Simon Barnett & James Daniels Afternoons

Simon Barnett & James Daniels Afternoons

Join Simon Barnett and James Daniels to discuss and debate the issues that matter most to New Zealanders. From the world stage to here at home, with the latest in news and views, you will always be in the know with Si and James.

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September 17, 2021 3 min
Senior New Zealand Herald reporter Anna Leask was at the press conference held by Detective Inspector Scott Anderson earlier to provide more detail on the triple homicide that has been reported today.
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Jimmy Barnes is a true rock and roll legend.  
His nickname, “Barnesy”, conjures up thoughts of rock music at an ear-splitting volume, with hits like Good Times, Drivin’ Wheels, and Working Class Man . 
Jimmy has been through it all, and literally lived to tell the tales. He has sold more records in Australia than any other local rock & roll artist, has enjoyed seventeen #1 albums, is a best-selling author, and for over 40 years ...
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One of the country's largest steel building product providers is reinforcing its own Covid-19 defences by paying a bonus to workers if they get fully vaccinated.
Workers will get $150 in cash, KiwiSaver contributions or company shares if they get both doses of the vaccine by mid-November.
Steel and Tube GM of People and Culture Anna Morris told Simon Barnett and James Daniels it was both an incentive to encourage staff but also a...
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Auckland Airport's leading an initiative aimed at incentivising more people to get vaccinated.
The drive thru at its park and ride site, has administered more than 70-thousand jabs since last month, but is still only jabbing about half the rate possible.
It's now launched a new campaign, which involves every one who scans in at the site going in a draw for tens of thousands of dollars in prizes.
Simon Barnett & James Danie...
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September 14, 2021 14 min
Gareth Abdinor is an Employment Lawyer and Partner with Malley & Co solicitors. 
He regularly joins Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford to answer listeners' employment-related questions. 
Today he answered questions about covid wage subsidies, working from home and compulsion to vaccinate.  
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A friend of the Wanaka absconders called in to Si and James.  
He said the couple are “very remorseful” and that they know they've made “a huge stuff up.”  
But the friend says online backlash has gone way too far, with the couple even receiving death threats. 
The friend said he spoke to the male absconder last night and he was “a broken man.” 
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Rising property prices are making it crazily hard for first home buyers.
The only way many young people have got themselves into a house in recent times is with finance from the "Bank Of Mum and Dad".
But are prices now getting to the point that even that line of credit is drying up?
Economist Tony Alexander joined Simon Barnett and James Daniels' on the show.
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September 9, 2021 13 min
Wet & Forget founder Rod Jenden has gone from doing an early-morning bread run in an old van to establishing an iconic multimillion-dollar New Zealand company. 
He grew up in a state house in Ōnehunga, left High School at 15, finished a five-year boat-building apprenticeship, before a long journey in creating a business which now ships millions of litres of product to numerous countries around the world.  
He was Simon Barnett an...
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Niki Bezzant is an award-winning writer, speaker, commentator, and Health Editor for Woman Magazine.  
She’s made a successful career from her passion for food, health, nutrition, and wellbeing.  
Every second Wednesday Niki will be taking your questions and calls on everything nutrition, food, and health.
This week we had some great questions on the gastric bypasses, organics and how to gain weight.  
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An Auckland Councillor thinks hospitality businesses should be able to use footpaths and carparks for dining in lockdown.
Councillor Richard Hills says it could be a new way to add revenue and keep hospitality alive through a challenging time.
He says the idea's been rolled out across the world with a lot of success.
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Paralympian William Stedman is only just back in NZ after a phenomenal medal haul at the Tokyo Olympics.  
After winning silver in dramatic fashion in the long jump, he backed it up to finish third in the 400m. 
It comes on top of bronze in the 400 and 800m in Rio in 2016. 
He joined Simon Barnett and James Daniels to discuss his Tokyo experience. 
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September 3, 2021 4 min
Newstalk ZB's voice of Canterbury sport Brian Ashby has decided it is time to switch off the 4am alarm clock.
‘Gash’ has been a sports reporter, reader, commentator, fill-in host and all round good guy.
Brian has covered every Olympic Games since Sydney 2000 both on the ground (2000, 2004, 2008) or as a member of our Games commentary team (2012, 2016), this alongside the Commonwealth Games.
He is a proud Cantab and is probably the...
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September 2, 2021 13 min
Ruby Tui is an Olympic gold and silver medallist, having won gold with the New Zealand women's sevens team at Tokyo 2020 and silver at Rio 2016. 
She was a member of the team which won a Rugby World Cup Sevens title in 2018. She was named New Zealand women's sevens Player of the Year in 2017 and World Rugby Sevens player of the Year in 2019.
Off the field Tui is a regular contributor in the SKY TV commentary booth and is a pa...
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Gareth Abdinor is an Employment Lawyer and Partner with Malley & Co solicitors. 
He regularly joins Simon Barnett and James Daniels to answer listeners' employment-related questions. 
Today he answered questions about Covid Lockdown wage subsidies and getting caught vaping at work among other things.  
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Olympian Emma Twigg's gold medal in the women’s single sculls at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was a true story of perseverance having gone through four Olympics and two fourth place finishes before her moment of Olympic glory. 
Alongside her Olympic gold, she is a 2-time bronze, 2-time silver and gold medallist in the same discipline at the World Championships. She has also somehow found time to achieve a number of qualifications, in...
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68 more cases of Covid-19 were announced in the community today, bringing the total outbreak to 277. Professor of Public Health Nick Wilson from the University of Otago says he and other experts still believe elimination strategy is the way to go, at least until we get high vaccination levels. 
However, when asked about places like New South Wales where elimination doesn’t appear to be working, he says they may have to “accept a sup...
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Since the beginning of the Delta outbreak there have been long queues in various areas for covid tests and yesterday a record 50,000 Covid-19 tests were processed.  
Richard Prebble in the New Zealand Herald suggested the alternative of rapid DIY Covid tests being brought into New Zealand to get people self-testing. 
But Vaccinologist Helen Petousis Harris is sceptical of whether this solution would work, saying they will likely have...
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Niki Bezzant is an award-winning writer, speaker, commentator, and Health Editor for Woman Magazine.  
She’s made a successful career from her passion for food, health, nutrition, and wellbeing.  
Every second Wednesday Niki takes listeners' questions and calls on everything nutrition, food, and health.
This week we had some great questions on staying healthy during Lockdown, the best nut to eat and how to avoid losing the goodnes...
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Covid-19 has slammed a huge dent in the number of New Zealand businesses.
About 35,000 have closed in the past year.
Business New Zealand CEO Kirk Hope says that number is double the norm for annual business closures.
However Hope says about 30,000 businesses have formed in the same period the 35,000 closed.
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Confirmation Delta has jumped from Auckland to Wellington .
The Ministry of Health's confirmed our Covid-19 outbreak's grown by 11 cases
Of those new cases -- eight are in Auckland and three are in the capital.
Those three had recently travelled to Auckland and visited a location of interest.
We now have a total of 31 community cases.
Otago University epidemiologist Michael Baker told Simon Barnett and James Daniels the Governme...
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