Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

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October 22, 2020 2 min
Ag research scientists have been given $3.3 million in government funding to team up with scientists in Singapore, to unlock the potential of seaweed as a superfood.
And in a twist, they've enlisted the help of a world-class chef.
Development chef Dale Bowie has worked with the likes of Heston Blumenthal, so you know he's not short of innovation and ideas.
Dale joined Kate Hawkesby to share the details!
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The final Presidential debate will be fitted with mute buttons on the microphones of incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The new tool will allow one leader to be muted while the other is speaking. Trump has called the change unfair.
US correspondent Anna Burns Francis told Kate Hawkesby Trump's campaign have also complained to the debate commission about the topics.
"[They're] claiming that none of the...
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A property commentator is warning that first home buyers will lose out,  if higher deposits return to dampen the hot housing market.
Since LVRs came off earlier last year, an unexpected housing frenzy is being driven by new buyers and investors - some of whom are highly leveraged.
One Roof's Ashley Church told Kate Hawkesby the LVR restrictions won't make any difference as they never brought down house prices before.
He says i...
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Wellingtonians could find themselves six feet under, but only for a short time.
The Wellington City Council's considering renting grave sites - where people could be buried for a period of years before being exhumed and either relocated or cremated.
Funeral Directors' Association president Gary Taylor told Kate Hawkesby cemetery plots are becoming scarce in other parts of the country too.
"People may need to get used to tr...
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Dawn French recently said that cancel culture is killing comedy and it’s hard to disagree with her.
She said it’s in the edges, where you find the real comedic gems.. and the edges are so heavily policed now, most comedians can’t even go there. But if your sense of humour may be at risk in a stand up comedy gig.. guess where else it’s in jeopardy?
Your workplace. Researchers have warned that entering the workplace kills off your sens...
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Dr Shane Reti's not ready to claim victory in the Whangarei seat just yet.
The National MP - rather surprisingly - is teetering on a knife-edge, with preliminary results giving him a 164 vote lead over Labour's Emily Henderson.
Reti told Kate Hawkesby he knows Henderson could take the win once special votes are counted.
"Where those vote falls, they will fall. At this point in time, I have the victory on the night, which i...
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The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago.
And it could just be an opening salvo. Other major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook are under investigation at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed strict coronavirus restrictions on England's second-largest urban area Tuesday, after talks with officials in Greater Manchester collapsed over how much financial aid should be handed to residents whose livelihoods will be hit by the new measures.
Johnson, who has been struggling to impose his plan for localized restrictions on restive regions, said he “bitterly” regrets ordering meas...
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We may have thought our election campaign looked dirty at times, with the odd sneer or raised eyebrow, but compare it to the US.
Actually you can't compare it.
The US race is always a mud slinger, and this time round is no exception.
I often wonder how much the gutter politics puts people off voting. It's two weeks until their election day - and it's ugly.
The US has been divided for awhile now, but Covid hasn't helped ...
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The controversy around the trans-Tasman bubble has pushed relations between Melbourne and Canberra to another low.
About 100 travellers from New Zealand, who were allowed into Sydney without quarantine, have travelled on to states that haven't opened their borders to New Zealand.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and his Western Australian counterpart are angry about the loophole.
But Melbourne correspondent Donna Demaio told Kate ...
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Politicians are being advised to take a leaf out of Chloe Swarbrick's handbook.
An energetic and innovative approach by Chloe Swarbrick is thought to be the reason she won Auckland Central against the odds.
The Green MP has defied the odds and the polls to snatch Auckland Central - the first Green MP to win a seat without an arrangement with a major party.
The seat had been held for 12 years by National's Nikki Kaye, who's...
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I can't help wondering and actually worrying, whether the swing left in Auckland Central, the jump in votes for the Greens as a party, and the tide of support for Chloe Swarbrick, might actually tip the Cannabis vote into a yes.
The polling indicated the 'no's' had it, but look what happened on election night in terms of what the polls said and what actually happened.
I've heard the Auckland Electorate is the youn...
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A former National leader says this morning's party caucus meeting will be like a "wake", as 20 outgoing MPs say their good-byes.
MPs will meet behind closed doors at Parliament this morning, after recording its worst election result since 2002.
Former National leader Don Brash remembers arriving for his first caucus meeting, after being elected to Parliament in that 2002 election.
He told Kate Hawkesby if that meeting is a...
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As coronavirus cases spike across the continent, European governments are facing a new obstacle in their efforts to enforce restrictions -- with several major cities and regions fighting back against instructions to lock down in recent days.
Cities in the UK, France, Spain are resisting centralised efforts to impose tighter regulations, with days of tense negotiations ongoing as infections increase.
In the northern English city of Ma...
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It was an all too familiar sight - the Wallabies imploding in a test at Eden Park - but this time at the hands of an unheralded tormentor in chief.
That was the view of Australian media in the immediate aftermath of the All Blacks' crushing 27-7 victory in the second Bledisloe Cup test in Auckland, a week after Dave Rennie's charges came to within a goalpost's width of an historic upset in Wellington.
But while Aussie rug...
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ACT's Deputy Leader says the party will be focused on holding the incoming government to account.
In 2017, the party received just 13,000 votes - this year it was around 200,000.
On those numbers, nine new MPs will join David Seymour in parliament.
Number two, Brooke Van Velden told Kate Hawkesby they're going to be a party of opposition and proposition.  
"Not only are they going to be asking the hard questions of whoever ...
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A political commentator thinks some National voters went red because they felt stuck, with nowhere else to go.
After a tumultuous year with three leadership changes, the party won less than 27 per cent of the vote.
Commentator Liam Hehir told Kate Hawkesby increasing Green support would've worried some centrist National voters.
"There wasn't other centrist parties with major appeal, like has happened previously with New Ze...
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Despite the PM acknowledging this was a Covid election, her side kick Grant Robertson said even without Covid, they'd have won big.. because of all their delivery in their first term. Are you kidding me? Never a more delusional statement uttered. Out of step even with his own leader. But while we dissect whether to credit Labour for the win, or blame National... I can tell you that if I had a dollar for every National voter who...
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As the election campaign wraps up and we head to the polls tomorrow, those of us who haven’t already voted should remember how lucky we are we get to do so. Being able to vote in a democratic country and have a democratically elected government is an awesome privilege.
I was interested to read Richard Prebble’s take this week on early voters. He warns against early voting; he never does it, he said if your candidate gets arrested yo...
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There's excitement at Auckland Airport as people get their first chance for quarantine-free travel to Australia since the outbreak of Covid 19 in March.
From today, New South Wales and the Northern Territory are allowing New Zealanders in without needing to quarantine. But those returning to New Zealand will still need to go through quarantine.
Newstalk ZB's Khalia Strong is at Auckland Airport, where passengers have arrived ...
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