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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July 24, 2021 2 min
It was the right decision to open the Trans-Tasman bubble and it’s the right decision to close the Trans-Tasman bubble.
I don’t think any of us was particularly surprised at Cabinet electing to shut things down for a couple of months. Disappointed? Sure. It sucks for those of us with family on either side of the Tasman Sea. I was fortunate to visit Australia last month and I had been hoping to go over again in September. I don’t kno...
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Next week Jack Tame has a very special interview, legendary musician Jack Antonoff.
He’s part of Fun and is a producer who works with musical heavyweights including Taylor Swift, Lorde, Lana Del Rey and P!nk.  He also has a solo project, making music under the name Bleachers and his new album is Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night.  Estelle Clifford has been listening to the first few tracks. 
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The Tsarinas Daughter, Ellen Alpsten  
Born into the House of Romanov to the all-powerful Peter the Great and Catherine I, beautiful Tsarevna Elizabeth is the world's loveliest Princess and the envy of the Russian empire. Insulated by luxury and as a woman free from the burden of statecraft, Elizabeth is seemingly born to pursue her passions.  However, a dark prophecy predicts her fate as inexorably twined with Russia. When her ...
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Resident traveller Mike Yardley gave Jack Tame the rundown on what's hot and what's not in Tarawera.
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July 23, 2021 9 min
In Nature there is no waste, one’s systems waste is another systems food. Humans’ diets are so varied we have all the minerals and elements needed in farming. But this combination of wonderful elements usually becomes pollution, and we have to set up expensive industrial plants to try and mitigate any damage.   The answer? Composting toilets. 
I first came across a simple system when I visited the artist Hundertwasser in the early e...
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A few weeks ago we dealt to the clothes moths and their caterpillars;
The conclusion was that their ecosystem service is to recycle keratin: hair, fur, wool, nails and skin. This is part of the decomposition job that many invertebrates do when an animal dies,
Keratin is really hard to digest; Mammals and Birds can’t do that (cat’s fur-balls; owls ejected pellets, etc); these moths are therefore valued members of the RECYCLING SQUAD.
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July 23, 2021 4 min
Giesen 0% Rosé, Marlborough $17.99 
Why I chose it:  

Growth in low or zero alcohol wines and spirits
80% less calories than full strength wine
Best of the three 0% alc. Wines on offer
Full strength Rose with alcohol removed (less than 0.5% alc) spinning cone.
Nice to have a glass of wine at lunch without feeling drowsy afterwards.

What does it taste like? 

Subtle strawberry flavours. Dry, fresh and clean. A bit simple but has good purity ...
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Jeff Bezos goes to space 
This Blue Origin launch was so much more impressive than the Virgin Galactic launch. The take off was dramatic, the landing of the booster rocket was flawless, and the return of the capsule was uneventful - exactly what you want! The tech behind this unmanned launch is unreal. Plus Wally Funk got her dream to come true. 
A large chunk of the internet went down 
Again we're shown just how centralized the i...
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Dr Death: Starring Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater, this drama is based on the terrifying true story of Dr Christopher Duntsch, a charismatic neurosurgeon whose patients ended up permanently maimed or dead after routine surgeries. As victims piled up, two doctors and a prosecutor set out to stop him (TVNZ OnDemand)  Girls5Eva: When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its membe...
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Sweet and spicy, this is the perfect accompaniment to roast pork or to have with cheese and crackers.  
Makes 2 small jars  10 medium tamarillos, skinned and roughly chopped 1 red pepper, sliced thinly 
2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped or ¼ tsp chilli flakes  2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 cups sugar  ½ cup apple cider vinegar  2 tbsps balsamic vinegar Squeeze lemon juice  ½ tsp salt  

Bring all ingredients to a boil and st...
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Girls Cant Surf  
It's the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN'T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Lay...
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Andrew Saville joined Jack Tame to discuss the comings and goings at Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the pause of quarantine free travel with Australia, and what that means for the scheduled Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship.
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The last member of Kevin's family turned 20 this week. What is there to celebrate about a daughter's teenage years? Isn't it all bad?
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For all our species’ achievements and all our billionaires blasting off to space, a few events this week have reminded me of one our fundamental shortcomings. Human beings are not very good at listening to Mother Nature.  
Take the Olympics. It’s very obvious to anyone with a scintila of intelligence the Olympic Games should not be going ahead. I love sport. I love the idea of the Olympics in theory. But for goodness’ sake, could th...
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John Mayer’s got a new album out, and he seems to be making fun of it before the rest of us get the chance  It’s got an 80’s soft rock vibe so what’s he called the album? Sob Rock.  Estelle Clifford’s been taking a listen. LISTEN ABOVE 
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Our book reviewer Catherine Raynes has been reading The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave and When The Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain.LISTEN ABOVE?
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It's school holidays, and you might have teenagers around more than usual. Relationships expert Steven Dromgool has some tips for what to do when teenagers are driving you crazy.LISTEN ABOVE 
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Improving Your soil   Mid-winter isn’t a great time to start digging in your sodden soil. It can be quite fragile, yet it provides us with organic materials that can:  1) Sequester carbon 2) Store moisture   3) Retain fertility   4) Grow trees that provide us with oxygen   5) Be a home to an amazing biodiversity   6) Feed us (vegie gardens!!)    Mulching and adding is the thing to do in winter.  Pea straw is a fab cover that suppre...
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A scary virus has been spreading through New Zealand, filling our EDs, and it's particularly bad for children.
Our resident GP Dr Bryan Betty has been giving Jack Tame all your need to know about Respiratory syncytial virus aka RSV. LISTEN ABOVE 
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Joe Biden wants you to be able to fix your iPhone  He signed an Executive Order directing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prevent manufacturers from imposing restrictions on independent repair shops and do-it-yourself repairs. 
Basically, devices we buy are having their lives cut short because the hassle to repair them makes it easier to just buy a new one. Take it somewhere that isn't authorized and you'll void the wa...
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