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Sir Russell Coutts: SailGP CEO on what the next four years of racing will look like
We're about to get a glimpse of what the next four years of SailGP races will look like on this side of the year.
The second last leg in the mini America's Cup boats is in Sydney with racing beginning today.
And of course, it comes as just a few weeks ago a deal was signed to have yearly legs in New Zealand, starting at the beginning of 2023.
SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts joined Mike Yardley.
Mike Yardley: The lack of concern over Government spending is shameful
It’s full steam ahead with the spendathon. Overall, government spending next year is forecast to be over $59 billion higher than four years ago.
Next year’s total spend of $128 billion equates to thirty five percent of the economy.
The scale of spending is one thing. There’s also the matter of quality spending. Bang for buck and whether the desired outcomes are actually delivered.
I was taken aback to see Grant Robertson scoff at the concerns about $51 million being wasted on that abandoned Harbour Bike bridge. Grant belittled MPs concerns about such wastage, given it’s a fraction of his operational budget.
Since when has it been no big deal to piss away $51 million dollars with nothing to show for it?
Low quality spending for low quality outcomes should never be tolerated. And isn’t that the wider problem at play here? Just imagine if we compiled the full laundry list of soiled spending projects.
A very timely specimen is the Ihumātao deal. Timely, because this odious deal is celebrating its first anniversary this week.
The $30 million purchase of Fletcher’s land at Ihumātao was a shameful outcome to a shabby fit of interference by the Prime Minister. Not only did that deal destroy Fletcher’s plans to build four hundred and eighty homes, but nothing has progressed on this land, one year on.
The chequebook was rolled out to quell the protestors.
The moolah was released from the Land for Housing Programme. When the deal was done, there was no guarantee even ten houses would end being built on this land. So, one year on, what’s happened?
The Steering Committee still hasn’t been appointed, let alone any agreement on housing provision. This time last year, Grant hailed the deal as a unique and innovative solution.
And they have got nothing to show for it.
Joseph Parker: Kiwi heavyweight previews his rematch vs Derek Chisora
It's been a long time between drinks for Joseph Parker but the Kiwi heavyweight steps back into the ring this weekend.
Parker has a rematch against Derek Chisora in Manchester on Sunday morning.
He won a split decision match the first time around back in May, but was dealing with new coach Andy Lee who had only been in his camp for five weeks.
Joseph Parker joined Mike Yardley to preview the bout.
Grant Robertson: Deputy Prime Minister says MIQ is set up to deal with transmissible variants
v says Omicron is a cause for concern but not panic.
New Zealand detected its first Omicron case yesterday, a case that travelled from Germany via Dubai and is now in MIQ in Christchurch.
Everyone on the same flight and people who stayed on the same MIQ floor are being treated as close contacts.
The Deputy Prime Minister told Mike Yardley MIQ has been set up to deal with transmissible variants.
“We have an MIQ that many other countries around the world don’t, this case has been caught via this system and while it’s not 100% perfect, it has served us very well.”
Nadia Yousef: Government and telcos join forces to combat latest text scam
The Government and telcos are joining forces to battle the latest text scam.
The Flubot scam started in September, and continues to send out about 400,000 messages daily.
People receive a text about a missed call or parcel delivery with a legitimate looking link that actually sends you to malware.
Nadia Yousef is the incident response manager with CERT NZ, the Government’s cyber security watchdog.
She told Mike Yardley the scam isn't slowing down.
“We’ve put over 1000 takedown requests to try get the websites in the background blocked, the scale of this thing has been absolutely huge.”
Dr Ashley Bloomfield: Director-General of Health says we should expect more Covid Omicron cases
Dr Ashley Bloomfield says we should expect more Covid Omicron cases arriving here.
New Zealand has its first case of the new variant, in MIQ in Christchurch.
Everyone on the same flight, and people who stayed on the same MIQ floor are being treated as close contacts.
The Director-General of Health told Mike Yardley it was only a matter of time, given the virus is spreading across the globe.
“We are expecting that most of our cases within a short period of time will be Omicron coming across the border and then we will deal with them and keep them at the border.”
Not a proper podcast
.. just short interview highlights from Mike’s show.
The Hosk is awesome!
(Would love to see the RE-WRAP on here)