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?... Show More

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July 31, 2020 7 min
After a five year break, Ellie Goulding is back with a new album, Brightest Blue, which debuted at number one on the UK charts.
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It looms off the coastline like a colossal ocean liner, its silhouette resembling an impregnable floating fortress. Long on Mike Yardley's Kiwi bucket list, he finally took a foray to Kapiti Island recently, on a mild winter’s morning.
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How to raise green kidsUnderstanding their food: Where does it come from? Perhaps grow some together, visit a farmers market, pick fruit and preserve it. You will find all of this also helps picky eaters Understand waste: Make them the boss of it all, getting them to understand why we recycle, sorting out food scraps and compost, and get them to take out the rubbish Help with the laundry: If they understand the work involved, then ...
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The Order by Daniel Silva
It was nearly one a.m. by the time he crawled into bed. Chiara was reading a novel, oblivious to the television, which was muted. On the screen was a live shot of St. Peter’s Basilica. Gabriel raised the volume and learned that an old friend had died …
Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into Venice for a much-needed holiday with his wife and two young children. But when Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is...
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BOB’S BEST BUYSWine: Rocky Point 2019 Pinot Noir, Central Otago $33
Why I chose it:

I try to feature wines below $20 but, although this is more expensive it still represents good value
Its Pinot Noir day on 18th August, this is a good candidate
It’s a “winter weather” Pinot Noir with plenty of weight and richness, as opposed to a lighter, softer “summer Pinot” style.
Made by Prophet’s Rock, one of my favourite Central Otago Pinot Noir p...
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There's a new app that wants to bring back the early internet
Think those crazy MySpace pages and GeoCities sites with flashing backgrounds, fun fonts and wordart.. well it's back.  The app "Egg" is from an experiments team at Facebook and they want you to 'express yourself'. Think the creativity people bring now to their Snapchat or Instagram Stories with stickers, text and drawing added - but now captured o...
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Love Life: In this fresh take on a romantic comedy anthology series, Anna Kendrick plays Darby, a twenty-something experiencing life and relationships in New York City, from first love to lasting love and all that happens in between.
Liar: The captivating and thrilling psychological drama is back for a second season. Season two picks up with new character Detective Inspector Karen Renton (Katherine Kelly) and her team tasked with un...
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Stan Walker has revealed he was told he had to be "less Māori" to be successful in Australia.
The singer and actor, who first made a name for himself when he won Australian Idol in 2009, has climbed the charts on both sides of the Tasman and won eight New Zealand Music Awards since.
But Walker, whose iwi are Tūhoe and Ngāti Tuwharetoa, said many different people in the industry in Australia - "old heads who come from the ...
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Every Saturday morning, movie critic Francesca Rudkin joins Jack Tame to take a look at what is playing at the movies this weekend.
Corpus Christi
A reformed criminal is prevented from applying to the seminary after his release, so he dresses as a priest and ministers a small town parish.
The Perfect Candidate 
A Saudi woman is frustrated after being turned back at the airport because her travel permission from her male guardian is not...
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July 31, 2020 5 min
Minestrone Soup
It’s soup season and this is one of my favourites – it’s chunky and hearty yet broth-like too.
Serves 4
1/2 cup mixed dry beans, soaked overnight and drained (or see tips for using tinned beans )
8 -10 cups water (or fresh or frozen saved vege water is ideal)
2 tbsps oil or butter
1 large onion, diced
4 carrots, chopped into rounds
1 parsnip, peeled and cubed
1 broccoli stalk, chopped
2 sticks of celery, chopped
1 cup chopped ...
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Kevin Milne asks the question, why it is that some of our young Kiwis overseas seem to feel they're not welcome back home right now?
Is this a case of social media whipping up a storm that isn't there?
Kevin says as a parent of two sons overseas, he would hate to think there was any sense of "You made your nest, you can now sit in it."
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I’ve had a few weeks off booze for the first time in a while.
I’m not a massive drinker. But I enjoy a drink. I do. I always have. A few craft beers.. a few glasses of wine... a couple of gins of an evening. Normally I drink some alcohol two days a week. Maybe three days, some weeks? I hate feeling hungover, so I don’t go too crazy, and I like to think I have a pretty healthy relationship with alcohol. But then, don’ we all? That ca...
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Relationship counsellor Steven Dromgool joins Jack Tame to talk about co-managing discipline with a step-parent.
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Medical Director Doctor Bryan Betty joins Jack Tame to explain the surge of people being diagnosed with diabetes.
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Irish singer and songwriter Ronan Keating is joined by Shania Twain, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande and Chad Bowen on his 11th studio album, “Twenty Twenty,”.
It was released yesterday (Friday 24 July) after being postponed from May 1.
Estelle Clifford shares her thoughts on his new album with Jack Tame.
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The Swap, Robyn Harding
Low Morrison is not your average teen. You could blame her hippie parents or her looming height or her dreary, isolated hometown on an island in the Pacific Northwest. But whatever the reason, Low just doesn’t fit in—and neither does Freya, an ethereal beauty and once-famous social media influencer who now owns the local pottery studio.After signing up for a class, Low quickly falls under Freya’s spell. And F...
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Mike Yardley's has been on a Marlborough Sounds escape, and shares his day trip options.
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One Billion TreesIsn’t it time we re-focused on restoring our Planet in an attempt to undo what we stuffed up so far?There are a couple of key issues we (humanity) are facing:1) Loss of Biodiversity (and habitat) – the crucial balancing act that makes our planet operate; we live in a biological world, whether you like it or not; if you want to find out how this works: try not going to the loo for a week and you’ll know all about it...
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Slack claims Microsoft is being anti-competitive
There’s a lawsuit focused on the inclusion of Teams for free with an Office 356 subscription. Slack wants to see it be operated as a separate product, with a fair market price tag. Slack says it currently cannot compete with a free product as it's hard to convince enterprises to pay extra for similar features. It's deep Office integrations don't help either. Slack claims M...
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Dead Still: Set in 1880s Ireland, this six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer who is drawn into a series of apparent murders which appear to be linked to his work (Acorn TV).Devils: Starring Patrick Dempsey, this thriller follows a group of investment bank traders who unwittingly uncover a worldwide financial conspiracy (Neon).Good Girls: Season 3 of this comedy-drama about three American suburban mothers...
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