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.

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August 15, 2022 9 min

New Zealand Herald personal finance editor Tamsyn Parker discusses Fisher Funds buying Kiwi Wealth, Naomi Ballantyne making a billion dollar sale and what she expects from the next Reserve Bank Official Cash Rate announcement.

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Labour MP for the Hutt South Ginny Andersen and National's deputy leader Nicola Willis join Nick Mills each week for Politics Monday.

This week they discuss Labour MP Gaurav Sharma alleging bullying is rampant throughout Parliament, Uffindell, the new 'build to rent' scheme, Stuart Nash's latest comments as the minister for tourism and the Government's plan to overhaul how reading and writing is taught. 

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Jason Pine, host of Weekend Sport on Newstalk ZB chats to Nick Mills about the All Blacks v South Africa series, Wellington Lions v Canterbury and Ross Taylor's new book.

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Dame Kerry Prendergast and Former chief of staff to the Labour Party Neale Jones join Nick Mills this week for Friday Faceoff. 

During the segment they discuss Labour MP Gaurav Sharma's claims of 'rampant' bullying in Parliament, Sam Uffindell, local body elections and the threat of slips facing the capital.

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On Music Time this week James Irwin pays tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John and Judith Durham, while also shedding some light on up and coming artists. 

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Newstalk ZB deputy political editor Jason Walls joins Nick Mills to discuss Sam Uffindell's scandalous week, the latest polls and the three strikes bill being repealed.

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Part of the Peka Peka to Ōtaki expressway is being ripped up before the road has even opened because bottom asphalt layers have not met quality standards.

There are almost 100 earthquake-prone hospital buildings across the country, of which a third are so important they must be operational immediately after a disastrous event.

A tradie ended up on a "wild goose chase" around central Wellington after a man allegedly tried to...

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EasyBuild Homes managing director Mike Fox and Wellington Gold Awards director John Dow join Nick Mills on the Business Panel.

Together they discuss National MP Sam Uffindell being stood down, the effects cost of living is having on the market, the flu season, National's new welfare policy and spending within central Wellington.

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Every fortnight Mortgage Ability NZ Director Marcus Hull joins Nick Mills to talk all things money. 

This time they discuss new research showing 12 percent of Kiwis are keeping debt a secret from their partner, how amendments to lending laws affects borrowers and what 'money week' entails.

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Kiwibank will soon start offering businesses that need finance for "sustainability initiatives" loans at discounted rates.

It will from September 26 join other lenders in offering a sustainable business loan product.

New Zealand Herald Wellington business editor Jenée Tibshraeny joins Nick Mills on Wellington Mornings to discuss. 

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National leader Christopher Luxon has warned young unemployed people their "free ride" under Labour would come to an end if he wins the election next year.

"To young people who don't want to work: You might have a free ride under Labour, but under National, it ends," Luxon said, unveiling a policy that would cut money from the Ministry of Social Development and use it to fund community providers to provide job c...

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National deputy leader Nicola Willis and Labour MP for the Hutt South Ginny Andersen join Nick Mills for a fiery debate. 

This week they clash over what's caused inflation, how to tackle it and National's new welfare policy.

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Newstalk ZB host Adam Cooper and Newshub Wellington Sports Reporter Luke Robinson join Nick Mills for sports. 

Together they discuss Lewis Clareburt stealing the show at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the All Blacks making some surprising changes for the South African series and Wellington starting its NPC campaign against Bay of Plenty.

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Transporting New Zealand CEO Nick Leggett and Wellington mayoral candidate Tory Whanau join Nick Mills for Friday Faceoff. 

During the hour they discuss the Commerce Commission's report into the building supplies sector, potential water restrictions for Wellington, the Government's climate change strategy, rates increases and council housing.

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The Come Together 2022 rock concert series is kicking off next week.

It will see a rockstar super-group perform three iconic albums over three separate months.

This month is David Bowies album Ziggy Stardust, which the group will perform at Wellington's Opera House on the 11th , then in Christchurch and Auckland.

Shihad''s Jon Toogood chats with Nick Mills about his role.

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Newstalk ZB deputy political editor Jason Walls joins Nick Mills to discuss the cost of living payment debacle, the Government's plan to boost health worker numbers and National having to can a key policy.

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Each week New Zealand Herald Wellington issues reporter Georgina Campbell joins Nick Mills for A Capital Letter.

This week she discusses endless bus cancellations plaguing the capital, another Wellington Water woe and a stand out Visa Wellington On A Plate event fit for the Queen. 

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Each month Wellington mayor Andy Foster sits down with Nick Mills on Wellington Mornings to have a catch up and answer listeners' calls.

For August they discuss the recently announced rates increases, house prices, cycleways, cbd safety and social housing.

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The coach of New Zealand Commonwealth Games swimming sensation Lewis Clareburt has suggested a lack of support from Swimming New Zealand has left his build-up to the 2023 Paris Olympics in a dire state.

Lewis' father David Clareburt joins Nick Mills to share his thoughts and what it's like to parent a child destined for greatness. 

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Property expert Matt Ryan joins Nick Mills to discuss the Quinovic protest that took place in Wellington, house prices taking another dive, building consents at a record high and whether buyers care about climate change.

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