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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Andrew Dickens: Whittakers controversy a storm in a gender identity teacup
Another day, another storm in the gender identity teacup. To support Plunket, the chocolate company Whittakers has launched a gender reveal version of their coconut...
David Bain professes shock over Paul Wilson's crimes
David Bain was "shocked to the core" to hear his groomsman had committed a second murder. Paul Wilson, 55, also known as Paul Tainui, has pleaded guilty to raping...
Andrew Dickens: Jordan Peterson's boring - why do we care about him?
So Jordan Peterson, the Canadian self help clinical psychologist guru, has come to the country, sold out, talked to his disciples and harrumphed his way through...
Should funerals be cheaper?
How do you want your funeral to unfold? Death and funerals have been on Andrew Dickens mind after the loss of a family member last week. It has also been the subject...
Andrew Dickens: Why we need to listen to Helen Clark
Yesterday a lot of the conversation of the world centred around Shamima Begum. The Islamic girl from Bethnal Green in the East End of London. A girl who was radicalised,...
Andrew Dickens: Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
It was a very big weekend for me on two fronts. We had a family funeral and this morning our youngest went back to university in Wellington and so the three-month...
Andrew Dickens: National is being a petty pain in the arse
There’s a little story this week that I commented on and thought we’d move on but it caused a surprisingly large flurry of outrage in my email inbox. Now I’m going...
Viagogo hits back over Elton John ticket claims
Viagogo have hit back over claims they are scamming people over Elton John tickets, saying that they offer better prices to his concerts than the legitimate re-seller...
Andrew Dickens: Real reason people don't want Wanaka KiwiBuild homes
I have to admit I have a pretty good life right now. Up at 6.15 am, breakfast, paper, then a walk with the dog on these lovely still summer mornings. By 8.30am...
Elton John promoter addresses concerns around ticket problems
The promoter who has brought the likes of Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi and Bob Dylan to play shows in New Zealand says Eden Park is too difficult to secure. Michael...
Andrew Dickens: Polytechnic mess result of ideology gone mad
The Education Minister Chris Hipkins has just released his review of our polytechnic education system. The blighted tertiary sector that seems to have lost its way...
Medicinal cannabis supplies may run out after police poison crops
Those who use medicinal cannabis illegally are concerned that their supplies are running out. Radio New Zealand reports that 1200 cannabis plants in Northland...
Andrew Dickens: Someone in PM's office can't keep their eye on the ball
So if the first major poll of the year is to be believed then Labour is well loved. Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern is the best person to lead the nation by a country...
Hungary offers lifetime tax exemptions to women with four or more kids
Hungary's government is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children, the country's prime minister said Sunday. The measures...
Andrew Dickens: Is describing someone as Asian racist?
So I woke up this morning and turned on the radio at 6.15 and the first words I heard was Niva Retimanu saying, “café that wrote Asians on docket called racist,...
Andrew Dickens: Everything needs to be questioned
So yesterday I started my programme ruminating about the lack of knowledge of our own history. As part of it, I marvelled at how many people are perfectly fine with...
Talkback callers in support of changing our name to Aotearoa
Should New Zealand change it's name to Aotearoa full time? A petition has been launched to officially include the Maori name in our official title. The possibilities...
Is having kids bad for the environment?
Two news stories are raising the profile of a growing movement to push back against having children. One Colombian couple, Natalie and Andres, took to Facebook...
Andrew Dickens: Is it time to change New Zealand's name?
What a lovely Waitangi day. We spent the morning at the beach. Had a meal at a café and fell asleep in the afternoon. Then fired up the barbecue and sat down to...
Can the government deliver a fair capital gains tax?
"I don't think this government has the leadership or communication to get a fair capital gains tax across the line." Andrew Dickens asked the question 'Can this...
Instagram's record breaking egg uses fame for good
The record holder for the most liked image on Instagram is now using the popularity for good. world_record_egg was launched at the start of the year as a harmless...
Andrew Dickens: Can this government be transformational?
Last week at this time I criticised the Prime Minister for not appearing for her regular Tuesday state of the nation interviews with the country’s electronic media....
Families turning to foodbanks raises questions about school lunches
What can be done to ensure kids are getting fed properly at school? It was a question Andrew Dickens put to his listeners, after the news that some Tauranga families...
Elephant seals take over US beach abandoned during shutdown
It's unclear whether the initial incursion happened stealthily at night or brazenly during the day - though authorities are almost certain the invasion occurred...
Andrew Dickens: The two sides of Kaikohe
It was a beautiful summer’s weekend. Balmy temperatures that meant T-shirts all day and all night. A pristine day in Wellington as India handed New Zealand another...