Andrew Dickens Afternoons
12PM - 4PM weekdays
ANDREW DICKENS AFTERNOONS
With decades of broadcasting experience behind him, Andrew Dickens has worked around the world across multiple radio genres.
His bold, sharp and energetic approach is always informative and entertaining.
Kicking off with The Hour, Andrew gives you a comprehensive wrap from around the country of the key news items, events and opinion.
This is followed by in-depth discussion and debate throughout the afternoon with a special focus on issues affecting everyday Kiwis.
Andrew’s bold, dynamic and energetic approach is always informative and entertaining.
Barry Home Alone: The Final Hours
Barry Soper's purgatory is finally over, and in celebration, Andrew Dickens has decided to give up the teasing. It's given the Barry the chance to reflect on a pregnant...
Previously unheard version of Nothing Compares 2 U released
Entertainment Reporter Karl Puschmann joined Andrew Dickens to tell him about the release of Prince’s original, previously unheard, version of Nothing Compares 2...
Steve Hansen: Poppy day is incredibly important to the All Blacks
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen talks to Andrew Dickens about the forthcoming poppy day and the importance for all New Zealanders to play their part in remembering...
Andrew Dickens: Taxes won't reduce emissions
So we’ve taken another step towards a full-on war on the degradation of our environment The government has appointed a committee that will eventually become a commission...
Barry Home Alone: Day Four
London's Calling, but Barry's not there to answer the phone. Ardern is meeting world leaders left right and centre - Prince Charles, Theresa May, soon to hang with...
Andrew Dickens: Has our prostitution reform gone too far?
The offending of a woman who sold her daughter for sex 1000 times, has been described by a Crown prosecutor as without precedent. Kasmeer Lata is one of just three...
Barry Home Alone: Day Three
Watching Jacinda Ardern and Angela Merkel meeting from the other side of the world must be tough if you were supposed to be there, but as his week of political reporting...
Not For Ourselves Alone: Belonging in an Age of Loneliness
Critically acclaimed NZ author, Jenny Robin Jones has written an absorbing and at times moving account of belonging throughout the ages. Her book, Not For Ourselves...
Barry Home Alone: Day Two
It is the second day of Jacinda Ardern's trip around Europe, which makes today the second day Barry Soper's been stuck at home in Wellington. This means while...
Barry Home Alone: Day One
Anyone who read the paper over the weekend would have seen that ZB Political Editor Barry Soper missed out on going overseas. Due to a form not being filled out,...
Mauger's former neighbor on his death: He was the 'Richie McCaw of Speedway'
Listen above as Andrew Dickens speaks with Brian, the former neighbour of Ivan Mauger - The "Richie McCaw of Speedway"Kiwi speedway champion Ivan Mauger, who has...
Andrew Dickens: The industry of offence is in full swing
So, it’s about time that more of us put our big girl and boy pants on got over ourselves. The offence taking industry is in full swing Israel Falau. Who cares...
Andrew Dickens: Banning oil - is Govt the ignorance signalling?
So offshore oil exploration in New Zealand is over and the usual suspects are crowing. Russell Norman the former green leader was ecstatic. We’ve stood up to one...
Andrew Dickens: Christchurch City Council has gone to the dogs
Christchurch City Council has gone to the dogs in the opinion of many dog owners in the city. They’re furious after being told they must muzzle their "menacing"...
Another drone holds up air traffic at Auckland Airport
A drone has held up air traffic over Auckland Airport. Newstalk ZB's Kerre McIvor was on a flight from Wellington, about to land, when the drone was spotted. McIvor...
Is sodium to blame not sugar?
Caller to the show Mark responds to talk of a sugar tax. Is sugar really the issue with New Zealand's increasing obesity rates? LISTEN TO THE FULL CONVERSATION...
Is it OK to straddle the middle of the passing lane?
Is it OK to be that person who straddles the dotted line effectively blocking others from using the passing lane when traffic is crawling on the open road? Some...
When should hot cross buns go on sale?
Andrew Dickens sparked a fierce debate on his show this afternoon by suggesting that hot cross buns should be sold only in the week of Easter. He says that the...
MPI confirms all cows on every infected farm will be culled to stop bovis
The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed that all cattle on properties infected with the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis will be culled. The operation...
Wellington duo LOST BiRD speak with Andrew Dickens
Ali Whitton and Oliver Vetter from Wellington duo LOST BiRD, who are opening for Ed Sheeran in Auckland, speak with Andrew Dickens. LISTEN ABOVE AS ALI AND OLIVER...
Wellington duo LOST BiRD perform If I Were a Pinetree
Ali Whitton and Oliver Vetter from Wellington duo LOST BiRD, who are opening for Ed Sheeran in Auckland, perform their song 'If I were a Pinetree' for Andrew Dickens. WATCH...
Caller Ross has some sympathy for man who bashed baby
Caller Ross speaks with Andrew Dickens about the man who beat his baby son around his face and head then jammed a solid object in his mouth causing significant injuries...
Caller Nikki on man who got home detention for bashing baby
A man who beat his baby son around his face and head then jammed a solid object in his mouth causing significant injuries has been sentenced to 9 months home detention. READ...
Black Caps stars: First day-night Test will be special
Andrew Dickens speaks to Black Caps batsmen Ross Taylor and Tom Latham ahead of tomorrow's historic day/night cricket test in Auckland against England. So why is...
Andrew Dickens: Barack Obama is powerless and irrelevant
So Barack Obama is on our soil. Today he’s playing golf at Kauri Cliffs in Northland. It was an early start for the former president after arriving just after midnight...