Today on Kerre McIvor Mornings: Do we need more skilled migrants to work in the aged care industry to sure up deficiencies, why the lack of interest at a $400 a day job planting trees and the egg debate - would you pay more for free-range?

McIvor, a journalist, author and Herald on Sunday columnist, takes over this week in Newstalk ZB's 9am-midday slot from Leighton Smith, who had reigned in the coveted time slot for 32 years before stepping down at the end of last year.

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McIvor has previously hosted Newstalk ZB's afternoon show with Mark Dye and last year hosted a Sunday morning show.

This year Smith starts a new weekly podcast, which will be recorded at NZME's studios.

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