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Welcome to Kiwi Yarns - those yarns you have where you sit down, put the kettle on, pour a whiskey or crack open a beer I honestly don‘t mind. Anyway! We‘re sitting down and we’re yarning to some great New Zealanders, their back stories, their front stories, even stories where they went sideways, we will go there. It’s a place where we celebrate the great people of this glorious nation.

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Welcome to Kiwi Yarns - those yarns you have where you sit down, put the kettle on, pour a whiskey or crack open a beer I honestly don‘t mind. Anyway! We‘re sitting down and we’re yarning to some great New Zealanders, their back stories, their front stories, even stories where they went sideways, we will go there. It’s a place where we celebrate the great people of this glorious nation.

    Carlos Ulberg

    Carlos Ulberg

    Today’s guest is Auckland MMA fighter Carlos Ulberg - aka “The Black Jag”.

    Carlos is part of the hugely successful City Kickboxing team - and it's a gym that’s described as "an old warehouse on the edge of the city" but has garnered global attention for it’s impressive array of extremely ridiculously talented UFC fighters - like Israel Adesanya and Dan Hooker.

    He wants to be the best light heavyweight fighter in the world, and listening to him share his story of where he's come from and how he intends on doing it, is a fascinating insight into the mind of a professional athlete.
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    Brooke Howard-Smith

    Brooke Howard-Smith

    Today’s guest is a well known Kiwi entrepreneur who's life has been truly fascinating thus far - the yarns do not stop today!

    Many will remember Brooke Howard-Smith from the consumer affairs show Target - some may have also seen him murder me last year on the first New Zealand season of The Traitors.

    And there's so much more. He was an X Games medalist and professional inline skater, he got kicked out of the United States once, AND he owned the well known nightclub, The Pony Club.

    He's more recently been involved in some truly wonderful charity campaigns, he set up a successful talent agency, and he's got skin in the game in the Metaverse (I'll let him explain that haha).
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    • 53 min
    Liv Mackay

    Liv Mackay

    Today’s guest is our super talented New Zealand Sail GP team strategist - Liv Mackay.

    Liv is also in the New Zealand team for the first ever women’s America’s Cup in Barcelona this year - so a massive year ahead!

    Liv is a great role model not only for younger sailors, but she isn't afraid to speak about the lack of female representation in the sport too. She spends a lot of her downtime (which she has bugger all of!) at local yacht clubs inspiring others to get involved.
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    • 46 min
    John Aiken

    John Aiken

    Married at First is coming back to New Zealand this year, so if you’re looking for love and would like to bare your soul on national television - this could be your year! And, today’s guest will be right in the thick of helping guide the couples in a show that blew up to one of the most popular Reality TV shows in the world.

    John Aiken has been sitting on the couch as the relationship expert across the ditch for Married at First Sight Australia since it began and he has absolutely seen it all.

    And look while he’s here lets take advantage and get some solid relationship advice along the way too!
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    • 52 min
    Keven Mealamu

    Keven Mealamu

    Today’s guest is one of the country’s greatest and most loved rugby players.

    A true gentleman of the sport, Keven Mealamu played 132 tests for the All Blacks - just two players have played more. He won the Rugby World Cup twice and made more than 150 appearances for the Blues in Super Rugby. 

    He is loved by those who played with him, those who played against him, and I think it's fair to say we all love him (well you definitely will after this!).

     
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    • 48 min
    Jackie Cheng

    Jackie Cheng

    Happy New Year to all the wonderful supportive humans who listen to Kiwi Yarns!

    Can't wait to share more epic stories with you in 2024.

    We're kicking off with an extremely talented young man - Jackie Cheng.

    He's an actor and stuntman, a Muay Thai fighter, and a very funny and clever creator on social media, with around half a million followers on Instagram and TikTok.

    A really cool kōrero with a 23-year old wise beyond his years (that's such an older person thing to say haha).
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    • 50 min

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