Simon Barnett & Phil Gifford Afternoons

Simon Barnett & Phil Gifford Afternoons

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August 6, 2020 13 min
It's a game we play every Friday.You Da Man, the guys pick their favourite songs of the week and the audience picks their favourite. First to 3 votes takes it out.Poor old Simon thought he had it with a Rocky Horror Picture favourite, but Producer Tyler sneaked in again with a country feel good classic. 
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Rob Fyfe says New Zealand is now well placed to make the right moves to reignite our economy. 
The former Air NZ CEO and now Business Advisor to the Government for the COVID-19 recovery joined Simon and Phil for this weeks Six and a Song. 
He says we've done really well as a country to get to the position we're in. 
But Rob Fyfe says now we can't squander our advantage, and need to make the right moves going forward to rei...
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Taiwan continues to cater to the needs of its travel-starved population by offering yet another aviation experience that doesn't actually take you anywhere.
Following up on an offer in July, in which the public was able to check in and board a grounded airplane in Taiwan's Songshan Airport, one airline has just upgraded the faux travel experience by offering an actual flight -- to nowhere.
EVA Air, one of the biggest carriers...
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40 years ago Split Enz released their fifth album, True Colours. It featured songs that would become hits before ascending to true classic status; we're talking Shark Attack, Poor Boy, I Hope I Never and, of course, their globe-conquering breakthrough, I Got You.
This powerhouse tracklist made True Colours the band's most commercially successful album. It spent two weeks in our No 1 spot before ping-ponging up and down the T...
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 An "SOS" message written on the beach of a tiny Pacific island pointed rescuers to three missing mariners, United States and Australian authorities said Tuesday.
The three men had set out in a 23-foot (7 meter) boat last Thursday to make a 26-mile (42 kilometer) journey from Pulawat to Pulap atolls in the Federated States of Micronesia.
They went off course and ran out of fuel, landing on tiny, uninhabited Pikelot Island, 11...
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As Lebanon reels from a major explosion that has killed dozens and injured thousands, the nation's Prime Minister has revealed a disturbing fact about the warehouse at the centre of the blast.
The explosion erupted in the Beirut's port area late afternoon on Tuesday, with videos showing a fire burning in a building in the area before an enormous blast.
 
 
Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said 2750 tonnes of ammonium ni...
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An economist says falling unemployment rates should be taken with a grain of salt.
Stats NZ figures show unemployment stands at four percent for the June quarter - down from 4.2 per cent in the previous quarter.
The June quarter includes all four levels of the country's Covid-19 lockdown.
Economist Cameron Bagrie told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford one parameter to be considered unemployed is that you're actively seeking work ...
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It's a game we play every Friday.You Da Man, the guys pick their favourite songs of the week and the audience picks their favourite. First to 3 votes takes it out.We've never had an instrumental take it out... until now, and what an instrumental at that. 
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July 30, 2020 35 min
By popular demand, welcome to Si and Phi’s best of the week podcast.
It’s an amalgamation of the laughs, the great chats, and the top interviews of the week that’s been.
This week we had some great discussions around The Dark Destroyer, William Wood, Soap use, and had the great Pene Pati from SOLE MIO on for Six and a Song. 
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Journalists David Fisher and Mike Scott are on a nationwide road trip to ask New Zealanders: What matters to you?
They're seeking kiwi's answers to the toughest of questions as a pandemic presses at our borders and politicians seek to convince us they know best how to navigate the road ahead.
Simon and Phil will be catching up with David as he measures the pulse of NZ. 
We caught up with him from beautiful central Otago this a...
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Gareth Abdinor is an employment lawyer and partner with Malley & Co solicitors. 
We have him on regularly to answering your employment related questions.
This week we had great questions on your rights in a restructure, the wage subsidy continuation, and redundancy clauses. 
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Sir Michael Jones is known to NZ rugby fans as an all time great All Black playing 55 tests between 1987 and 1998, and was knighted in 2017 for services to the Pacific community and youth.
He joined Simon and Phil for this weeks Six and a Song where they discussed his playing career, favourite memories, his faith, Jonah Lomu, and of course his favourite song. 
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A Māori woman in Christchurch says a prospective landlord told her he didn't want "her sort" in his house.
Iwi Kemp has applied for 10 private rentals over Trade Me in the past two weeks - but was told the properties were no longer available.
After a friend joked it could be because of her name, she decided to reapply as Maria.
Three of them got back to her - and one even called to set up a viewing the next day.


"The fi...
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After a bit of a hiatus during the lockdown, brilliant to have Inspector Hirone Waretini back in studio for The Beat. 
We caught up on how the NZ Police have been going post-lockdown, crime trends, the new Commissioner of Police Andrew Coster, and more. 
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Former Minister and United Future leader Peter Dunne says the rise of social media adds fuel to the fire of recent political scandals. 
Rangitata National MP Andrew Falloon has quit politics after sending a pornographic image to a female university student - and other women have since made similar allegations.
It comes on top of months of turmoil for the National Party ahead of the election. 
Peter Dunne told Simon and Phil while poli...
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There were plenty of acorns this spring, and now the chipmunks are driving people nuts.
Their frenetic activities can be entertaining. But this summer in New England the varmints are making a nuisance of themselves, darting to and fro, digging holes in gardens, and tunneling under lawns.
Plentiful acorns last fall meant there was still plenty of food on the ground when the chipmunks emerged from winter and got busy breeding this spri...
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It's a game we play every Friday. You Da Man, the guys pick their favourite songs of the week and the audience picks their favourite. First to 3 votes takes it out.
After a 2 week holiday, Phil was chuffed to be crowed You Da Man with a classic rock tune from the legendary Joe Cocker. 
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July 17, 2020 32 min
By popular demand, welcome to Si and Phi’s best of the week podcast.
It’s an amalgamation of the laughs, the great chats, and the top interviews of the week that’s been.
This week we had some great discussions around Judith Collins, pillows, the Warriors, and problem children!
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Several National MPs have announced their departure - but their new deputy leader plans on sticking around. 
Gerry Brownlee became National's Deputy Leader after Todd Muller's shock resignation on Tuesday, prompting a caucus reshuffle that saw Judith Collins take over as leader.
The new leadership only enjoyed Amy Adams has decided for a second time she'll retire from politics this year, alongside Nikki Kaye - who was rol...
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A cache of preserved newspapers from 1966 has emerged from a melting glacier in France, the latest in a string of objects that have been revealed as the glacier retreats.
Café-owner Timothée Mottin found about a dozen newspapers dating from January 20 and 21, 1966 near the Bossons Glacier, southeastern France, he told CNN.
The newspapers are "in a very good state, you can read them, unfold them," he said. "Well, they are ...
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