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Jack Tame’s crisp perspective, style and enthusiasm makes for refreshing and entertaining Saturday morning radio on Newstalk ZB.

News, sport, books, music, gardens and celebrities – what better way to spend your Saturdays?

Saturday Morning with Jack Tame Newstalk ZB

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    • 3.0, 14 Ratings

Jack Tame’s crisp perspective, style and enthusiasm makes for refreshing and entertaining Saturday morning radio on Newstalk ZB.

News, sport, books, music, gardens and celebrities – what better way to spend your Saturdays?

    Music review with Estelle Clifford: Beyonce's Black is King

    Music review with Estelle Clifford: Beyonce's Black is King

    Music reviewer Estelle Clifford has been watching - and listening to - Beyonce's Black is King. LISTEN TO AUDIO ABOVE 
     
     

    • 8 min
    Steven Dromgool: Three ways to say I'm sorry

    Steven Dromgool: Three ways to say I'm sorry

    Relationship expert Steven Dromgool has some tips for Jack Tame on the best ways to say I'm sorry. LISTEN TO AUDIO ABOVE 

    • 8 min
    Ruud Kleinpaste: Gardening with worms

    Ruud Kleinpaste: Gardening with worms

    Worms 
    When you were young, were you into worms? In my school visits I notice a strong divergence among kids: some find them creepy, others are just fascinated. Even among gardeners there’s a lot confusion and sometimes ignorance. 
    In NZ, there are more than 200 described species of earthworms. Most of them, about 170 species, are native. 
    There are, broadly speaking, two different types of worms in New Zealand: 
    * “Compost worms” that usually live in litter layers and the very tops of the soil profile. They assist with the decomposition of the fallen leaves and branches etc. Some of these species are the ones you put in your “worm farm”; usually dark/red in colour.  * Earthworkers (usually lighter or pale in colour)are the ones that take organic matter deep into the soil profile – they move vertically and are quite sensitive to moisture gradients in the soil; They create tunnels by literally swallowing the mineral soils and organic matter and pooping out loose, friable material as “casts”. Some species actually grab dead old leaves and drag those into the soil (as a lunchbox?) 
    Weird habitats
    Many of our native worms are small and live in litter layers. A few are large: up to 1.3 meters long! There’s one (Octochaetus multiporus) that is fluorescent at night – it produces bioluminescent mucus.
    Some worms are aquatic, some live under bark of dead trees and others live way up in epiphytes in trees or in the crooks of tree branches at considerable height. They simply climb up at night, with relative humidity preventing them from drying out. 
    The Great Kiwi Earthworm Survey
    Earthworms are useful indicators of soil health. This project aims to capture information on earthworm abundance and species distribution throughout New Zealand. Information provided will be used by researchers to improve their understanding of earthworms. 
    The survey runs from June to September. The location can be a farm, backyard or anywhere you’ve got permission to dig a hole. If you are exploring a farm setting, you can survey multiple paddocks to get a representative sample over the farm. 
    More info: URL: www.agresearch.co.nz/earthworms   

    • 4 min
    Hannah McQueen: Money's cheap...if you can get it

    Hannah McQueen: Money's cheap...if you can get it

    Interest rates may the lowest they’ve ever been, but at the same time, borrowing conditions are the toughest they’ve ever been. The LVRs have may been dropped, but banks are being ultra-cautious about ensuring you will be able to afford to service the loan. Enable Me's Hannah McQueen's been looking at what extra hoops you need to be prepared to jump through.
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    • 5 min
    Mike Yardley: Rotorua Adventures

    Mike Yardley: Rotorua Adventures

    Travel writer Mike Yardley has been having some adventures in Rotorua, and is sharing his tips with Jack Tame.LISTEN TO AUDIO ABOVE 

    • 7 min
    Book review with Catherine Raynes: When She Was Good and The Girl in the Mirror

    Book review with Catherine Raynes: When She Was Good and The Girl in the Mirror

    Catherine Raynes has been reading When She Was Good by Michael Robotham, and The Girl in the Mirror, Rose Carlyle. 
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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Kathryn M.T. ,

The best

Love Jack Tame's interviews, just one wish, please include the piece at the beginning of the show when Jack shares his personal thoughts. Always so good.

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