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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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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?

    Nici Wickes: Apple & Blackberry Sheet Pan Cake

    Nici Wickes: Apple & Blackberry Sheet Pan Cake

    Try this cake for the school lunch boxes this week – it’s quick to make and bake, soft and moist, incredibly delicious and square pieces are much more ergonomic in the lunch box.
    Makes 20x25 rectangle cake
    150g butter
    2/3 cup water
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ cup brown sugar
    1 ½ cups plain flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    Pinch salt
    1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
    1/3 cup yoghurt, sour cream or creme fraiche
    2 medium eggs, lightly whisked
    200g (about 2 medium) chopped apples, I used unpeeled granny smiths
    ½ cup frozen blackberries, thawed
    1 ½ cups icing sugar
    1 tbsp melted butter
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    Preheat oven to 200 C. Grease and line a shallow swiss roll tin or other rectangle tin measuring about 20cmx30cm. Twist the corners of the baking paper to get the sides to stand up a bit higher than the tin.
    In a medium pot bring the butter and water to a boil.
    Stir in the sugars followed by the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix until combined. Add in yoghurt and eggs and stir to combine then fold in the chopped apples and berries.
    Pour batter into the prepared tin spreading it into the corners. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until it springs back to the touch. Cool for 10 minutes then ice while warm.
    For the icing: Heap icing sugar into a large bowl and add melted butter and vanilla. Whisk, beat or stir until you have a smooth, pourable icing – loosen with boiling water as needed.
    Spread icing over just warm cake and leave to set.
    Slice and eat!
    Make it your way:
    You could grate the apple but I like the chunks.
    Leave out the cinnamon and replace with vanilla or ginger if you fancy it.
    Leave off the icing and eat warm as a pudding with custard and cream.
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    • 5 min
    Mike Yardley: The thrills of the Peloponnese Peninsula

    Mike Yardley: The thrills of the Peloponnese Peninsula

    "As you wander around the Peloponnese Peninsula, it's like myth and history just constantly overlap. For history buffs, there's just so much to blow the mind in Southern Greece. Western Peloponnese is home to the Valley of the Gods. I went to Epidaurus in the Peloponnese, and you get a real flavour ancient sporting conquests. The place is home to Asclepius, the God of medicine, and is where they staged many sporting contests. You can still see the ancient stadium and theatre, which seats about 14000 people, and a coin drop there could be crisply heard from the highest seats - you cannot beat old school acoustics!
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    • 7 min
    Jack Tame: Tech outages can affect us all

    Jack Tame: Tech outages can affect us all

    Apart from my beautiful wife, of course, the last person I thought of before I dozed off last night, was Dave.
    Dave had texted me a few hours earlier when I was filling in for Heather on Newstalk ZB Drive, to say he was driving home from Levin to Palmerston North when he’d stopped to fill up the car and had encountered a bit of a problem.
    He’d filled up the tank, but as he walked over to the foyer and tried to transfer money between his banks accounts in order to pay for his petrol, his internet banking wouldn’t work.
    There he was, stranded, waiting for an enormous global technology outage to be sorted so that he could transfer the cash, pay for his gas, and finally get back home.
    Although some of the tech outages had been fixed, they’re still affecting thousands upon thousands of significant operations around the World: Airports, airlines, hospitals, emergency call centres, TV and radio stations, and banks. Who’s to say Dave isn’t still out there, madly swiping at his phone and refreshing a blank page on his internet banking?
    The outage was caused by Crowdstrike, a cyber security company which is ironically charged with protecting its clients. And there’s no reporting at this stage to suggest it was caused by a malicious act or a cyber attack. It’s just a plain old error. Already some experts are describing it as the largest IT outage in history.
    “This is what Y2K wishes it was,” someone said on Reddit.
    It’s a salient reminder just how fragile and interconnected many of our modern digital systems really are.
    I’d describe myself as being mid-tier when it comes to the uptake of technology. I have a Chat GPT account. I back up my data on the cloud. I use Apple Pay on my phone. And I absoluetely abhor cash. I hate it. Notes? Coins? Seriously?! All that clutter?! I want to go about my business with the fewest things possible. I don’t think I’ve had a wallet that was capable of carrying hard currency in at least fifteen years.
    But if the last thing I thought of before I hit the hay last night was poor old Dave, miserable in the dim light of a Levin petrol station forecourt, the first thing I thought of this morning was how to avoid his predicament.
    On the way to the studio I stopped by an ATM and withdrew a bit of cash. Not a crazy amount, mind. Just enough for a tank of gas.
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    • 3 min
    Full Show Podcast: 20 July 2024

    Full Show Podcast: 20 July 2024

    On the Saturday Morning with Jack Tame Full Show Podcast for Saturday 20 July 2024, all-time great of NZ athletics Dame Valerie Adams joins Jack in studio ahead of her trip to Paris - to attend the Olympics as a spectator for the first time since the year 2000.
    Jack reconsiders his aversion to cash usage following the global Crowdstrike outage.
    Catherine Raynes dishes on the juicy revelations in House of Beckham, a new book from renowned investigative journalist Tom Bower. And, in Screentime, Tara Ward shares a new BBC thriller series perfect for fans of Broadchurch.
    Get the Saturday Morning with Jack Tame Full Show Podcast every Saturday on iHeartRadio, or wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Ruud Kleinpaste: Protecting your soil from severe frost

