Lanaco CEO Nick Davenport joins Kerre McIvor to discuss his company's scientific programme on what wool can do.
Lanaco been researching the uses of wool for nearly a decade, and have invested into a scientific program that helped reveal that wool can make the world's best respiratory air filters.
Davenport says it's taken them as long ass they can afford to move.
"it's been a very expensive exerci... Read more
National Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith joins Kerre McIvor to talk about the Government's consideration of buying back the land at Ihumātao from Fletchers.
National believe a $40 million payment from the Crown to purchase Ihumātao will open up full and final treaty settlements with the relitigating of previous claims.
Construction of nearly five-hundred houses has been halted by protesters occupying the site - wh... Read more
A third of people are failing their restricted driving tests because of obvious mistakes.
VTNZ has listed the five main reasons why people fail. Forgetting to give way topped the list, accounting for 24 percent of fails.
Driving 10 kilometres over the speed limit and not stopping at stop signs were other common breaches.
Driver Testing Manager James Law says new drivers should pay attention to why people fail, so the... Read more
Hong Kong anti-government protesters paralysed parts of the Asian financial hub for a fourth day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing, as police warned of a rise in violence to a deadly level.
Protesters have torched vehicles and buildings, hurled petrol bombs at police stations and trains, dropped debris from bridges on to traffic below, and vandalised shopping malls and campuses, raising questions ... Read more
More people are seeking help for electricity and gas payments because incomes aren't keeping up with rising rents.
The number of electricity and gas hardship grants has increased by almost 50 percent since this time last year.
National says the coalition is to blame for a higher cost of living, but the Government has hit back, with Minister Carmel Sepuloni says that is a result of people being more comfortable coming ... Read more
A family focused programme is having great success helping kids manage obesity.
More than 70 per cent of Whanau Pakari participant significantly reduced their BMI.
Auckland University researcher Dr Yvonne Anderson told Kerre McIvor obesity in children is complex.
"We've got lots of factors at play such as food security and juggling childcare, finding time to even cook a healthcare as well."
Dr Ander... Read more
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... Read more
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!
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 ha... Read more
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 ... Read more
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... Read more
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 littl... Read more
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."
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 practi... Read more
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 importa... Read more
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 record... Read more
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 ca... Read more
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 ... Read more
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.
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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.
H... Read more