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NEWS: KENYA'S PLACE AT GAMES IN JEOPARDY


Saturday 14th May, 2016
Kenya's place at the Olympic Games is in jeopardy, but top kiwi runner Nick Willis believes it will take a huge amount to restore the country's image regardless of whether it cleans up its act. There's the possibility of Kenya being banned from Rio after its anti-doping lab was declared non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Regardless, Willis told Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch there will be suspicions about the Kenyans. "They've had 40 athletes test positive and face suspension since 2012, and currently right now they have 18 athletes serving suspensions. So the image is already tainted." However Nick Willis would be surprised if Kenya is banned from the Olympics and thinks WADA is again trying to convey a strong message. Willis said it looks as if WADA president Sir Craig Reedie is trying to push the Kenyans into action again. "The wording of that suggests that this is just another strong message, they're just following protocol. It would be very, very surprising if they actually were banned from the Olympics."

RADIO TALK HOST NOMINATED FOR TOP AWARD FOR A THIRD YEAR


Tuesday 03rd May, 2016

Newstalk ZB’s Christchurch host Chris Lynch has been nominated for New Zealand radio’s most prestigious award. Chris Lynch and Executive Producer Tyler Adams have been nominated in the category for Best Talkback Presenter in New Zealand at the New Zealand Radio Awards 2016.It’s the third consecutive year Lynch has been nominated. Chris Lynch says “it’s a great honour for him and Tyler, to be finalists among some of New Zealand’s most respected broadcasters, including Newstalk ZB’s longest serving radio host Leighton Smith.” NZME. General Manager Greg Cassidy says “the nomination is a reflection of Chris’ dedication to Newstalk ZB and the content driving by the local and loyal audience.

MUPPETS COMPLETE MISSION IN FIJI  


Friday 22nd April, 2016
Over the past week, Sesame Street Muppets have brought laughter to a thousand children in Fiji who have been impacted by Cyclone Winston. Before I visited schools, I was briefed by Fiji Red Cross' health coordinator on the psychological impact of the cyclone. She told me that two months on, many children are still too frightened to attend school. Others run out of their classrooms, frightened at the first sign of wind and rain. A day before we hit the road, I gave Fiji Red Cross staff members an impromptu performance so they could experience first-hand what children could expect. Much to my surprise, when I brought out Grover and Elmo, they reacted with fits of laughter. The Muppets are quite possibly the easiest ice breaker. 

MUPPETS ARRIVE IN FIJI ON A MISSION TO SPREAD JOY 


Monday 18th April, 2016

The world famous Sesame Street Muppets have arrived in Fiji. They’re hoping to put a smile on the faces of children whose schools and villages have been devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Today, Elmo and Grover will meet children who are learning in makeshift tents, as their schools are rebuilt. While it’s important to ensure they’re entertained and escape for a while by laughing along with furry monsters, positive mental health messages and physical health and safety education is top priority for Red Cross.