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September 17, 2021 5 min
Organisers are heartbroken to have had to pull the pin on Alexandra's Blossom Festival. Set to be the biggest yet on the Festival's 65th birthday next weekend, with thousands of people were planning to flock towards the floral fanfare from all over Central Otago and beyond, but sadly, Covid cancelled that
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The BLACKCAPS are abandoning their tour of Pakistan minutes after the team was due to begin a one day game following a New Zealand government security alert.
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The pandemic is having a huge toll on all of us - you might find you're stuck in a state of feeling 'meh', uninspired and stagnant, and largely joy-less and we can do about it. Psychologists call it languishing - and clinical psychologists Gaynor Parkin and Dougal Sutherland, join Bryan to find out how to get from languishing back to a much better mental state.
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September 16, 2021 15 min
Peggy Revell joins us from Medicine Hat, Alberta.
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A few dozen New Zealand superannuitants who are stuck in Australia having travelled there during the travel bubble, are being told the Government is working through whether the bubble closing, that's left them in limbo, could have been foreseen. Because once you've been out of the country for more than seven months, you lose your pension. The Associate Health Minister - Dr Ayesha Verrall told Checkpoint - The National Party...
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Aran Warren, Canturbury University phD student working with MacDiarmid Institute investigator Maan Alkaisi - speaking to me about the potential for Lux/Relux - a solid material made out of light, as imagined by the Sci Fi writer John W Campbell back in the 1930s - to occur in the real world.
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The mother of three children who have been missing since the weekend with their father at a remote Waikato West Coast beach has released a statement. King Country man Thomas Phillips and his three children Jayda, Maverick and Ember aged 8, 6 and 5, have not been seen since a family gathering on Saturday. Their car was found on the remote Kiri-te-here beach on Sunday
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September 15, 2021 20 min
Back in 2016, Bryan spoke to Birgit Krippner on travels on a container ship. Her upcoming photo exhibition 'HORIZONT' (meaning horizon in german) opens at the Suite Gallery in Wellington on the 13th of October.
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Stranded Kiwis desperate to get home have a glimmer of hope from the MIQ system from next Monday. The Government stopped opening up rooms in MIQ following the Delta outbreak - only those in emergencies could apply for a spot. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has confirmed the pause will end on Monday morning. Three-thousand rooms will be released over the September to December period - in a new online lottery system. Alexan...
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An Auckland restaurateur has written an open letter to the city's Mayor, Phil Goff, asking him to show stronger leadership. Tony McGeorge, who with his wife Krishna Botica employs more than 100 staff runs Café Hanoi, Saan, Ghost Street and Xuxu has called on Mr Goff to advocate more strongly on behalf of the city.
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September 15, 2021 16 min
Nina Mingya Powles joins us to talk about her new book Small Bodies of Water - a collection of essays exploring the bodies of water that separate and connect us taking us from London to New Zealand, Shanghai to Malaysia.
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If you're a Kiwibank customer, you might have been finding it a bit tricky to do your online banking since Saturday. MetService and Kiwibank have both been battling cyberattacks in the past week. The're among many organsations to be hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Those include ANZ, New Zealand Post and the Ministry for Primary Industries - and the Waikato DHB was also hit by a cyber attack. The chie...
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September 14, 2021 11 min
From Thursday, vaccination buses will head out on Auckland streets as mobile clinics. The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, says six buses will initially be deployed in areas with low coverage, and it's hoped to expand the fleet to 12 in the next few weeks. Ms Ardern has urged people to go online if your booking isn't til October - and find a sooner date, especially if you're in Auckland. If you're in Manukau, though,...
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A judge's son and his barrister partner are the couple who police say flouted lockdown rules by travelling to a Wanaka holiday home from Auckland. RNZ can reveal they are William Willis, a 35-year-old equestrian from Karaka, and his partner Hannah Rawnsley, a 26-year-old barrister from Pukekohe. In a statement, the couple say they're "deeply sorry" and unreservedly apologise to Wanaka and all of New Zealand. Bryan C...
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September 13, 2021 7 min
And staying with the UK we talk now to Rich Preston from the BBC World Service
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September 13, 2021 8 min
The UK government has announced it is unlikely England will ever return to lockdown despite rising covid cases in the country. It has also dropped a plan to make people in England show vaccine passports to enter crowded events such as nightclubs. That comes as a relief to London-based New Zealand restauranteur, Chantelle Robinson who owns Treadwells restaurant and pop-up eatery Alls Well.
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September 13, 2021 11 min
The bells rang out in Otepoti, Dunedin today, to herald the arrival of a very special traveller. The first returning Endangered Northern Royal Albatross of the season has been welcomed at Taiaroa Head. The eco tourism manager at the Otago Peninsula Trust, Hoani Langsbury joins Bryan to talk about the teenage arrival
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September 13, 2021 20 min
Helene Elliot, Sports columnist with the LA Times join us from New York, where sh'es covering the U.S. Open tennis tournament
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September 13, 2021 20 min
Helene Elliot, Sports columnist with the LA Times join us from New York, where sh'es covering the U.S. Open tennis tournament
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September 13, 2021 14 min
New South Wales Intensive Care Units are at peak capacity and struggling to cope with covid cases as health authorities say worse is yet to come. On top of that, over a thousand health care workers across the state are isolating at home, furthering the load on those working in ICU's and regular wards. New South Wales' nurses union general secretary, Brett Holmes, outlines how bad things are getting in the state's hospit...
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