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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Cotton On shirt becomes unofficial uniform of Australian music festivals
It's usually women who are accused of dressing the same, but one shirt has proved the old theory wrong. An orange striped shirt has shown up at music festivals all...
Cancer Society defends sunscreen in wake of criticism
LISTEN TO MIKE KERNAGHAN TALK WITH TIM ROXBOROGH ABOVE Allergic reactions could be one reason why Cancer Society sunscreen didn't work on a young child, the organisation...
Talkback callers on how they turned their lives around
How do you get your life back on track when everything seems set against you? That's the question Tim Roxborogh put to listeners today, after the tragic story of...
What are the roles expected of a godparent?
There is much confusion on what the role of a god parent should involve. The boundaries of spoiling your godchildren compared to keeping a respectable distance...
Hold the wine: Drunken crowd overshadows Toto concert
Concertgoers have faced backlash over drunken behaviour at a Toto concert. The American soft rockers are in New Zealand for a series 'A Summer's Day Live' concerts. The...
Andrew Dickens: Time for Haumaha to leave the streets behind
And so the messy two year saga that has been the appointment of Wally Haumaha to the #2 cop job in the country slithered back into the headlines one more time. This...
Friend of Kraatskow family hits back at Le Roux lawyer
A friend of Nathan Kraatskow's family has fired back at the lawyer of the woman charged with his death. Rouxle Le Roux was sentenced to home detention last week...
Andrew Dickens: So much for an open and transparent Government
Yesterday Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced New Zealand will support the United Nations Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration after receiving...
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...