American-based athlete Julia Ratcliffe's off to her first Commonwealth Games in Glasgow representing New Zealand in the hammer throw. Ratcliffe who threw a record 69.60m at a meeting on her home track at Princeton University last Sunday caught up with RadioLIVE's John McNeill.
17 year old Liam Stone's the first male diver heading to the Commonwealht Games from New Zealand since 1998. RadioLIVE and LiveSPORT journalist Nick Bewley spoke with the Auckland-based teenager who will compete in the 1m and 3m Springboard Diving.
RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush talks to Justice Minister Judith Collins over the latest developments in the row over her visit to Oravida in China.
Share trading will start today on the last of the big SOE’s that the government has sold off.
Genesis is the smallest of the 3 power companies that the government’s offered up – but it’ll gave 68 thousand shareholders - and from 1 o’clock today they’ll be able to see the first indications of what that investment might do for them.
State Owned Enterprise Minister Tony Ryall is with RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush.
UK Correspondent Adam Gilchrist talks to RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush about the panic being casued by a "Rhea" a big bird on the loose from an animal park in the UK.
The Government has sharply scaled applications for Genesis shares to a maximum of NZ$5,000 of shares and at least NZ$2,500 after strong demand. It also slashed the allocation to brokers. The shares are expected to rise at least 10% when they start trading at 1 pm tomorrow.
China's economic growth rate slowed to a 24 year low in the March quarter, but it's still over 7% and plenty strong enough to keep growing demand for our tourism and protein. But we need to watch closely. There are signs China's housing market, particularly in the smaller cities (those less than 10 mln!), is wobbling.
Inflation was just 0.3% in the March quarter and 1.5% for the year, which was lower than economists and the Reserve Bank forecast. International airfares, holiday packages and vege prices fell, as did the price of electronics and clothes because of the high NZ dollar. This was offset by an 11% rise in tobacco excise and continued rises in new house costs, rates and rents. The RBNZ is still on track to hike again next Thursday.
Duncan Garner talks with Labour MP Grant Robertson and gets his thoughts on Judith Collins and Oravida
Judith Collins, the exclusive audio.
Vaughn Davis chats to The Edge's afternoon host Guy Williams about his career as an entertainer, his 'NZ's Sexiest Man' title and social media.
Sean Plunket talks with Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne about his son James Dunne and confidentiality around representing the legal high industry
Have you taken a selfie?
Have you posted it online - on social media?
And if not - have you wondered why there’s this obsession with the self taken pictures?
Blossom Benedict is a life coach, and actor, international speaker with some keen views on this - and the human condition that drives our need to be “somebody”.
Blossom Benedict is with RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush.
There’s an app for most things these days - so why not an app that rewards you for good - safe driving? (good time to launch the app with Easter holiday’s nearly here).
Insurance company Tower has launched a smartphone app called “SmartDriver” - it monitors and assesses an individuals driving behaviour - and if you score well then you can get a discount on your motor premiums.
With RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush – is Tower’s General Manager of Customer Proposition – Mark Savage.
Some politicians have described the latest Accident Compensation Corporation scandal as the biggest privacy breach in New Zealand history.
For 14 years ACC has been demanding claimants hand over wide access to personal information – which it was not entitled to do - then it threatened claimants that they’d be cut off by ACC if they didn’t sign a form giving them that access.
With RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush is Privacy Commissioner John Edwards.
RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush talks to US Correspondent Carol Ramos about a new fad in the states - combining fast food and flowers.
The National government just can’t seem to shake off the controversy surrounding Justice Minister Judith Collins visit to the Oravida headquarters in China.
First - the problem was her husband is a director of the company and The Minister was on a tax payer funded trip – then there’s been the refusal by the government to disclose the identity of a Chinese official who she ,et with… and now we learn the visit took place after Oravida demanded the government help it out with Chinese red tape - created by Fonterrra botulism scare
With RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush is 3News Political Editor Patrick Gower.
Dairy prices fall again.
The Government will announce later on Wednesday just how much of the Genesis Share offer will be allocated to retail investors and just how strong the demand was. Brokers and fund managers say the demand was stronger than for Mighty River Power and Meridian because it was more reasonably priced and comes with a juicy dividend yield and bonus share issue. The shares start trading on Thursday.
Bill English says planning rules to limit apartment sizes to no less than 40 square metres and force them to have 8 square metre boundaries may be costing an extra NZ$80 a week in rents. He blames council rules for a lack of new supply, pressure on interest rates and rising government spending on accommodation supplements. He says it even causes inequality.
The dairy and irrigation industries are watching the NZ$265 million Ruataniwha scheme closely. The approval it received yesterday from a board of inquiry comes with a big caveat. It will have to manage both phosphorous and nitrogen, when the scheme had asked only for phosphorous limits. The scheme must now hunt for more backing after Trustpower pulled its support a few weeks ago.
Tony and the Team Live from Mega Mitre 10 260 Oteha Valley Road, Albany
While the flu season normally peaked mid-winter, recent cases meant people should get immunised now
Duncan Garner talks with Finance Minister Bill English about his pre budget speech.
Duncan Garner talks with New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters about the issue of foreign ownership in New Zealand
AUDIO: Judith Collins hanging tough in face of fresh Oravida allegations
AUDIO: Government defends SOE sale process as Genesis shares go on sale
AUDIO: "Killer" bird on the loose in Britain
Sean Plunket with Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne
Sean Plunket talks with Mana Party leader Hone Harawira
Sean Plunket with Minister of Energy Simon Bridges on mining in forest parks
Duncan Garner talks with MP Grant Robertson about Judith Collins
EXCLUSIVE: Hear Judith Collins with RadioLive
Duncan Garner with Finance Minister Bill English
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