10 episodes

In a world of 24-hour news accessible at the touch of a phone, it can be hard staying in the loop and following an ever-changing news cycle. That's why every Friday morning, NZ Herald journalists Rosie Gordon and Katie Harris will take an in-depth look at the headlines from the week that matter to young New Zealanders, featuring interviews with journalists and newsmakers to break down the key facts and get to heart of what you need to know.

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In a world of 24-hour news accessible at the touch of a phone, it can be hard staying in the loop and following an ever-changing news cycle. That's why every Friday morning, NZ Herald journalists Rosie Gordon and Katie Harris will take an in-depth look at the headlines from the week that matter to young New Zealanders, featuring interviews with journalists and newsmakers to break down the key facts and get to heart of what you need to know.

    Episode 9: Afghanistan, anti-vaxxers, and #FreeBritney - Looking back on 2021's biggest stories

    Episode 9: Afghanistan, anti-vaxxers, and #FreeBritney - Looking back on 2021's biggest stories

    For the final episode of In the Loop in 2021, Rosie and Katie look back at some of the year's biggest stories. NZME reporters Kurt Bayer, Jack Crossland, Felix Desmarais and Lydia Burgham join to discuss the fall of Kabul, the rise of the anti-vaxx movement in New Zealand, changes to birth certificates, and the Free Britney movement. Plus, they look back on a shocking terror attack in Auckland, a cancer diagnosis for a popular Government minister, and public mental health battles for two young athletes.

    • 39 min
    Episode 8: Why the case that sparked NZ's MeToo movement is back in the news

    Episode 8: Why the case that sparked NZ's MeToo movement is back in the news

    In this week's episode, Katie and Rosie look back on New Zealand's #MeToo movement with Sasha Borissenko, one of the journalists who broke the story around law firm Russell McVeagh's summer intern scandal, as a disciplinary panel decides what penalty the man behind the misconduct should face. In other news, Newshub reporter Patrick Gower chats about his expose of a Christchurch doctor caught handing out fake medical exemptions for the vaccine hesitant, a Black Fern's allegations against a coach shocks the sporting world, and the Government launches a new plan to tackle sexual and family violence.

    • 38 min
    Episode 7: Helen Clark criticises global vaccine rollout as Omicron variant spreads

    Episode 7: Helen Clark criticises global vaccine rollout as Omicron variant spreads

    In this week's episode, Rosie and Katie dig into the Omicron Covid-19 variant that is rapidly spreading around the world. Professor Des Gorman explains what we know so far, before former Prime Minister Helen Clark - who is co-chairing a panel into the global response to the pandemic - discusses how vaccine inequality and loose restrictions are allowing more variants to spread. Then, we look at the new National Party leadership, unrest in the Solomon Islands, and the trial of Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell.

    • 30 min
    Episode 6: What the hell just happened with National's leadership?

    Episode 6: What the hell just happened with National's leadership?

    The original plan for this week's episode of In the Loop was thrown out the window when former National Party leader Judith Collins sent a bombshell email late on Wednesday night, demoting her rumoured leadership challenger Simon Bridges over historical allegations of inappropriate comments. Less than 24 hours later, it was Collins that found herself demoted, losing her leadership of the party as her MPs fought back against the move.
    So what exactly happened? Rosie and Katie break down a chaotic day at Parliament before chatting with former National Party press secretary Ben Thomas about Collins' downfall and what the future holds for the party.

    • 35 min
    Episode 5: Journalists see an increase in abuse, and why it's become harder for first-home buyers

    Episode 5: Journalists see an increase in abuse, and why it's become harder for first-home buyers

    In this week's episode, Katie and Rosie talk with journalists Jason Walls, Jessica Mutch McKay and Lois Turei about the increase in abuse and vitriol directed towards the media as vaccine mandates and Covid restrictions drag on. They also touch on impending freedom for Aucklanders, new struggles for first-home buyers, and new developments at Pike River. And finally, the two discuss the latest story of last minute rebellions from Year 13 students.

    • 33 min
    Episode 4: Inside the Mongrel Mob's push to get gang members vaccinated

    Episode 4: Inside the Mongrel Mob's push to get gang members vaccinated

    In today's episode, Rosie and Katie are joined by Mongrel Mob Kingdom's Wahine Toa branch leader Paula Ormsby to discuss how gang members are pushing to get their community vaccinated amidst public backlash. They also discuss the shocking death of Connor Whitehead in Christchurch, the anti-vax protest that descended on Parliament, and the Astroworld concert tragedy in the US.

    • 36 min

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