Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

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September 22, 2020 3 min
Political parties are releasing policy thick and fast in the lead up to the election.
But there's a call for the major parties to release policy which promotes home ownership.
The argument being, with money so cheap, we're currently in a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get tens of thousands of young people into their own homes.
One Roof property commentator Ashley Church told Kate Hawkesby that political parties tackle iss...
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There is hope that a precedent-setting Canterbury Earthquake court case will teach the public not to trust what they're being told by insurers.
The Crown's announced it won't appeal a court decision - ordering state-owned insurer Southern Response to pay out a Christchurch couple.
Earlier this month the Court of Appeal found the agency deceived Karl and Alison Dodds - by keeping secret a higher estimate to rebuild their q...
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The world champion Silver Ferns and New Zealand Men are set to go head-to-head again.
The four-day Cadbury Netball Series, which will include the Silver Ferns, the New Zealand Men, an NZ A side and the New Zealand Under 21s, will offically go ahead at Fly Palmy Arena in Palmerston North from 21-24 October.
Netball NZ Chief Executive Jennie Wyllie said she was looking forward to the series which had proven such a pivotal event last ye...
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A former political advisor says Jacinda Ardern handed Judith Collins the victory at last night's TV debate.
Jacinda Ardern wouldn't pick a winner but Judith Collins claimed she was the clear victor after they clashed last night in the first leaders' debate.
Brigette Morten, an advisor to the last National government, says Collins has limited campaign experience as a leader.
But she told Kate Hawkesby that Jacinda Ardern fa...
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Twenty-five days to go until we vote and the campaign's first poll shows a tightening of the gap between the two main parties.
Both are down. Labour down 5 per cent to 48, National down 1 to 32.
On those numbers, Labour can still govern alone. They will, and should, be feeling buoyant.
Although Jacinda didn't look that buoyant in the debate last night, she looked flat, unenthused, even a bit tired, I thought.
Whereas Judith loo...
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The hunt is on for nine Sydneysiders who caught a taxi driven by a person infectious with coronavirus between September 8 and September 15.

Health authorities announced on Monday they had traced a “large number of people” who had ridden in the taxi, but had been unable to find passengers for nine trips in Sydney’s west and south west despite scouring booking logs, credit card transactions and trip data.
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry ...
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 Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things “that never should have happened.”
"I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realize that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show,” she said in a video posted Monday.
DeGeneres smiled frequently but appeared...
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The ACT Party's new tourism policy could hold up.
It proposes letting high value tourists into the country under new, privately run quarantine systems.
ACT leader David Seymour announced the policy at an event at the Te Anau Club last night, calling for privately run managed isolation facilities, and allowing rich foreigners to pay to use them for a New Zealand holiday.
Tourism Holdings boss Grant Webster told Kate Hawkesby it mak...
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Experts doubt tonight's Ardern versus Collins match-up will shake up the polls much.
The election campaign's first leaders debate will be on TVNZ at 7pm.
Auckland University politics lecturer Lara Greaves told Kate Hawkesby it's usually only around ten percent of voters who make up their minds this late in the campaign.
"Labour has been doing so well in the polls. I don’t think the debate performance will make a huge d...
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If you want a sobering wake up call around social media, there's a new doco on Netflix which will do just that.
I know people who've watched this and then deleted all their social media.
It's called The Social Dilemma.
It’s about social media, Google, Facebook, basically about how the internet is undermining democracy.
About algorithyms and how the information we get on our screens is stacked to lure us in, make us addicted...
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Andrew Alderson joins Kate Hawkesby to talk all things sport.
In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece event at his first attempt.
Set, at one day shy of 22, to become the youngest post-World War II champion, Pogacar flew on the penultimat...
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Today the rest of the country will most likely get to Level 1. Aucklanders, not so much.
Our restrictions are likely to remain in place, which is annoying for Aucklanders but also problematic for campaigning politicians.
They'll be hoping Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extends gathering sizes as promised, so they can mingle in bigger crowds.
But will that include easing restrictions on social distancing?
Because here's the thing...
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September 20, 2020 2 min
Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global death toll approaching 1 million.
In the U.K., the latest official estimates released Friday showed that new infections and coronavirus hospital admissions have been doubling every seven to eight days. Bri...
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We're officially in recession, but what really matters is what happens next.
The gross domestic product shrank by a record 12.2 per cent in the June quarter, showing the impact of the lockdown and border closures.
Former Reserve Bank economist Michael Reddell says the numbers aren't good.
But he told Kate Hawkesby we shouldn't get bogged down in the numbers, we should focus on recovery.
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New Zealand is officially in recession,  but the true extent of that recession is yet to be known.
The gross domestic product shrank 12.2 per cent in the June quarter, showing the impact of the lockdown and border closures.
It means we're in recession for the first time in 11 years.
National finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith told Kate Hawkesby New Zealand's economy is already in long-term trouble.
"The damage that was done i...
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So we got the GDP figure yesterday - the one we've been bracing for. The one Treasury predicted could be as bad as 16 per cent
Banks thought it would be around 7 to 13 per cent. It's landed at 12. A drop of 12.2 per cent to be exact. Officially, it's a recession.
Which we knew anyway didn't we? Seven weeks in lockdown doesn't make for pretty reading on economists' spreadsheets.


We knew it from the strugg...
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Interesting debate circling around at the moment regarding pay equity.
Should we make it unlawful for employers to prevent employees discussing what they get paid?
Equal Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo says they have done research that has found that a significant number of people are not allowed to talk about their pay with their colleagues.
She says that it is advantageous for the employer to keep their pay s...
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New Zealand's first community based service for eating disorders has been launched, after demand for support services over the first Covid-19 lockdown increased four fold.
Canopy Eating Disorders Support Services (Canopy) makes eating disorders affordable and accessible to all Kiwis affected by eating disorders and disordered eating to help them flourish and reclaim their lives.
It will help make practical support affordable and...
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Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election in one of the nation's fiercest battleground states.
“More than any other time, the Hispanic community, Latino community holds in the palm of their hand the destiny of this country,” Biden said Tuesday during a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event in Kissimmee. “You ...
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Kiwi kids who go to early childhood education centres tend to make friends easier but are also likely to get sick more often, new research has found.
Exactly what effects early childhood learning has on a child's emotional development and wellbeing have long been debated by academics and parents alike.
That made the new Auckland University of Technology and University of Auckland research an important addition, author and associa...
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