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.... Show More

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February 7, 2021 5 min
It's "highly likely" vaccination certificates will be required for international travel, Australia's Federal Minister for Government Services said Sunday.
"There is still a range of decisions for governments to make, it's highly likely that a certificate will be required for international visitors to Australia and we will continue to work with our international counterparts on our framework for vaccination ce...
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Surcharges will be appearing on some hospitality bills today as we observe the Monday-ised Waitangi Day.
Waitangi Day fell on Saturday, but it is being recognised as a public holiday today.
CEO of Hospitality New Zealand Julie White told Tim Dower that the public holiday rules kick in on the day itself - so there were surcharges on Saturday.
And the Monday-isation means that there is a double-up.
"That also has the same public holi...
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The Queenstown-Lakes District is expected to be New Zealand's worst-hit region when it comes to the economic cost of Covid-19.
Newly released figures show the region is expected to have 9000 fewer jobs by 2022 and its economy is forecast to take a $785 million hit.
This is according to data from Infometrics - just publicly released by Treasury, which commissioned the economic forecasting agency to research Covid-19's impacts ...
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Tens of thousands of people have hit the streets in Myanmar to protest the military coup there.
Leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained by the country's military, over claims last year's election was fraudulent.
In Auckland, hundreds marched in solidarity on Friday urging our Government to take a stronger stance on the issue.
New Zealand Myanmar Ethnic Council Chair Christalin Thangpawl told Tim Dower civil unrest is growing...
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Fluff up your favourite recliner and get ready to drown the piercing shriek of reality in a warm bowl of nacho cheese: It's Super Bowl time again! Yes, you cannot get rid of the Super Bowl. It's scientifically impossible. When the world as we know it is reduced to ashes, all that's left will be cockroaches and the Lombardi Trophy.
And Tom Brady, of course.
Here's everything you need to know about this year's game ...
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Novak Djokovic was about to respond to a question about Australian Open crowds when he paused, thought for a moment, and then asked an official if fans were still allowed into Melbourne Park for the year's first major.
That was still the plan on the eve of the tournament: up to 30,000 daily — about 50% of capacity.
But it's been such a crazy 12 months since Djokovic won his eighth Australian Open title, right up to this week&...
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Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are getting better across much of the United States. But that progress could quickly reverse if people celebrate the Superbowl with people who don't live with them, according to health experts.
"When people get together in private residences in close proximity, that is one of the single most effective ways to spread this disease," Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack sa...
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Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has asked officials for advice on potential law changes that could address lingering privacy worries with the NZ Covid Tracer app.
It comes after a leading data expert and Privacy Commissioner John Edwards suggested legal tweaks that would ensure agencies couldn't use tracer data for spying or criminal investigations.
New Zealand's app remains a critical tool for helping tracers quickl...
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Seafarers are finding they are caught in a snag when it comes to booking space in the managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities and want change.
They are subject to the Managed Isolation Allocation System like the vast majority of people coming across New Zealand's borders. Its is currently booked up until June.
But Nathan Schumacher and Geiri Petursson say the job of a seafarer, where they often have terrible internet ac...
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A shark expert believes more people being in the water is the likely reason behind the number of shark sightings this summer.
Swimmers at an East Auckland beach today were warned to take care after sharks were spotted, and another shark warning is in place at a west coast beach. Last month, 19-year-old Kaelah Marlow died after apparently being attacked by a shark at Waihī Beach in the Bay of Plenty.
Marine scientist and shark researc...
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Nearly half of women who gave birth during lockdown at a major DHB left hospital sooner than they wanted - fuelling a rise in those readmitted with complications.
"I felt alienated. Depressed and stressed," one new mother told Waitematā DHB, after the health board surveyed women who gave birth during lockdown restrictions.
"I cried the whole night. Alone in the ward. Felt like I was a prisoner. No support at all. This who...
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Most people are back at work now, while the return to school is fast approaching for many children. And the adjustment to get back on your regular body clock has been made worse by the scorching weather covering most of the country right now.
Sleep expert Dr Alex Bartle joined Tim Beveridge to discuss tips for getting back to your normal sleep routine, how to sleep during this heat, and to answer questions from listeners.
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Many of us may think that menopause is something that only happens to older women, but the symptoms can start for some women as early as their 30s.
Wellbeing and nutrition expert Niki Bezzant joined Tim Beveridge to discuss what people need to know about menopause - including the things husbands and partners may need to know for their partner as well - and to bust the stereotypes about it. 
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The holidays are already over for many of us, and that means we need to get our brains back in working order for the year ahead. 
However, there is a need to find balance. Brain Fit coach Jude Walter moved into this career after she had a mental and physical breakdown in her early 30s - and that sent her down a path to help other people avoid a similar path of letting stress get the best of them. 
She joined Tim Beveridge to discuss ...
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Some GPs are making decisions on who should get cheap contraception, and who doesn't.
The New Zealand Medical Journal says Māori and Pacific women are being targeted for the Ministry of Health's $4.5 million fund for free or low-cost contraception.

It's for women at risk of an adverse outcome, as a result of an unintended pregnancy.
Auckland University's Orna McGinn told Tim Dower all women should be able to benefit fr...
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Our final stop on the Newstalk ZB Holiday Breakfast road trip is Stewart Island.
Last month, the Rakiura museum on Stewart Island moved to a brand new purpose built building.
It's a big deal for the museum, which ran out of room in the converted house it's been using since 1960.
Chairperson of the Rakiura Heritage Trust, Anita Geeson joins Tim Dower to talk about the attraction.
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2020 was an incredible year for Kiwi singer-songwriter Harper Finn, who is the son of Tim and nephew of Neil Finn.
His single 'Dance Away These Days' is getting a lot of air time on the radio, and it's backed up by his strong collection of moody synth pop anthems.
Harper joined Tim Dower to talk about his career, and performs live in studio!
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A woman who tested positive for the highly contagious strain of COVID-19 was able to leave quarantine at Brisbane's Hotel Grand Chancellor to go to hospital with her father, The Courier-Mail has revealed.
The newspaper reports an ambulance was called to the hotel on Monday night for the man, aged in his 40s, following a medical complaint.
He was reportedly accompanied to the Royal Brisbane Hospital by his daughter, a woman aged i...
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His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent.
For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him. Yet when his legacy was set in stone on Wednesday, he was stunningly left on the sidelines.
Trump now stands with no equal, the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor, a new coda for a term def...
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Rio Tinto and the Government will continue to negotiate terms which could trade transmission relief for a plan to remediate the site of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, even after the mining giant extracted enough from its electricity provider to promise to stay open until at least the end of 2024.
For more than a year Rio Tinto has been using a strategic review and threat of closure to demand concessions both on electricity and t...
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