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.

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April 16, 2021 8 min
The latest report from the Environment Ministry highlights concerns that highly productive agricultural land is being being eaten up by housing developments.
The area of highly productive land lost to housing increased by 54 percent between 2002 and 2019.
This will only increase as demand for land grows as our population grows.
So just how do we provide quality urban housing that people want to live in?
Scott Cracknell from Context Arc...
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And here we go again.
We find that a border security guard has not been tested since last November and that there is no system in place to ensure front line border workers are in fact getting their tests and their vaccinations. 
MIQ authorities have relied on individual employers and paper trails to ensure workers are complying and the PM has laid the blame fairly and squarely on the security guard involved – which has shades of the ...
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Claims of a Government attack on Reserve Bank autonomy.
An economist is criticising the unprecedented pressure over property inflation.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson asked the bank in February to act to support sustainable house prices.
Otago University's Dennis Wesselbaum told Kerre McIvor it's raising red flags.
"Former US Presidents Nixon and Trump tried to interfere in monetary policy, and it has been seen in Turkey....
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In my year of living fabulously, the year I had off while I waited for this role to become vacant, I did lots of things that I suddenly found I had time for and one of those was jury duty. 
I would have done it before but I'd never received the call up.  Now all of a sudden, my name had come up on the electoral roll and I was being called to fulfil my civic responsibility and I was thrilled to the boots. 
Having been a court re...
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Kiwi kids' science skills are suffering.
The Education Review Office has released a report into improving science studies.
Only 20 per cent of Year Eight students are achieving at the desired level, and the performance of Year Nine students has declined.
The ERO says this is concerning, and indicates an urgent need to strengthen science teaching in New Zealand.
"Covid-19 has showed us how important science is and with science-r...
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Most of us have debt - anyone with a mortgage has an eye watering amount of debt but when push comes to shove, that's good debt.  You are investing in an asset - hopefully - and you know that the payments you are making are putting a roof over your family's head. 
Even student loans, which is the first big debt that many young people incur, can be seen as an asset if you've chosen your courses wisely.  But drowning in de...
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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is making the case for a global minimum corporate tax rate, saying it's important to make sure the ‘global economy thrives based on a more levelled playing field.'
Yellen has called on OECD countries to agree on a global corporate minimum tax rate.
They've proposed 21 percent - and surprisingly, some big players are on board like Amazon's Jeff Bezos.
NZ Herald Business Editor at Large...
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Disappointment there's still no announcement from the government on international students.
CEO from Aspire2 International Claire Bradley says they thought the trans Tasman bubble would free up more space in MIQ for students.
But she told Chris Lynch the Government's looking to disestablish some facilities.
Bradley says the sector desperately need a plan from the Government
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The public housing waiting list has hit new highs.
At the end of January, more than 22,803 households were waiting for a place to live, that figure is thousands higher than it was the previous year.
Meanwhile, more than a million dollars a day is being spent on motels to use as emergency housing.
More and more families are struggling to afford to washing and are accessing a mobile laundry service for homeless people.
Orange Sky New Zea...
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The Government has been praised for spending it up and providing a fairer New Zealand, but who is paying for it in these post-Covid times?
Back in February 2020, Alison Brook from Massey's Knowledge Exchange Hub wrote in a piece for interest.co.nz that while many advanced countries have suffered from falling productivity growth since the global financial crisis, New Zealand’s productivity performance has been lacklustre since th...
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Yesterday the Prime Minister confirmed another rise in the minimum wage. 
The minimum wage went up last year to $18.90.  On Thursday, it will rise to $20 per hour.  Benefits will also increase this Thursday - and the PM says the changes represent real and long overdue changes.  She says that the level that the previous benefit rates were set at were far too low for people to survive. 
She's not wrong.  Wages have gone backwards -...
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Does the housing market need a price correction to get New Zealand through the crisis? 
That's the argument made by NZ Herald business writer Liam Dan.
He wrote yesterday: "Markets where prices never fall are unhealthy and almost always artificially distorted by bad policy."
At some point there needs to be a correction as "corrections lessen the risk of more damaging, uncontrolled crashes."
Dann joined Kerre McIvor ...
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A tax adviser thinks the Government's housing policy will push up new home prices.
New investors will be stung under the bright line test if they sell an existing home within 10 years.
They also won't be able to claim home loan interest repayments as a business expense.
Greenmount Advisory managing director Bruce Bernacchi told Kerre McIvor those things won't apply to new houses.
"A lot of new builds are going to be tar...
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Mega-moves to halt a housing bubble.
Almost $4 billion is going into a fund for housing infrastructure, and the Government's doubling the bright line test to 10 years.
It's also lifting the ceilings for income and regional house price caps for first-home buyers.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says we can't afford to allow spiralling house prices to put our economic recovery at risk.
One Roof property commentator Ashley Ch...
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The Government's moving to curb speculation and close tax loopholes in the housing market.
It's announced a suite of measures, including a $3.8 billion housing acceleration fund, and lifting the First Home Grant caps to tackle the red hot market.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says they're also doubling the bright-line test from five years to ten years to reduce the attractiveness of flipping residential homes to specul...
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A former Finance Minister has offered his thoughts on how the country can bounce back from a GDP slump.
Figures released last week showed a one percent decline in the last quarter, contributing to a largest ever annual fall of 2.9 percent. 
Steven Joyce, who served as Minister for Finance under Bill English, told Kerre McIvor that as the financial support dries up, the true cost of lockdown will be revealed.
He says that keeping the b...
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Former Police Ten 7 host Graham Bell has spoken out in defence of the show after calls were made for it to be scrapped and argued that critics should examine the causes of crime instead.
Bell spoke to Kerre McIvor this morning after Auckland councillor Efeso Collins made a public call for TVNZ to stop broadcasting the highly rating reality show.
Collins says it feeds on racial stereotypes of young brown men being brutish and describe...
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A producer's speechless The Lion King musical has an immigration exemption, when local shows need support.
126 border passes have been granted under the "other critical worker" category - for a limited run of the stage production from June.
The production will employ more than 300 local workers, but only put five young Kiwis on stage.
G&T Productions Terry O'Connor says he's gobsmacked.
He told Kerre McIvor the ...
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Dumping landline surveys won't stop Colmar Brunton's poll capturing all of New Zealand.
The company's latest poll has ditched house phone calls, and now makes contact through mobile phones and online polling.
Concerns have been raised about whether older generations are able to be contacted.
But Kantar head of analytics Jason Shoebridge told Kerre McIvor they have a harder time getting young people to respond.
"Older ge...
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An Auckland bar owner who was forced to sell his home to keep his businesses afloat is angry the move to Alert Level One has taken so long.
Mat Jorgensen told Kerre McIvor his blood boil is boiling, as he has been burning through $10,000 a week to keep his business alive from the Government's crippling Covid-19 restrictions.
He says they were never able to make money under Level Two.
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