The Weekend Collective

The Weekend Collective

The Weekend Collective on Newstalk ZB is an intelligent and fun take on the life you live and what you love. Join Tim Roxborogh, Tim Beveridge and a range of special expert guests talking about the week's big issues from politics to parenting, finance, wellness and property.

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May 9, 2021 39 min
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A former Republican Party congressman says that he lost everything by turning against Donald Trump.
Joe Walsh served one term as a congressman for Illinois, and after leaving office began hosting a talk radio show.
He initially supported Trump, but during the former President's term he started to turn against him, even launching a short-lived run for the Republican presidency.
Speaking to The Weekend Collective, Walsh describes Tr...
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Labour Party supporters are upset by the Government's pay freeze for public sector workers. 
The Government revealed public sector workers earning more than $60,000 could only expect pay increases in "exceptional circumstances".
The move also means those on more than $100,000 won't get a cent more over the next three years.
The decision appeared to blindside many in the public sector.
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A leading epidemiologist has said it is morally wrong for New Zealand to take part in the Olympics.
The 2020 Olympics - delayed by one year due to the Covid-19 - are due to take place in Tokyo in July.
Many countries are planning to take part and will prioritise vaccine access to their athletes, including New Zealand and Australia.
However, many countries are struggling with slow vaccine rollouts, with many countries in Africa lagging...
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Her comments have been labelled desperate - but Judith Collins maintains we're going down a dangerous path on race relations.
The National leader is under fire for a speech at the party's Northern Convention, where she claimed Labour's trying to create a 'two system' New Zealand.
She also went on the attack over the freshly-announced Māori Health Authority.
Collins told the Weekend Collective the Government is goin...
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In hopes of taming a monstrous spike in COVID-19 infections, India opened vaccinations to all adults Saturday, launching a huge inoculation effort that was sure to tax the limits of the federal government, the country's vaccine factories and the patience of its 1.4 billion people.
The world's largest maker of vaccines was still short of critical supplies — the result of lagging manufacturing and raw material shortages that d...
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It’s still “fairly common” for some parents to physically discipline their children, despite the country’s?anti-smacking law change, new research has found.
In an effort to improve child health outcomes in New Zealand, the Government introduced anti-smacking legislation in 2007 that prohibited the physical punishment of children.
Dorothy Waide,?Karitane Mothercraft nurse and one of New Zealand's most sought-after baby sleep consu...
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Despite India's insistence, just weeks ago, that it was "in the endgame" of its battle against Covid-19, experts have warned for months that the nation of 1.4 billion people was a growing threat to the global fight against the virus.
And now those fears have been realised - with a "tsunami" of coronavirus cases, escalating deaths and dwindling medical supplies – as experts warn the devastation could have a knock-...
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Forget about fear of missing out on a new house - that fear is starting to be replaced by the fear of over-paying for one, economists are saying.
The concept of FOMO, or fear of missing out, as a market driver had become a familiar one over recent months as properties were snapped up and prices soared.
Tony Alexander joined The Weekend Collective to talk about the fears home buyers are facing.
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Is it ADHD, bad behaviour, or is it just your child expressing themselves? And is the condition of ADHD being overdiagnosed? 
Dr Jin Russell, from the Parenting Place and a Developmental Paediatrician at Starship Hospital, joined The Weekend Collective to discuss what parents need to know about ADHD, and to take calls from listeners.
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A former Minister says New Zealand's position in Five Eyes is not likely to be under threat.?
The Government has come under fire from Australian and UK commentators over our stance on China and our place in Five Eyes, after New Zealand declined to sign several statements criticising China.
However, Peter Dunne told The Weekend Collective that our position in the security alliance is unlikely to be under threat.?
He says that our g...
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50,000 people packed into Auckland's Eden Park to see Six60 headline the first major concert at the venue.
The band's promoter Brent Eccles told The Weekend Collective acts like The Eagles or Billy Joel would be great there, but he wants to bring Six60 back.
"None of us realised until last night when the crowd was in there what a cauldron it is, and what an exciting live venue it is, it's just phenomenal."
Six60...
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Saving money can be a hard task - but there are some easy ways you can do it without having to cut back!
Financial commentator Amanda Morrall joined The Weekend Collective to discuss ways you can save.?
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Mortgage broker and investment company Squirrel is offering home loans to those with deposits as low as 5 per cent.
From today, Squirrel will launch its new product, Launchpad, aimed at helping first home buyers who haven't saved enough for a traditional 20 per cent deposit to get on the property ladder.
Launchpad consists of two loans:

One will make up to 15 per cent of the value of a property, and is funded from investors throug...
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