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.
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Concerns for health of Ryan Crotty after concussion
LISTEN ABOVE AS TALKBACK CALLER IAN TALKS ABOUT THE SERIOUSNESS OF CONCUSSION WITH ANDREW DICKENS The sister of Ryan Crotty has voiced her concerns over the All...
Should Whitebaiting be banned until stocks recover?
A report by the Department of Conservation shows three out of five native whitebait species are under threat, and Forest & Bird are calling for a ban on commercial...
Andrew Dickens: Greens' waste policy too simplistic
Students rebel against digital NCEA exam that requires new laptops Funny old weekend where I flirted with getting sick. I was hot and cold and sneezy and not quite...
Andrew Dickens: Winston Peters is not a slave owner
So the National Party and Nick Smith, in particular, are up in arms about the New Zealand First constitution. It requires its MPs to pay a $300,000 fine if they're...
Andrew Dickens: Parliament is a circus and I'd be laughing if it wasn't so tragic
So some flippant thoughts today. There are times when I watch the antics of our politicians and I can’t help think this is the greatest comedy show in town. And...
George Fenwick: Katy Perry ticket prices slashed in half
LISTEN TO GEORGE FENWICK TALK WITH ANDREW DICKENS ABOVE Ticket prices for the remaining seats at Katy Perry's Auckland shows have been slashed to below $70. In...
Andrew Dickens: Not all teachers are created equal
So the primary school teachers are striking for the first time in 24 years and the fourth time ever. READ MORE: Striking teachers take to the streets for pay rise I...
Number of teenagers participating in sports dropping
The number of teenagers participating in organised sport is decreasing, a move which reflects an overall drop-off in participation once teenagers left high school. Gyms...
Andrew Dickens: Brace yourself- risk-based insurance is coming for us all
The Press is breathlessly reporting that a homeowner in the Christchurch suburb of Strowan Merivale has just received his latest insurance bill from Tower and his...
Street-facing urinals kick up a stink in Paris
Public street-facing urinals are causing a stir along pavements across Paris, with urinals disguised as flower-boxes and cropping up in some of the city's more glamorous...
Crows trained to pick up litter at French theme park
A historical theme park in France plans to use six trained crows to pick up cigarette butts and other rubbish, according to its president. The birds will be praised...
Review: Celine Dion was a religious experience
LISTEN TO SIENA YATES TALK WITH ANDREW DICKENS ABOVE Seeing Celine Dion live was nothing short of a religious experience - or at least, that's the phrase that was...
Andrew Dickens: Why we shouldn't worry about sinking dollar
So I’ve been in a news blackout this weekend and it was lovely. Into the Central North Island I went. I biked all around Taupo for a look on Saturday and then up...
TVNZ apologise for filming Jacinda Ardern breastfeeding
An apology from TVNZ after one of its cameramen filmed Jacinda Ardern feeding her daughter Neve The Prime Minister today attended the announcement that plastic...
Govt wants one million Kiwis speaking te reo by 2040
LISTEN TO CALLER SONJA TALK WITH ANDREW DICKENS ABOVE The Government's goal of one million Kiwis speaking basic te reo by 2040 is achievable but needs the resourcing...
Mixed reaction to govt's new dole for apprenticeship scheme
There is mixed reaction to the government's new "dole for apprenticeship" scheme. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced the "Mana in Mahi – Strength in...
Andrew Dickens: Where are we supposed to find 500 extra nurses?
The nurses deal continues to reverberate on. So to recap the nurses were given a pay increase and an extra $38 million for 500 more nurses. So yesterday, the discussion...
Should we have to pay to rescue foreign tourists?
People are questioning whether or not New Zealand taxpayers should have to pay to rescue foreign tourists from our mountains. Terry Harch, 29, was airlifted to...
Andrew Dickens: The middle class has had enough
So the nurses have settled and the warnings have already been posted. The teachers are next, and then the cops and as we work our way through the public sector righting...
Andrew Dickens: Our construction industry will cost us dearly
There’s a crisis in the construction industry and you know what that means. That means it’s time for a crisis talk which is what happened yesterday. Three Government...
Andrew Dickens: Latest poll shows we're all winners and losers
A long winter of discontent and division feels like it’s settling in. The latest political poll is evidence that we’re evenly split and also that truth is in the...
Andrew Dickens: Good on Judge who owned up to bail mistake
One of the more remarkable things happened this week. A Judge actually admitted that he got something wrong and almost apologised. His name is Judge Kevin Phillips...
House Speaker threatens journalists who take photos of Ardern
A warning to the paparazzi from the Prime Ministers minders. Parliament Speaker Trevor Mallard is threatening to expel Press Gallery journalists if they take unauthorised...
Dickens: 'Toughen up snowflakes' - nothing wrong with Shortland Street episode
I suppose with Leighton on holiday you could say we’ve all had a break from being told that resilience is something modern New Zealand lacks. So maybe it should...
How to eat a pie: Winston's most controversial take yet?
Winston Peters’ brief time as Prime Minister is nearly over, but he’s waded in to what might be his most controversial topic yet. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm...