Marcus Lush Nights

Marcus Lush Nights

Marcus Lush engages Kiwis from all walks of life, discussing the issues that matter most on Newstalk ZB.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 12 min
Night classes have been talked about a bit the last couple of weeks and, with plenty of people having to retrain to reenter the workforce, Marcus wanted to hear stories of success (or failure) of night school from its heyday.
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With news that footage from Led Zeppelin's only Auckland show was found in a shed this week, callers to Marcus last night were quick to re-live their experience of that concert in 1972, and notably, the train from Wellington that took them to the show.
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Following the story of Lucinda Baulch, the Australian woman who refused to get a Covid test while in managed isolation in Wellington, Marcus struggled to think of any viable reason someone would have not to take one.
Then Lisa, and later John, phoned to share their reasons not to get tested - which Marcus didn't take well...
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February 9, 2021 18 min
New Zealanders' opinions are split when it comes to the dress code of MPs in Parliament.
At the time of writing, more than 3,200 people had voted in an informal poll on the Herald's Facebook page on whether ties should remain compulsory.
Of those 3,200 people, 45 per cent believe MPs should continue wearing ties, while 55 per cent don't think ties need to remain part of the Beehive's dress code.
Māori Party co-leader R...
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February 3, 2021 17 min
After Steve and Marcus clashed on the safety of the conditionally-approved Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, the conversation has turned to the campaign to inform and educate the New Zealand public ahead of the mass rollout later this year.
How can you talk to someone who is vehemently against vaccines, and what leads to that worldview in the first place?
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February 1, 2021 23 min
Marcus learned a lot about New Zealand's athletic track dominance over the years - from the number of Kiwis who have run a sub-four-minute mile, to the story of Dave McKenzie who was the first New Zealander to win the Boston Marathon back in the late 1960s.
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January 29, 2021 15 min
Recent community cases have once again shed light on where the weakness lies in NZ's defence against Covid-19. Is it, like Garth and Neil say, the responsibility of the Government and its management of the MIQ protocols, or is it for up to all of us, like Janet and Annette, to take a little responsibility and scan the QR codes?
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January 27, 2021 8 min
After hearing about a man in one of Auckland's MIQ hotels complaining about the food he was being served, Mark echoed Marcus' sentiment that returnees to NZ should be grateful to have the opportunity to come back to NZ in the first place and quit complaining.
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January 26, 2021 10 min
After Marcus asked about Joe Biden's watch (which has made headlines around the world for being a $9000 Rolex), 80-year-old retired Navy SEAL Bob phoned to talk about where he thinks Joe got it from and then went into storytelling mode about his time as a SEAL. 
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With news of a new case of Covid-19 in Northland, Marcus wanted someone to run him through setting up Bluetooth tracing on his phone, and the "double-tap hack" he'd seen so many people online talking about.
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January 20, 2021 7 min
You cannot get one of those New World Smeg Knifeblocks for love nor money, and reports are coming in that some New World stores have run out of some of the most sought after types of knife.
Jason managed to find himself a knife block workaround, Karen is looking for one of the meat carving knives to finish her set, and after hearing Ron's story (WARNING: it's  not for the squeamish), Marcus isn't sure sharp knives are al...
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January 18, 2021 20 min
People said over and over again that 2020 was unpredictable - but that isn't going to stop Marcus' audience from trying to predict five news stories of 2021.
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December 22, 2020 36 min
Can you think of a better way to end 2020 than with some Radio I-Spy?
Thanks to Vivian, Wendy, Kyle, and Lisa - here are our favourite rounds. See if you can guess them before Marcus did.
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December 16, 2020 124 min
After learning that The Chase has a play-at-home board game, Marcus decided to see how his listeners would fare against the smartest people on television.
After a rather rocky start - involving a giant kitchen knife and a brief excursion to The Warehouse - people from around New Zealand phoned in to put their nerves and knowledge to the test.
It all came down to an exciting Final Chase - but, of course, not everything quite went righ...
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December 11, 2020 16 min
Fire crews in Christchurch are battling a substantial fire on the hillside in the Hillsborough area.
Appliances from across Christchurch, including Governors Bay have been called in to help. A Christchurch City command unit has also been set up on Port Hills Road.
A Port Hills resident near the scene of this evening's scrub fire says the blaze appears to be getting smaller.
Witnesses told Marcus Lush the fire is about a kilometre ...
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It's a long-standing New Zealand tradition that Christmas Day means pretty terrible viewing on our free-to-air channels.
Armed with her copy of the TV Guide for Christmas Week, Pat gives Marcus the rundown.
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While delivering her maiden speech in parliament, Ingrid Leary mentioned Marcus' pronunciation of her electorate. Caller Elsa phoned the show to make sure Marcus knew about it, and to share her enthusiasm for NZ's most diverse parliament parliament ever.
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November 13, 2020 6 min
Short of locking yourself out of the studio, the worst thing to happen to a talkback host while on air would be breaking your headphones.
So given that it was Friday the 13th (and it's 2020 on top of that)... Marcus experienced a first in his thirty-year career!
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When Jack and his friends from Stratford got stuck on a 4WD track in New Plymouth, they phoned Marcus to see if anyone listening could come tow them out. Luckily for them, Peter was listening, and he and his friend Frank came through with the rescue!
Hear the whole saga as it unfolded on air, including Peter calling up to talk about why he answered the call of a stranger on the radio.
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When Jack and his friends from Stratford got stuck on a 4WD track in New Plymouth, they phoned Marcus to see if anyone listening could come tow them out. Luckily for them, Peter was listening, and he and his friend Frank came through with the rescue!
Hear the whole saga as it unfolded on air, including Peter calling up to talk about why he answered the call of a stranger on the radio.
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