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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June 22, 2021 6 min
The government's agreed to add debt-to-income lending restrictions to the Reserve Bank's bag of tricks. They haven't been introduced, but the prospect is making property investors AND first-home buyers nervous. Enable.Me's Hannah McQueen has been speaking to Jack Tame about the impact they may have. LISTEN ABOVE 
government have been discussing debt-to-income ratios. The RBNZ now has a mandate to impose limits on how...
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Maroon 5 has a new album, Jordi, and it’s brought out some brutal reviews.Pitchfork says “The most you can hope for from Maroon 5 is oblivion. The band hummed and strummed their way into perpetual background music, cooing sanded-down soft rock in every Starbucks. It was anaesthesia. Levine became a bland, steady presence in pop culture, preaching banalities and judging TV singing competitions.”   Even worse from Paste Magazine “The...
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Catherine Field has been reading Three Weddings and a Proposal by Shelia O'Flanagan, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.LISTEN ABOVE 
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Relationship expert Steven Dromgool's been giving Jack Tame some tips for helping a partner with anxiety. LISTEN ABOVE
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Fruit tree maintenance 
Here are a few quick-fire ideas to get the best out of your fruit trees in the future… and it all starts by planting (and some pruning) in the winter!  1) Do your home work – select tree varieties you actually like to eat! (or like the look of – blossom?)  2) Buy good stock from good nurseries and check if they need specific pollinators (ie Plums!!)  3) Dig your holes in the garden and prepare the soil with o...
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Lawmakers want to take away the surprises from subscriptions 
Everything is a subscription these days and companies have made it very easy (and appealing!) to sign up for a trial, only to then sign you up at full price without a reminder. A group of bi-oartisian US lawmakers want to change that. The Unsubscribe Act does it in a couple of ways: + it would require sellers to allow customers to cancel a subscription in the same way...
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A whole generation of parents have turned to Steve Biddulph for parenting advice.  The author of classic books Raising Boys and Raising girls as well as around a dozen other parenting titles. He’s described as one of the world’s best-known parent educators.   After a career of helping us raise kids, Steve’s turned his hand to helping the rest of us, with a new book “Fully Human”. It's billed as ‘a new way of using your mind’.  ...
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Pear, blue cheese & walnut tart  
Pears pair with tangy blue cheese and honeyed walnuts in this gorgeous tart. Makes 26cm tart  
Pastry  
200g wholemeal flour  
100g chilled butter 
½ teaspoon salt  
6 tablespoons ice cold  water  
2-3 pears  
2 tablespoons butter  
½ cup brown sugar  
3 heaped tablespoons cream cheese  
75g crumbled blue cheese (I used Kapiti creamy blue) 
3 tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped 

Make the pastry by combining flour...
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New figures around rental costs released were released this week - and its bad news for renters. Kevin Milne's been talking to Jack Tame about where they leave those who can't afford a house.LISTEN ABOVE
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Winston Peters has ended his long-running media hiatus by appearing on Australian morning TV and giving the vaccine rollout in New Zealand a bit of a kicking. It’s been too slow, he says.Easy to criticise when you’re out of government of course, but is that fair? I think it’s worth considering a really basic question: What was the primary aim for New Zealand’s vaccine rollout?Was the aim to safely vaccinate New Zealanders as quickl...
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Travel writer Mike Yardley has been checking out three great Wellington neighbourhoods; Thorndon, Newtown and Lyall Bay. LISTEN ABOVE 
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Music reviewer Estelle Clifford has been listen to new music from twin-sister pop group The Veronincas. Their new album is Godzilla, and it's their first since 2014 and follows a whole lot of personal drama.
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June 11, 2021 3 min
Catherie Raynes has been reading Australian thriller Still by Matt Nable; and a true-life account of the rise and fall of media mogul Robert Maxwell, Fall by John Preston.  LISTEN ABOVE 
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Busting supermarket myths   
Most of us believe certain things about the cleaning products we buy, but they’ve actually been planted in our heads by years of advertising.   So let’s bust some of those myths.   Myth 1: The best shampoos, toothpastes and dish liquids foam well. In many cases scientists figure out how to do something, then make a feature out of it. Lots of research has gone into foam, and making it last as long as poss...
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Bob Campbell's wine pick for this week is the Church Road 2020 Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay $14.99 (on special).LISTEN ABOVE 
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Apple's new features for 2021 have been announced at their developer conference.Apple is coming after Zoom
Lots of big changes to the Facetime app, including the ability to schedule FaceTime for meetings. You can share the link with folks using Windows PCs and Android devices too and they can join through their browser - which is a big deal for Apple. 
They're leaning into make FaceTime more friendly and more personal than Zo...
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Time: Sean Bean and Stephen Graham star in this gritty British drama by Jimmy McGovern about a husband, teacher and father who is sentenced to four years in prison after accidentally killing a man. Consumed by guilt, Mark openly accepts his sentence but is quickly confronted with the harsh realities of life inside (Prime, Saturdays at 9.30pm).  Domina: a new historical drama. In the wake of Julius Caesar's assassination, Livia ...
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The latest Marvel installment isn't a mega-budget movie - this time it's a miniseries.   If Marvel is your thing, this is charismatic villain Loki played by Tom Hiddleston, getting his very own series, and it's streaming on Disney Plus.   The series is being directed by Kate Herron, who’s been one of Forbes’ 30 under 30, and described as a huge comedy voice in the years to come". She describes herself as ‘Your frien...
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Kevin Milne's been pondering what the best fit for Air New Zealand's in-flight snacks might be.LISTEN ABOVE 
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I’m not a fortune teller. I don’t have a five-year plan. I can’t tell you what I’ll eat for dinner tonight, let alone anything I’ll be doing in two years’ time.  
But I can tell you right now with a very strong degree of confidence I will not be paying $21 to go to They Are Us, the film that apparently focuses on Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch massacre.    
I have nothing personal against the filmmaker. Andrew Niccol h...
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