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Keeping up to date with the news just became a little easier. Available every weekday at 5am, tune in as Chelsea Daniels chats with the journalists and newsmakers, going behind the headlines to break down what you need to know on the biggest stories of the day. 

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Keeping up to date with the news just became a little easier. Available every weekday at 5am, tune in as Chelsea Daniels chats with the journalists and newsmakers, going behind the headlines to break down what you need to know on the biggest stories of the day. 

    How capital markets and investments are faring in a struggling economy

    How capital markets and investments are faring in a struggling economy

    The global economy is still recovering from a difficult few years, and New Zealand is not immune.

    The NZX 50 has been struggling recently, the recent mini-reporting season saw largely disappointing results for many companies, and the usual investment opportunities are not delivering.

    In these times of difficulty though, there are plenty of opportunities for new industries to invest in, and different countries for New Zealand to look at for trade.

    NZME Business editorial director, Fran O’Sullivan, is covering all these ups and downs in her latest Capital Markets and Investment special, and she joins us now on The Front Page to discuss the state of the market.

    Follow The Front Page on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can read more about this and other stories in the New Zealand Herald, online at nzherald.co.nz, or tune in to news bulletins across the NZME network.

    Host: Chelsea DanielsSound Engineer: Paddy FoxProducer: Ethan Sills
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    • 18 min
    Agriculture and Trade Minister Todd McClay talks relationship between the two ahead of Fieldays

    Agriculture and Trade Minister Todd McClay talks relationship between the two ahead of Fieldays

    New Zealand is a farming country, and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

    Agriculture and the primary sector remain central to our international trade, with export revenue hitting a record 57.8 billion in the year to June 2023.

    That number is expected to dip when the next figures are announced, as the tough economic climate is felt throughout all parts of society.

    Looking to get the most out of both the primary sectors here and overseas is the Minister for Agriculture and Trade, Todd McClay.

    As he heads to Fieldays this week, the Minister joins The Front Page to discuss the state of his key portfolios.

    Follow The Front Page on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can read more about this and other stories in the New Zealand Herald, online at nzherald.co.nz, or tune in to news bulletins across the NZME network.

    Host: Chelsea DanielsSound Engineer: Paddy FoxProducer: Ethan Sills
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    • 19 min
    The dangerous synthetic drug that's worrying experts as it shows up in NZ

    The dangerous synthetic drug that's worrying experts as it shows up in NZ

    In recent years, drug busts at New Zealand’s border keep getting bigger, with record breaking hauls getting stopped by officials.

    But drugs are still getting into the country -- and we all know that what people think they're buying on the street will not necessarily be what they get.

    And some people may be consuming synthetic opioids without ever realising they're putting their health at risk.

    Today on The Front Page, Drug Foundation Executive Director Sarah Helm joins us to discuss the new drug that has got her organisation worried.

    Follow The Front Page on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can read more about this and other stories in the New Zealand Herald, online at nzherald.co.nz, or tune in to news bulletins across the NZME network.

    Host: Chelsea DanielsSound Engineer: Paddy FoxProducer: Ethan Sills
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    Health system in crisis: What needs to be fixed to improve patient care

    Health system in crisis: What needs to be fixed to improve patient care

    The parties of the coalition Government were staunch critics of the state of our healthcare system while on the opposite side of the aisle.

    Now that they are in charge though, the heat is being put on them to sort out everything from months-long waiting times to see specialists, to gaps in the mental health system.

    And most recently, Budget 2024 did not deliver the much-promised funding of 13 new cancer drugs, that has shocked advocates.

    Today on The Front Page, Patient Voice Aotearoa chairperson Malcolm Mulholland joins us to discuss the issues facing patients across the country, and what the Government needs to do to improve our healthcare.

    Follow The Front Page on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can read more about this and other stories in the New Zealand Herald, online at nzherald.co.nz, or tune in to news bulletins across the NZME network.

    Host: Chelsea DanielsSound Engineer: Paddy FoxProducer: Ethan Sills
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Scott Watson appeal: Why the controversial case is going back to the courtroom

    Scott Watson appeal: Why the controversial case is going back to the courtroom

    The 1998 deaths of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope remain one of New Zealand’s most talked about cases.

    Scott Watson has spent the last 25 years behind bars after being convicted of murdering them, despite no bodies ever being found.

    Now, Watson is heading back to the courtroom four years after his case was referred back to the Court of Appeal, in what is his last shot at clearing his name.

    Today on The Front Page, we’re going back to 1999 with NZ Herald senior journalist Carolyne Meng Yee and editorial leader Oskar Alley who covered Watson’s first trial, and then get a rundown on the appeal case with investigative reporter David Fisher. 

    For more on the Scott Watson case, listen to Chasing Ghosts: Murder in the Sounds wherever you get your podcast. 

    And for more on Scott Watson's trial, click here: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/double-murderer-scott-watson-to-stay-behind-bars-as-parole-board-seek-clarity-over-differing-psychological-reports/QXMO2GJ32JFRRMHF36Y77B3PS4/ 

    A previous version of this episode didn’t include the fact hairs were found on a blanket on the Blade and two of those hairs on the blanket were found to have DNA characteristics that matched Olivia. The split in a bag containing comparison hairs was also taken from a hairbrush in Olivia’s home. Neither Police nor ESR took the hairbrush from her home.

    Follow The Front Page on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can read more about this and other stories in the New Zealand Herald, online at nzherald.co.nz, or tune in to news bulletins across the NZME network.

    Host: Chelsea DanielsSound Engineer: Paddy FoxProducer: Ethan Sills
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Tensions growing between Māori and the Government - is there a way back?

    Tensions growing between Māori and the Government - is there a way back?

    Tensions between Māoridom and the coalition Government have been bubbling up since the latter was sworn in last year. 

    Outrage over the Treaty Principles Bill and cuts to services for Māori has seen multiple protests, mostly recently the ‘Carkoi’ rally across the motu on Budget Day. 

    That same protest saw this animosity take on a new angle, with Te Pati Māori issuing a declaration of political independence and calling for a separate Māori Parliament.  

    So how serious are these calls, and is there any path back from the precipice?  

    Today on The Front Page, we discuss the details behind the tension with Dr Carwyn Jones, co-editor of the Māori Law Review and honorary adjunct professor in Māori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.  

    Follow The Front Page on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can read more about this and other stories in the New Zealand Herald, online at nzherald.co.nz, or tune in to news bulletins across the NZME network.

    Host: Chelsea DanielsSound Engineer: Paddy FoxProducer: Ethan Sills
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min

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