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Lime scooters: why pedestrian groups aren't impressed

11/14/2018
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Lime Scooters could soon be in Dunedin, while the situation in Auckland and Christchurch is being monitored to see if there are any issues to be ironed out. But not all are looking forward to the scooters being introduced.

Duration:00:07:27

The name change game

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Dunkin' Donuts changed its name to Dunkin'. Weight Watchers is now WW, Telecom swapped to Spark and Kentucky Fried Chicken is simply KFC. Why do companies change their names to meaningless words or letters?

Duration:00:06:04

The man behind the sausage change

11/14/2018
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It's been revealed a man named Trevor is the catalyst for Bunnings changing its policies on how to serve a snag at a charity sausage sizzle. He slipped on an opinion and though wasn't hurt, got panic attacks afterward.

Duration:00:04:19

Panel Says

11/14/2018
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What the Panelists Mark Knoff-Thomas and Jo McCarroll want to talk about.

Duration:00:05:55

Asking Google the tough questions

11/14/2018
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A new survey looks at the bizarre questions people ask the internet. From 'Am I good in bed?' to 'Do people like me?' and 'What is the menaing of life?' many of the questions seem to be unanswerable.

Duration:00:03:11

Will Santa show up in Auckland?

11/14/2018
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Auckland's event agency won't be funding future Santa Parades, it will be through a council fund. Next week's parade will go ahead but at a loss for the second year in a row.

Duration:00:04:13

More bank closures in the regions

11/14/2018
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Kiwibank is closing its branch near Nelson, but locals have written a letter to the Government calling for intervention. It's one of many bank's moving branches out of small towns across the country.

Duration:00:02:54

Keeping the US and China happy

11/14/2018
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Singapore for the East Asia Summit, ahead of the APEC summit in Papua New Guinea. The challenge is to remain on good terms with the various world leaders, particularly the US and China.

Duration:00:06:10

Brexit draft deal approved

11/14/2018
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British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet has approved a draft agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

Duration:00:08:38

The Panel with Mark Knoff-Thomas and Jo McCarroll (Part 2)

11/14/2018
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A new survey reported in The Guardian looks at the bizarre questions people ask the internet. From 'Am I good in bed?' to 'Do people like me?' and 'What is the menaing of life?' many of the questions seem to be unanswerable. The top 25 queries mostly fall into four categories: conspiracies, desires for success, anxieties, and the big existential questions in life. We ask the panelists what the burning question is they would ask Google if it could give an answer. What the Panelists Mark...

Duration:00:27:07

The Panel with Mark Knoff-Thomas and Jo McCarroll (Part 1)

11/14/2018
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British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet has approved a draft agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. The deadline to strike a deal is fast approaching, and this agreement still needs approval from Parliament and The EU. Critics say it will end trade deals with the EU and the Irish border is still a point of contention. Economic advisor Michael Reddell tells us what this means for both Europe and the UK. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Singapore for the East Asia...

Duration:00:23:36

Story of the day for 15 November 2018

11/14/2018
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Many of our listeners will remember broadcaster Brian Priestley - he died last week at the age of 92

Duration:00:07:09

Pre-Panel & One Quick Question for 15 November 2018

11/14/2018
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We find the answers to any queries you can think up. Today a question about the New Zealand trotting cup, and Andrew's query about plagiarism.

Duration:00:06:29

More money for Madeleine McCann search

11/13/2018
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Scotland Yard has been granted more fudning to search for Madeleine McCann who went missing as a toddler 11 years ago. Madeleine was three when she disappeared while on holiday with her parents in Portugal. The Met launched an investigation into her disappearance in 2013, which has cost more than a million pounds so dar. The panelists discuss whether the investigation is a lost cause now.

Duration:00:00:43

Who is right about cycleways?

11/13/2018
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Auckland Council has responded to Mike Hosking's criticism of cycleways. The council says he was comparing the wrong data and he should "get out of his car".

Duration:00:02:38

Spying drones

11/13/2018
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Following our drones discussion over the last few days, we look into the problem of drones being used to spy on people and to scout out properties for thieves to burgle.

Duration:00:01:30

Sausage sizzles - new rules

11/13/2018
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People fundraising with sausage sizzles in Bunnings carparks will be given revised health and safety instructions.

Duration:00:01:57

Plastic in the Pacific

11/13/2018
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Kiwi stuntman Phil Somerville has completed his journey sailing from the USA to New Zealand, testing the Pacific Ocean for plastic waste as part of the "Eat Less Plastic" campaign.

Duration:00:07:46

Panel says

11/13/2018
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What the Panelists Michelle Boag and Mike Williams want to talk about.

Duration:00:05:02

Battle of the sexes

11/13/2018
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A University of Cambridge study on the differences between the sexes has found women have more empathy while men are more likely to view the world logically. The study seems to reinforce stereotypes of gender.

Duration:00:06:05