    Ruud Kleinpaste: Protecting your soil from severe frost

    You’ve heard me talk about the winter months for Yeeaaars! The big message is one of slowing things down and protecting your soil from heavy frosts.
    Keeping everything protected end give the earth a rest.Seeing most plants are now absolutely dormant they have shut down the growth; That means: no more taking up fertilisers (N-P-K) into the root systems – and no more transporting these goodies into the leaves to help with photosynthesis.Besides: the sun is basically low over the horizon which reduces the amount of energy that comes down on earth and onto the plants.
    But there are some plants that are forming flower buds right now: Cymbidium orchids have taken in a heap of nutrients during summer and early autumn – especially Nitrogen. It resulted in new bulbs and new stalks, from which the flower spikes will grow. Now’s the time to turn everything into flower buds and a little bit of K (Potash) will keep the buds in good shape, ready to blossom in late winter.An Orchid Flowering fertiliser (high in potash) will ensure a decent display in a month or so.
    A few of the most common questions I get on talk-back radio are about this “potash”.
    Question 1. “why is my fruit tree not producing any fruit?”The answer is found in the make-up of fertiliser regime: The Potash (K) is used by the plant for reproduction; it lets the plant grow Flowers and subsequently Fruit.
    That means that many of our flowering and fruiting plants would really appreciate a dollop of Potash in spring and early summer. I often suggest a fertiliser with a higher percentage of “K”; stuff such as Tomato fertiliser or Flowering fertiliser.The Wet & Forget “Seaweed Tea” is a liquid fertiliser that brings the potash in an easy to absorb formulation.
    Question 2) “Can I use the ash from my fireplace to deliver Potash?”Yes indeed you can! 
    The origin of the word ”Pot-ash” indicates that the ashes from your fireplace and Ultra-Low Emissions Burner is quite high in Kalium (the word for “Potassium Carbonate” used in Germanic Languages in the 17hundreds).It’s a long and chemical story, but we ended up naming Kalium “potash”.
    The way to spread the potash over the soil underneath flower-bearing or fruit-bearing plants, shrubs or trees is literally by spreading it on a windy day when the tiny particles are dispersed. Make sure you don’t put a too heavy load on the soil, as the white powder could “set” like a very thin, brittle concrete layer.

    So: little bits at-a-time; and before a good rain shower would be perfect timing! The droplets will wet the potash and push it lower into the topsoil. A good dose of water from your hose will also spread it around.Potash doesn’t stay in the soil profile for very long periods of time, I understand, but 3 months is all you need for the roots to wake up in spring to start feasting on the Kalium
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    • 5 min
    Dame Valerie Adams: Former Olympic gold medallist talks her Olympic career and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

    Dame Valerie Adams: Former Olympic gold medallist talks her Olympic career and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

    One week out from the 2024 Paris Olympics, the excitement and pressure is beginning to build.  
    There’s one person who knows those pressures well, having represented New Zealand in five Olympic Games. 
    Dame Valerie Adams is one of the country’s most well-known athletes, a two-time Olympic gold medallist, four-time World Champion, four-time World Indoor Champion, and three-time Commonwealth Games Champion, who was virtually undefeated in shot-put. 
    Although she’s no longer competing, Adams is going along to this year’s games as a member of the World Athletics Council, and she told Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame that her preparations have been a little bit different. 
    “I think the stress levels are a bit different,” Adams said. 
    The types of stress are also different, Adams revealed, as competing has you training “pretty much at the cliff edge”, whereas in her current role, her stresses are caused by more mundane things like travel and preparing council meetings.  
    There’s plenty of sports on offer this year, and Adams is looking forward to the intensity of basketball and the novelty of gymnastics. 
    “And obviously, following the New Zealand crew,” Adams told Tame. 
    New Zealand is sending 195 athletes to compete in the Games across a total of 23 sports. 
    The Athletics team is 15-strong with “heaps of potential”, as Adams puts it, but they’re also facing quite a lot of pressure. 
    “We’ve had a good history of bringing back medals at every Olympic Games since I competed, apart from Athens. So there is a lot of pressure on there, but so much potential.” 
    “I hope spectators and viewers, especially us Kiwis back here supporting, remember and know and realise that everybody out there competing for our country is doing their ultimate best,” she told Tame. 
    “Whatever the results will be, will be, and just be a bit kinder with any comments or remarks that you might want to make.”  
    Having competed in so many high-profile events, Adams knows what it’s like to be cast into the spotlight and faced with New Zealand’s infamous ‘tall poppy syndrome’. 
    “I know what it’s like to perform well and succeed, and I also know what it’s like to underperform and actually get ridiculed and abused for it, and then win the gold medal seven days later, and then I was a national hero.” 
    “It’s not a good place to be.” 
    Although being at the Games is set to stir up some nostalgia, Adams is quite sure that five was enough, and being able to make a change in her capacity as a World Athletics Council member is special as well. 
    “You know, if you want to make change, you’ve got to be at the table, not serving coffee to people at the table.” 
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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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