72 Trump and North Korean murders *Jason reveals all


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  • Chat with Jase over the week that’s been

Talking Point of the Week

Appearing on Breakfast yesterday morning, Andrew Little brushed aside Jack Tame’s questions about the Labour leader’s dismal rating in the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll. In fact, Little not only refused to discuss the findings of the poll. He endeavoured to deny its very existence. He had good reason for doing so. In terms of shifts in support for the various political parties, the poll appeared to be a non-event. A real leader would have gone to Waitangi. A real leader would have stood a candidate in the Mt Albert byelection. A real leader would have dumped Nick Smith from his Cabinet regardless of their close friendship. A real leader would have condemned Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban in the strongest terms.

Alright, The Headlines are next, and later we take a look at our favourite trendlines from the past seven days.

The Headlines / VOX

One of four American golfers who died in a horror Australian plane crash wrote of his fear of flying during a trip to New Zealand’s Milford Sound just days before his death. Five people, including pilot Max Quartermain, were killed when a Beechcraft King Air crashed into Melbourne’s DFO shopping centre and burst into flames about 9am Tuesday, shortly after taking off from Essendon Airport.

Sky Television has reported a drop in viewers as it waits to find out whether the country’s competition watchdog will approve its planned merger with Vodafone NZ. The company said total subscriber numbers fell from 852,679 to 816,135 in the six months to December 31. The loss of 36,544 subscribers equates to about 6090 walking away in each of the last six months of 2016.

Malaysian police identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy on Wednesday as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, and said another was linked to the North Korean airline. Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said both suspects are still in Malaysia and have been called in for questioning.

  • Discussion with Jason regarding The Headlines.

Still to come on Snacks, our social media wrap and we forecast the future. Yep, you heard that right.


Welcome back and let’s rip right into what we call HashTADS. Taken from what’s trending on the New Zealand Tweetbot, we analyse the how, why and otherwise from your social feeds.


Coming in at Number Three: A new toy billed as the world’s “first transgender doll” has created a buzz on social media. Thousands of tweets about the product unveiled by the Tonner Doll Company have been posted since it was announced that the doll would make its first appearance at this week’s New York Toy Fair.

At Number Two: Milo Yiannopoulos is a passionate supporter of Donald Trump and rose to fame as an editor at the right-wing website Breitbart. His extreme views on feminism and Islam made him a darling of the American alt-right — a loose collection of anti-immigration, anti-political correctness conservatives including many white nationalists.

And in Number One: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is known for his ferocious temper and explosive outbursts on television, but his social media followers are now getting a taste of his brutal reviews too. Mr Ramsay, 50, has opened up his Twitter account to his 3.92 million followers who fancy their culinary skills and wouldn’t mind the advice of a superior. True to form, Mr Ramsay’s reviews are not as gracious as up and coming chefs would wish them to be.

When a user asked Mr Ramsay to rate his cheese egg mayo toast, he responded: “Looks like the inside of my grandad’s colostomy bag.”

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Jason, thank you very much! Any final predictions for what will happen this week?

Have a brilliant evening in paradise and we will catch you back here same time, same place next week. Bye for now.


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