In the Loop

In the Loop

In a world of 24-hour news accessible at the touch of a phone, it can be hard staying in the loop and following an ever-changing news cycle. That's why every Friday morning, NZ Herald journalists Rosie Gordon and Katie Harris will take an in-depth look at the headlines from the week that matter to young New Zealanders, featuring interviews with journalists and newsmakers to break down the key facts and get to heart of what you need to know.

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December 16, 2021 39 min
For the final episode of In the Loop in 2021, Rosie and Katie look back at some of the year's biggest stories. NZME reporters Kurt Bayer, Jack Crossland, Felix Desmarais and Lydia Burgham join to discuss the fall of Kabul, the rise of the anti-vaxx movement in New Zealand, changes to birth certificates, and the Free Britney movement. Plus, they look back on a shocking terror attack in Auckland, a cancer diagnosis for a popular ...
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In this week's episode, Katie and Rosie look back on New Zealand's #MeToo movement with Sasha Borissenko, one of the journalists who broke the story around law firm Russell McVeagh's summer intern scandal, as a disciplinary panel decides what penalty the man behind the misconduct should face. In other news, Newshub reporter Patrick Gower chats about his expose of a Christchurch doctor caught handing out fake medical exe...
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In this week's episode, Rosie and Katie dig into the Omicron Covid-19 variant that is rapidly spreading around the world. Professor Des Gorman explains what we know so far, before former Prime Minister Helen Clark - who is co-chairing a panel into the global response to the pandemic - discusses how vaccine inequality and loose restrictions are allowing more variants to spread. Then, we look at the new National Party leadership,...
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The original plan for this week's episode of In the Loop was thrown out the window when former National Party leader Judith Collins sent a bombshell email late on Wednesday night, demoting her rumoured leadership challenger Simon Bridges over historical allegations of inappropriate comments. Less than 24 hours later, it was Collins that found herself demoted, losing her leadership of the party as her MPs fought back against the...
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In this week's episode, Katie and Rosie talk with journalists Jason Walls, Jessica Mutch McKay and Lois Turei about the increase in abuse and vitriol directed towards the media as vaccine mandates and Covid restrictions drag on. They also touch on impending freedom for Aucklanders, new struggles for first-home buyers, and new developments at Pike River. And finally, the two discuss the latest story of last minute rebellions fro...
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In today's episode, Rosie and Katie are joined by Mongrel Mob Kingdom's Wahine Toa branch leader Paula Ormsby to discuss how gang members are pushing to get their community vaccinated amidst public backlash. They also discuss the shocking death of Connor Whitehead in Christchurch, the anti-vax protest that descended on Parliament, and the Astroworld concert tragedy in the US.
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In this week's episode, Rosie and Katie are joined by NZ Herald writer Simon Wilson and climate activist India Logan-Riley to discuss the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, including the latest developments on the ground and reaction to recent climate commitments made by New Zealand. They also discuss anti-vaxx protests around the country, Cleo Smith being found, and dissect the drama between Zayn Malik and the Hadids.
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In this week's episode, Rosie and Katie are joined by Green MP Chl?e Swarbrick in her first in-depth interview on her ADHD diagnosis and what other women need to know about the condition. Then they get stuck into the latest on the Government's Covid response - namely the MIQ shake-up and new vaccination targets for the country. And Facebook whistleblowers have exposed the company's secrets - we've got what you need ...
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In the first episode of In the Loop, Rosie and Katie are joined by psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald to take a deep down into lockdown breaches in Auckland and discuss why some aren't coping with restrictions. Then, it's a quickfire look at what rising inflation means for you, a surprise housing announcement from Labour and National, and a shocking story out of the US.

Trigger warning: One of the topics discussed is about sexu...
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