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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Do we need a zero-tolerance blood alcohol limit?
It has been suggested that not enough is being down to curb drunk driving in New Zealand. Newly released figures from NZTA show that 41 per cent of fatal crashes...
Andrew Dickens: We are a nation being spied on
I’m surprised that more people aren’t up in arms after a report yesterday found an investigation firm have been spying on New Zealanders and invading their privacy...
Talkback caller who lost son shares anger over Le Roux case
The Rouxle Le Roux case has generated a lot of feelings throughout the country, but for some, the incident hits close to home. Le Roux was sentenced to 11 months...
Drake's 'God's Plan' single a hit with Kiwis
Canadian rap artist Drake has secured the top spot of the New Zealand 2018 singles chart with his single God's Plan, which spent nine consecutive weeks at number...
Andrew Dickens: 2018 - the year of the trainee politician
So this morning I listened to the Prime Minister’s last Tuesday morning slot with our breakfast show, today hosted by Mike Yardley. And I was under-impressed, to...
Fishers in favour of crayfish regulation
Forest and Bird is calling for the Hauraki Gulf-to-Bay of Plenty cray-fishery to be closed for three years to allow the species to start recovering. It says the...
Andrew Dickens: Who is winning the war on climate change?
Who would have thought that on the first day I’d be waking up thinking, “Where’s Leighton Smith when you need him”. I thought of him as I heard the news that there...
Andrew Dickens pays tribute to Leighton Smith
Following up someone's final ever show on air after 33 years is no easy task. Still, the show must go on, though Andrew Dickens wasn't going to begin without recognising...
ASA receives complaints over vaping ads on TV
Two people have complained to the Advertising Standards Authority that vaping products have been promoted on TV. ASA chief executive Hilary Souter says both parties...
Andrew Dickens: Justice must be done in George Pell case
Yesterday, I started the show knowing a piece of information that was ripe for discussion on many levels. It concerned a judgement in Australia on an extremely...
Donald Trump's son reveals his father is a regifter
President Donald Trump's eldest son says his father is a "regifter" who "may or may not" have once given him the same gift he presented to his dad the year before. Donald...
Andrew Dickens: The 'Disunited' Kingdom faces an uncertain future
So I woke up this morning and turned on my computer to check the news and my news agglomerator had this headline: Is Britain about to get a new PM? My instant response...
Bohemian Rhapsody become's most streamed song of the 20th century
This is real life, it's not just fantasy. Queen's iconic rock ballad Bohemian Rhapsody has become the most streamed song written in the 20th century. Buoyed by...
'The joy and emotion of Santa is all that matters for kids' - Caller
Chris called the Andrew Dickens Show today with an extremely powerful and emotional message in the wake of the Maori Santa Claus in Nelson a few weeks ago. "The...
Andrew Dickens: Urban sprawl - It's the New Zealand way
If you've listened to Newstalk ZB for the past 25 years you'll be very well aware of the Auckland problem. The growing pains of our largest city have been endlessly...
Petition to ban fireworks rubbished by talkback callers
A plea from nearly 18,000 Kiwis to ban the retail fireworks sales. A petition's been handed to Government calling for legislation that bans the sale of fireworks...
Meghan Markle and Vladimir Putin amongst Person of the Year contenders
You don’t often hear Meghan Markle, Vladimir Putin and Jamal Khashoggi mentioned in the same sentence. However, the three are on the shortlist to become Time’s...
Andrew Dickens: New Zealand's anger is jeopardising the Grace Millane case
Yesterday, my talkback session was dominated by the nation’s reaction to the death of Grace Millane. The 22-year-old student from Essex in New Zealand on a backpackers...
Andrew Dickens: Why I've given up on saving the world
Well today I bought a reusable takeaway coffee cup from my regular café. So I’ve had a routine this year. Around 8.30 I wander to the local café. I buy a takeaway...
Education taskforce to address problems facing Kiwi schools
A taskforce is proposing the biggest shake-up in the education system for 30 years, removing most of the powers currently held by school boards of trustees. The...
'St Kent's saga exposes NZ's win at all costs mentality' - Caller
Schoolboy rugby has been further muddied with Auckland powerhouse St Kentigern College being excluded from next year's Auckland 1A First XV competition. The fee-paying...
PETA wants to get rid of 'anti-animal' sayings
LISTEN TO RAYLENE TALK WITH ANDREW DICKENS ABOVE Have you ever tried to feed a fed horse? Come home with a big pay cheque and thought, "Man, I really brought home...
Andrew Dickens: The strange politics of Britain and France
Two International issues today. This is going to sound a bit hypocritical considering I’m a talkback host, but I’m always intrigued at the number of people who...
Andrew Dickens: Raise level of common sense, not drinking age
It’s back. The issue from the deep. The issue that has been round and round in circles so much that it’s dizzy. And it’s back with a one-two punch. First the Inquiry...
Researcher warns of the dangers of hot chips
Six hot chips in one sitting is barely a meal, but according to one researcher, it’s the healthiest result. Harvard University’s Professor Eric Rim has told people...