Andrew Dickens Afternoons
12p.m. - 4p.m. 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.
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Tim Beveridge: Vive La Difference
As I opened my newsfeed today, I was greeted with yet another slowing unfolding tragedy. The slow and inexorable death of our sense of humour. Kleenex has announced...
Andrew Dickens: What does the National Party stand for?
So we come to the end of a week where trolling through the bile and muck of the leading story meant that at the end of the shift, you just wanted to have a shower...
Callers outraged over National Party behaviour
Wall-to-wall calls today showed that there is still only one thing on the public's mind. Talkback callers expressed their outrage over the behaviour by not only...
Tim Beveridge: Jami-Lee Ross a one-man wrecking ball
New Zealand politics has to transcend the one-man wrecking ball that is Jami-Lee Ross. The latest revelations contained in this morning's newsroom.co.nz report...
Bystander rescues woman who fainted onto rail tracks in Upper Hutt
A woman has been pulled to safety after fainting and falling on to railway tracks in Upper Hutt. The woman was standing at the Upper Hutt platform just before 8am...
Tim Beveridge: Anti-smacking legislation was a great move
It’s been over a decade since the anti-smacking legislation came into force, removing the reasonable force defence to parents prosecuted for assaulting their children....
Tim Beveridge: Why this could be the best day of Simon Bridges' leadership
I started to draft an editorial about the National Party situation last night, and I thought I had finished it, polished it up this morning. But now I understand...
Barry Soper: 'Jami-Lee Ross has gone rogue'
LISTEN ABOVE AS BARRY SOPER SPEAKS TO TIM BEVERIDGE Jami-Lee Ross' days in the National Party caucus look numbered. In a series of tweets, Ross claims Bridges...
Tim Beveridge: Teachers' pay could be Ardern Government's landmark policy
I can’t help get the feeling the government is on the cusp of missing a golden opportunity to send a message to us all that it isn’t afraid of addressing the hard...
Andrew Dickens: Government needs to stop attacking business
So I'm a reasonable man and I'm not prone to hyperbolic statements. I believe that most New Zealanders and virtually all New Zealanders in leadership positions are...
Founding member of Strawpeople releases new single
LISTEN ABOVE AS MARK TIERNEY SPEAKS WITH ANDREW DICKENS Mark Tierney is the founding member of Strawpeople, the multi-platinum ambient pop duo of the 1990s. Mark...
Andrew Dickens: Lunch breaks are outdated
Well here we are at lunchtime and the question I have for you is are you on your lunch-break? Actually a better question is what on earth is a lunch-break in your...
Michael Van de Elzen releasing new cooking book for kids
Michael Van de Elzen is releasing his new book on October 5 – this one is particularly close to his heart because he’s created it with kids in mind. The Good...
Wellington Rainbow Crossing opens amidst controversy
Wellington's Rainbow Crossing is being officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The crossing has been installed at the intersection of Dixon St and Cuba...
Ivanka for Ambassador? Trump approves
Who better to represent the US at the United Nations than the President's daughter? That's what Donald Trump seemed to think when asked by a reporter earlier. The...
Heartwarming video shows pianist playing for rescued elephants
An emotional video is being shared across the internet, showing one man's attempt to help out injured elephants in Thailand. 57-year-old Paul Barton of England...
Andrew Dickens: Is everyone over the climate change hysterics?
So I could start these thoughts with the call for property managers to become licensed and accredited. 26 organisations, including the Real Estate Institute and...
What are you willing to do to stop climate change?
A new report on climate change has got people thinking about what they are willing to do. The IPCC released a new report that says the planet has 10 years to try...
Andrew Dickens: Petrol goes up and down - but taxes only ever go up
So here I am back at work after a long weekend. At home things are great in the garden. My wisteria has burst into life, my sage has a beautiful display of purple...
Aqua, Vengaboys and more to play ultimate throwback pop gig
LISTEN TO GEORGE FENWICK TALK ABOUT THIS WITH TIM BEVERIDGE ABOVE We hope you're ready to relive your bubblegum pop years because a new summer concert series is...
Opinion: Kavanaugh's evasiveness, untruthfulness should've decided vote
Well as the saying goes – it’s all over bar the shouting. One of the most controversial and divisive processes in appointing Judge Kavanaugh to the United States...
Andrew Dickens: Kavanaugh has an excellent legal mind, but needs to harden up
So the end of the week that was. As I said yesterday Brett Kavanaugh will be a Supreme Court Justice by Monday. A job for life. One of the 9 protectors of the Constitution,...
Outrage after man who bashed 80-year-old given community service
Talkback callers have reacted with rage and disbelief after a Whanganui man who attacked an 80-year-old after becoming enraged by a traffic incident was only given three...
Convicted criminal reveals how road rage can take over
One moment of road rage can change your life forever. That's the experience of Toma-akino Lauaki. In 2005, he admitted to attacking truck driver Barry Fletcher...
Andrew Dickens: Kiwis are captivated by American politics
It never fails to amaze me how many New Zealanders are so invested in the American political process. After all, you know the interest is not reciprocated. It’s...