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.

Episodes

June 22, 2022 2 min
President Joe Biden will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures greeted with doubts by many lawmakers.
The Democratic President will also call on states to suspend their own gas taxes or provide similar relief, the White House said.
At issue is the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas and the 24.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on diesel f...
Share
Mark as Played
Smaller grocery players are casting doubts, on the latest moves by the supermarket giants.
Foodstuffs has followed its rival Woolworths, in announcing a wholesale service for smaller operators.
It follows concerns about the current grocery duopoly.
Dairy and Business Owners Group chairman Sunny Kaushal told Tim Dower many of the problems won't be fixed, until the duopoly ends.
LISTEN ABOVE
Share
Mark as Played
There are concerns owners of nasty dogs aren't facing the consequences of attacks by their animals.
A report in Gisborne found no one has been prosecuted, despite 90 attacks in the course of a year.
Pat Collins ran animal control in the district for over 20 years and joined Tim Dower.
LISTEN ABOVE
Share
Mark as Played
Space is unimaginably, infinitely, large but our little corner of it is getting crowded.
More satellites are going up every day, and one expert is warning it's becoming a messy and dangerous place.
Rand Corporation’s Douglas Ligor says more rules are needed and he joined Early Edition from the US.
LISTEN ABOVE
Share
Mark as Played
Not sure how much of a difference these new wholesale channels are going to make to competition in the grocery sector.
My sense is that what it'll do, if anything, is maybe give the dairies a bit of a break and a chance to increase their margins a smidge.
But when it comes to the main weekly shop, that's still going to go to one of the big chains.
I slipped into one for a few tins of dog food and what have you yesterday walked...
Share
Mark as Played
Employers are facing a desperate battle to keep their workers.
People may will be surprised to hear what is considered the most attractive place to work.
Randstad has been doing some research on this and they have found Evolve Education Group the most desirable place to work
Country director of Randstad Richard Kennedy joined Early Edition.
LISTEN ABOVE
Share
Mark as Played
Some scepticism over the Government's latest move to tackle the plasterboard crisis.
Minister for Building and Construction Megan Woods has set up a taskforce to troubleshoot supply shortages.
Combined Building Supplies Co-Op Marketing Director Mike Blackburn says this is a problem that's been plaguing the industry for months now.
He told Tim Dower some suppliers have already been looking for solutions.
Blackburn says Bunnings ...
Share
Mark as Played
The Act Party wants to see vaccination mandates for health workers scrapped.
We all know hospitals are facing severe staff shortages just as the flu hit .and overseas evidence suggests another Covid surge is likely.
Act leader David Seymour joined Early Edition.
LISTEN ABOVE
Share
Mark as Played
MIQ.
You'll have heard calls from the Opposition for an apology to some of the New Zealanders who were locked out of the country at the height of the pandemic.
And especially pregnant women who couldn't get home to have their babies here.
Newstalk ZB is this morning was able to reveal that conversations were had way back in April 2020 about what to do with pregnant women, but nothing was done.
This doesn't affect a huge num...
Share
Mark as Played
A plea for health workers to get their flu jab.
Health Ministry data shows only around 54 percent of DHB staff have had the flu vaccine Nelson Marlborough DHB is the lowest at 39 percent.
Immunologist Graham Le Gros told Tim Dower we're going to need all our health workers this winter.
He says we haven't had a flu round for a couple of years now, so it's quite likely people are going to need hospitalisation and good health...
Share
Mark as Played
A call for the chair of Fletcher Building to resign over the Gib crisis.
KiwiSaver provider Simplicity and the Shareholders Association have written to the building giant with the request in the wake of a meeting on Friday.
They're also asking for the remaining board members to put themselves up for re-election, and some independent reviews of conduct, culture and risk.
Shareholders Association chief executive Oliver Mander told T...
Share
Mark as Played
Support continues for first responders who attended the head on crash south of Picton.
Seven people were killed in a collision between a van and a truck on State Highway 1 on Sunday morning  - two others from the van have serious and critical injuries.
The Pukekohe family was on their way home after attending a funeral in Dunedin.
St John Wellbeing Manager Adele Saunders told Tim Dower first responders are resilient but human emotion ...
Share
Mark as Played
It's pretty tough in the emergency departments right now. Hospitals all over the country are pleading with people to leave the ED for life and death situations only.
I guess those of us who are lucky enough to enjoy pretty good health don't need to be told that; it says emergency in the name doesn't it?
Unfortunately for emergency departments, their front doors are open to all and anyone who turns up asking for treatment ...
Share
Mark as Played
Black Ferns 50United States 6
The Black Ferns saved their best for last.
While they began their Pacific Four series with two double-digit wins, the Black Ferns' 50-6 victory over the United States in Whangārei on Saturday afternoon showed exactly what they are capable of.
While they had been slow to put the foot down in their previous two matches against Australia and Canada, there was no such issue in Whangārei - which will be a ...
Share
Mark as Played
Matariki is about resetting and remembering those who have died in the past year.
Chief Executive of Tātou - a Māori cultural marketing and communications agency, Skye Kimura doesn't want Matariki to be used as an excuse for sales.
Matariki will be marked as a public holiday for the first time this Friday.
Kimura told Tim Dower we should learn what Matariki is about.
She says she sees Matariki as being different to other holidays.
L...
Share
Mark as Played
What a pointless exercise the Tauranga by-election was and what a waste of taxpayers' money.
National is keeping the seat, hardly a surprise.
But the turnout was awful.
40 percent, about 20,000 votes cast and cost the taxpayer - roughly $50 a vote according to the Electoral Commission's figure of about a million to run a by-election.
Of course, we wouldn't have needed to go through that whole process if Simon Bridges had be...
Share
Mark as Played
So who's in the right at Bethlehem College?
One the one hand, the school's Statement of Beliefs is pretty up-front about matters of sexuality.
Example: biological pronouns will be used for students, him and her, a student's name is expected to align with their biological sex.
In other words, the school does not acknowledge such a thing as a transgender person.
And to be absolutely clear, it goes on to talk about toilets, we...
Share
Mark as Played
A leaked document from Tauranga's Bethlehem College is raising concern about its stance on gender.
It includes a number of prerequisites for students, including the school using biological pronouns' for pupils,  and students needing to adhere to practices according to their birth gender.
Tauranga Pride Advocate Gordy Lockhart told Tim Dower the stance the document takes will have a negative impact on the children there.
He say...
Share
Mark as Played
Eden Park is making extra tickets available for tomorrow night's sold-out Super Rugby final.
The Blues will take on the Crusaders in front of a home crowd.
Eden Park Chief Executive Nick Sautner has confirmed to Newstalk ZB, extra tickets will be made available this afternoon, for about $120 each.
He told Tim Dower it's taken some doing, but demand is extremely high.
“We’ve implemented a standing room area on the field of play,...
Share
Mark as Played
Patrick Gower did not expect to give up drinking on TV.
On Booze explores New Zealand's drinking culture through the lens of Gower's own relationship with alcohol.
The Newshub National Correspondent is frank about about how much he drinks.
Gower told Early Edition it required an intervention from fellow journalist Corrin Dan.
He now confirms he is six months sober.
LISTEN ABOVE
Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Dateline NBC

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    The Daily

    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.