Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Don't risk not knowing what's going around New Zealand and the world - catch up with interviews from Early Edition, hosted by Kate Hawkesby on Newstalk ZB.


July 22, 2021 1 min
There is an old maxim that goes back to pre-Christian times, divide and rule.
Julius Caesar modified it to divide and conquer.
Fast forward a couple of thousand years, and to this current discussion about White Privilege, which is very significant in a country like New Zealand.
According to emails released under the Official Information Act, the Education Ministry has spent $700,000 dollars teaching civil servants about it.
People who ...
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New Zealand’s home of rugby, Eden Park, is branching out, into the world of art.
This weekend, the stadium hosts its first ever art show, featuring more than 100 New Zealand artists.
Art in the Park is what they’re calling it and director Cary Cochrane told Tim Dower with the amount of work on display, there is something for everyone.
“We have 105 fantastic artists and incredibly, nearly 2000 artworks that are going to be on display; ...
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We're expecting to find out today what cabinet has decided on the quarantine-free travel bubble.
Ministers have been considering their options, with clusters in Australia still out of control.
The tourism sector can only sit, and wait.
Cardrona and Treble Cone Ski Area general manager, Bridget Legnavsky told Tim Dower she is preparing to have no Australian tourists this season and will have to rely on domestic business.
“The domest...
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The comments made by the Police Minister in her interview with Mike Yardley have to an extent obscured the important discussion.
Poto Williams told Mike she does not support general arming of police; and I don't like it much myself.
But the Minister shot herself in the foot with her reasoning, and the comments she went on to make about what she said were the communities she represents.
Now National's accusing Williams of not b...
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What is it about true crime documentaries that draws so many people in?
TV, film makers; and according to ABC Australia nearly half of all podcast users have a taste for it.
Research also shows that more women are listening to true crime podcasts than men.
Tim Dower asked Associate Psychology Professor and crime psychology expert Amanda Vicary if a fascination with true crime is healthy.
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Extreme heat and dry conditions are fueling raging wildfires in the western US, charring more than a million acres, requiring evacuations and creating smoky conditions visible from space.
Smoke stretched early Wednesday all the way to the East Coast, including New York City, because high-level winds carried them thousands of miles from the West.
The smoke mixed down to the surface in New York City, creating an eerie scene Wednesday m...
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It is hard to imagine a time when the real estate sector has had it so good.
With the huge price increases we've seen, agents' percentages are steady, so they too are banking big pay increases.
On a sale of $900,000, around $30,000 will go to the agent.
The question therefore remains, in a sellers' market; does it make sense to cut out the middle man?
Graham Squires is with Massey University's school of Economics and Fi...
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Makers of the film about the Christchurch mosque attacks are expecting taxpayers to subsidise the venture.
The director Andrew Nicoll has been looking to cover 40 percent of production costs by way of the film subsidy.
Nothing is confirmed yet, but if the movie does go ahead, it would likely qualify for that.
A question to come out of this is whether taxpayers should fund a movie depicting current politicians?
Eric Crampton, chief econ...
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The America's Cup post-mortem report has revealed a lot of juicy gossipy stuff about what went on during the event.
And to me it raises questions about who was calling the shots, and who ought to have been calling them, given that it was the sorry old taxpayer that funded the whole thing.
But the headline take-out from it all is of course, the spectacular financial failure.
All up NZ Inc is almost $300 million worse off as a resul...
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The 7.5 billion dollar trip to the edge of space by Jeff Bezos [ bay zoss]  is being seen as bad timing.
The world's richest man has soared more than 100 kilometres above the Texas desert, with three others, and returned safely.
Fellow billionaire Sir Richard Branson took a similar flight earlier this month.
Oxfam New Zealand's Jo Spratt told Tim Dower the coronavirus is sweeping the world, with second and third waves, and our...
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Disney is widely regarded as the very symbol of childhood innocence.
Disney and Disneyland have apparently fallen victim to cancel culture.
The Jungle Cruise ride has needed a facelift, after being criticised for its depiction of indigenous Africans.
But it's not the only part of the organisation under scrutiny.
Architectural historian and author of "Walt Disney's Disneyland" Chris Nichols told Tim Dower attitudes and p...
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Covid-19 has left its mark on the balance sheet of New Zealand's hosting of this year's America's Cup.
Analysis found that financially, New Zealand was almost $293 million worse, but when net benefits are considered, the loss shrinks to $156 million.
The impacts of the pandemic, having fewer challengers and high public investment contributed to significant deficits.
AUT sailing professor Mark Orams told Tim Dower even with...
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The Act Party, as part of their Law and Order Policy, want gang members to receive their benefits on a card, which would restrict spending on alcohol, gambling and tobacco.
However, it doesn't address why young people are still being drawn into gang life.
Patched member of the Mongrel Mob Aotearoa Wairoa chapter and youth worker Bronson Tither, is trying to redefine what it means to be in a gang.
Bronson Tither told Kerre McIvor h...
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Wouldn't New Zealand be the perfect place if it weren't for the gangs?
Over the years you've probably heard dozens of politicians promise gang crackdowns, tough policies to curb them, rein them in, or just lock 'em up.
Electronic Income Management is new terminology to me, but the idea itself has been around a fair while.
The Act Party says it wants to impose it on gang members when they're receiving benefits.
The i...
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A man who was brought up in a gang, says education will benefit gang members' children more, rather than controlling benefit spending.
The Act Party wants gang members to receive their dole on an electronic card that would restrict spending on alcohol, gambling and tobacco.
Dave Letele, who also runs the Manukau food bank, told Tim Dower you're much better off educating and empowering people, rather than trying to do this.
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The pause on quarantine-free travel with Victoria's been extended until at least tomorrow.
The Health Ministry says it needs a better understanding of the developing situation in the Australian state - including the number and pattern of Covid-19 cases.
Correspondent Lesley Yeomans says Victoria was supposed to come out of lockdown tonight, but that's been delayed.
"The Premier Daniel Andrews indicated they still neds some...
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The Biden administration and Western allies formally blamed China on Monday for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software and asserted that criminal hackers associated with the Chinese government have carried out ransomware and other illicit cyber operations.
The announcements, though not accompanied by sanctions against the Chinese government, were intended as a forceful condemnation of activities a senior Biden ad...
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You may be surprised to learn Year 13 girls still think being pretty and popular on social media is more important than intelligence and academic achievements.
This is our 16-18 year-olds, and perhaps most surprisingly, the information comes from interviews with the top achievers at four high schools.
Dr. Eunice Price at Auckland University's faculty of Education and Social Work told Tim Dower parents need to be supportive and le...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak will self-isolate for 10 days, after initially saying they would not despite coming in contact with someone who contracted Covid-19.
Johnson and Sunak came in contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid who tested positive.
The two initially claimed they didn't need to isolate as they were taking part in a pilot scheme that involves daily testing. However, backlash ens...
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Two athletes living in the Olympic Village have tested positive for Covid-19, the first to do so with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday.
Organisers confirmed the positive tests on Sunday and both were listed as "non-Japanese". No names or other details were provided.
Organisers on Sunday also said another athlete had tested positive but this person was not residing in the Olympic Village. This athlete was also identified as &...
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