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The Detail


The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly & Emile Donovan every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and experts. Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air. Produced by Newsroom. Listen on RNZ National at 6.30pm Monday-Thursday.


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 76 ratings
  • A political commentor spouting his unqualified nonsense about vaccines....sheesh, what's next, a plumber to tell us about rocket science? 'The Detail''ve got to be joking.

    Open Mind
    a month ago
  • Renewable Energy Goal

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    Apple Podcasts
    Australia3 months ago
  • Short but it’s all in The Detail

    Current issues in shorter form of 20-25mins but explored in detail. This timeframe is doing the job of getting behind the headlines, and into the details from multiple perspectives from people who know what their talking about. - No Joe Rogan here; without going for the long form 1-2 hour epic. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago
  • I was a professional nurse in South Africa qualified for 20 years. Now permanent NZ resident. NZ nursing council declined my application for registration saying they don't accept my qualifications. No way into the profession here in NZ available to me, no return to work training or exam/evaluation offered to prove my competency. A flat no!

    Amanda de la Port
    a year ago
  • I love this podcast. I listen to it everyday on my way to work. it's genuinely a wonderful way to start the day. keep up the great work whānau

    a year ago

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#35 New Zealand/Top Podcasts
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#2 New Zealand/News

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