Wellington Mornings with Nick Mills

Wellington Mornings with Nick Mills

Wellingtonians now have the chance to discuss the issues of the day one-on-one with proud local Nick Mills and have a forum to share their ideas, passions and outrages on a daily basis. You don't find many people more passionate about the capital than Nick, and he comes to Wellington Mornings after decades of success as the man behind some of the city's leading hospitality and entertainment offerings - Spruce Goose, Hummingbird and the Wellington Saints basketball team just to name a few. Nick's proud of his city but also knows much can be improved on to make Wellington an even better place, and brings an honest, edgy, fun and engaging show to Wellingtonians each weekday from 9 'til midday.

Episodes

December 17, 2021 22 min
Deputy Prime Minister and Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson housing, Covid-19, business support and key Wellington issues including social housing and Transmission Gully. 
He also shared his highs and low of 2021 with Wellington Mornings host Nick Mills. 
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Wellington City Council has won an appeal in the High Court to take possession of two earthquake-prone buildings, strengthen them, and charge the costs back to the owners. 
The decision sets a precedent for future cases as it's the first time a council has applied for such an order. 
Wellington developer Maurice Clark told Nick Mills on Wellington Mornings he supports the decision. 
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From big waves on the South Coast to a late-night email by the mayor that caused drama, and of course, Transmission Gully, Wellington Issues reporter Georgina Campbell wraps the year in local news on Wellington Mornings. 
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The borders are open and the first passengers arrived at Wellington Airport this morning. Newstalk ZB reporter Nick James was there as flights touched down and told Nick Mill about some of the emotional reunions. 
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On Wellington Morning's Amalgamation special, former Wellington Mayor Dame Fran Wilde talks what went wrong a 2015 bid she backed for councils in the region to be merged into a Super City, like Auckland.  
"I think the local politicians didn't want to give up their roles, to be blunt, and campaigned against it," Wilde said.  
Dame Fran told Nick Mills she still backs the idea.  
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On Wellington Morning's amalgamation special, Porirua mayor Anita Baker and Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy renew calls for a Wellington Super City that would blend four councils in the region. 
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The parents of a teenager who won an award for her heroism have spoken of the pride they have for their daughter.
In February, 15 year old Jemima Gazley was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer, and past away in October.
Following the diagnoses she started a give-a-little page to help Australian researcher Doctor Matt Dun find a cure for the disease.
The Wellington teenager's now been named the Herald's 2021 'Our Heroes&...
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In our last political panel of the year, Labour's Ōhāriu MP Greg O'Connor and National deputy leader Nicola Willis discussed the confirmation that Transmission Gully won't be opening this side of Christmas.
They also looked at the imminent announcement about Auckland's traffic light level, and the government's latest plans to curb smoking.
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James and Nick chat about a new entry to the New Zealand music hall of fame, discuss a terrific  hip-hop podcast series and find out who was a surprise big player in the NZ Hip Hop scene that we all know.

We commiserate that its 41 years since the world lost one of its greatest musicians and Cash in the attic lets you find out how much one of his NZ pressed albums could be worth.


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Friday Faceoff with former Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast and managing director of Iron Duke Partners Phil O'Reilly: The doctor captured giving out fake vaccine exemptions in Canterbury, new smokefree rules look to ban smoking for the next generation and the Wellington City Council releases its top dog names. 
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Wellington City Councillors are calling on the Government to help with the large costs of strengthening earthquake-prone buildings.
There are 590 quake-prone buildings in the city. 
The deadlines for strengthening them spike in 2027 when 228 notices will expire.
Wellington City Council is in the dark about the future of hundreds of these buildings, despite the expectation the capital will have a significant earthquake in our lifetime.
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A cafe in Wellington, Elements, has decided to pivot from sit-in dining to takeaways under the Traffic Light System. 
Under the new system, hospitality operators have to require customers to show their vaccine passports if they are going to have people inside their cafes. 
Elements has decided not to do that and instead operate as takeaway only, while also running a small retail store. 
But owner Angela Slaughter says it is not an ...
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The Government makes a major smokefree announcement, how was Chris Luxon's first week in the House? And a look ahead to Monday's Cabinet decision, when will Auckland move to green? 
Newstalk ZB Chief Political Reporter Jason Walls joined Nick Mills. 
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Long-time Wellington retailer and owner of Gubb's Shoes, Julie Gubb, and CEO of Cricket Wellington Cam Mitchell talk vaccine passports, how summer is shaping up in Wellington under orange, Let's Get Wellington Moving's impact on the city, and how we can make the capital a better place for business. 
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Wellington City Council is in the dark over quake-prone buildings, despite the expectation there will be a significant earthquake in our lifetime and Herald Wellington Issues reporter Georgina Campbell makes the case for pay increases for councillors.
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December 7, 2021 4 min
Tuesday Business with Wellington Business Editor Hamish Rutherford on small electricity retailers, Grant Robertson warning that some households will have to cut their cloth because of higher interest rates, and what Hamish makes of the National Party's shakeup.
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A coffee wholesaler - and former cafe owner - is warning a large cup of coffee could cost you more than $7 from next year.
Richard Corney, who is the general manager of flight coffee, says that's because the cost of running a cafe has gone up. 
Richard also manages The Flight Hanger in Wellington, where he upped the price of a large coffee earlier this year. 
He broke down the cost for Nick Mills on Wellington Mornings.
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Time is running out for Wellingtonians to have their say on four options put forward by Let's Get Wellington Moving for the future of the capital's transport systems.
Consultation closes on Friday, December 10.
LGWM's Acting Programme Director David Dunlop joined Nick Mills to update how consultation has gone and what happens next.
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READ THE OPTIONS AND HAVE YOUR SAY HERE
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Wellington Mornings Political Panel with Kieran McAnulty Labour MP for the Wairarapa and the National Party's Chris Bishop on the first weekend in the traffic light system, house prices, summer travel, and National's shadow cabinet.
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A Wellington property magnate says investors aren't to blame for high house prices.
A new Kantar OneRoof survey shows more than 80% of Kiwis think house prices are too high and 60% are blaming property investors, and more than half pointing to overseas buyers.
But Wellington Investor Matthew Ryan told Nick Mills it's not that simple.
He says investors don't buy properties that compete with families or first home buyers.
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