Saturday Morning with Jack Tame

Saturday Morning with Jack Tame

Jack Tame’s crisp perspective, style and enthusiasm makes for refreshing and entertaining Saturday morning radio on Newstalk ZB. News, sport, books, music, gardens and celebrities – what better way to spend your Saturdays?

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August 13, 2022 14 min

Growing up, there was bound to be a Barry Crump book peeking out of the bookshelves of Kiwi families or in your local school’s English curriculum.  

Crump sold millions of his semi-autographical novels and was a stalwart of New Zealand writing.  

But he was also a difficult person with a complicated home life – a father to six boys from four different mothers.  

For the first time, the brothers have all gone on record together to t...

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Don’t make me say it. Don’t make me say it.

A week is a long time in...

I’ll start with Gaurav Sharma. I don’t think we know enough about what has been alleged to have certainty as who is the bully and who is being bullied, but I’m stunned this dispute has been allowed to fester to the point Sharma decided to speak out. Seeing a sitting Labour MP accuse the party-of-kindness of bullying is a remarkable turn.

I was not surprised to ...

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Catherine Raynes has been reading The Prey by Tony Park and The Missing Cryptoqueen by Jamie Bartlett.

She joined Jack Tame to share her thoughts.

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Monkey Pox has been declared a Global Emergency by WHO - Dr Bryan Betty gives us the lowdown.

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Way out west, Perth is enjoying its moment in the sun. The city’s mojo is positively seductive, with a fizzy sweep of fresh temptations and grand triumphs of urban regeneration, redefining the urban platter. First impressions count and one of the best ways to find your feet is to join one of Oh Hey WA’s irrepressible walking tours. Under the command of the equally irrepressible Adie Chapman, who has been operating these tours for n...

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Sustainability expert Kate Hall shares her tips for how to second hand shop and donate clothes more sustainability. You can read more on her blog.

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It is quite extraordinary, how often I come across gardeners that are complaining about having a very wet garden. In many cases they are dealing with a residual “wetland”!!!

In our history, land owners and farmers simply hated these wet lands and they went to extreme efforts to drain the living daylights out of them…

As luck would have it, I have just read a brand-new book about New Zealand’s WETLANDS:

Life in the Shallows, by Kare...

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Industry: a new season of the British drama about a group of young graduates who venture into in the cut-throat finance world during the recession following the 2008 financial crisis (Neon). 

The Resort: A married couple's relationship is tested on an anniversary trip to a tropical paradise that unexpectedly pulls them into a strange unsolved mystery from 15 years earlier (TVNZ+).  

Woodstock 99: a docuseries about the anni...

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Amazon's spending spree continues - now purchasing iRobot. 

They've spent $1.3 billion (in cash) to purchase the company who makes the Roomba vacuum cleaner. The company will be folded into the Amazon devices group. 

When the markets are down from historic highs, even paying a 22% premium means you are still kind of getting a bargain.   

Analysts say they've purchased the Roomba for 'context' - they want to know...

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Steph Curry, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are names I’m sure you recognise but it’s Chelsea Lane’s name you should remember.  

The Kiwi went from being a physio in New Zealand, to working with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, to becoming Vice President of the Atlanta Hawks franchise.  

Chelsea even made history in her role as head of performance at the Golden State Warriors – becoming the first woman to hold the position in the NB...

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Bistro chicken with mushroom, bacon & tarragon cream sauce 

A bistro is, in its original Parisian form, a small restaurant, serving moderately priced and uncomplicated meals in an unflashy setting. The food that’s served is typically French home-style cooking, slow-cooked food that is comforting and not extravagant. 

Simple creamy deliciousness, this chicken dish never fails to have me in raptures. 

Serves 2 

  • 1 tablespoon olive...
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    Francesca Rudkin has been watching Bullet Train and The Many Saints of Newark.

    Rudkin said the movie Bullet Train is driven by Brad Pitt's performance.

    She said it's an interesting film because there's no narrative or plot; "it's big, dumb fun".

    The Many Saints of Newark has been released on Neon and is divided into two parts. 

    Rudkin says if you're a fan of the TV drama The Sopranos, you should check th...

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    Kevin Milne was moved this week reading about the Topp Twins and the brave pictures of them having their cancer treatment.

    So much so, he has the idea: putting Lynda and Jools' "Untouchable Girls" back at No 1 on the charts.

    Milne said it seems the perfect song for the moment. 

    "Wouldn't it be magnificent, just to help them through this terrible time in their lives, if their greatest hit just re-emerged as the ...

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    Sprint. Lunge. Sweat.

    It was entirely predictable, of course. Guy Heveldt nailed it on 1News last night.

    Every time it rolls round, he said, we always insist we don’t like the Commonwealth Games.

    ‘They’re a relic! They’re outdated! Who wants to see us whip Rwanda in the Badminton, anyway?’

    But then, in the midst of a tough winter, with Covid knocking us about and all sorts of economic pressures, all it takes is a few medals in a fe...

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    Estelle Clifford gives her review of Kiwi legend Tami Neilson's new album, KINGMAKER.

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    House of Fortune – Jessie Burton 

    The House of Fortune is a glorious, sweeping story of fate and ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young woman’s determination to rule her own destiny. 

    Armored – Mark Greaney 

    Joshua Duffy is a Close Protection Agent—a professional bodyguard—and he’s one of the world’s elite operatives. That is, he was until his last mission in Lebanon. Against all odds, Josh got his primary out alive, but the c...

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    It’s fair to say Big Little Lies became one of the most talked about TV shows of 2017 and the woman behind it all just happens to live across the ditch.  

    Australian author Liane Moriarty has gone on to sell more than 20 million copies of her books worldwide. 

    Her latest, Apples Never Fall, is bringing her to New Zealand as part of writers' festivals in Auckland and Christchurch.  

    Liane chats to Jack Tame on her success to dat...

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    Hannah McQueen from enable.me chats to Jack Tame about whether the criticism of the Reserve Bank this week is fair. 

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    Candy: Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey star in this crime drama about a 1980s Texan housewife and mother who did everything right - until she is accused of murdering her neighbour (Disney+).  

    Surface: An American drama. After suffering a traumatic head injury that leaves her with serious memory loss issues, Sophia embarks on a quest to piece her life back together. However, she realises that the people who are helping her may...

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    If you have established plants, make sure the beds are weed-free. It allows the asparagus roots to benefit from all the nutrients that are in the soil.  

    In July, you cut off the old fern stalks and lay them flat on the asparagus bed – it makes a good cover. Next job is to hunt for some good sheep manure. I have plenty in the Halswell Quarry. I lay it out in a heap and go over it with the lawn mower to break it all up into fine bit...

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