Gen Z workers say their employers don’t understand them. Angela Lim, Clearhead CEO, told Mike Hosking that there’s been a distinct cultural shift, boundaries blurri…
  continue reading
 
Students are learning more about our history but less about our place in the world. An Education Review Office report finds schools have been working hard to implement the new Aotearoa Histories Curriculum. It's being taught in three quarters of all schools up to and including Year 10, but to varying degrees. Education Evaluation Centre Head Ruth S…
  continue reading
 
New Zealand's electric vehicle sales have taken another plunge. In March, just over 9% of new passenger cars were EVs, falling from about 27% for all of 2023. Drive Electric Chair Kirstin Corson told Mike Hosking she hasn't written it off, but the market has certainly stalled after losing the clean car discount. She says it's disappointing to see n…
  continue reading
 
Loading …

Korte handleiding