Holiday Breakfast

Holiday Breakfast

Don't miss a thing while you're on holiday, with Tim Dower and Newstalk ZB Holiday Breakfast. Tim delivers the best in news, views and opinion to keep Kiwis informed and entertained while you're on the road, at the bach, or relaxing at home.

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June 7, 2021 9 min
The birth of Meghan and Harry's second child has been met with congratulations.
The pair named the girl Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, Lili for short.
The name has nods to Queen Elizabeth and the late Princess Diana.
CNN's Royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter told Tim Beveridge the couple managed to keep the birth under wraps for a while.
"When we think about the fact that this news didn't break until today, it'...
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A group of forty world-class athletes putting their names to a letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Sport over what to do with transgender athletes in sport. 
They want wider consultation on a draft policy Sport NZ has sent out to rainbow groups, proposing ways to allow trans women athletes to compete against biological females at club and community level.
Olympic gold medallists Danyon Loader and Barbara Kendall are amo...
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The world's largest treasure trove of British cars is up for sale in Hawke's Bay in the hope the museum they belonged to can once again be opened to the public.
It features hundreds of cars - from Morris Minors, to Austins, Vauxhalls and Triumphs - literally stacked on top of one another
They were brought together by the late car aficionado Ian Hope. His nephew Mark Hope told Tim Dower that the cars are known for leaking oil ...
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New Zealanders are being urged to be prepared for the grim reaper -- no matter what stage of life they're at.
A new survey by Public Trust has found less than half of us have a will.
And about a third of us fear we won't have enough to pass on to our children.
Public Trust Chief Executive Glenys Talivai told Tim Dower people aren't just worried about financial inheritance, but also other things like heirlooms.
"It was a...
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The Victorian government is facing increasing pressure this morning to lift Melbourne’s lockdown amid a string of low case numbers in the state and as the city enters day 11 of its fourth lockdown.
All eyes will be on Monday’s numbers after officials in the state refused to budge on Sunday despite pressure from fed-up Victorians and business groups to end the lockdown early.
Victoria recorded four new positive local cases of Covid-19...
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Harry and Meghan's announcement of the arrival of their daughter Lilibet surprised royal watchers and sent the world's media scrambling to react.
Much of the focus has been on the name: Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The name is the Queen's family nickname and hit the headlines again recently in the wake of Prince Philip's death, when it was revealed that he referred to her by the nickname throughou...
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New Zealand music industry icon and Te Reo champion Hinewehi Mohi has been recognised for her dedication to her music and culture.
The Waipukurau-born singer and producer has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM) for her services to Māori, music and television in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Mohi said the recognition is a wonderful tribute to all those who've supported her, whanau, hapū, iw...
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A businessman is among the country's newest dames and knights in today's New Zealand Queen's Birthday Honours.
Michael Daniell has been knighted for more than 40 years of service to Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.
He told Tim Dower he's not the only one who should be congratulated.
"I really like to think of it in this way; it's a recognition of the efforts and achievements of the people I've worked with over...
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Most people associate Wayne "Buck" Shelford's story with his many great feats for the All Blacks.
There's the infamous scrotum injury he played on with in France, his influence injecting mana into the haka, his record-setting three-year unbeaten run as national captain and subsequent sudden axing from the team.
But while those achievements evoke pride, Shelford speaks more passionately for other causes these days, par...
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The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to support a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15% to deter multinational companies from avoiding taxes by stashing profits in low-rate countries.
G-7 finance ministers meeting in London also endorsed proposals to make the world's biggest companies - including U.S.-based tech giants - pay taxes in countries where they have lots of sales but no physical headquarters.
Britis...
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A decision on whether nurses will go on strike nationwide on Wednesday will be made this afternoon.
Nurses had already confirmed they would stop work in mid-May, which the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) union said would have given staff a 1.38 percent wage increase.
That led to a last-minute revised pay offer from district health boards (DHBs).
The new deal is being voted on by the 30,000 members of the NZNO, with the ballot c...
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In 1996, one Kiwi band achieved an extraordinary feat that few local acts have been able to achieve since. 
OMC quickly became household names after their hit How Bizarre hit Number One in New Zealand - as well as in Australia and the United States. 
The song has had a lasting impact, even breaking out as a viral TikTok trend last year. 
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the song's success, the album How Bizarre is being re-rel...
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There could be one early learning centre a week shutting its doors this year due to a perfect storm of economic factors.
Ministry of Education data shows centre closures have been rising steadily from 17 in 2016 to 40 in 2020 - with no signs of slowing down.
The Early Childhood Council chief executive Peter Reynolds says he fields a call a week from a provider that's in trouble.
He told Tim Dower Government funding is one part of ...
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"All offers seriously considered," says the estate agent selling the stunning Far North island and luxury home once listed with a $22 million price tag.
It's a move that opens up a range of possibilities for Motukawaiti, the only privately owned island among the Cavalli group.
Among those - as suggested by the owner, Jun Zhang - is a possible return to the people of Ng?ti Kura, who had the island slip from their control i...
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The pandemic has prompted a shift in our perceptions about wealth.
A study by the ANZ Bank has found more than 60 percent of people believe Covid-19 has pushed family to the top of the list of what's important - rather than money.
Psychologist Sara Chatwin told Tim Dower Covid-19 made us re-evaluate our priorities.
"I?think that Covid gave a lot of people the opportunity, if you are looking for a silver lining, of just having ...
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A trans-Tasman bubble loophole is Australia's problem - not ours.
Since March last year, Australian citizens and permanent residents have needed an exemption to travel overseas.
But it appears an Australian art teacher used the bubble last week to fly to Auckland and then onwards to a job in Moscow without the need for exemption.
Waikato University law professor Al Gillespie told Tim Dower this is more an issue for Australian offi...
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More school leavers are training to become builders, electricians and plumbers: apprenticeships in traditional trades have nearly doubled in the past year.
Data from the Ministry of Education shows the number of new apprentices under the age of 18 jumped from 460 in the six months from August 2019 to 810 for the same period in 2020.
This is supported by Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) data for enrolments in tertiary and vocationa...
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The West Australian Premier’s demand the federal government use its own facilities for Covid-19 quarantine has been harshly dismissed, but it has agreed to slash the number of Australians returning to Perth.
Mark McGowan has previously taken aim at the Commonwealth over the issue, saying it had abrogated its responsibility to take care of quarantine, leaving the states to bear the burden, including the cost.
He reiterated his views o...
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An Oscars unlike any before will get underway today, with history on the line in major categories and a telecast retooled for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here's everything you need to know about this year's ceremony.
When to watch
The 93rd Academy Awards will begin at 12pm NZ time today. Live red carpet coverage will begin from 10.30am.
Where to watch
Thanks to the Mondayised public holiday, you get to watch the Oscars live from your...
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Covid-19 hit the media industry hard, but among the hardest hit was Bauer New Zealand.
It abruptly closed its doors just days into the country's level 4 lockdown, taking around three hundred jobs with it and iconic titles like The Listener, New Zealand Woman's Weekly, Metro and Woman's Day.
12 months on, not only have most of the magazines returned,  but we actually have more magazines than before.
Sido Kitchin is former e...
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