Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

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March 2, 2021 2 min
I note another day of zero new cases yesterday - could that mean Auckland comes out of lockdown early?
I wouldn't bet the house on it but the cost of being in lockdown is extremely high.
Estimates say it'll cost about $250 million. I think that might be on the high side, I’m still seeing a lot of activity out there. Construction, many greengrocers and butchers and cafes who can do contactless takeaways are open.
But even if th...
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It's the question we all want an answer to, why did our new Covid case decide to head to the gym after getting his test?
And why is it that young people in particular seem more likely to not obey isolation orders?
Celia Lie, from Otago Uni's Department of Pyschology joins Kate Hawkesby to explain the different types of mindsets people have in a time of crisis.
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Farmers could soon get cheaper bank loans if they meet environmental targets.
BNZ's running a pilot partnership with Southern Pastures, to give the dairy investor discounts if it hits water quality targets and reduces carbon emissions.
The three year $50 million loan is the first farm sustainably-linked loan to be done in New Zealand.
Federated Farmers national board member, Chris Allen, told Kate Hawkesby one size fits all doesn&...
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Whether or not Auckland is dealing with a bigger Covid-19 cluster will not be known until the next day or two, when a group of gymgoers are tested for the virus for the first time tomorrow.
People who were at City Fitness Papatoetoe at the same time as a young man, who later tested positive for Covid, are considered to be casual plus contacts.
The last time the 21-year-old was at the gym, inside Hunters Plaza, was on Friday (February...
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There're lots of people I feel bad for during a lockdown, business owners, vulnerable people, women in domestic violence situations, elderly, those who’re anxious. And even parents who’re faced with home schooling or supervising online learning.
Yes teachers can set up virtual tasks, but the work has to be overseen by parents, stressed children out of their classroom environment have to be managed by parents, and for parents of ...
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Here we go again. Groundhog Day.
I saw the headline that the PM was “frustrated”. Really? She's frustrated? How do you think the “team of 5 million” feel?
Because actually, despite her insistence on continuing to use this line, there is no team of 5 million. There’s a good chunk of New Zealanders taking Covid seriously, scanning, using the app, isolating when they’re supposed to, but there’s also sadly a selfish group of people -...
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ACT leader David Seymour's accusing the Government of creating 'the cult of Ashley', when its former Health Minister was off mountain biking.
He says the Government is totally beholden to the Ministry of Health.
Seymour believes the Government should be taking Covid-19 advice from a public and private sector epidemic response unit - like Taiwan's.
He told Kate Hawkesby if it was, saliva testing would have been widely r...
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Wellington has replaced Bay Oval as the venue for the final Black Caps v Australia and White Ferns England T20 double-header on Sunday.
New Zealand Cricket has been forced to make the change because of logistical complications arising from the transfer of this Friday's second double-header from Auckland to Wellington.
The current alert level 2 protocols in Wellington mean all three double-headers – on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday...
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One expert says the latest lockdown may be a sign Auckland's last lockdown didn't last long enough.
Auckland University public health expert Colin Tukuitonga told Kate Hawkesby the Government is making the right call in putting the city back in Level Three.
"Hindsight's a wonderful thing. I thought we were a little hasty in going down one, so this is the right thing to do."
He is also backing the Prime Minister'...
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The Government has announced the four life-shortening conditions that will allow people impacted by them early access to their KiwiSaver funds.
Anyone with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Huntington's disease or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder will from March now be able to access their funds earlier than 65 as life expectancy is lower than other people.
The initiative was spurred by Auckland man Tim Fairhall - with support from h...
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Auckland's Papatoetoe Covid cluster has dented business confidence, and taken a massive slice out of businesses' bottom lines.
New figures from Paymark show the main five days of the outbreak have cost retailers about $50 million dollars.
Most of that lost spending was in Auckland, where Alert Level Three restrictions forced all cafes, restaurants and other non-essential businesses to close.
Auckland Business Chamber chief exe...
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I don’t get the big deal about Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog about her what she’s taking to combat some long term effects she’s suffering from having Covid. Apparently it left her fatigued and feeling blah, so she turned to an alternative ‘functional medicine practitioner’.
Well of course she did, she’s Gwyneth Paltrow. She also sells candles that smell like vaginas, believes in bee sting therapy, and thinks magic mushrooms are good for yo...
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An immigration lawyer is concerned about a possible review of the country's skilled migrants policy.
The Immigration Minister's flagged a possible review, with the Skilled Migrants Category consideration to restart expression of interest selections deferred until the end of next month.
Lawyer Mike McMellon told Kate Hawkesby he wants to know what that means for people who've already applied.
"It could mean people who&#...
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Final gasps from tourism operators in some of the country's more remote areas.
A new report paints a sobering picture of the West Coast's Glacier Country in the era of Covid-19.
That includes the likes of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
The report says 62 per cent of businesses in the area will not survive the winter without additional support.
Franz Josef business operator Adam Haugh told Kate Hawkesby his town should be given as...
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Wellington City Council is a place where no one wants to be right now, with Mayor Andy Foster calling the culture "sub-optimal".
Councillor Nicola Young was not so diplomatic in her characterisation of the situation, saying being on council has become intolerable and she's just trying to keep out of the "splatter zone".
The council is a house that's on fire and Foster undoubtedly will be hoping his announcemen...
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A good piece by Richard Prebble in yesterday’s Herald. He raised the question of lockdowns and why it was the government’s only option. By now, his point was, it shouldn’t be.
By now we should have a much tighter border than we do, we should be further ahead on the vaccine than we are, we should have slicker contact tracing in place. Why do we have none of those things?
Well he says you have to look at the spin the Govt’s spinning an...
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Britain plans to use its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers to push for an internationally recognized system of vaccine passports that could allow world travel to resume, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Tuesday local time that the idea raises "complex" ethical issues.
The British government previously said it was not considering issuing vaccine passports to people who had been inoculated. But i...
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The Australian Government has re-friended Facebook.
The social media site banned any news out of Australia being posted on its platform last week.
It followed the proposal of a law which would force Facebook to pay publishers for their content.
But the tech giant's now reversed the ban - after the Government agreed to amend the legislation.
Washington Post Silicon Valley correspondent Elizabeth Dwoskin told Kate Hawkesby it's a...
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Concern from an infectious diseases expert at the latest community cases of Covid 19 in Auckland.
Another student at Auckland's Papatoetoe High School has tested positive for the virus - and two of her siblings tested positive last evening.
Everyone in the school community is being asked to stay home, while students and staff are tested again.
Otago University's David Murdoch told Kate Hawkesby the latest cases appear to be wi...
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The Reserve Bank is tipped to wait two years before changing the Official Cash Rate.
It's making an announcement at 2pm, along with a Monetary Policy Statement.
ANZ chief economist, Sharon Zollner, told Kate Hawkesby the central bank's using unconventional tools like buying bonds, quantitative easing, and funding for lending, which are a lot easier to get into, than get out of.
She says they complicate things and lengthen the ...
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