Kerre McIvor Mornings Podcast

Kerre McIvor Mornings Podcast

Join Kerre McIvor one of New Zealand’s best loved personalities as she dishes up a bold, sharp and energetic show Monday to Friday 9am-12md on Newstalk ZB. News, opinion, analysis, lifestyle and entertainment – we’ve got your morning listening covered.... Show More

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The National party leader says its vital for young people to be in work or education so they don't join gangs. New figures reveal the number of patched gang members has increased by 26 percent since 2017. Simon Bridges told Kerre McIvor there are plenty of opportunities for youth to get involved in all across the country. He says unemployed youth create problems in society. "More work needs to be done on rehabilitation and ... Read more

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Rachel Hunter talks to Kerre McIvor about her new book and travelling for the Tour of Beauty TV show.  Listen to the full interview above, or watch the video below!  

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Deputy Principal of Tolaga Bay Area School Sam Hughes joins Kerre McIvor to discuss one of the National Party's believed policies. The party are potentily looking to fine parents over young people who leave school early and do not go into other education or get  job. Hughes says for under-resourced schools like his own, it is a potentially stressful policy. "We have the highest rates of unemployment and we have the highest ... Read more

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Supermodel turned businesswoman Elle Macpherson says wellness was her biggest passion and sharing her life journey is her biggest joy. The 55-year-old wellness entrepreneur spoke to NZME this morning and will be headlining the first NZ Fashion Week gala tonight. "Wellness is my passion and that's where I put my energy, it's also the area I know most about and it's the area that I can really share honestly and authen... Read more

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There is doubt Donald Trump's future in politics will be decided on his dealings with Ukraine. US Democrats have opened an impeachment inquiry into the US President. Trump has admitted withholding US aid to Ukraine and is accused of pressuring the country to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son. NBC political analyst Howard Fineman told Kerre McIvor the events are murky and capable of many differ... Read more

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The demand for 'healing crystals' around the world is soaring. New York based Kiwi journalist Tess McClure got curious about healing crystals and the question of where they actually came from. Her attempt to answer the question took her to tunnels deep in the earth of Madagascar. McClure discovered many are mined in deadly conditions in Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries. And there is little evidence that this... Read more

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Farmers feel like they're being thrown under the tractor, saying new environmental regulations are turning the public against them. South Island dairy farmer Shaun Portegys told Kerre McIvor he is among those feeling the impact of changing attitudes. "I was really proud to be a dairy farmer and I was proud of what I did . "I still love farming, I just hate all the crap that now goes along with it." Mr Portegys says ... Read more

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A new study has found older people can train to prevent their brain to prevent decline,  allowing them to keep up mentally with those in their twenties. The research, a collaboration between the University of Newcastle’s Hunter Medical Research Institute and the University of California, Irvine, used a brain-training game called Luminosity to assess participants’ ability to switch between tasks. With extensive task practice, older ... Read more

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The Cancer Society says the government's investment into cancer care is hugely significant. The government is setting up a national cancer agency and has pledged $60 million for Pharmac to fund new drugs. Cancer Society medical director Dr Chris Jackson told Kerre McIvor the high profile nature of it will ensure the government's held to account - by the opposition and the public. "I think the most important thing is we&... Read more

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In an article for The Atlantic, science journalist Peter Brannen writes against the idea of the Anthropocene. In the simplest of terms, the Anthropocene is a new, present day epoch, in which scientists say we have significantly altered the Earth through human activity. Brannen says that geological time is deep beyond all comprehension and, using the analogy of running a marathon, he argues that geologically, all of recorded human h... Read more

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In January 2017, James Hayman was killed in a farm machinery accident on his Canterbury farm. At just 27 years old, he left behind his parents, a brother, a sister and his much loved partner Harriet Bremner. Harriet, now 30 years old, is championing safety on farms and talking about the grief suffered by those left behind in the wake of such incidents. She has written two children’s books, established her own blog called The Raw Tr... Read more

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New Zealand is becoming less religious, exhibiting a sharp fall in the number of people who identify as Christian. A new report, Faith and Belief in New Zealand, says a third of New Zealanders identify with Christianity, down from 43 per cent in the 2013 Census and 49 per cent in the 2006 Census. The results of the 2018 Census are yet to be released. 20 per cent have spiritual beliefs but don't identify with any main religion a... Read more

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With current financial markets all over the place and the Reserve Bank cutting the official cash rate, you would be forgiven for being cautious investing large amounts of money. Sam Stubbs is the founder of non profit KiwiSaver fund Simplicity. He joined Kerre McIvor to share his advice on investing your hard earned money. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW ABOVE  

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The man dubbed the Sheriff of Ngawi says rural New Zealand needs more police support. The idea of a volunteer rural constabulary is back before Parliament. Labour's obliged to investigate the idea, as part of its coalition agreements with New Zealand First. Garth Gadsby made headlines when he was charged with recklessly discharging a firearm in 2006, for shooting at a car burglars were trying to escape in. He told Kerre McIvor ... Read more

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There is doubt a message board linked to violent extremists will be stamped out completely. The site is struggling to get back online after its cyber-security provider has withdrawn support, after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Hate messages were allegedly posted there relating to the mosque shootings and to another at a California synagogue. Herald reporter Matt Nippert told Kerre McIvor that won't be the end of it. He says... Read more

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Tyler Nii died in a skydiving incident at Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown almost 19 months ago. His family are still waiting for answers. Those answers, according to officials, are still many months away and the family are raising concerns about the way investigations are handled. Chris Jordan is the father of British tourist  Emily Jordan, who died while river boarding in Queenstown in 2008.  The company involved was prosecuted b... Read more

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A Kiwi organisation is taking a proactive approach to helping young people in crisis.  Online Crisis Intervention began three years ago, in response to the massive number of social media posts they saw that spoke about times of distress and crisis. Their aim to get help to every young person in crisis online. Using algorithms to search for certain hashtags, like #depressed or #suicidal, the help locate young people in distress, and... Read more

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Genealogy sites have long helped identify criminals, but now, they have helped convict one.  William Talbott the Second was sentenced to life in prison last week for killing a young Canadian couple more than three decades ago, in a case that relied on newly-emerged genealogical technology. It was the first time that a murder suspect captured using genetic genealogy was found guilty by a jury trial.  CeCe Moore, is a genetic genealo... Read more

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Author Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung join Kerre McIvor to talk about their growing initiative Fire, financial independence retire early. The movement, which encourages workers to save intensively to enable them to stop working for money far earlier than is commonly done. Shen grew up in poverty in rural China, where her family collectively lived on as little as $0.44 a day. She learned to make decisions based on pragmatism rather tha... Read more

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The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The audio released by maritime security risk firm Dryad Global shows that a British frigate was too far away from the targeted tanker to keep it from being diverted into an Iranian port despite U.K. efforts to keep it from being boa... Read more

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