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The Weekend Collective on Newstalk ZB is an intelligent and fun take on the life you live and what you love. Join Tim Roxborogh, Tim Beveridge and a range of special expert guests talking about the week's big issues from politics to parenting, finance, wellness and property.

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The Weekend Collective on Newstalk ZB is an intelligent and fun take on the life you live and what you love. Join Tim Roxborogh, Tim Beveridge and a range of special expert guests talking about the week's big issues from politics to parenting, finance, wellness and property.

    Martin Hawes: Are you in the right Kiwisaver fund?

    Martin Hawes: Are you in the right Kiwisaver fund?

    • 31 min
    Claire Turnbull: Boosting your immunity for winter

    Claire Turnbull: Boosting your immunity for winter

    • 39 min
    Ben Thomas: Recapping Todd Muller and National's bad week

    Ben Thomas: Recapping Todd Muller and National's bad week

    A political commentator says National's leader lacks political instincts.
    National health spokesman Michael Woodhouse told leader Todd Muller on Tuesday evening that he was also sent Covid patient data by Michelle Boag.
    Woodhouse confessed this morning he was sent four unsolicited emails from Boag between June 21 and 25 which contained patient details, but it was not the same information that was sent to disgraced MP Hamish Walker.
    A party spokeswoman said today Woodhouse told Muller this on Tuesday night.
    But the next day, Muller was specifically asked by reporters "have you checked with Woodhouse, specifically, whether he received that same information from Boag".
    "No," replied Muller and a reporter asked "why not?"
    "It's very clear from our perspective there's a conversation that's occurred between Michelle Boag and Hamish Walker. We are confident from what we can see that the issue here relates to Michelle Boag and Hamish Walker."
    He said it wasn't accurate to say he didn't know whether other MPs in National had access to that information.
    "We are confident from what we can see that the issue here relates to Michelle Boag and Hamish Walker ...You've heard very clearly from the participants that the issue was between Michelle Boag and Hamish Walker."
    At no point in yesterday's media stand-up did Muller mention that he knew Boag had sent Covid patient information to Woodhouse.
    Commentator Ben Thomas says the party leader should have been more up-front.
    "Unfortunately probably reflects a lack of character judgement, which are not the sorts of things you want coming into an election."
    He told The Weekend Collective that National didn't capitalise on Labour's own mistakes - with David Clark's resignation as Health Minister not forgotten. 

    • 8 min
    James Hancock: Victoria experiences another massive rise in cases

    James Hancock: Victoria experiences another massive rise in cases

    Victoria has reported 273 new cases of coronavirus after a shocking week of record new daily numbers for the state.  
    Victoria has announced changes in its schooling in response to its second spike in coronavirus cases, with students living in Greater Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire returning to remote learning. A man in his 70s also died overnight in Victoria, taking the national death toll to 108.
    While Victoria has reported a staggering 273 new cases of coronavirus today, NSW reported five new cases of the virus, and Queensland has reported zero new cases.
    It comes as a cluster of eight coronavirus cases has been recorded among staff at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
    The hospital says the cluster includes five cases acquired through community transmission and three cases detected through contact tracing.
    It’s the second time the hospital had reported a cluster of cases during the pandemic — the first time was at the beginning when a cluster was detected in March.
    Currently no patients have contracted the virus through the hospital.

    • 6 min
    James Shaw: Green Party confident Clean Energy Plan will lead to more jobs

    James Shaw: Green Party confident Clean Energy Plan will lead to more jobs

    The Greens want to subsidise the cost of installing solar power with a 50 percent government grant.
    It's part of a Clean Energy Plan just released by co-leader James Shaw.
    He says the Greens will use grants and low-interest loans as a way of getting businesses to transition to solar.
    Shaw says the Party will also upgrade all 63,000 social and community homes, with solar panels and batteries.
    "Our next Green Government will finance grants to half the costs of installing solar and batteries at home."

    The party's also promising to ban new industrial coal boilers in the first 100 days in Government.
    It will also create a $250 million Clean Energy Fund for local renewable energy projects and will make it easier to build wind turbines.
    Shaw told The Weekend Collective that this policy will save $1,000 a year per household. 
    On the matter of jobs, he says that Taranaki has moved quickly away from oil and gas after the ban was put into place, and has adopted hydrogen and biofuel.
    Greenpeace spokeswoman Amanda Larsson says the closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter means there will be more hydro-energy available on the market.
    "And with an injection of solar and wind and other renewables, it is possible to see out the use of outdated fuels like coal and gas."
    Shaw says that the closure means that people can move in and utilise that electricity. 
    Larsson says that more than half of New Zealanders want to be able to produce their own energy, but there are a lot of barriers, including the upfront cost.
    "Being able to get some Government support to be able to make that a bit cheaper will be a real incentive for a lot of people who already want to make their own clean energy."

    • 8 min
    Peter Wolfkamp: Keeping your home warm in winter

    Peter Wolfkamp: Keeping your home warm in winter

    We still have an issue with unhealthy homes in New Zealand, so what needs to change?
    Newstalk ZB “Resident Builder” Peter Wolfkamp joins The OneRoof Radio Show to share his advice.
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    • 41 min

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